Elayn James

Progress your admin staff to reduce staff churn

How do small businesses reduce staff churn if sixty percent of their admin team are currently thinking of moving on?

Facebook party cancelled after invitation goes viral

A NSW teenager has cancelled her 16th birthday party after 200,000 people responded to a Facebook event invitation. What's the lesson for small businesses?

Japan disaster not spooking Australian markets

Despite the tragedy unfolding in Japan following the massive earthquake and tsunami, the Australian share markets are holding firm so far.

Small business tax time: what paperwork do you need?

With the final quarter looming, to make tax time less painful, here's a helpful list of the kinds of information that are useful for small businesses when preparing a tax return.

Genuine engagement key to social media success

You've heard about it, you know what it is, but you're not sure how to approach social media as a promotional tool? Here are some quick insights to set you on the path of social media success.

Billionaires giving their fortunes away

If you were worth $50 billion dollars would you keep it all for yourself? Of the three richest men in the world, two of them are now competing, not for the top spot, but, to give sizable chucks of their fortunes away, in their lifetimes.

Government pushing ahead with retail banking reform

Banking reforms may be on the way with draft legislation coming before Parliament within a matter of weeks, though the banking sector says the consultation period has not been long enough.

Android smartphones number one in US

Android smartphones have taken the top spot in the US... but what about the iPhone?

Facebook: small business website alternative

If you don't have a website for your small business then perhaps Facebook is a good alternative. Here's are some tips for business owners, including a step by step, top-level look at how to create a page for your business.

Apple’s iPad2 is here

Just bought yourself and iPad? Too slow. There's a newer version. The new device has more memory, is faster and features front and back cameras, but that's not all.

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Australian dairy industry shifts its focus from China to Southeast Asia

As trade tensions with China increase, Australian industries as diverse as cotton, barley, coal and meat are being forced to reassess their...

Buy now, pay later made easy for SMEs as Zip partners with Visa, Apple, Google

Zip has announced its partnership with Visa, Apple and Google to allow many more small businesses to accept buy now, pay later...