Managing

How to protect your company from fraud

in Managing by Nigel Bowen
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While it's difficult to source local figures, the global statistics on fraud should be alarming enough to motivate you to protect your company. A worldwide PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) study in 2009 found that one third of the 3,037 companies surveyed had been the victim of an economic crime in the last 12 months alone. A more recent global study carried out by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in the US found companies with less than 100 employees suffered the greatest percentage of frauds (accounting for more than 30 per cent of the victim organisations) and experienced a median loss of US$155,000 ...

How to run a successful internship program

in Managing by Nick Petrovic
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If you've ever found yourself needing extra help in your business, but with little funds to employ extra staff, setting up a successful internship program can be a cost-effective way of growing your team ...

How to manage people who are older than you

in Managing by Nick Petrovic
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From a young age we are taught to respect those who are older than us, and in many settings the age of a person is directly linked with the level of authority they hold. For a business owner, especially a young one, it can be a challenge to manage people who are older than them. Not only must you consider the employee's age, but also how the employee perceives your age and its impact on business dynamics ...

Top five employee gift ideas

in Managing by Nick Petrovic
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With the holidays just around the corner, many business owners are looking for practical yet meaningful employee gift ideas to say thank you to their team. While monetary gifts can be a great option, for some business owners there needs to be a tangible gift ...

Staff incentives your employees really want these holidays

in Managing by Nick Petrovic
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It's that time of year again, and for many business owners the task of finding meaningful and effective staff incentives can be a difficult one. Some owners may find themselves with a reduced budget while others may simply be wondering if holiday bonuses are really that effective. Whatever the case, there are a few things to consider before deciding to play Santa to your employees this year ...

Small business welcomes a new generation of entrepreneurs

in Managing by The Business Room
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A recent news story in Perth’s Sunday Times reports young entrepreneurs are meeting the challenges of today’s competitive employment market by starting their own small businesses ...

Shop Small: A big month for small business

in Managing by The Business Room
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This November, the Shop Small movement arrived on our shores and it was Australia’s turn to give local businesses, often described as the backbone of the nation, some much-needed support and exposure. We did just that according to Rachel Stocks, managing director of American Express Australia ...

Working on your small business, not in it

in Managing by Nigel Bowen
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If small business owners had a dollar for every time they heard "You need to work on your business, not in it" they could probably take early retirement and never have to worry about working on, in or for a business ever again ...

The joys of owning your own business

in Managing by The Business Room
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You love what you do and now you’ve finally worked out how to get paid doing it.For many people this is a dream come true, but owning a small business is no easy ride. Only a minor portion (12 per cent) of Australian business owners would recommend going into small business ownership for the money ...

Why Small Business Owners Love Their Job

in Managing by The Business Room
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How many hours do you work on your business each week?

20-30: 15%
30-40: 23%
40-50: 29%
50-60: 34%

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