If you run a business in hospitality or retail, it gets pretty crazy at this time of the year. But for a lot of Australian businesses, things are starting to slow down - it’s more of a ‘Christmas hush’ than a ‘Christmas rush’. Here are four useful things you can do to keep your business ticking over in the meantime.
Despite the Reserve Bank predicting a strong outlook for the Australian economy overall, the national construction sector has contracted in recent months and the trend does not look encouraging in the short term, according to the Australian Industry Group’s latest report.
More than half a billion dollars in training and workforce development grant, to match business investment in formal skills training, is up for grabs under the new National Workforce Development Fund, with the deadline for the first round of applications in just two weeks, on 20 September.
That’s all very well in the early days of your business, in fact it can be refreshing to have so much control over everything that needs to be done. But as business hots up and there aren’t enough hours in the day, doing it yourself can start to do your head in.
Queensland earned the nation’s admiration for its plucky response to devastating floods and cyclones earlier this year, so it is fitting that Telstra’s Queensland Business of the Year for 2011, Stream Group, has played a big part in helping the State’s homeowners back on their feet.