Growing

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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I wish someone had told me that… Danny Crichton, Lucky Bat Cafe & Pizzeria

14 October 2020 | 5 min read

Danny Crichton and Justin Schmidt’s business started out as a single pizza oven. Now they’re masters in growing a business and building a loyal customer base.

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10 tips for buying out your business partner

21 September 2020 | 4 min read

Want to end a small business partnership agreement? Here are some dos and don’ts from experts and people who’ve been there, done that and come out smiling.

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Dare to be different: Things to keep in mind when creating a business niche

14 September 2020 | 5 min read

A quirky business idea could help you to stand out from the crowd, but how should you go about creating a business niche? Two business owners share their advice.

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I wish someone had told me that… Sam Baker, Rabble Books and Games

09 September 2020 | 4 min read

When Sam Baker and Natalie Latter decided to start a family, they created a small business that allowed them to pursue their passions and co-parent their baby.

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Smart ways to invest in your business when the future is uncertain

24 August 2020 | 4 min read

How are small business owners beating the obstacles that 2020 has thrown at them? Some are doing it by making strategic investments. Find out how.

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Tips for running a small business from home

17 August 2020 | 4 min read

How do you separate your work and personal life when running a small business from home? Find out how these small business owners are doing it.

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I wish someone had told me that… Rebeka Morgan, BuildHer Collective

11 August 2020 | 5 min read

Growing a business is no easy feat, but the rewards far outweigh the challenges, says this small business owner. She shares what she’s learnt along the way.

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How to remain resilient amid uncertainty

23 July 2020 | 5 min read

COVID-19 means many small business owners aren’t where they thought they’d be at this point in 2020. The key to moving forward is resiliency.

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