ATO knuckles down on cash-only businesses

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ATO assistant commissioner Peter Holt reiterated previous commentary from the ATO that cash is increasingly giving way to digital payment methods due to their convenience, and as such, businesses that operate solely in cash can actually be limiting their sales capacity. “Outlets that demand cash from customers may also be missing out on business from…

5 Simple Strategies to Prevent Burnout in the Workplace.

It is normal to feel stressed at work from time to time. However, for some people, the stress becomes chronic and consuming. This is known as burnout. The World Health Organisation has officially added “Burnout” to its International Classification of Diseases. The signs and symptoms of burnout are listed as: Feelings of exhaustion Feelings of…

Five steps to great collaboration on every project

I recently read the following article from the Association for Project Management by Brad Egeland and thought it was worth sharing. The article reads: Wouldn’t it be nice if we knew we could have perfect collaboration on every project we were managing. from now till the end of time? Or at least till we all decided…

Why start a local business group?

I have always been involved in community things. I think I joined my first council advisory group, when I was in high school, aged of 16. Fast forward to my return to Gippsland and I was living in Mirboo North for only 12 hours before I was on a committee. Recently I’ve cut back to…

Without Sales Business Fails

Did you know that 65% of Businesses in Australia fail within the first 3 years and 90% of businesses fail within the first 5 years? Phew…we are in year 6, so we must be safe, right? Maybe not. Of those who survive the first five, 70% are breaking even or making a loss! So, why?…

The six Cs of starting up a business: Courage

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The six Cs you need to successfully start up a new business are: Creativity Common sense Courage Commitment/resilience adaptability to Change Communication. I have already dealt with the first two Cs (Creativity and Commons sense) in previous articles in Gippsland Business Connect. The third C is: Courage You need to be courageous to start a…

From Sci-Fi to Real Life: Why Artificial Intelligence Matters in Todays World

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It wasn’t long ago when authors and movie writers wowed their audiences with stunning narratives about artificial intelligence (AI). Although these fictional stories often portrayed AI as murderous robots with human-like thinking capacity and logic, AI  in the real world is not as exciting. In fact, you might be surprised to know that some of the most ordinary…

Selling Your Home But Worried you Won’t Get The Best Price

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Selling Your house can be quite daunting. You meet with agent after agent and they need to choose – auction or private sale – before you know how much interest there is in your house, It’s all based on guesswork. They you are locked in with no option to adjust your strategy as interest in…

The benefits of using a blog as part of your marketing strategy

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Blogging, with the blog attached to the business or company website, is an important aspect of the online marketing strategy of many businesses. Here are some of the reasons why. A blog can attract visitors to your website – and keep them there awhile If your business has a blog, many people visiting your website…

Nobody likes Work Place Disputes

There is nothing worse than having disputes in your work place, whether they be Bullying, or Harassment allegations or just staff not getting along. It’s bad for morale, and your business profitability. HR staff are mostly very busy people, and may not have the time or  expertise to deal with these disputes in a timely…