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Julian Smith blogs about what the cloud will mean for small businesses. "It will also herald the changing of our relationships with our business advisors, such as our accountant. With cloud technology, they can access our data and our records in real time, in turn, being able to provide real time support and advice..."
Julian Smith blogs about how the online marketplace is impacting the take-up of new technology. "Consumers are more receptive to purchasing low risk, inexpensive items online (such as music or e-books), and it will take time for people to become comfortable with the notion of buying expensive products.."
Julian Smith blogs about the many opportunities available to Australian start-ups. "Did you know that Australia is quickly becoming an entrepreneurial paradise? After steady declines in 2008 and 2010, Australian entrepreneurial activities have returned to the pre-economic crisis levels of 2007."
Julian Smith blogs about getting your business online to get the most out of the Christmas sales season. "With only 66 sleeps to go, I’m urging all SME retailers to get on board, and get online. If you’re not trading online, you’re missing a huge chunk of the market…"
Julian Smith blogs about ensuring your business gets the attention it deserves online. "Did you know that you have just ten seconds to grab someone’s attention with your website? That’s the amount of time psychologists estimate it takes a consumer to form an impression of a website, and decide whether they’re going to stick around, or go to the next result in their Google search."
Julian Smith blogs about how important it is for small business owners to be passionate. "I’ve always been of the belief that jumping off that cliff into a world where a salary isn’t guaranteed and the hours are long is the most daunting part of starting your own business. It never occurred to me that sharing your idea - or on a grander scale, sharing your dream - is pretty terrifying as well."
Julian Smith blogs about the benefits of employing "volunteers" in your business. "Employees become volunteers once they are inspired, motivated and truly believe in the organization they work for. They are passionate brand advocates. Their positive interactions with customers reinforce your company’s image."
Julian Smith blogs about how vital it is for a business to have money in the bank. "While Aussie businesses are definitely starting to get the right attitude, we’ve got a lot of ground to make up. Post GFC, the average small business owner is saving $1.27 for every dollar spent – but there are still many who don’t have any savings to fall back on at all."
One in three SMB owners are positive about their ability to maintain a work/life balance, with many seeing success as finding a balance between making money and retaining a lifestyle.
The ABS confirmed Australia’s first recession since 1990 after recording two consecutive quarters of economic decline. After being hammered by the pandemic, bushfires and drought,...
People who live in New South Wales and South Australia but work in Victoria are now eligible for a $1,500 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment...
Despite the global economic slow-down, the shift to online spending and move from traditional forms of credit have boosted Afterpay’s position domestically and internationally. Afterpay...