If “location, location, location” is everything in real estate, then “preparation, preparation, preparation” is equally important when selling a small business. There are many reasons why a small business owner might decide to sell, but preparation is the one common ingredient that can make the difference between a sale and a fail. The single most … Read more

Better than a lemonade stand! : small business ideas for kids (book)

Written by Daryl Bernstein; illustrations by Rob Husberg Filled with delightfully simple business ideas, Better than a Lemonade Stand! is a fun guide packed with creative ideas that show how to start a business with little or no start-up costs, attract and retain customers, develop negotiating skills, and more. Originally written and published when the … Read more

Less talk, more small business action in 2017

“The future growth and prosperity of Australian SMEs could be undermined if governments lose sight of the sector’s priorities says Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell. Carnell wants action on issues such as business tax cuts, competition reform, unfair contracts, government procurement and security of payments.” Read more Business Council of Australia Business … Read more

The ‘Whys’ of Why You Should Consider HR Software for Your Small Business

“Everywhere you turn, software seems to be the answer. You’re probably already using software for your marketing, accounting and management. But have you yet considered the need for human resources software in your small business? In fact, it’s much more than a luxury. Businesses that use HR software would likely call it a necessity. In its simplest form, … Read more

Croissant queen Lune’s Kate Reid creates hiring app Supp

“Esteemed pastry chef and creator of arguably Melbourne’s best croissants, Kate Reid, never imagined she would become a tech entrepreneur. The co-founder of Lune Croissanterie alongside her brother Cameron, Ms Reid is used to catering for large crowds. When her original hole-in-the-wall shop in bayside suburb Elwood closed, croissant lovers camped overnight to be first in … Read more

Smart Partners : Building Successful Relationships in Business and Life (ebook)

Author: Bob Hayes Most people want partners in their personal lives, and many businesses start with some form of partnership structure. Yet so many personal and professional partnerships disintegrate, sometimes quickly. That’s one reason why our own partnership seems so amazing, even miraculous, to people who know us. “How do you do it?” they constantly … Read more