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Financing a business - Three ways money can kill your start-up

Financing a business - Three ways money can kill your start-up | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Most entrepreneurs spend a good portion of their time securing finance. However, if you’re unwary, there are three ways money can destroy your business.
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you can get help sorting out your finances with mentoring from http://www.sbms.org.au if you're an Australian based business and many similar organisations around the world

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Stop spending money on a new business until you have a solid business plan.  Be conservative with your money and make sure you are focused on areas of your business  that will make you money.

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Are you a company director? Read this. | Small Business Commissioner

Are you a company director? Read this. | Small Business Commissioner | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
If you're a company director (or thinking about becoming one) there are legal obligations you should fully understand regarding the management of the company and your role and responsibilities as a director. ASIC has told us that many small company directors are unaware of the full extent of their director duties and some signed up to be director on the promise that they wouldn't have to do anything. Read this post to find out the key things you need to know about being a company director, including your personal liabilities.
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some sage words from the Australian Small Business commissioners office

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Are female entrepreneurs set up to fail?

Are female entrepreneurs set up to fail? | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that men and women are treated differently. Here are the facts.
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interesting facts and some good ideas on beating the inbalance

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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you […]
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well worth the read

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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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How to start a... - How to choose a crowdfunding platform

How to start a... - How to choose a crowdfunding platform | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
With the explosive growth in crowdfunding, we’ve seen a lot of different crowdfunding platforms popping up, each looking for their cut of the $30 billion that will be raised in this year.
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if you're looking at funding, these insights into the different sources of crowd funding might be helpful

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13 of the Best Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers

13 of the Best Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
This list of the best Google Chrome extensions for social media marketers will save you valuable work time and effort.
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some great tools here

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Scam alert: calls from the "ATO" | Small Business Commissioner

Scam alert: calls from the "ATO" | Small Business Commissioner | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
The Government's Stay Smart Online has issued a high priority scam alert. Scammers are reportedly claiming to be from the ATO or Australian Crime Commission and telling call recipients they face legal proceedings and need to make a payment. Read this post to find out more.
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PLEASE take note of this alert from the Small Business Commissioner's Office

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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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