Growing

I wish someone had told me that… David King, Sticky

16 February 2021 | 5 min read

Early in 2020, David King’s lolly shop Sticky was facing bankruptcy. Now, after generating a massive online following, the business has become an award-winning international brand.

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How to make your business Insta-worthy

08 February 2021 | 5 min read

Instagram marketing can be a powerful tool for small businesses wanting to find new customers and build relationships. Here’s some tips on how you can make it work for you.

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I wish someone had told me that… Ben Pyka, 41 Degrees South

29 January 2021 | 5 min read

Salmon farmer Ben Pyka shares the best (and challenging) parts of owning a small business with your family, as well as the advice he wishes he'd had when he first got started.

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How to create healthy work/life boundaries as a small business owner

07 January 2021 | 5 min read

As a small business owner, you’re no doubt used to being run off your feet, but it’s important you know how to draw a clear line in the sand in order to protect your mental health.

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"How I’m making 2021 mine for the taking"

04 January 2021 | 6 min read

We asked three owners to share their small business ideas, grand plans and secret weapons to make 2021 theirs for the taking.

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How building and trade plan on nailing 2021

21 December 2020 | 5 min read

Thanks to government grants and subsidies, the building and trade sector is booming. Here's how small businesses plan to make 2021 just as big.

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5 podcasts small business owners are loving right now

14 December 2020 | 6 min read

These holidays, kick off your shoes, plug in your headphones and get inspired by some of the best podcasts for small business owners, according to your peers.

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5 ways to use the EOY downtime to your advantage

04 December 2020 | 5 min read

If your client load is a little lighter towards the end of the year, use this time to get ahead with your business ideas so you can make 2021 yours for the taking.

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Big, bold moves small business owners have made in 2020

26 November 2020 | 5 min read

From making a savvy business investment and continuing with growth plans to pushing through the fear – these four small business owners haven't let 2020 hold them back.

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I wish someone had told me that… Shane Henning, Noddy’s on King

09 November 2020 | 5 min read

Shane Henning is a 30-year veteran of growing a business’s reputation. Here’s his best advice on building a brand that lasts and making sure people remember you for all the right reasons.

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A guide to small business marketing during the coronavirus recession

02 November 2020 | 6 min read

Getting your small business marketing approach right during a downturn could help you prosper in the future. Experts share tips for positioning your brand after COVID-19.

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Hiring end of year staff: 5 things to consider

22 October 2020 | 5 min read

If you’re expecting trade to ramp up towards the end of the year, you'll likely need to bring on seasonal staff. Here are some hiring tips to consider.

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