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    Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

    March 23, 2020

    Dealing with anxiety and stress due to COVID-19 The media has been saturated with information about the coronavirus. Whilst there is copious information about isolation, COVID-19 symptoms, contagion and financial uncertainty – information on looking after your mental health is harder to find. Many people may be experiencing anxiety or stress in relation to the […]

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    COVID-19: Business Implications

    March 17, 2020

    Helping businesses stay ahead of the curve! The rapid impact of COVID-19 on every aspect of our life has been quite extraordinary. And whilst our primary focus is, and should be, the health and wellbeing of all people in our community, there are significant impacts on business too. Now is not the time to be […]

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    It’s risky business not managing risks in your business

    September 23, 2019

    Risk Management for small businesses Risk. It’s a scary concept. And whilst large corporations often have dedicated teams to manage and minimise risk, most small businesses take an alternative approach; the ‘she’ll be right mate’, bury your head in the sand approach. So what can you do in your business to better manage (and mitigate) […]

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    Portable Long Service Leave

    August 27, 2019

    Are you an employer in the Cleaning, Security or Community Services industry? Portable Long Service Leave (PLSL) is a scheme that came into effect from 1 July 2019. It was created when the Victorian Government passed the Long Service Benefits Portability Bill in September 2018. PLSL affects Victorians working in the industries of contract cleaning, […]

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    10 ways to improve your business’s profit

    August 5, 2019

    Does your business have a sales focus or a profit focus? In our experience, too many business owners and their sales team are motivated by top line revenue rather than bottom line profit. To change this focus we often talk of four key drivers that can help increase profitability; reducing costs, increasing turnover, increasing productivity […]

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    Australian Minimum Wage increase 2019

    June 13, 2019

    Make sure you’re paying your employees correctly! On 30 May 2019, the Fair Work Commission announced a 3% increase to the minimum wage. This increase will benefit approximately 2.2 million Australian workers. The annual increase comes after careful review of the current economic situation in Australia, particularly in relation to lower inflation rates and GDP […]

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    If the price is right!

    May 14, 2019

    The relationship between price and profit. Price, more than any other variable in business, can deliver significant profits straight to the bottom line. Ironically, it is also the variable that many business owners are most reluctant to tinker with. There is an overwhelming fear that increasing price will result in lost customers and lower sales. […]

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    Strategic Planning for Small Businesses – Where to start.

    March 25, 2019

    Develop a Strategic Plan for your business today! As the owner of a small to medium-sized business, finding the opportunities and infrastructure for growth can be tough. There are many moving parts that you will be responsible for especially how those parts operate and maintain stability on a month-to-month basis. If you’re looking to grow […]

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    Confronting the brutal facts about your business

    March 8, 2019

    Take a critical look at your business and confront areas for improvement! As many of us realise early in our lives as business owners or entrepreneurs, the trajectory of success isn’t always a steady rise to the top. From environmental conditions to shifting interest, it’s inevitable that every business is going to have some areas […]

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    A Google My Business profile is essential for every business!

    February 25, 2019

    Do you want a free and easy way to promote your business? Google My Business is a free and easy tool available to any business wanting to generate new clients, stay connected and keep them informed while encouraging them to act. A budget, or forecast, is a forward looking document. It reflects the financial agenda […]

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