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Succession Planning - are you planning to leave your business?
Principal Lawyer Ann Gambetta from South East Lawyers discusses Succession Planning. ...Read more
Podcast: How one Aussie mum built her online business from her kitchen bench
Podcast interview with Jacklyn James - Kiddies Food Cutter ...Read more
Podcast: How to build a virtual team for virtually nothing
Podcast interview with Clay Clarke - Thrive15 ...Read more
Podcast: How to build an online coaching business
Podcast interview with James Schramko - Superfastbusiness.com ...Read more
Podcast: How long will it take before your company is hacked?
Podcast interview with Tom Crampton - Trusted Impact ...Read more
How to future proof your service business
Podcast interview with Morris Miselowski - Futurist ...Read more
How to build a cult following quickly
Podcast interview with Nathan Chan ...Read more
How to predict the future
Podcast interview with Paul Greenberg - co-founder DealsDirect.com.au, Chairman NORA ...Read more
How to make money from blogging
Podcast interview with Darren Rowse - ProBlogger ...Read more
How to profit from the Internet of Things
Podcast interview with Kevin Bloch - CiSCO ...Read more
Shrinking your way to success
For those of us who have come from either a larger business of our own or the corporate sector, the move into solo-preneurism will likely bring with it emotions ranging somewhere between exhilaration and dread. ...Read more
What is co-working and how can it benefit me?
One of the biggest trends in working arrangements at the moment is co-working. In fact they are popping up all over the globe and many have opened in Melbourne over the last year. ...Read more
Celebrate good times, come on!
We are so often busy, busy, busy, moving from one project to another. But what would happen if we stopped to celebrate our success and the success of others? ...Read more
Beware the plateaus, embrace the hills
I’m sure you’ve heard of the saying “life is a journey”. ...Read more
Starting a business
Here are our top 8 suggestions when starting a business. ...Read more
Word of mouth marketing 101 - powerful and trusted
Martin from Word of Mouth Marketing Australia has dropped into BizHub to give us the inside facts about word of mouth marketing. ...Read more
How to be the best boss ever
Peter Maguire from Ridgeline HR has provided us with some invaluable information on how you can be the best boss ever so that you can assist your employees achieve their best with the end goal of having a successful business. ...Read more
Have a Business Plan
Business planning is the most important task that a business owner can undertake to ensure that a business is viable and has the potential for success. ...Read more
Tax before EOFY and beyond
Ryan O'Shea from Tax & Audit Solutions spoke to us during a Let's Do Lunch at BizHub and gave us a few tips about the end of the financial year and suggested some things to do all year round. ...Read more
How marketing a service is a little bit different
Marketing a service is a little bit different from marketing a tangible product and Fiona from Croydon business Alison Lawson Centre Victoria dropped into BizHub to share her experiences. ...Read more
Danielle Foulis from local business Career Management Advisors dropped into BizHub to talk to us about "performance management" - a human resourcing issue that all employers will want to know more about. ...Read more
Identity theft and securing your information
Identity theft is the act of stealing someone's identity. The thief pretends to be someone else by assuming that person's identity with the goal of gaining access to resources, credit or other benefits in that person's name. ...Read more
Are you a Hobby or a Business?
We got in contact with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to find out about hobbies versus businesses. ...Read more
Employees, employers and the Fair Work Ombudsman
Have you ever wondered what happens if your employee contacts the Fair Work Ombudsman? ...Read more
When is the right time to leave home?
We contacted the Small Business Mentoring Service to ask for advice for home-based businesses - when should they consider moving out of home? ...Read more
Be scam smart
Consumer Affairs Victoria visited us for Let's Do Lunch and educated us about some of scams that businesses should be informed of to protect themselves against. ...Read more
9 top tips to help you look big!
Follow our nine tips inspired by big business to help your business appear bigger than you really are. ...Read more
Chase your money - some tips on how to get your customers to pay!
When doing business you assume your customers will pay their invoices. But on occasion, some customers don't. Trish Curtis from Patricia Curtis Consulting is a freelance administration and accounts specialist and is sharing some of her gems of wisdom about getting customers to pay their invoices! ...Read more
Understanding your target market
Creative local business owner Tim Button (Buttons Creative) dropped by BizHub to share an important message that he tells all his clients - understand your target market. ...Read more
Do you have a financial plan?
Local business owner Corin Jacka (Corin Jacka Financial Solutions) dropped by recently and we had an insightful chat about what a financial planner does and why we should consider having a financial plan. ...Read more
How to create your ideal working day
Are you getting stressed? Or have trouble fitting everything into your day? ...Read more
6 Tips to balance work and life when working at home
One positive aspect about working from home is that you can set your own hours, but on the downside it can also impact heavily on your personal home life. If you are running a business from home or just taking some work home with you, then here are a few tips to help you regain some balance. ...Read more
Top ten tips for family businesses
Here are some great tips for those in family owned and operated businesses from the Australian Small Business Commissioner: ...Read more
Your best Business Adviser could be right under your nose
Gordon Wearing-Smith from local business Really Clever Marketing gives us some marketing advice and writes about Market Research Made Simple - understanding your customers. ...Read more
Tradies going into business
Going into business after you have finished your apprenticeship is an exciting dream. Most of us like to be our own boss!! It sounds great - liberating - fun even. And having your own business is exciting. ...Read more
Welcome to the BizMatters Blog
Hello world and local businesses! ...Read more