Anyone who hopes to call themselves business savvy should have a LinkedIn profile, and utilising the only social media platform that is specifically catered to professionals is a great way to get ahead in the industry you are interested in. But, like Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn have developed business profiles for companies looking to expand their horizons in the online sphere. Considering LinkedIn’s primary demographic is professionals across all fields,
To run a successful business, there are a lot of important contributing factors. You need a clever idea, a good business model, strategy, and an understanding of the way the business world works. But even if you have these basics down, there are skills that you might be lacking, and it might be impacting your company. As a business owner, it’s important to learn and be able to apply these
Anyone engaged with business on any level can see how the world is already changing. Just a few years ago, the idea of transactions being made on iPads and tablets seemed impossible, but as technology has changed, the business world has adapted to keep up. Now, with consumer intelligence and awareness at an all time high and technology continuing its rapid developments, businesses need to start preparing for what their
Admitting that it is time to let go is never easy, but if you are talking about saying goodbye to your dying business, it’s likely you have a lot of time and money invested, so your farewells might be even harder. If you think your business might be set for demise, it is important to take notice early, so you can either try and reverse the damage or prepare to
When starting out a new business, it’s likely that you are going to incur a number of costs you might not have anticipated. Hidden fees for things you didn’t know you need continue to pop up, and if you don’t go in with a plan, you could find yourself up to your ears in debt in no time at all. But, depending on your business, there are ways you can
Shaking off the angst from a series of controversial decisions it made in its first few months in office, the Daniel Andrews Labor government has delivered what commentators are calling an economically responsible and relatively low-key first budget that prioritises job-creation, infrastructure and spending on basic public services such as Education, Health and Family. Small Business is also a beneficiary, although tax relief was not as significant as hoped for.
Australia’s tech world is still shockingly behind the times in terms of equality, with women making up less than 20% of the information and communications technology workforce in 2013. Despite plenty of initiatives and movements to get women more involved in the sector, the statistics remain the same, and it is due to a myriad of reasons, included unequal pay and a hostile working environment. One of the key features