Let’s talk: Investments

Today we are talking about investing. Specifically, what small-to-medium businesses are choosing to invest in to further expand their success. It can be a tricky thing to invest a big sum of money with confidence, however with the right expertise behind you a good investment can really pay off in the long-term and is arguably an… Continue reading Let’s talk: Investments

Let’s Talk: Business meetings

Business meetings: face-to-face versus digital, where is the real value?  In a digital world, with so many digital meeting platforms available and with many new digital consumer experiences emerging,  it’s easy to see why this question is so relevant right now. There is arguably no longer a need to meet face-to-face or to be in the same… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Business meetings

Let’s Talk: Innovation

Does innovation only lie within the tech space?  Tech innovation is often in the media headlines as we see industries adapting to new technologies and moving their processes towards digitalisation. We’re often discussing the question of whether businesses will embrace technology innovation or not, and what the repercussions might be of choosing either option. It’s easy to… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Innovation

Let’s Talk: The big 4 banks

This week we hear from two leaders on the big 4 banks, discussing whether they are becoming redundant to small business. It is becoming increasingly challenging for small and medium enterprises to secure bank finance as rejection figures are on the rise.  An analysis of business loans by financial comparison site Mozo.com.au has found staying loyal to… Continue reading Let’s Talk: The big 4 banks

Let’s Talk: Federal budget

The 2019 federal budget was revealed last week, with many changes indicated for small business, and so we asked leaders in the SME world for their opinions and reactions.   As a recap, the conditional budget saw an increase in the instant asset write-off threshold to $30,000, lower tax rates and an easier tax dispute… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Federal budget

Don’t frustrate customers, deliver ‘omni-channel’ retailing, forum told

Customers are increasingly interacting with retailers through multiple ‘channels’ as part of a single transaction. Retailers that fail to offer a superior shopping experience, where their customers can move seamlessly between different channels, risk becoming obsolete, industry experts warned a recent forum’s attendees. Held at Sydney’s Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, 18 May, the… Continue reading Don’t frustrate customers, deliver ‘omni-channel’ retailing, forum told