Tips and Advice for SMEs


How maintaining health will elevate your business

Is maintaining health and fitness and success in your business linked in any way? How can focusing on your fitness help you with your business? Those questions and more will be answered in this article and by the time you’ve read the piece, you’ll fully

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Grow your customer base with this one strategy

Acquisition, service, growth and retention are four important areas to focus on if you want to grow your customer base for increased profit and long-term growth. Many businesses only think of acquiring more customers, employing telemarketers and buying leads, when in fact these are only

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Does your small business need a tax planning strategy?

While the end of financial year is fast approaching, there is still time for business owners to be proactive with their tax planning. This can help to maximise returns and reduce liabilities. As part of an effective tax planning strategy, you should consider the following

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How small businesses can manage rent effectively

Many small businesses are facing challenges because of increased costs, the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and other economic factors. You might be one of many business owners who negotiated rent relief to manage the impact of the pandemic, now facing the prospect of paying back

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No SME topic left untouched at the SmallBiz Forum

Last week, a SmallBiz Week’s major event – SmallBiz Forum called attention the future of small business in Australia with a range of topics consisting of digital trends and grow opportunities, emerging technology, funding options of SMEs in 2022, and cybersecurity trends. Presented by Commonwealth

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