What to do before you buy a business

What to do before you buy a business

Buying an existing business can be a great entryway into being a business owner – but it does come with challenges. Following these steps might make it easier for you to make sure that the business you buy is right for you. Understanding if you are ready for business: This doesn’t just involve the financial…

Business management styles you should avoid

Business management styles you should avoid

The business management style you adopt will depend on the needs of your business, what motivates your employees, and your style of work. Therefore, you do have some flexibility when it comes to the choices you make and how you manage your business. However, there are some which you should always avoid due to the…

Sudden lockdown in Victoria costs the economy

Sudden lockdown in Victoria costs the economy

New COVID-19 cases resulted in Victoria going into a short lockdown. Although the lockdown itself wasn’t very long, the estimated damage to the economy was high. Experts are saying that the short lockdown could cost the state $1bn. Although there have been no new local cases since, some restrictions will stay in place. For example,…

The types of benefits businesses should consider for their employees

The types of benefits businesses should consider for their employees

n Australia-wide survey asked employees what benefits they would most want from their employers. The following are the top 10 benefits: Flexible working Discounts on electricity, gas and water Continued education options Petrol discounts Free meals Supermarket discounts Mental wellness initiatives Subsidised massages, yoga, and gym memberships Special company deals on loans, mortgages, health insurance…

Types of partnerships

Types of partnerships

There are three types of partnerships. The partnership type you choose will depend on what best suits the partners involved. General Partnership (GP) All partners involved will be equally responsible for the management of the business. Each member has unlimited liability (personally liable) for the debts and obligations that the business incurs. Limited Partnership (LP)…

Things you can do to protect your customers confidentiality

Things you can do to protect your customer’s confidentiality

Customers trust businesses with a lot of personal information and it is the business’ responsibility to maintain confidentiality. Businesses should take relevant precautions to ensure that the privacy and personal information of their customers is not compromised. Encrypting the information you receive from customers: There are programs available which encrypt information that customers send to…

Responding to negative feedback

Responding to negative feedback

The internet and social media have made it all too easy for customers to relay their feedback to businesses. This can be a great thing because it shows other customers or potential customers why they should choose your business. However, this also means that if a customer has a negative experience, then their public feedback…

Vaccine to boost the economy

Vaccine to boost the economy

Experts have stated that the accelerated rollout of the Coronavirus vaccine will provide the economy and budget with a much-needed boost. The treasurer was against extending the wage subsidies that applied through the peak of the pandemic. The Sydney area is also suffering once again from restrictions, just when Victoria was recovering well. It was…

Collaboration to grow business

Collaboration to grow business

Businesses can gain a lot from collaboration, regardless of the industry they are in. The following are some reasons why businesses should care about collaboration. Get inspired As a business, it is important to build a routine and figure out day-to-day operations. However, this might mean that you stop trying different techniques which could be…