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Wellness Programs for Small Business

Every business owner, whether big or small, wants a healthy workforce. That desire may be born from the simple joy of wishing others well but, as business owners, that desire is well supported by at least a measure of good business sense. Healthy employees are at work more often, cost you less in unproductive time; they generally concentrate better, contribute more and achieve more when they are there. This of course also applies to single operators who work alone and are well known to be prone to neglecting their own wellbeing.

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By Danie Richter, Environmental Consultant at Platinum Matrix Pty Ltd on 19 February, 2014

Corporate Governance and Small Business

Corporate governance is generally assumed to be something that applies to large corporations, but that is incorrect. Business.gov.au, the Australian Government’s main online business resource, says that “corporate governance is about good decisions being made by the right person and is not just the domain of large companies – small businesses need corporate governance too".

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By Danie Richter, Environmental Consultant at Platinum Matrix Pty Ltd on 18 February, 2014

Keeping Your Business Strategy Flexible

Once your business' strategic plan is finally out of the printer and has every conceivable signature, there is an expectation amongst all who have slaved at producing it that it is the roadmap for the future and it will not be deviated from... well, not until something really big changes at least. The reality is that strategic plans seldom outlasts drying of the ink. Rather than being fixed roadmaps, strategic plans should be agile and dynamic guides to the ever-changing needs of your business, and be adaptable to the environment in which the business operates.

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By Danie Richter, Environmental Consultant at Platinum Matrix Pty Ltd on 17 February, 2014

Do You Take Charge... Like a Boss?

Many small business owners say the best and worst thing about the job and being a soloist.....is being in charge. So why the lack of confidence? Here are a few tips for taking charge like a boss.

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By Tamara Ratnayake, Public Relations Officer at HirePulse Pty Ltd on 02 February, 2014

Looking After Your Staff

Looking after your staff. But I am you say... or are you?

A business is only as good as its employees. Hiring the best staff is important, but so is looking after their interests well once they're part of your team.

While a small business can rarely justify a full-time human resources person, let alone a whole department, good HR policies and procedures, including skills development programs, can be acquired through outsourcing.

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By Tamara Ratnayake, Public Relations Officer at HirePulse Pty Ltd on 30 January, 2014

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