Archive for October, 2016

How to become an industry “disruptor”

Small to medium enterprise (SME) owners are in the perfect position to shake-up their industry status quo and challenge industry practices. ‘Disruption’ is a current business buzzword and while it shares common characteristics with ‘innovation’, the main distinction is that disruptors strive to turn an industry or traditional service upside down – think Uber, Airbnb […]

Fancy becoming a media “go to expert”?

Managing Director of recruitment agency Nine2Three, Kathryn MacMillan was recently featured on ABC Radio and TV speaking about the increase in part-time employment opportunities. We asked Kathryn for her key tips on building a strong media profile and how to become the ‘go to expert’ for comment. Technology is changing the way that news rooms […]

On the side of NSW’s “heartbeat and backbone”

NSW Small Business Commissioner, Robyn Hobbs outlines the main role and initiatives of her office and shares her top tips for small business success. Since taking on the role of NSW Small Business Commissioner in early 2014, Robyn Hobbs has introduced many interesting initiatives and programs for small business –what she terms the “heartbeat and […]

What’s Trending? (October 2016)

Business Books     Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz Having spent decades as an FBI negotiator, Chris Voss know better than anyone how to negotiate ‘as if your life depended on it’.  Voss wants to convince readers that negotiation is a critical part of everyday interactions — with your spouse, […]

New marketing expert has your target audience in sights

If you want to know how to improve your marketing strategy then BEC’s newest Business Advisor, Stevie V Brown is going to give you a straight answer: know your audience! Since joining the team in September, Stevie has hit the ground running in her joint role as BEC’s Marketing Manager, and Marketing Business Advisor and […]

Business Owners – What you need to Know – FWA NES ATO

The Modern Awards have increased the minimum wage for many different types of workers and most employers are unaware they may be paying below the required amount. The risks of not complying with the Fair Work Act are far too high and therefore business owners must keep on top of the legal requirements that it […]

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