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Be Your Own Health and Safety Officer- A Checklist for Home-Based Workers

Amanda MacLean

Under the work health and safety (WHS) laws, a person conducting a business or undertaking, has a duty of care to provide a safe and healthy place of work for all employees and any person who contributes something towards the work being done. These duties, rights and responsibilities apply to people who work from home, [...]

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My Favourite Business Book Competition Winners Announced

The Australian Businesswomen's Network

The winners of the My Favourite Business Book Competition have been announced and awarded prizes valued at over $1,250. Entrants shared their favourite books and why these books, and an ongoing focus on education, have made an impact on their business. The first prize has been awarded to Melanie Frok who chose Beyond Performance - How [...]

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Legal Help Guide for Small Business

Victoria Taylor

Did you know the Australian Government has an online legal help guide? The guide has been prepared for Australian small business owners to assist them in gaining a broad understanding of legal issues they may encounter. It provides clear, plain English advice on a number of topics, including, Business structures Buying and selling businesses Entering into loan [...]

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8 Ways a Business Plan Can Change Your Small Business

Suzi Dafnis

A business plan is a critical asset to your small business. I know, planning can sound hard. It can seem like a struggle and who has time anyhow? A business plan can give your organisation vision and clarity. While having passion is important in a new business, ensuring that your idea will manifest requires a plan. A [...]

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Why Your Social Media Activity Matters

Suzi Dafnis

With one click of the button your message can be instantly seen by hundreds, if not thousands of individuals. The simplicity with which your message can reach people instantaneously is one reason why many businesses have turned to social media to reach out to their audiences. But, using social media because it's easy (and relatively inexpensive) is not reason enough [...]

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Writing Your Own Magic Formula

Dominique Antarakis

I've lost count of the number of times a client has asked us to 'work our magic' on some copy for them. I think this speaks volumes about the mystery surrounding how copy works and what goes into producing it. But while I don't have a secret stash of fairy dust or a magic wand [...]

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Winning at the Game of Sales: 4 Secret Rules

Frances Pratt

Sales is a game with its own rules and power plays. People think that the Game of Sales is a blood sport; that you have to sell your soul to win. I am here to show you how you can win at selling by thinking differently and knowing the secret rules to the Game of [...]

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Hands-on Interning at Australian Businesswomen’s Network

The Australian Businesswomen's Network

There is a lot of discussion in media and academic circles right now about the benefit of internships- whether interns are really getting the experience and skills needed to enter the workforce or merely being assigned to coffee runs and endless photocopying. The Australian Businesswomen’s Network (ABN) focuses heavily on providing its interns with the [...]

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What Are the Minimum Employee Conditions that You Need to Adhere to?

Natasha Hawker

When I talk to clients, I often ask “Do you send out the Fair Work Information Statement?” and, admittedly, many of them look at me blankly. I then let them know that they have a legal obligation to send out a copy of this document to every new permanent employee - or risk a fine. [...]

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2014 Small Business Festival Victoria events announced

The 2014 Small Business Festival Victoria has announced over 340 events that will help you get the hands-on skills and knowledge you need to grow your business. These free or low-cost events provide a huge range of educational options to choose from, regardless where in Victoria you live. (In fact, its webinar series is open to you no [...]

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