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Cyclone, flood risks rise as La Nina declared

Australia could see increased cyclone activity this season and a greater risk of flooding as a result of a La Nina climate event and influences in the Indian Ocean. The Bureau of Meteorology last week declared the first active La Nina since the 2010-2012 event, when insurance catastrophes were triggered due to Tropical Cyclone Yasi […]

How to identify productivity pitfalls, and how to avoid them...

As workplaces continue to mutate into a mixture of designated buildings and makeshift home offices, productivity has become increasingly difficult to monitor as the focus shifts away from simple benchmarks such as hours logged. One of the most reliable and feasible measurements we have is to self-assess our own productivity throughout the workday, which includes […]

B2B SMEs: it’s time to refocus, reignite, and rise

In case you have noticed, there is no turning back! As businesses resume out of lockdown, they are facing the “new normal”. For those of us operating in a business-to-business (B2B) context, this will be characterised by: -Increased number of decision-makers.-Purchased decisions made by consensus.-Tighter budgets.-Highly demanding, risk-averse buyers.-Selling virtually. Unlike the pandemic, these conditions […]

The future faces of on-line business?

Meet the “savvy” high-schoolers who created a booming e-commerce platform during COVID-19 This has not been an easy year to launch a new business. But, three high school students from Strathcona Girls Grammar have done just that. And, after a successful soft launch, they’re preparing for growth. Pre-COVID-19, aspiring entrepreneurs Audrey Hillard, Kate Henry and […]

Are you ready for an emergency?

The National Preparedness Week, 31 August – 6 September 2020, an initiative of the Australian Red Cross, helps individuals and businesses plan for emergencies. Australian Red Cross, Chief Executive Officer, Judy Slatyer said, “What we know from working in disasters for over 100 years, is being prepared can make an emergency less stressful, give people […]

How to give your business a data protection health check ami...

The coronavirus continues to hurt the wellbeing of each and everyone one of us, affecting everyday life and the global economy. Office shutdowns have been ordered by governments and many businesses are now working with an entirely remote workforce for the first time. Keeping productivity as high as possible and eliminating IT-led outages is going […]

Deliver at all costs: The three secrets to landing and keepi...

More than a decade ago, my co-founder Tim Molloy and I were selling neckties across a few locations in Melbourne and Sydney. We had quality stock and it was a high-margin product, so for a few years, we did really well out of it. Then, thanks to a combination of changing fashion (where officewear trended […]

Amid the stories of business collapses, there are some winne...

In a factory in Sydney’s south, Merna Taouk is bundling up fresh crumpets which will be packed and shipped directly to someone’s doorstep. She wears (She’s wearing) her signature headscarf, resembling the logo which adorns the packaging of her eponymous crumpet brand. While Ms Taouk’s likeness is instantly recognisable, her business looks very different than […]

What’s the rub on cleaning and disinfection?

One of the changes borne out of the COVID-19 pandemic is increased mindfulness about cleanliness and sanitation to help stem the spread of the disease. With most people having become neat freaks over the past few months, businesses make sure to keep their premises clean to avoid violating health regulations and facing possible liability in […]

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