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What we Learnt at Small Business BIG Ideas

In today’s world of rapidly evolving technologies and shifting demographics digital disruption is the new normal. But what does this mean for your business? Can innovative thinking be taught? How can you harness big ideas to make your...

Top Advice that set a Fashion Entrepreneur on the Right Path

In Australia, 60% of businesses that start today won’t be here in three years. Not a very encouraging statistic for the 240,000 new businesses registered every year. Nor for the battlers slogging it out in their first couple of years of business. One...

Networking, the lonely art thereof.

Oh dear, that word, networking… Perhaps unfairly, networking gets a bad rap. It can conjure visions of forcing oneself to abruptly approach strangers with a sales pitch and business card, or worse, uncomfortably standing alone and becoming...

Become a master of time: Six entrepreneurs on how to make the hours in a day work for you

Many entrepreneurs wouldn’t even blink at the idea of an 80-hour work week, but when it comes to making time for the most essential of tasks like sleep, the stats don’t weigh in the business community’s favour. The costs of a lack of...

Three Lessons in Leadership from Dr Susan Carland

“How big is Australia?” renowned social commentator and author of Fighting Hislam Dr Susan Carland asked an enthralled audience of over 300 people at Melrose Reception and Convention Centre in Tullamarine. The event, “Women...

Your Business Breakfast with Bernard Salt

You are invited to join one of Australia’s leading social commentators, Bernard Salt, at Your Business Breakfast on Wednesday 30 August. As well as giving you the chance to network with other business leaders in your community, this event...

Overseas opportunities for your small business

China’s rising middle class and increasing levels of disposable income flowing through its economy are driving new levels of online sales and savvy Australian businesses are preparing strategies to capitalise on this. Australian products...

Social media tips

With just a mobile device and a bit of creative thinking, social media can open your business to millions of potential customers whilst blowing your competition out of the water. So whether you run a bakery, a laundromat, or a small office:...

Wait — what even is a hackathon?

Picture a busy room with small teams hard at work in clusters throughout the space. There’s intense concentration, fierce but friendly debate, and decisions being made. Above it all, the clock is ticking. Hacking has a bit of a bad name these...

How to build a team that gets along and gets things done: Seven entrepreneurs weigh in

You’ve got growth under your belt and the next chapter in your company’s story is finding more staff to help speed things up. With a full contact book of ex-classmates, best mates, loose connections and the whole sea of job applicants,...

SafetyCulture, Canva and Vinomofo team up for documentary to bust myths about startup founders

Some of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs have teamed up for a documentary that deep-dives into the world of startups, growth and hustling. Produced by SafetyCulture founder and chief executive Luke Anear, and directed by Emmy award...

How to build an effective Local Search campaign

Over the years, there has been an increase both in the number of mobile users and their dependency on mobile technology generally. As a result, people searching on the go for food, things to buy, or things to do locally is becoming more and...

HerBusiness at Small Business BIG Marketing 2016

How to network without feeling “icky”

Does the idea of “Networking” conjure visions of eating bad canapés and lurching from one uncomfortable and superficial conversation to the next? Have you ever attended a “Networking” event and felt like everyone was just in a big race...

Richard McLean, St Anne's Winery

When is the right time to launch your business?

When is the right time to launch your business? What a good question! I can tell you there will simply never be a day when you cross the last task off your list and say, “Great! That’s all done, time to work for myself.” Countless people...