Judy Sahay

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3 biggest reasons why startups fail in their first year and how to avoid them.

Everyone knows how hard starting a new business venture can be, and for startups, it certainly seems that more companies are failing than succeeding. The first year of a business is crucial to its future success, but there are three primary problems that startups come up against when they first set out on their venture. A lack of vision, weak business strategy, and problems with cash flow can all halt

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How Twitter is changing the way we shop online and the future of Australian business.

For brands looking to expand their horizons on social media, Twitter’s new “Buy Now” button might just change the way they approach the microblogging site. Twitter first started to roll out the new addition to their website in September of 2014, starting off by dipping a toe into the world of social commerce by partnering with a few brands and artists, including Burberry, Demi Lovato, and Panic! At The Disco.

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Step back to leap forward. 5 ways to deal with stress when running a small business.

No one wants to go grey early, but if you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are in the throes of developing a new business, it’s likely your stress levels have increased. It’s entirely understandable, as starting a business can rank up there with moving house and divorce as some of the most stressful experiences we can undertake in our lives. But there are ways you can combat the stress, take

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Getting ready to say goodbye: the top signs that your business might be dying.

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

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The 2015-16 Victorian Budget & Small Business

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.

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