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Emergency Preparedness | SBA.gov

Emergency Preparedness | SBA.gov | Transforming small business | Scoop.it

some worthwhile fact sheets & tips from SBA (Small Business America) - if you prefer something Australian check out http://wwwareuready.com.au

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Five easy steps to creating content for your business website

Five easy steps to creating content for your business website | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Here are five basic things to keep in mind when creating content for your business website.
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helpful article for those considering content but don't know where to start or what to write about

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4 Simple Steps to Content Marketing Success - Jeffbullas's Blog

4 Simple Steps to Content Marketing Success - Jeffbullas's Blog | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Content marketing is an ongoing process that is about attracting and engaging your customer then selling. Here are 4 steps to content marketing success
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another great gem from Jeff Bullas 

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Mentor - 20 tips to maximise your chances of success in business

Mentor - 20 tips to maximise your chances of success in business | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Let’s assume we have already explored the reasons for why businesses fail and focus on what you can do to maximise your chances of being successful. Here is a list of 20 actionable tips.
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great tips - we love No. 7

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20 great tips to help you maximise your chances of Success in Business
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20 great tips to help you maximise your chances of Success in Business 

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Supongamos que ya hemos explorado las razones de por qué las empresas quiebran y se centran en lo que usted puede hacer para maximizar sus posibilidades de éxito. Aquí está una lista de 20 consejos recurribles.

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Lousy customer service costs Aussie businesses $8 billion each year: study

Lousy customer service costs Aussie businesses $8 billion each year: study | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Australian companies are losing an estimated $8 billion as a result of poor customer service, according to research by cloud contact centre vendor NewVoiceMedia published today.
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are you one of those losing customers due to YOUR bad customer service?

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What's the secret to start-up success?

What's the secret to start-up success? | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
It's not buckets of money, a hugely charismatic founder or even a winning idea. So what is it?
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simple BUT highly effective

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How to Brief and Interview a Web Designer

How to Brief and Interview a Web Designer | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Starting a web design project requires planning, researching web designers and evaluating web designers. In this post I’m going to explain how to prepare a web design brief and how to interview a w…
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good comments and great advice if you want to avoid some very common traps...

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10 tips on how to run a successful business from home

10 tips on how to run a successful business from home | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
With advances in technology making it easier to work remotely every day, many small business owners and entrepreneurs are choosing to combine their professional and personal lives by working from home.
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worthwhile reminder for all the work from 'homers'

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How to Plug the Holes in Your Content Funnel That Are Costing You Money - Copyblogger

How to Plug the Holes in Your Content Funnel That Are Costing You Money - Copyblogger | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Want to see remarkable increases in conversion? These exercises help you identify and plug content gaps to get more out of your content.
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fabulous article about blending content with customer relevance

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Tax - Getting your taxable payments reporting ready for tax time

Tax - Getting your taxable payments reporting ready for tax time | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Are you ready to prepare and lodge your first Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) before 21 July 2014?
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timely reminder for trades based contractors (or their partners who often do this 'behind the scenes' work)

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Top 10 things employees must know before making the leap to becoming an entrepreneur

Top 10 things employees must know before making the leap to becoming an entrepreneur | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Before becoming an entrepreneur, I thought I could march into my first startup and show the world how it’s done. Here are 10 things I wish I had known.
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point 9 is Sooooo true

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LinkedIn's Publishing Platform May Surprise You - Jeffbullas's Blog

LinkedIn's Publishing Platform May Surprise You - Jeffbullas's Blog | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
LinkedIn has been allowing 100 global influencers to,publish posts since 2012. LinkedIn's publishing platform is now being opened up to 300 million users.
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another gem from Jeff Bullas 

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Six tips to create a more customer-focused business

Six tips to create a more customer-focused business | Transforming small business | Scoop.it

otally agree with these - If you want to create a real competitive edge in your business, focusing on your customers is essential. So to ensure you are reaping the benefits and profits of giving value, here are six tips to help you out.

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totally agree with these - our Women in Business Program participants will have heard us talk about these key points during the workshops

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Growth - Australian startup LIFX light years ahead of big competitors at international innovation awards

Growth - Australian startup LIFX light years ahead of big competitors at international innovation awards | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Light bulb “re-inventor” LIFX has taken out the top award for smart systems in the consumer goods category at the 2014 Edison Awards.
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hows this for innovation?

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Nine tips to cut costs and boost profits

Nine tips to cut costs and boost profits | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
It's easy to let costs creep up when you're busy running a business. Here's how you can audit, and better still, reduce your costs.
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whilst we agree with most things in this article - make sure you don't cut back to the extent you dilute you're service or offering - sure you can all remember a good restaurant with the good meal that deteriorated over time as the owners saved a few bucks and then lost a lot of customers...

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A guide for small business: The legal changes you need to know about for the new financial year

A guide for small business: The legal changes you need to know about for the new financial year | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
It’s that time of the year − not only do SMEs have to get ready for tax time, they have to prepare for a raft of legal changes that will affect smooth sailing in the year ahead.
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timely reminder about some of the little things that could trip you up

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8 Insights on How to Optimize Your Social Media Marketing: Study - Jeffbullas's Blog

8 Insights on How to Optimize Your Social Media Marketing: Study - Jeffbullas's Blog | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
The social media marketing is a content hungry beast. It is continuous and complex. Here are some insights into how to optimize your social media marketing.
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some great insights on optimizing YOUR social media

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The 3-Step Cure for Micromanagement

The 3-Step Cure for Micromanagement | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Learn to let go safely by putting the proper infrastructure in place -- your business depends on it.
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good short read for those scared of letting go

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Seven steps to getting rich

Seven steps to getting rich | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
This is what sets wealthy people apart from the rest of us.
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simple, true and appropriate - are you doing it?

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Save our local shops!

Save our local shops! | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
What can help local retailers thrive? Relaxed parking and better marketing would be a start.
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love to hear your thoughts on this....

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4 Key Steps the Pros Use to Get Traffic from Search Engines - Jeffbullas's Blog

4 Key Steps the Pros Use to Get Traffic from Search Engines - Jeffbullas's Blog | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Creating content for your blog is one thing. Getting traffic to your site is another. Here are 4 key steps the pros use to get traffic from search engines
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great tips in this article for those looking to get higher blog traffic

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Six nuggets of advice from the World Business Forum

Six nuggets of advice from the World Business Forum | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
The World Business Forum is running in Sydney. SmartCompany has got six nuggets of advice from the event to help in your business.
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Our CEO of The Small Business Institute (David Gregory) is attending this conference and reports it's one of the best he's been to

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The top five content trends you need to prepare for now

The top five content trends you need to prepare for now | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Savvy marketers need to move beyond content creation and look at the part content plays in the whole marketing cycle, how it’s delivered and how people interact with it.
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simple but true - well worth the reminder

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Are You Sacrificing Future Trust for Sales Today? - Copyblogger

Are You Sacrificing Future Trust for Sales Today? - Copyblogger | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Just because you can smooth talk your way into a sale doesn’t mean you should. Let’s take a look at the reason why.
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good advice on being true to your long term strategy

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Choosing a payment gateway for your business

Choosing a payment gateway for your business | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
When starting your next online business you will undoubtedly be faced with the choice of integrating a payment gateway. Here is a quick look at some of your likely options.
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good info...

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Five lessons on how women can get ahead in retail

Five lessons on how women can get ahead in retail | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
There are only two female chief executives holding the top jobs in Australia’s retail sector, despite women making up at least 57% of the country’s 1.2 million retail workforce.
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some great tips irrespective of the size of your retail business

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