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A collection of articles, stories, tips & tools designed
to keep your small business moving.

Helping young people learn STREAT smarts

28 July 2021 | 4 min read

Bec Scott’s social enterprise STREAT has grown from one street food cart to provide 240,000+ hours of support and training to 3,100 young people. Here’s how.

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Small business government support: a state-by-state guide

27 July 2021 | 10 min read

We have summarised some helpful information on the Government small business support packages designed to help businesses impacted by the recent lockdowns.

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Understanding cash flow lending

22 July 2021 | 2 min read

For Australian small businesses going through a seasonal downturn, cash flow lending could be an option.

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No animals (or chefs) harmed: How Brad built two vegan food brands

09 July 2021 | 4 min read

Small business success, through COVID, in Melbourne? In hospitality? Not likely. Unless you’re Brad – owner of Noo Moo Foods and The Hemp Soft Serve Company.

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What is working capital?

05 July 2021 | 4 min read

Working capital is the lifeblood of every business. Yet many business owners aren’t aware of how much working capital they use. Here's how to work it out.

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Grow, baby, grow: starting a business while on maternity leave

28 June 2021 | 7 min read

Kicking off a new business with a new bub in tow? Not for the faint of heart. Fortunately, these four mothers and small business owners are anything but.

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The small business resilience project: productising for profit

21 June 2021 | 6 min read

Three small business owners share their advice on how to reach new customers, expand revenue streams and build business resilience by productising services.

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EOFY stocktake tips

09 June 2021 | 3 min read

The prospect of stocktake can be overwhelming. But with the right preparation and tools, a streamlined stocktake is possible.

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Top tips for EOFY payroll finalisation

01 June 2021 | 3 min read

The main deadline for making a payroll finalisation declaration is 14 July – with a few exceptions and variations for businesses with closely-held payees, such as family members or shareholders who are paid as employees. We’ve pulled together a few tips to help you complete that declaration on time.

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“I wish someone had told me that”: Melanice Jacobsen, Cha Cha Chocolate

31 May 2021 | 8 min read

Founder of Bundaberg’s Cha Cha Chocolates shares the small business advice she wishes she’d had from the start and why this EOFY will be her best yet.

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The small business resilience project: How to evolve your website in 2021

24 May 2021 | 5 min read

Kalleske Wines reimagined what a small business website could achieve, using digital solutions to bring the cellar door to customers’ homes. Here’s how.

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Does the instant asset write-off or temporary full expensing apply to your business this EOFY?

17 May 2021 | 3 min read

With EOFY approaching, so is the instant asset write-off deadline We’ve put together some useful information for small business owners.

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Resources

Small business government support: a state-by-state guide

27 July 2021 | 10 min read

We have summarised some helpful information on the Government small business support packages designed to help businesses impacted by the recent lockdowns.

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eBook: How to nail the pricing of your products

02 August 2020 | 2 min read

Few things are as important to business profitability as setting the right price for your products. Learn the key pricing strategies you need to know.

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eBook: How to nail the pricing of your services

02 August 2020 | 2 min read

Are your prices right? Here’s what you need to know about setting your pricing strategy.

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Success stories

No animals (or chefs) harmed: How Brad built two vegan food brands

09 July 2021 | 4 min read

Small business success, through COVID, in Melbourne? In hospitality? Not likely. Unless you’re Brad – owner of Noo Moo Foods and The Hemp Soft Serve Company.

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Fish, chips and a side of sprinkles: How Kate and Chris turned their dessert cabinet into a growing small business

02 March 2021 | 2 min read

See how the owners of one of South Australia’s best fish and chippers Fish out of Water turned one aspect of their business into a whole new small business.

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How this automotive business drove 60% growth in 2020

26 November 2020 | 4 min read

Here’s how a focus on community and training opportunities helped automotive repair business Karinya Diesel Services carve a niche for themselves in rural Queensland.

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