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Retail sales flat over the next four years but ecommerce and household goods set to thrive:

Retail sales flat over the next four years but ecommerce and household goods set to thrive: | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Retail sales are only set to grow by an average of 2.5% over the next four years as the industry undergoes a structural shift resulting in a “new trend” level, a new Deloitte Access Economics report has revealed.
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National business name register set to kick off on May 28

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has released regulatory guidance to help businesses prepare for its new national register of business names.
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10% of Australians are involved in a new business:

10% of Australians are involved in a new business: | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Australia has cemented its position as one of the most entrepreneurial nations in the world, with a new study showing 10% of Australians were involved in the setting up or founding of a new business, just behind global leader the United States.
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The five keys to ensuring you don't crash and burn

The five keys to ensuring you don't crash and burn | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
I’ve been writing about strategy and business matters for start-ups for some time now. While there are many issues that business owners face, both on a daily and ongoing basis, there are five key things that every entrepreneur needs to know.
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ATO plans crackdown on super-dodging micro employers

ATO plans crackdown on super-dodging micro employers | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
The Australian Taxation Office is expecting 12,500 complaints this year about micro employers failing to pay employees' superannuation, amid proposed laws to crack down on the issue.
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Top 10 home-based business myths

Top 10 home-based business myths | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
The advantages of starting your business from the comfort of your own home are clear – you keep your overheads to a minimum, you eliminate the daily commute and you can be flexible with your hours.
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I’m about to an online restaurant booking service. In terms of marketing strategy, what should I do?

I’m about to an online restaurant booking service. In terms of marketing strategy, what should I do? | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
If there is one key thing I have learnt after 10 years of experience, it is this: Make your product so good that it markets itself.
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What do small business ministers do? Typically, nothing: Jones

In December 2011, Prime Minister Julia Gillard reshuffled her ministry. Naturally, senior Cabinet posts and significant demotions attracted attention. Unnoticed was that small business received a new minister: Senator Mark Arbib.
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Start-up numbers hit record low as new ventures struggle

The number of new business established last financial year was the lowest on record, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, with young firms and sole traders the most likely to fail.
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Marketers warned customers less willing to pay for online content, apps

Marketers warned customers less willing to pay for online content, apps | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Marketers and small businesses have been warned in a new KPMG report that consumers are no longer as willing as they once were to purchase online content, including apps, as free alternatives become more popular.
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Small Business Survival Tips

Small Business Survival Tips | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
No matter what kind of small business you have, you need read these small business survival tips which will help you to succeed.
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Legal experts warn SMEs understanding of new personal securities register is crucial to doing business

Legal experts warn SMEs understanding of new personal securities register is crucial to doing business | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
New laws will fundamentally change the way business is carried out in Australia, legal experts say.
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Warranties against defects

Warranties against defects | Transforming small business | Scoop.it

From 1 January 2012 if you choose to provide a warranty against defects to consumers then the document you provide evidencing that warranty must comply with specific ACL requirements. Sometimes a business can be considered a ‘consumer’.

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The three stages of a bootstrapped start-up

The three stages of a bootstrapped start-up | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Launching a start-up can be a daunting and methodical process. However, it becomes a lot more manageable if you break it down into three distinct phases. BY BRAD LINDENBERG.
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A million contact points

A million contact points | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Consider all the steps your customers go through before they make the decision to buy.
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ATO bean counters launch café crackdown by monitoring coffee sales

ATO bean counters launch café crackdown by monitoring coffee sales | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
The Australian Taxation Office has always had plenty of bean counters on its staff, but they’ve never taken their job literally - until now.
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Mobile Marketing: How Start-ups can Reach Customers Via Their Mobile Phones

Mobile Marketing: How Start-ups can Reach Customers Via Their Mobile Phones | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
To understand how to best use mobile marketing, we must first understand how consumers react to being targeted on the most personal of devices.
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How do you handle the constant “shocks” that come with running a start-up?

How do you handle the constant “shocks” that come with running a start-up? | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Establishing a network of go-to people when you’re in crisis mode is crucial to your start-up’s success.
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11 early warning signs that your start-up is in trouble

11 early warning signs that your start-up is in trouble | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
We’re seeing a steady stream of businesses falling over. Last year was a horror show for many small businesses, with recent figures showing that corporate insolvencies jumped by 9.2% compared with 2010.
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Australian new business growth among world's best:

Australian new business growth among world's best: | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Australia is performing strongly when it comes to new business start-ups, with the nation recording the third highest number of new ventures among the world’s G8 economies, according to a new report.
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Should your business aim for profits or growth?

Should your business aim for profits or growth? | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
The ultimate financial objective of your business should be to maximise profits.
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How Small Businesses Can Thrive With Google+

How Small Businesses Can Thrive With Google+ | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
In this video I interview Chris Brogan, author of Google+ for Business: How Google's Social Network Changes Everything.Chris shares how...
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Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch | Fast Company

Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch | Fast Company | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Get on a Southwest flight to anywhere, buy shoes from Zappos.com, pants from Nordstrom, groceries from Whole Foods, anything from Costco, a Starbucks espresso, or a Double-Double from In N' Out, and you'll get a taste of these brands’ vibrant cultures. ...
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Creative Ways to Use QR Codes for Your Small Business

Creative Ways to Use QR Codes for Your Small Business | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
What are QR codes? Glad you asked. Quick response codes, or QR codes, are quite similar to barcodes in that they can be printed on virtually any surface.
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Family Business Owners Fail To Undertake Exit Planning, RMIT University Report:

Family Business Owners Fail To Undertake Exit Planning, RMIT University Report: | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Only 25% of family business owners consider selecting a leadership successor a critical issue, a new report reveals, prompting experts to highlight the importance of exit planning.
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