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Google Photos offering unlimited free storage

Google Photos offering unlimited free storage | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
The new service will allow you to store unlimited high quality photos (maintaining resolution up to 16MP) and videos (keeping 1080p high …
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if you've got lots of pictures or videos - this might be a good storage solution

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States sign up to unfair contract provisions for SMEs: What it will mean for your business

States sign up to unfair contract provisions for SMEs: What it will mean for your business | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Small Business Minister Bruce Billson is pushing ahead with election commitment to extend unfair contract provisions to SMEs, revealing yesterday the state and territory governments have pledged their support for the changes.
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Why SMEs have lost faith in their traditional advisers

Why SMEs have lost faith in their traditional advisers | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Here's why SMEs are relying less on traditional trusted business advisers like accountants, lawyers and bank managers.
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What the 2015 Intergenerational Report projects 2055 will look like

What the 2015 Intergenerational Report projects 2055 will look like | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
The recently released 2015 Intergenerational Report has key economic and demographic projections on how Australia will change over the next 40 years.
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interesting information for businesses looking to create their niche for the coming 40 years

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5.1 Customer Service Trends That Are Poised To Blindside Your Business

5.1 Customer Service Trends That Are Poised To Blindside Your Business | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
The  customer service expectations your customers have are different today from what they were just a few years ago. Below are six places that your customer experience has likely fallen out of sync with today's customers, if your situation is anything like what I'm seeing at the companies for which I offer customer service consulting [...]
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sad but true for many businesses - just remember customer service is your #1 marketing weapon and is ALWAYS a work in progress

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My 10 Commandments of Small Business Branding | MarketingHQ Blog | MarketingHQ

My 10 Commandments of Small Business Branding | MarketingHQ Blog | MarketingHQ | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Branding is a key element of small business marketing success. In this post, Chris Dale from MarketingHQ outlines his 10 commandments of small business
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totally agree with these

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ABN launches 2015 Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame - My Business

ABN launches 2015 Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame - My Business | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
The Australian Businesswomen’s Network (ABN) has launched its annual Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame, which recognises the achievements of 18 Aussie female entrepreneurs.
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here's a link to find out more about some acknowledged successful women

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18 Inventions By Women That Changed The World

18 Inventions By Women That Changed The World | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Do you like beer? And fire escapes? Thank a woman.
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credit where credit's due....

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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Find the visual content you need with our complete list of free image sources, offering high-quality images for your blog posts and social media updates.
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if you're looking for images to boost your presentations, website or blog - this article will point you in some good directions

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Workplace productivity: 5 of the hottest trends in Aussie offices for 2015

Workplace productivity: 5 of the hottest trends in Aussie offices for 2015 | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Those tedious nine-to-five working hours, brick-like office equipment and endless piles of paper are now confined to the archives of …
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some interesting trends that provide small business opportunities and a real edge

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Legal matters - Advice or binding direction: What is the difference between an advisory board and a board of directors?

Legal matters - Advice or binding direction: What is the difference between an advisory board and a board of directors? | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
It is crucial to know the difference between directors and advisory board members, including the risks, duties and liabilities of each role.
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good method for getting experienced help for your business...

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Say No for Success

Say No for Success | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
The recurring theme in discussions with clients as they plan their year is saying NO.In life, it is what you say NO to that will determine your success not what you say YES to.As the old saying goes, "If you want something done, ask a busy person." It is up to us to maintain our focus on what counts and what is important. We can only do this by saying NO to distractions, NO to worthy causes that don't serve us, NO to procrastination, NO to events we don't want to go to but are too nice
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totally agree with Warwick - NO is a very powerful word that is used to seldom in business

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Know What Your Audience Wants Before Investing in Content Creation and Marketing - Whiteboard Friday

Know What Your Audience Wants Before Investing in Content Creation and Marketing - Whiteboard Friday | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Nothing sets content marketing up for success quite like a deep knowledge of the people you're hoping will love what you create. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand shows you how to acquire that knowledge.

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this part is missing with lots of startups 

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Moz offers 5 key points to make sure you figure what your target market is interested in before you invest time and resources in the creation of content. 

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Target market is such an essential key.  Be sure to know your market first.

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Six top business lessons

Six top business lessons | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
What's the best advice Australia's most successful entrepreneurs have ever followed?
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true for ALL budding and current business owners

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Why research into who your customer is, is vital for success

Why research into who your customer is, is vital for success | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
The biggest and potentially most damaging things business owners fail to do is understand their target market and understand them …
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how true....

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Growing - Scott Galloway’s rapid-fire insight into the future of retail and digital economies

Growing - Scott Galloway’s rapid-fire insight into the future of retail and digital economies | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
In 15 minutes this video will give you a sense of the key trends that are shaping the US and European economies, through changes in digital media, digital business, physical logistics and omni-channel retailing.
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well worth spending the time to watch - some very interesting insights...

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Amazon launches cheap unlimited cloud storage

Amazon launches cheap unlimited cloud storage | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Amazon is clearly looking to disrupt the cloud industry, offering customers unlimited cloud storage for $US60 per year
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cloud data storage getting cheaper and cheaper

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5 Common Survey Question Mistakes That'll Ruin Your Data | SurveyMonkey Blog

5 Common Survey Question Mistakes That'll Ruin Your Data | SurveyMonkey Blog | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Here are the 5 most common survey mistakes. See examples of good and bad questions and what you can do to make sure you're getting data you can count on.
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Thinking about creating a survey? Then I suggest you read these tips to get the answers your require.

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Welcome to the Small Business Friendliness Survey

Welcome to the Small Business Friendliness Survey | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
This survey helps SMB voice their concerns about what matters most to them and be heard by policy makers and ministers.
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We're seeking responses from Australian SME's about what makes a positive small business environment in Australia and their opinions towards state and local government - results made public and handed to Government decision makers - complete survey at http://servicecrowd.com.au/small-business-survey-welcome/ 

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Business Success Radio -

Business Success Radio - | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
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Looking for inspiration? Check out these great interviews with successful people.

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Stage fright: How to overcome your fear of public speaking | Citrix Interactions Blog

Stage fright: How to overcome your fear of public speaking | Citrix Interactions Blog | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Whether you're presenting in-person, or virtually, here are some great tips for getting over your fear of public speaking.
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if speaking to groups or in the media scares the c*#p out of you then this article may help...

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Why I won't do business with blokes

Why I won't do business with blokes | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Some start-ups are are purposely targeting men or women with great success.
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how can you 'female focus YOUR business???

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Are you making these five common website mistakes?

Are you making these five common website mistakes? | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Have you set up your website business but don’t seem to have the sales or conversions you thought you should? Do you wonder what makes people buy from other sites?
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working with hundreds of small businesses each year we get to see these mistakes regularly - sadly they are easy to fix but seldom get fixed

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Small biz quick links across gov | Small Business Commissioner

Small biz quick links across gov | Small Business Commissioner | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
It can be difficult to find the information you need for your small business. Across the Australian Government there are many agencies involved in the small business space and each provides information online. To help you find this information now and in the future below is a list of quick links to the key small business information on these various government websites.
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here's some handy links for connecting with Government for those who may require them 

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Start-ups Should Sell to Small Businesses, Not Big Enterprises

Start-ups Should Sell to Small Businesses, Not Big Enterprises | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
It’s a way to test out products that will eventually be sold to larger customers.

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sage advice that confirms small fish can be sweet

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Completely agree!  Many start-ups have the philosophy of their idea every big business will want and buy and/or they will be bought out by a larger corporation.  However, these are the exceptions and the article goes into examples of the reality.