Day: 19 January 2022

Is your small business suffering staff shortages? Here’s what to do

The last two years have been anything but certain for Australian businesses. Since the beginning of the pandemic, few have been able to escape the devastating impacts of lengthy lockdowns, ever-changing restrictions, supply chain disruptions and staff shortages. The summer seemed to hold promise for many businesses, particularly in the hospitality and retail sectors who …

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How to market your business in 2022: five branding tips

“Being a brand in 2022 means having an opinion about more than your product.” — Erika Geraerts, Owner, Fluff In case you missed it, we recently spoke with the founder of Fluff, Erika Geraerts about building a conscious brand, her day-to-day hustle and future plans for Fluff. You can read the full conversation here. Fluff has …

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Hospitality owners and entrepreneurs lagging significantly behind online activity

According to research by SavvySME, business owners and entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry lagged significantly behind those in other industries when it came to online activity. The SavvySME Industry Report 2022 analyzed how active each industry was on the business community marketplace in the past 12 months. Based on the study, retailers were the most …

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Omicron set to peak soon but adds inflation risk

The pandemic continues to impact the outlook with Omicron sweeping across the world. Research suggests Omicron is milder than Delta, vaccines still provide a high degree of protection against severe illness, but high transmission is testing hospital capacity and supply chains. The ‘upside’ is Omicron is likely to peak soon. Omicron will clearly slow Q1 …

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Australia launches Visitor Economy Strategy 2030; forward thinking to benefit tourism SMEs

The Reimagining the Visitor Economy report identified the need for destinations to diversify their products and experiences. Doing so will help attract more visitors from Australia and overseas. This recommendation has been incorporated into the draft visitor economy strategy, THRIVE 2030. Adelaide Oval, the National Zoo and Aquarium, and the Three Capes Lodge Walk show how …

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High global food prices present opportunities for Australian agriculture exporters

Global food prices have risen to their highest level since June 2011. Price rises are being driven by poor growing conditions in some production regions. Steep increases in logistics and fertiliser costs worldwide are also leading to higher prices. Trade implications Favourable seasonal conditions have returned to much of Australia in 2020–21. This means Australian …

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