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Small Business Question: What Is A Social Media Policy & Do I Need One?

  Are you considering implementing a social media policy for your business? Before you begin it’s important to note that people tend to use the words ‘social media guideline’ and ‘social media policy’ as interchangeable terms when in fact they are quite different. Social Media Today outline the differences by pointing out that: “Guidelines are…

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Small Business: To Contra Or Not

  Contra is quite a common concept amongst small businesses, but how do you know when it’s ideal for you and your business? When negotiating a contra deal, make sure you know the value of your product/service and be clear with your expectations. A contra deal can go sour very quickly if one party feels…

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Small Business Question: Do I Have To Provide A Payslip?

Do you have to provide payslips? Well yeah, you kind of do, and yes, even if you have casuals. The Fair Work Ombudsman states that payslips are to be provided to the employee within one day of being paid. They can be provided in hard copy or electronic versions. If you’ve been under the impression…

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Small Business Tip: What To Look For In A Business Mentor & How To Find One!

  Choosing a business mentor usually comes at a pivotal point in your business when you’re aware you need some direction and guidance and you’re keen to take your business further. I was having coffee with a friend of mine today who runs a successful business. “I need a mentor” she said. “I’ve got to…

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Hope Is (Kind Of) A Strategy

  We’ve all heard the quote: hope is not a strategy. But is it actually true? Let’s take a closer look. A strategy is a clear plan of action designed to achieve a long-term goal. Whereas hope is the belief that something is possible, rather than probable. So where would hope fit into a business…

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Small Business Owners: You Are The Average Of The Five People You Spend The Most Time With

We’ve all seen the quotes about finding your tribe and loving them hard, not to mention the quotes about friendships and the different types (season, reason, lifetime). But what about the theory that who you surround yourself with will have an impact on your personal and professional life? In Aimee Roth’s article You’re The Average Of…

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WAHM: Get a Jump On Your Meal Planning For 2017

  I am less than two weeks out until our kids go back to school. Anyone who knows me well knows that I am usually in mourning when the kids go back to school. This is for a number of reasons. One of them is that I do miss having them around. Despite the fighting, the…

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How To Make Your Facebook Account Private

  Five years ago I took a lollipop. If you know what I mean, you’re probably already nodding your head. If you don’t, I would encourage you to take the lollipop and give it a try. Don’t worry – they don’t keep your details, but I swear to Buddha, this will give you a wake-up…

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Eight Ways Your Teen Can Job-Proof Their Social Media

With the school year over, it’s time for all the school leavers to start looking for a job for 2017! Hopefully they will be being given some good advice from their parents on how to job-proof their social media. My daughter is still too young to get a part-time job but when the time comes…

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