We all reach a stage in our business where we simply can't do any more. Our days have become longer and longer and we are spending way too much time doing the tasks that we really shouldn't be doing. We know we need to outsource, but where do we start, will it be worth it, and what about those bad experiences in the past? Read more.
When considering business growth, you must consider what business growth means for you outside of the traditional, profits and revenue in order to have a successful business, and a happy life. Read more.
A survey conducted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has found that 1 out of 3 Queensland businesses spend more than 6 hours a week on red tape. Read more.
Traditional bank funding for many SMEs has become increasingly problematic. Read more.
For more than 5 years, CCIQ has lobbied all governments for improved access to procurement opportunities for Queensland’s small businesses. Read more.
Being a small business owner I’ve always tried my hardest to take good care of my staff, but what I’ve realised over the years is that this means different things to different people. Regardless of what it actually means, there are many benefits to any business that truly has the emotional, physical and financial well-being being of their staff as major priorities. Read more.
Branding is often a confusing subject because most people think that if they have a company logo and use the same colours in the logo throughout their business they can tick branding off their list. Read more.
What business task have you put on the back burner lately? Perhaps a more important question is: How much is neglecting that task costing you?
With the changes in the marketing landscape, in particular, in the way customers interact and engage with businesses and brands nowadays, it is more important than ever to be up to date with creative and innovative ways in which we could train our business DNA to become more customer-centric. Read more.
Many small and medium size businesses are struggling to keep customers flowing and returning in a highly competitive market. Today’s customer is far more discerning in choosing a brand or service. Read more.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed and lonely in your business and wished that you had someone to turn to for advice and support? Read more.
In 1894, Pierre de Coubertin proposed the slogan Faster, Higher, Stronger as communicating the ideals of the Olympics. In 2017, businesses face increasing competition to survive in their market and there is room for but a few. In this article, we’ll share five ways you can win gold in your marketplace.
The idea behind technology is that it is supposed to make our lives easier. However, too often it’s just an overwhelming source of frustration and well, expense. It is important to go into the field with a game plan, otherwise you will step into the stadium (or Google) and find yourself surely overwhelmed with every coach, fan and player (software apps and reviews) screaming at you... Read more.
Albert Einstein’s quote: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results” is well known. It’s what led him to his various discoveries. Einstein kept trying different things and it really is no different in business when it comes to making money. Read more.
Your accounting system should be providing you with useful information to assist you in managing and growing your business. Unfortunately, this may not be the case. Read more.
No matter what area of your life you examine, if you want to make a positive difference you need to learn the skill of INFLUENCE. Influence is the key to bringing others onboard, keeping them onboard and to removing resistance. Read more.
Do you recognise this experience?
Yesterday at work something happened that wasn’t particularly pleasant. Perhaps a customer complained or an employee phoned in sick unexpectedly and you were relying on them. Read more.
Have you ever written something only to re-read it and realise you have no idea what you were on about, let alone your audience? Or do you just not even know how to get started writing your copy? Read more.