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  • 30
    Oct
    141022_iphone

    What the iPhone 6 could mean for your business

    Written by Businesses

    Whether you love them or hate them, Apple's yearly smartphone updates tend to dominate conversations around the future of mobile devices. Apple proudly touted that it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices in its launch weekend. Those are actual tracked sales in the hands of consumers, and while Apple Australia doesn't break out local figures, the lines to buy iPhones or sign up for contract plans were extensive across the nation. Now that the iPhone 6 and the massive iPhone 6 Plus are here, what do you need to prepare or adapt to as a business. …

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  • 23
    Oct
    141022_freelance

    How to find freelancers online

    There’s no excuse now for any business to have an amateurish logo, website or content. Access to experienced freelancers online means polished marketing materials, clever copywriting and proficient programming skills is just an email away. But how do you find the right freelancer for you? Around 9% of Australia’s labour market is freelance, which means you can tap into a highly skilled workforce to get custom design, coding and writing done at a fraction of the cost of hiring an in-house expert. There are hundreds of online freelance marketplaces, giving access to millions of freelancers all over the world. Finding the right freelan …

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  • 22
    Oct
    141022_smarter

    4 proven ways to work smarter, not harder

    Time is money, and small business owners understand this better than anyone else. They are used to working on a tight budget, and do as much work themselves to reduce costs. This is why it’s important to prioritise tasks which give the most value, delegate when possible, use technology, plan your time better or outsource as much as possible. …

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  • 20
    Oct
    141020_LoveSuper

    Time to love your super again with Super Guarantee freeze

    Remember Stevie Wonder’s classic song from 1984, “I just called to say I love you”?  Well, while your superannuation fund does not have a phone, it is time to tell it you love it. Why? Due to the deal done between the Palmer United party and the coalition to remove the Carbon Tax, there is now a freeze on the Super Guarantee (SG) contribution rate, which was previously planned to increase under the previous government. With the cost of living and property prices in major capital cities staying high, wages flat lining and inflation rising, you need to understand the implications of compulsory superannuation contributions being frozen …

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  • 17
    Oct
    141014_cloudaccounting

    What cloud accounting offers your business

    Written by Businesses

    Cloud accounting is a hot topic right now, and with good reason. Just as online banking revolutionised the way in which we undertake our banking operations (starting in the mid-90s and becoming accepted as mainstream perhaps 10 years later, despite lots of scaremongering around security) cloud accounting is doing the same. It’s estimated that fewer than 20% of businesses currently use a cloud accounting system, but already studies are showing that those that do are more likely to achieve better results (see the 2013 MYOB Business Monitor for one example of such a study). Here are five reasons why I think cloud accounting can not only he …

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  • 16
    Oct
    141014_newBusiness

    5 quick ways to make a sale

    If business is looking a little slow and you need some quick sales to keep things heading in the right direction, take action. Here are five things you can do to get the sales sheet to a healthy state. 1. Reconnect with your existing customers Pick up the phone and ring your customers to see if there is anything you can help them with. They might need a reorder of products, and you could add a special promotion such as free delivery to encourage sales. Often customers will respond: “I’m so glad you called — I was running out of that!” You end up doing them a favour. …

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