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Australia’s leading online weddings directory and early internet pioneer Easy Weddings was named Telstra’s Victorian Business of the Year 2011 at last Friday’s award ceremony.
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.
Hamish Petrie is in the throes of launching his fourth business, Ingogo, a mobile taxi hailing system that lets customers request and track a cab on their smartphone or over the net.
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.
Antonette Golikidis worked for a large corporation for many years, building skills in sales and negotiation.
With the end of the financial year just weeks away, business decisions you make now could save you thousands of dollars of tax that must be paid in a few short months when your assessment is complete.
This week's decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to hold the cash rate at 4.75 per cent is likely to be a short-term reprieve for small business operators.
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.
Rising employment figures are likely to increase pressure on wages, according to several key market indicators, and competition for new employees will have an impact on small business.
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.
With small business profitability at an all-time low, many business owners could benefit from the lessons of high performing organisations. Here's how.
Tatiana Grigorieva made her mark on Australia’s conscious when she soared to take a silver medal in pole vaulting at Sydney’s 2000 Olympic Games.
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.