You’ve no doubt heard of the 80/20 rule. It’s the old adage that says 80 percent of your business comes from 20 percent of sales. What you might not know is that this philosophy can be applied all across your business — especially when it comes to time management.

Just the act of flipping the ‘Open’ sign means costs are accruing. Can you hear the pennies slip away?

Everybody, it seems, is putting something in a cloud. Photos, music, even precious small business data with a cloud hosted pbx. The cloud is clearly the way information storage is headed, and offers big benefits like the flexibility to work remotely, reduced costs, and it can save the day when equipment fails. In order to access any cloud service you will need a reliable ISP. I personally recommend eatel whenever

In the earliest stages of launching a business, it’s common to start with a general topic or area of expertise that you’re passionate about and form an idea for what you’d like to offer from there. Good so far; but when you’re feeling inspired, it’s easy to rush through, or entirely overlook, the process of refining this initial idea into something people truly want.

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Apr 2015

Customer Rewards

It’s no secret that rewards programs are effective for businesses, both large and small. Repeat customers are rewarded and sales go up—everybody wins. But sometimes it’s tough for smaller businesses to give big discounts or appeal to their customer base all of the time. The main way a smaller business is able to hand out these discounts is by bettering customer experience and a great way that can be achieved

As a small business owner, I know how hard it is to keep a business running while wearing ten different hats at once. And that’s to say nothing of keeping up with tech trends and identifying the ones that could impact my business. That’s why it’s not surprising to see a lot of small business owners who are resistant to trying new technology. If you’re in this boat, don’t shy

Over the last few years, we kept on hearing experts say “You have to make your website mobile-friendly!” And in response, we heard business owners say “Sure, it would be nice if my website shows up pretty on a smart phone. But it’s not on the top of my priority list. My website can still be viewed on a smart phone” – and if this sounds like you, then you’re not alone.

From 1 July 2015, some business owners will have their pay as you go (PAYG) withholding cycles changed. The cycle change is based on the amount you withheld under your Australian business number (ABN) in all branches during the 2013-14 Financial Year. If you withheld between $25,000 and $1 million, you will need to report and pay monthly. If the amount was more than $1 million, you will need to report and pay electronically according to the