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Paying online? Make sure you check these three red flags

Online payments are a modern miracle. Gone are the days where you’d have to worry about getting your weekly takings to the bank, or making that dreaded...

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6 tasks to lead your business into the new year

January’s already behind you. You’ve packed away the last of the tinsel. The school holidays are over and we hear that collective sigh from parents...

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STOP and follow these 4 steps to increase your cyber security

Moving into 2019, now is a critical time to address cyber security. Australia saw reported losses of over $100m in 2018 alone, and that’s only accounting...

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What will you do in summer when the work disappears?

You’re probably familiar with the old TV/movie trope where an ancient civilisation reacts with blind panic when a solar eclipse blacks the sun, assuming it’s...

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12 gifts that support small business

Looking for gift ideas with a twist? Our list of 12 unique gift ideas, all by Victorian small businesses, has you covered this holiday season.

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The business behind Christmas

December in Australia means the coming of summer and the festivities of Christmas: flaming puddings and white-hot sun, festive lights and, of course, Santa Claus.

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Why unboxing should be part of every online retailer’s marketing strategy

The bulk of packages that Australia Post delivers in December are bound for Christmas trees all over Australia. In each package that you send out to your...

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How to minimise waste in your business

When was the last time you thought about waste management in your business? If you can’t remember, you’re not alone. Almost 50 per cent of small to...

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Food export opportunities in the UAE

If you’re a Victorian exporter of whole, organic and functional food or beverage items, have you ever thought about entering the Middle Eastern market? With...

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10 tips to better interviewing and hiring for small business owners

Business owners can easily go from CEO to receptionist to salesperson to bookkeeper in the space of a day. However nothing will have a bigger impact on...

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Why you should develop your leadership style (and how to do it)

So, what started as your seed of an idea or an exciting business concept has become a fully-fledged business. Credit to you for growing and taking on staff...

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4 things to ask yourself before engaging a patent attorney

You’ve invented something. Congratulations! So what do you do to make sure your invention is safe from imitators? Your next step is to apply for a patent,...

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