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How you can support the mental wellbeing of small business owners

Working long hours, cash flow issues, social isolation and balancing work and domestic responsibilities are some of the unique challenges small business...

Are business networking groups right for you?

The key to successful business networking is to choose the right networking opportunity for you.  As business owners we all have different needs, different...

How to attract and retain the right talent for your business

The “war for talent”. It has become a bit of a cliché in business circles but the reality is successful businesses almost always have systems and...

8 ways to make the most of any networking event

Are you heading off to a business networking event soon?  Want to make the most of your time there?  Then this article is for you. Life as a business...

Keep your business on track during rail disruptions

Melbourne and Victoria are growing and with that come a few challenges. One of those challenges is creating a public transport network that can get everyone...

I know I need to network but where do I start?

You’ve probably heard the statistic that small businesses get around 80% of all business through networking generated referrals. It’s a pretty impressive...

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...

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...

4 ways to manage your mental health while running a small business

Jo Blankfield at a signing for her book, ‘Your Body Your Style’. It’s 2018 and stress is considered part of everyday life. But there is a...

Four foolproof ways to manage business stress

Remember your passion The reason many of us embark on self-employment is that we have passion for our profession. That can get lost in the rush to meet...

Five ways to find and keep the best employees

Be clear about what you want Stitches-to-Style owner Liz Roadley says the perfect person for the job is out there, but you need to know what you’re...

Piccolo PR founder Sarah Cichy on the “sleepless nights” involved in building a multimillion-dollar PR firm

Founder of Piccolo PR Sarah Cichy eschewed all the entrepreneurial brouhaha when building her multimillion-dollar public relations agency, taking opportunities...