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Retaining Good Employees in a Post Recession World

January 20, 2011 • NewsComments (0)

The worst of recession is over, but this is no time of relief for business owners. While business owners might benefit from employees that stay put and more engaged in their work during downturn, research shows that a third of employees plan to change their job or whole career after recession. So, how to retain …

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Managing Cash Flow

January 19, 2011 • NewsComments (0)

In July 2010, legal changes have been made to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and enabled them to take firmer action against small businesses that continually default on their agreed payment arrangement. In light of the new changes, small to medium sized

After the Flood

January 18, 2011 • Featured, NewsComments (0)

The Queensland and Victoria floods has devastated many retailers and small businesses. Even those higher up on the supply chain is likely to be affected as well. Businesses are now familiar with flood evacuation procedures and steps to prevent damage to

Future Manufacturing Trends

January 18, 2011 • NewsComments (0)

Manufacturing industry in Australia is set to face more competitive challenges in the future, as emerging economies such as China and India become more competitive. So, future manufacturing trends point to “high-tech, high-skill and high-wage manufacturing

Taking up a Business Loan

January 17, 2011 • NewsComments (0)

Applying for a business loan is a lot like applying for a personal loan. Ultimately, bank does not want to lose money by taking too great of a risk. So, if you want to prove that your business is worth the money, you will need to be fully prepared. First,

A Consumer’s Guide on Insurance Flood Policy

January 14, 2011 • NewsComments (0)

Floods in Australia have remained to be a persistent risk.  The recent deadly floods have again raised anxiety to many affected Australians regarding the extent and coverage of their house and contents insurance policies.  Unfortunately, many have

Exporting with Soaring Australian Dollar

January 14, 2011 • NewsComments (0)

The recent soaring Australian Dollar has seen exporter’s woes as demand falls over higher export prices. However, Australia is one of the few economies to achieve export growth despite an 11 per cent fall in world trade in 2009 (Tim Harcourt, Chief