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Three Ways to Be More Confident

Suzi Dafnis

If you’ve read our Breaking Through eBook, you will know we found the Confidence Habit was something every single woman in this year’s Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame possessed. We became fascinated with the Confidence Habit and have been digging deep into the research. Turns out your level of confidence is just as important as your [...]

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Consultancy Agreements - A Tool to Protect Your Business

Nadia MacLeod

More people are choosing to make the shift from traditional employment options to working for themselves. Some make the leap willingly, opting for greater work/life balance while others find it’s the best option after being downsized. As a Consultant or Contractor, you can choose your hours, clients, and where and how you will work... but [...]

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What Michelle Bridges taught me about being “bullheaded”

Suzi Dafnis

Michelle Bridges is a household name these days. She’s achieved incredible success in television, retail and online. And we recently inducted her into the Australian Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame (Michelle’s story is included in the Breaking Through eBook. We asked Michelle to tell us the keys to her success. And one thing she said really struck a [...]

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Feeling Like an Imposter? Three Sure-fire Signs that You are in Your Perfect Business.

Amanda MacLean

1. Somewhere along the line, it became the Australian norm to believe that work has to be a struggle, a burden of duty, and the death knell to a balanced life. When you find the work you love, struggles become challenges and opportunities; your work becomes a positive and fully integrated part of your balanced [...]

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The crisis for women in business

Suzi Dafnis

Studies have shown that men are more self-assured than women……and yet, we also know that to succeed, confidence matters just as much as competence.What that leads to is a particular crisis for women in business. And it’s in the form of a vast confidence gap that’s keeping many women in smaller businesses, earning less and taking [...]

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Are Penalty Rates Costing Your Business?

Victoria Taylor

Are penalty rates hampering your business growth? The Productivity Commission’s review into Australia’s workplace relations framework seems to have been dominated by this issue. Over Easter, businesses in the hospitality sector ran a campaign against penalty rates saying they made it unaffordable to stay open on public holidays. The Small Business Minister Bruce Billson also [...]

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How to Brief a Copywriter for a Perfect First Draft

Dominique Antarakis

When you’ve decided to outsource copy or content for your business, the key to getting what you want from a writer is nailing the brief. And there are a few basic things that you’ll need to communicate in order to make the process go as smoothly as possible. 1. Job context You’d be surprised how [...]

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Contractor or Employee? What's the Difference?

Nadia MacLeod

Many seek flexibility in the workplace and choices such as casual, part-time, full-time or individual flexibility arrangements go some way to meeting this need. Another alternative is to abandon the traditional employee model altogether and become a "Contractor". Employees are often tempted to freelance – lured by the promise of escaping the corporate grind, working [...]

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Five Ways to Turn Your Business Performance Around Tomorrow?

Natasha Hawker

Did you know that only 20% of businesses get their ‘pot of gold’ at the end of the rainbow when they sell? Most owners sell at the worst possible time, often when their business is not performing at the optimal level – or when they are fed up, frustrated and tired. Is your business going [...]

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7 Biggest Book Printing Traps by First Time Authors

Vivienne Kane

and how to avoid falling into them Modern digital print now makes production of high quality small quantity book printing possible at very affordable prices. As a self publishing author, you can now choose to manage the editing, design and printing of your book with your own selected experts, so that you maintain total control [...]

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