Tag List :Managing

Loosening the reins: Enlisiting help to grow your small business

in Growing by Nick Petrovic

Small business owners have a tendency to avoid enlisting the help of others in an effort to maintain control. However, understanding the benefits of accepting help, and knowing who and when to ask for help, is vitally important to growing your business....

What happens when you lose a regular?

in Money by The Business Room

We all know you can’t please everyone – the one thing that attracts some customers to your business will be the very thing that drives others to shop elsewhere. But when a regular customer stops doing business with you, alarm bells should go off. It could point to a dive in the quality of your product or customer service – an issue that, if not fixed quickly, will lead to more and more people taking their business elsewhere...

How small business can engage with Gen Y

in Marketing by The Business Room

Generation Y – maybe you’re their parents, grandparents or employers. Or perhaps it’s you who is Gen Y...

Small business welcomes a new generation of entrepreneurs

in Managing by The Business Room

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

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...

The joys of owning your own business

in Managing by The Business Room

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...

The aftermath of a business closure

in Managing by The Business Room

When starting a small business, no budding entrepreneur wants to dwell too long on the possibility of their venture ever failing. After all, the majority of small business owners view business ownership as an opportunity to build wealth greater than they might have done through regular employment, so their outlook is generally positive by necessity...

Why small businesses are finding it hard to compete

in Managing by The Business Room

If you’re a small business owner, chances are you’re a multitasking champion. There are accounts to complete, marketing materials to write and public relations to master along with the endless administrative tasks and customer enquiries to take care of...

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Poll Results

How many hours do you work on your business each week?

  • 20-30
  • 30-40
  • 40-50
  • 50-60

Poll Results

How many hours do you work on your business each week?

20-30: 18%
30-40: 18%
40-50: 23%
50-60: 41%