Group interviews can be nerve-racking, and as if an interview isn’t hard enough, now you are placed in a room with other job seekers, competing for the same position as you. Although this might seem like a tough situation, there are ways you can stand out from the crowd during a group interview and land that job you’re competing for.
- December 10, 2014
In many cases, buying an existing business can be a safer option than starting one – one with fewer risks and many benefits. Even then, the decision to hit the ground running should not be one that is made on a whim.The clear first step is to identify your choice of industry, depending on your particular skills, your financial capabilities, and your interests. If you have been looking to buy a new or existing business, have of this article before you make up your mind.
- September 8, 2014
There’s a lot of women who are successful in business, however as a female I seemed to have made my mark on the business world in a rather unconventional way. I have often been asked about how I ended up owning IMARI and what my drivers are. So I thought I would give a bit of history for those who wish to read.
- August 15, 2014
While the concept of viral marketing is not new (who hasn’t heard of word of mouth marketing?), the rise of social media has given it new shape and direction. In its simplest form, viral marketing means getting other people to share your content. But the power of the internet enables your message to be heard by thousands, if not millions, in a very short span of time.
- August 1, 2014
A part of business planning, goals help you keep on the right track and give you additional motivation to continue working hard. While making profit is the ultimate goal for any business, achieving that requires strategic planning and setting specific workable milestones.
- July 5, 2014
Coworking space is simply a space for individuals to work independently, together. The idea of shared office space is gaining in popularity in Australia, with many major cities offering multiple options.Coworking is comparatively an inexpensive way of setting up an office. It is especially attractive if you are a small business owner, a work-from-home professional or an independent contractor who is currently working out of your home.
- June 27, 2014
With seven current Free Trade Agreements, and several more in the pipeline, the time is certainly right for Australian businesses to break into foreign markets. However, the decision to enter a new market is certainly not one to be taken lightly. A detailed plan of action where you will always be in control is imperative for long-term export success. Additionally, you need significant investment of both time and money, and stakeholders who are fully committed to the idea.
- June 12, 2014
One of the downsides of technology is our inability to truly ‘disconnect’. With smartphones becoming the norm, it is increasingly expected that we are ‘always on’ for everyone around us. This has helped push that elusive ‘work-life balance’ a bit more out of our reach.
- May 29, 2014
With globalisation and the rise of social media like LinkedIn and Facebook, sales conversations have undergone dramatic changes. Earlier, salespeople talked about their products (or services) and customers listened. Prospective customers were less aware of the options they had, and relied on the salesperson’s knowledge.
- May 13, 2014
Financial literacy is a vital skill for a small business owner. To make financially sound decisions, you should be able to understand the figures and to track and analyse your financial statements. If you do not understand the statements yourself, you will always be at the mercy of another person – definitely not an ideal scenario.