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No matter what business you're in, the cloud can help you punch above your weight. Cloud computing grants SMBs access to powerful tools that were previously restricted to the big end of town. They can be divided into two main categories; Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Both are really forms of outsourcing – handing over maintenance to the experts so you can get on with doing what you do best. The flexibility and scalability of cloud services can make them a good fit for growing businesses. Turning a significant capital expenditure into an operational expense also helps put enterprise-grade tools within reach of SMBs.
In my experience, I’ve found there are many business benefits to running a company blog. Here are my top 5 explained: 1. More effective inbound marketing Inbound marketing—or to use Seth Godin's term, permission marketing—now rules. Now more than ever, you must earn the attention of prospects, make yourself easy to be found, and draw customers to your website by producing content that customers value. A blog helps your company stand out from the crowd, is very “findable” (see next point), and provides fresh, valuable content. Most blogs have links where readers can register to receive updates via email or via their RSS reader. Any reader who registers is effectively giving you permission to email them with every new blog post, or have it show up in their readers, without your having to worry about spam accusations.
I was recently at a family BBQ enjoying a beer and a sausage in bread when I was asked the following: ‘Hey mate, you work in computers(sic), what’s all this Cloud computing stuff about?’ Now, being the families resident ‘computer nerd’, I’m often asked computer related questions (either that or cartoon related questions). Usually the questions are along the lines of ‘should I buy a Mac’ or ‘why isn’t my email working’. Most can be fairly easily answered with a paint-by-numbers answer, but this one required a bit more effort. Effort that by the end of the conversation – which only ended because if we didn’t stop talking, all of my auntie’s awesome trifle would’ve been eaten without me getting any – still could’ve been delved into a lot more. This ‘Cloud computing stuff’ question became a 45-minute discussion about a bunch of seemingly unlinked topics – business, computers, iPhones and iPads, MYOB, the Patriot Act, Russians; the list went on and on.
Does this idea have legs? Our bricks-and-mortar (B&M) retail stores are in strife. Prices high. Service poor. Wages stagnant. Jobs gone. But there may be an answer ... Ethical shopping! Radio days Years ago if you wanted, say, a radio cassette recorder, you could make a day of it. Travel to a certain road with a string of electrical stores.
Friday 23rd March 2012 Happy Friday! A taste of what's to come ahead has officially blown into Australia's South Eastern states today, with Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra and Melbourne all experiencing a rather unseasonable cold snap...signalling that it's time to farewell those thongs and singlets and start thinking about boots and scarves! While the change in weather might not be so positive, the latest from our Federal Government is a great step in the right direction for Australian SME's. MYOB CEO, Tim Reed shares his thoughts on why this is a positive move for all business owners. Before you run off to enjoy another weekend, make sure you check out latest from the news sites... Half of Australian businesses are now online It's been a year since we launched our 'Getting Aussie Business Online' initiative with Google, with a goal of helping small businesses (SMB's) make the most of getting online.
The LiveAccounts websites found at liveaccounts.myob.com.au and liveaccounts.myob.co.nz are being retired, with all the content moving into the main myob.com.au and myob.co.nz websites. We’re doing this to consolidate all the information about our products and services into one location, making it easier to find. To assist in this transition, we’ll be redirecting key locations on the old websites. That means if you try to visit liveaccounts.myob.com.au, you’ll automatically be taken to its new home, myob.com.au/liveaccounts. As a bit of housekeeping if you have bookmarked any of these old locations, you might like to update them with the new location.