Day: 8 November 2021

Word of mouth skyrocketing as traditional marketing at all-time low

According to a recent survey by SavvySME, word of mouth referrals are the most used method to acquire new clients while usage of other traditional marketing like print, tv, radio are at all-time lows. As part of the 2021 SavvySME Small Business Advertising Report, which analyses a wide range of marketing focuses for advertisers and …

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Payment redirection scams stealing $128m from Australian businesses

Last year, Australians lost more than $850 million to scammers, payment redirection scams hit Australian businesses hard resulting in $128 million in losses. Services such as PayID, BPay and e-invoicing will show who you’re paying before you pay, ensuring money is going to the intended account. Scammers can compromise a business’ email by imitating an …

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Christmas small business outlook lacking traditional festive confidence

The traditional Christmas business boom will missing some trimmings this year with Queensland businesses lacking confidence the silly season will deliver the usual spend-a-thon benefits to the state’s economy.   Results from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland’s (CCIQ) September quarter Pulse Survey show Queensland businesses expect conditions won’t change in the December quarter off the back of …

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Calls to abolish quarantine for fully vaxxed arrivals to spur recovery

Australia’s recovery hangs in the balance for our tourism industry, universities and those businesses facing critical skill shortages without a plan to reopen our borders to all fully vaccinated international arrivals. With exemption and quarantine-free international travel resuming for fully vaccinated Australians, the Federal Government must move beyond quarantine and outline a timetable for the …

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The ups and downs of being a small business owner

Running a business brings with it a number of risks and rewards. We asked members of our Facebook group, I’m a small business owner in Western Australia, what the best and worst things are about running their business. Here is some of their collective wisdom… It gives you a sense of purpose One of the overwhelming …

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