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The business of sustainability:

The business of sustainability: | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
More companies are managing sustainability to improve processes, pursue growth, and add value to their companies rather than focusing on reputation alone. A McKinsey Quarterly Energy, Resources, Materials article.
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Micro Businesses Fail To Establish Web Presence, Report Reveals:

Only 29% of micro businesses had a website presence in 2009-10, new data has revealed, yet 31% had a website presence in 2008-09, suggesting start-ups are increasingly shying away from eCommerce.
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Ten quick sales and marketing wins for SMEs

Ten quick sales and marketing wins for SMEs | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
SMEs are currently under the hammer - with record insolvency figures being reported. We've gathered together 10 quick sales and marketing tips to help SMEs negotiate this tricky business landscape.
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Ernst & Young Report Shows Older Workers More Productive:

Start-ups shouldn’t overlook mature age workers during the recruitment process, an industry expert says, with a new report revealing older workers are often the most productive employees.
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Working From Home - 4 simple success steps | Transform Your Business

Working From Home - 4 simple success steps | Transform Your Business | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Like many Practitioners and small business owners, I share in the delight of working for myself, being my own boss and working from home.
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Report tips smartphone explosion – here are eight ways you should be preparing for the smartphone revolution

Nearly 10 million more smartphones will enter the Australian market within the next four years, and businesses need to start preparing.
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Small Business Labs: Bain's Trillion Dollar Growth Trends

Small Business Labs: Bain's Trillion Dollar Growth Trends | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
The Great Eight: Billion Dollar Growth Trends to 2020 is a fascinating look at macro trends from the elite consulting firm Bain and Company. Bain's primary business is strategy consulting at the highest levels of world's largest corporations.
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Price Versus Value: How To Select The Right Business To Buy: Greg Hayes

Price Versus Value: How To Select The Right Business To Buy: Greg Hayes | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
In a perfect market, price and value are the same thing. But we don’t operate in a perfect market. BY GREG HAYES.
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10 ways to boost the value of your brand

What can you do to boost the value of your own business’ brand? These tips should help you along the way.
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Value my business, fast, quick, valuation, Melbourne

Value my business, fast, quick, valuation, Melbourne | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Value my business, fast, quick, valuation, Melbourne: I want to sell my business but I am not sure what it is worth or how to get the best price. Find out how to make a profit from selling your business.
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Retailers hit out at union challenge to student working hours

Industry body the Australian Retailers Association has lashed out at a last-ditch union attempt to prevent changes to students’ working hours, claiming that the challenge harms employees and retailers.
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PayCheck Plus - online tool- Fair Work Ombudsman

PayCheck Plus is an online web based application which helps you automatically calculate pay rates under modern awards.

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Gen Y switches focus to saving rather than spending: Report - Sales and marketing

Generation Y is keen to save and baby boomers are concerned about their retirement income, so who's going to spend at home? That is the question raised by two new surveys which suggest older and younger generations are closing their wallets.
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Daniel Kahneman: Beware the ‘inside view’ - McKinsey Quarterly

Daniel Kahneman: Beware the ‘inside view’ - McKinsey Quarterly | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
In an excerpt from his new book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, the Nobel laureate recalls how an inwardly focused forecasting approach once led him astray, and why an external perspective can help executives do better.
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Working Out the Value of Assets in a Business Sale: Greg Hayes

Working Out the Value of Assets in a Business Sale: Greg Hayes | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Starting up may mean launching your own venture. But it can also involve buying another business. However, be aware that the latter option isn’t hassle-free.
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Does Australia have a 10 speed economy? We rate the best and worst sectors

According to NAB chief Cameron Clyne, there might be 10 speeds in the economy.
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Free trade, mentoring, finance improvements pushed for small business at CHOGM

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry says SMEs need widened access to free trade, better financing options, less red tape and more mentoring.
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Five Areas Where Start-ups and Corporations Can Collaborate

Five Areas Where Start-ups and Corporations Can Collaborate | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Five Areas Where Start-ups and Corporations Can Collaborate to Achieve Growth
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Online use among older people continues to soar

Older consumers are increasingly using online tools, according to a new report, suggesting that businesses need to steer clear of overlooking the more mature demographic.
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FREE Online Marketing Guidelines from ADMA

FREE Online Marketing Guidelines from ADMA | Transforming small business | Scoop.it

Get this free guide at http://assets.adma.com.au/online-marketing-guidelines/index.html

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Australian Private Business Values – latest report and key findings

The latest bizexchange index report on Australian private business value is show some interesting results and highlights the need to keep a close eye on the...
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SMEs still struggling with online strategy, failing to cater to older consumers

Small businesses continue to underestimate the uptake of social media and mobile technologies among consumers, a new report reveals, with older consumers particularly overlooked.
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The zen of start-up optimism - Mumpreneurs

The zen of start-up optimism - Mumpreneurs | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
With the heady smell of economic downturn and financial crises in the air there's not much start-up optimism about. Here are the reasons to be cheerful. BY POLLY McGEE.
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Business Mentors: How to Get The Best Out Of Your Mentor

Start-ups of Melbourne rejoice! As we reported yesterday, start-up incubator PushStart revealed that it is to hold its first mentor speed dating event, Mentor Live, in the city next week.
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Being Single When You Start Up, Pros And Cons:

Family-run enterprises have long been the bedrock of Australia’s small business sector.
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