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DIY super: the enemy within

DIY super: the enemy within | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Members of SMSFs are most vulnerable to mistakes, mismanagement and dishonesty by other members of the fund – mostly their spouses and adult children.
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Consider cashflow – before it’s too late

It’s only the beginning of May but if you haven’t already, now is the time to start thinking about the end of the financial year.
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10 key insights into the world’s start-ups

If you fancy a piece of 'light reading', you could do worse than to tackle the monster 380-page World Economic Forum report into global entrepreneurship. But we’ve picked over the carcass to pick out 10 of the tastiest morsels for you.
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Small Business Dissatisfied With Labor, Concerned About Carbon Tax - Finance

Less than a quarter of SMEs would vote for the Gillard Government if an election was held in the near future because they have become the “forgotten majority”, according to a new survey.
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Tips on Choosing Your Target Customer | Rinforsideweb Blog

Tips on Choosing Your Target Customer | Rinforsideweb Blog | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Targeting the right prospects can mean the difference between success and failure. This is especially true for start-ups and small businesses looking to turn a profit.
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ACTU’s attack on contractors will have huge ramifications: Gottliebsen

Jeff Lawrence has confirmed contractors' worst fears – the unions will be putting more pressure than ever on Labor to implement a raft of devastating new industrial relations laws.
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Cyber attacks surge as criminals target social media, mobiles

Computer security firm Symantec has revealed that a staggering 286 million new cyber threats emerged during 2010.
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ATO figures show Government’s standard tax deduction plan may not entice workers

Taxpayers are urged to do the maths on their workplace-related expenses, as Tax Office figures show average claims well exceed the Government's planned standard deduction level of $500.
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How to master the art of being wrong

How to master the art of being wrong | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
What do Walt Disney, Bill Gates and Abraham Lincoln have in common? They all failed in their first business venture, but they didn't let that stop them.
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MasterCard, PayPass: Merchants Must Install Tap-and-go System

MasterCard has unveiled an ambitious plan to make contactless payment technology a standard feature by 2012.
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Small businesses shun overdrafts for plastic...

A new report reveals small businesses are increasingly opting for credit cards over arranged overdrafts in order to manage cashflow.
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BigBelly, Solar-Powered Rubbish Bins: Start-up Idea - Planning

BigBelly, Solar-Powered Rubbish Bins: Start-up Idea - Planning | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Solar-powered rubbish bins that compact their own litter recently went on trial in the UK, indicating the industry could be set for a breakthrough in Australia.
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"Mice ate my tax records" just doesn’t cut it!

"Mice ate my tax records" just doesn’t cut it! | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
In this day and age, the keeping of records should be taken very seriously should the ATO does an audit. Excuses just won't cut it.
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How to use video to market your business

How to use video to market your business | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
The evidence is clear – if you're not working with video, you should be.
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Telstra unveiled a $600 million solution to entice small businesses to embrace digital technology

Survey of 500 business decision makers found more than 10% of businesses with less than 20 employees operate without a basic desktop PC
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Keeping Growth Simple: Working Out Your Business Growth Options

Keeping Growth Simple: Working Out Your Business Growth Options | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
No matter which way you slice or dice it there is fundamentally only two ways you can grow your revenue – increase prices or increase volume by selling more.
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How to spot a business-wrecking customer

When you start a business, it isn't just about what you do well that ensures your path to success, but also what your customers do well. Follow these key rules to ensure your customers build, rather than break, your start-up.
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Making Change Happen, and Making It Stick

Making Change Happen, and Making It Stick | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
Five factors make the greatest difference in fostering the new behaviors needed for a transformation. All of them reflect the basic importance of people in implementing and embedding change.
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The Rise of Custom Content

The Custom Content Council recently released a survey showing the growing role custom content is playing in marketing.
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Entrepreneurs reveal their cashflow commandments

Entrepreneurs reveal their cashflow commandments | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
While the Australian economy is outperforming most of the developed world, SMEs are being slayed by rising costs and delayed payments. Don't get caught out.
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Revealed: The 10 secrets of the Start-up 50’s success

If any further evidence was needed of the changing face of Australian business, this year’s Start-up 50 provides it in buckets.
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Avoid getting soaked in the greenwash - Greening your Business

Avoid getting soaked in the greenwash - Greening your Business | Transforming small business | Scoop.it
The main issue to consider before commencing any green marketing communications is motive. Here’s the right one.
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Sky-high dollar may cause SMEs to crash

Australian exporters are being encouraged to look at ways to ride out the record Australian dollar, with experts saying many small businesses are not equipped to deal with the soaring currency.
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Mobile and P2P Payments Options Exploding

It's getting crowded in the mobile and peer-to-peer (P2P) payments space. A wide range of companies are trying to position themselves for the expected growth in this industry...
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Sham Contracting Crackdown: Hair and Beauty, Cleaning, Call Centres

The Fair Work Ombudsman will conduct audits on three industries – hair and beauty, cleaning and call centres – as part of a major crackdown on sham contracting.
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