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Cash from the Crowd

Cash from the Crowd

If you’re an entrepreneur who needs funds but who does not have the benefit of a robust Rolodex of angel investors, venture capitalists, or even a plethora of wealthy friends you can call, then it could be smart to consider crowdfunding your next project. Crowdfunding is where individuals appeal for contributions from the public using [...]

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How to Get More Referrals, Testimonials and Customer Reviews

How to Get More Referrals, Testimonials and Customer Reviews

Customer referrals, testimonials and reviews are a powerful way to market your business by word-of-mouth. Many small businesses lack a system for gathering good news from customers ongoingly and leveraging customer stories to produce future sales and goodwill. Join us on 28 April to learn powerful ways to get more referrals, testimonials and customer reviews. [...]

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Breaking Through - FREE Webinar

Breaking Through

Are you experiencing any of these scenarios? You feel like you’ve hit a place where you’re stuck in your business and struggling to see a clear way forward You’re overwhelmed with demands and stressed out trying to keep up with it all You’re anxious about making some big decisions or taking on a new opportunity [...]

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Making It

How to find your ideal mentor, grow your business and get focused

Learn how you can follow the lead of people like Sir Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey and 160 of Australia's top business women, by finding a mentor to help you grow your business, get focused and achieve your vision. During the training you will learn: What to look for in a mentor How to find the [...]

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Latest Articles

Managing your business reputation online

Managing your business reputation online

With the rise of the internet, most brands and businesses are now fully aware that they need to manage their reputation online. Consumers are talking about local businesses on the internet more than ever, so businesses must find effective ways to connect with their customers online. Beyond social media sites, review sites are an important [...]

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Improve your writing confidence

Improve your writing confidence

For many people, writing is a mystery. There’s a widespread myth that writing ability is innate:you’ve either got it, or you haven’t. The truth is that good workplace writing is a skill that can be learned and that you can continue to improve, right throughout your working life. This three-step process will set you on [...]

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Where next for ‘disruptive’ tech?

A couple of months into 2014, tech-heads and investors could have been forgiven for believing that a new dawn for disruptive technology had arrived. Bitcoin, the world’s leading cryptocurrency, had popped above $800 on January 2 and remained there for over a month. Tesla, the flagship for electric cars, was on a remarkable bull run [...]

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6 pre-tradeshow sanity saving tips

6 pre-tradeshow sanity saving tips

If you are first-time trade show exhibitor you might be wondering what you can do to make sure your upcoming show is as advantageous as possible. Well my green and eager friend, preparation is the key to success. Expo centres and tradeshow floors are not exempt from Murphy’s Law, as many event professionals have learned, [...]

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Member of the Week

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Chantelle Hodgson

Mabuzi

In 2004 Chantelle founded Mabuzi, a small business creating one-off custom t-shirts for customers in the Broadway Shopping Centre in Ultimo, Sydney. Today Mabuzi has moved from the shop floor in Ultimo to a larger space in Annandale and launched an e-commerce system allowing customers to design their own custom products online at a very competitive price. Mabuzi has evolved and now also supplies a wide range of corporate clients, marketing agencies, sports clubs and teams, with customised uniforms, promotional attire and sportswear. With a team of in-house industry experts, Mabuzi offers an unrivalled range of print and branding solutions under the one roof, streamlining your print order. Mabuzi specialises in screen printing, embroidery, direct-to-garment, full colour digital transfers and vinyl transfers. From one-off custom t-shirt printing to promotional merchandise in the thousands, Mabuzi is proud to offer its clients superior service, rapid turnaround, exceptional value and outstanding results.

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Latest herBusiness Blog Posts

The Role of Innovation in Driving Business Growth

Victoria Taylor

Innovation is vital to the success of any business, no matter how big or small. The Culturing Success report launched by Microsoft this month found thousands of Australian small businesses are jeopardising their performance across total revenue, business efficiency, market share, staff satisfaction and customer loyalty, through a lack of innovation. Innovation is not to [...]

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Netiquette - Simple Rules for Excellent Customer Care in the Digital Age

Amanda MacLean

The internet economy has levelled the playing field allowing small businesses to compete with large corporates across many service and product sectors.  The online retail space in particular has grown so significantly over the past few years as to be a very crowded and highly competitive market place. What do successful small businesses do to [...]

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Getting the Most Out of Your Referral Arrangements

Nadia MacLeod

People do business with people. Building your business through referral arrangements is a natural extension of human behaviour. We like to ask others for recommendations – whether we’re looking to have our house painted or need a new mortgage. We want to find a solution that has worked for someone else. As the referrer you [...]

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Social Media Ideas

Health research school takes advantage of social media engagement

The Australian Businesswomen's Network

Menzies School of Health Research deals with many challenges that most of us would not encounter in a day, let alone our lifetime. As the Australian leader in Indigenous and tropical health research, they work to diagnose, prevent and treat disease, liaising with health services and communities in areas such as Indigenous child and mental [...]

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ABN Member Spotlight

Member Eleni Mitakos in Sunday Telegraph

Australian Businesswomen's Network member Eleni Mitakos was featured in a recent edition of The Sunday Telegraph in an article entitled, The Mumpreneur Myth. The article explores how spending more time with your kids and being your own boss is the dream – but a far cry from reality. The image of a mum working from home is [...]

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Small Business Tips

Online Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Ruth Perkins

When you own a small business, every decision you make is critical. Your marketing strategies are among the most costly and critical ones. So how do you take the little you have and turn it into gold? Use online marketing methods as much as you can. It’s not clear to all what exactly online marketing [...]

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