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50 best trending future small business ideas for 2020 – 2030

Do you want to start a new business and profit from innovative upcoming trends? If YES, here are 50 best small business ideas for the future 2020 to 2030. The hardest phenomenon to predict is the future, especially if you’re still struggling to figure out what’s happening in today’s economy. But predicting the future is

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A deep dive into the impact of covid-19 on consumer behaviour

As COVID-19 continues to impact consumer buying habits, it’s more important than ever to have an accurate view of the current market. This allows you to pinpoint what’s declining, what’s thriving and where the real opportunities lie. News Xtend recently pivoted our ‘Brave are the Small’ research project to focus on COVID specific consumer-led insights

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Global rise in ethical consumption

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to alter consumer behaviours permanently and cause lasting structural changes to the consumer goods and retail industries, according to findings of an Accenture survey of more than 3,000 consumers in 15 countries across five continents. The survey, which was conducted between April 2 and April 6, after many countries had implemented stay-at-home

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Discover the latest trends, tech and strategies for success at B2B EXPO 2020

March 18-19 brings the fifth annual B2B EXPO to Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium. Hosted by market-leader Australia Business Forum (ABF), the free-to-attend event features high profile exhibitors and a carefully curated panel of keynote speakers across all industry sectors, including a strong representation from the financial, digital marketing and tech services sectors.  2020: a brave new

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3 Reasons why your marketing team should be attending exhibitions

With the B2B EXPO 2019 due to be presented on Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th March at Marvel Stadium Docklands Melbourne, we look at how business exhibitions can be beneficial for your business. Attending exhibitions should be a vital part of every marketing team’s plan – not only because some are free to attend, but

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6 Steps to successfully target any audience

Overwhelmed by the rate at which the marketing environment changes? It can be tough to stay in touch with industry trends, but these six steps will ensure your campaigns continue to hit the mark. Articulate one clear, unifying idea Amid a fragmented media landscape, we don’t have the luxury of dispersing multiple concepts across a

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Exceed your marketing goals with digital marketing

SMB owners wear a lot of hats. In addition to the day-to-day function of the business (say, making earrings, fixing pipes or caring for children) they might organise payroll, send emails, do maintenance, manage employees, collect the mail, answer phone calls, take bookings and more. It’s understandable that digital marketing can fall to the bottom

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A chat with matt paine, key account director

I recently sat down with Matt Paine, News Xtend’s Key Account Director, to find out what he loves about Digital Marketing, why he’s passionate about helping businesses succeed, and what he does when he’s not in the office. Ready to meet him too? Let me introduce you! You should first know that Matt is passionate

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Google’s top 3 ranking factors

Search engine optimisation (SEO) changes a lot and keeping up is challenging. For small business owners staying on the ball is near impossible. But here’s the thing, everyone is using keywords, meta tags and other basic SEO best practices. But they continue to become less important. The worst part is that they are not even Google’s

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Austrade Approved Business Events
AVAILABLE NOW APPLY BEFORE 30th MARCH 2021 (Condition apply)

  • ABF Events are approved and listed below have been certified by Austrade on the Schedule of Approved Business Events.
  • This allows exhibitors, sponsors, delegates and partners to participate in the Business Events Grant Program. Note event bookings need to be confirmed ASAP to participate in the grant program
  • The program provides 50% rebate (based on a minimum spend of $20k) for approved items including ABF event-media packages, exhibition stands, corporate function tables, delegate registrations.
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