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SMB owners: how to be your own health and safety manager and department

Large corporations have entire departments dedicated to occupational health and safety (OHS). In the world of small business, this is generally yet another responsibility which sits with the business owner. Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for your customers, your team and yourself is the best way to help avoid injuries, sickness and incidents within

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Is it time to raise your prices?

If you’re like many business owners, you might have found yourself wondering if raising your prices would help to boost your business revenue. While there’s no magic formula for calculating the right price for your products and services, here are three steps to follow if you think it could be time to review your pricing.

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Key changes affecting your business from 1 July 2021

Here is a run-down of the key changes taking effect from 1 July 2021 that are likely to have an impact on small business owners in Western Australia. New minimum wages The minimum wages for both the federal and state based industrial relations systems will increase by 2.5 per cent from the first pay on

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How small businesses can prepare for single-use plastics bans

Single-use plastics have a demonstrated impact on the environment, posing a life-threatening risk to our wildlife and waterways, and contributing to litter and landfill. Banning these plastics is an important step towards a more sustainable future, which is important for WA and the planet as a whole. Small businesses need to plan ahead for the

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7 Online businesses set to thrive in 2021-2022

Over the course of events that unfolded in the previous year, 2021 is expected to see massive growth in businesses, specifically online businesses, with more individuals showing a preference for online shopping and learning over more traditional methods that previously dominated the business circle. 1. Online Shopping Whether you own small handmade jewelry business at home or simply

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This online tool cuts red-tape for small business employers, says Ombudsman

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has welcomed a new online tool for small business owners, designed to take the stress out of hiring their first employee. The Employment Contract Tool – recently launched by the Australian Government – guides small business owners through a series of questions to generate an employment contract

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5 Ways Australian companies can reinvent themselves in 2021

Last year demonstrated that the most successful companies not only catch the early warning signs of disruption but also respond from a mindset of reinvention and bold risk-taking. They are prepared to fundamentally challenge what is possible within their business, market, and industry—and question central assumptions about their current operating model and value proposition. Many

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How to build a successful remote marketing team

Before COVID-19 changed the way businesses work, most marketing teams spent their days together in a meeting room collaborating on the next big brand activation or huddled around someone’s computer reviewing the analytics from the recent digital campaign. But now? Many companies have made the switch to allowing employees to work a lot more flexibly

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What questions small businesses should be asking tax professionals

CPA Australia, the country’s leading professional accounting body has reminded small business owners to talk to their tax advisor about eligibility for any COVID-related tax incentives and deductions this tax time. The 2020-21 tax year is the first full year of operating in a COVID-environment and CPA Australia’s Senior Manager Tax Policy, Elinor Kasapidis, said

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