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Is it Time to Review Your Business Operations?

July will come and go with a sigh given you have put the financial year end behind you, and yet it is a perfect time to reflect and review your financial year ahead! Here are three key tips to put you in the driving seat to improving your business performance for the 2014/2015 FY.


Five Tips for Fitness for the Small Business Owner

I'm a strong believer in exercise being a positive and rewarding addition to your weekly routine however, as a small business owner you might be thinking how could I possibly add more to my already busy schedule?

We all know that the benefits of adding an exercise program to your day is great and is widely documented to enhance your businesses productivity and your personal well-being. Health and wellness programs implemented for staff in big businesses has produced significant savings which arise from less sick days and a more productive and happy workforce. As a business owner there is no reason why you can’t reap the same rewards health and fitness programs offer.


Is Your Business up to Speed With the July 1, 2014 Changes?

As an employer you need to make sure that your business stays up to date with new employment changes that came into effect from 1 July 2014 to ensure that you remain legally compliant. This was an important date in your calendar as it was when minimum wages and allowances increased. It is also the year when the transitional arrangements in most modern awards end. There were also some other changes, so we have bundled them up to make it easy for you. The key changes include:


Make Innovation Part of Your Day

Innovation is something every business owner needs to incorporate into their business to continue to improve and grow. How is this done and how can you make it a regular event in your business?

Arguably, if we achieve innovation we can continuously improve the way we operate our businesses and this should deliver a better bottom line. However, although Innovation needs to be part of the corporate culture, this takes effort and nurturing and is not that easy. This means willingness to allow experimentation and flexibility at all staff levels, so that different ideas, processes and thoughts can be explored. If you implement innovation successfully into the business and workplace culture, innovation will lead to better decision making, increased employee engagement and best of all, insights about the way the business and its people operate. Ultimately, this understanding will open up opportunities.


Common Mistakes When Starting a Business

Starting a business is not for the faint hearted. There are so many things to think of, decisions to make and all of them involve your hard earned money or money you have borrowed to set up your business. Seemingly, there are many ways to spend money! The key is to spend your time and dollars wisely and ideally not make costly mistakes.