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How to Manage Employee Leave in a SME

When it comes to employee leave, there are multiple things to consider. Firstly, you need to meet your obligations under the Fair Work Act. Secondly, you want employee leave to cause minimal negative impact to the business. Lastly, you want your employees to have a good experience when it comes to leave. Let’s take a Continued »

How to Keep Employees in Your SME

The success of any small or medium enterprise is largely dependant on having great employees. In today’s highly mobile job market, workers expect more than just a pay packet at the end of the week. Even happy workers will often be tempted by the benefits of working somewhere else. Losing a good employee hurts more Continued »

How Any SME Owner Can Use Social Media to Boost Sales

The great thing about social media marketing is that anyone can do it, even if you have limited resources. According to the LinkedIn and Oracle guide “Getting started with social selling,” it is 75% cheaper to generate leads through social media than any other channel.   Another benefit is that social media allows you to Continued »

How Much Should I Pay Employees in my SME?

If you have reached the point in your business where it is time to bring on staff to help expand, congratulations. This is an integral step to ensure you can continue working on top-line business activities with the goal of business growth. The new staff member you put on might be an office assistant to Continued »

The Time to Ask for a Payrise? Right Now!

To make finding a job easier, Adzuna brings all the jobs in Australia to the one place. This means we have the most up-to-date statistics and insights on the Australian jobs market. Here are our findings for August, 2017… The number of advertised vacancies in Australia has increased 3.22% in the year to August 2017, Continued »

New Employee Checklist for SMEs

As you’ve probably discovered, the Fair Work Act requires a fair amount from employers when it comes to hiring new staff. From employment contracts to WHS inductions, you need to be across it all, or risk getting pulled up for unsatisfactory induction practices. The best way to stay on top is to have a streamlined Continued »

Phone Systems for SMEs

Did you know that the telephone is still the most popular method for customers to reach out for support, even when email, social media, and live chat options are enabled? There are benefits for business too, when it comes to phone communication. Calls these days can be saved and analysed, with the data forwarded to Continued »

Top SME Conferences to Attend

It’s so easy to get caught up in running your business and miss out on training and networking events as a result. But if you want to stay ahead in your field, you should be seizing at least a few of these opportunities. Why attend? You’ll learn about new tools and best practices to help Continued »

Creating a Positive Culture for Your SME

Most SMEs make one big mistake when it comes to priorities. They direct plenty of resources to external marketing, and little to none on internal branding. It’s easy to fall into this trap. You know that in order to sell your product or service, you need to shape how your brand appears to potential customers. Continued »

How to Research Your Market as an SME

Regardless of what industry you’re in, or the size of your business, conducting market research is crucial. In order to be successful, you must understand the social, cultural and economic context you’re trading in. You need to know about the market in your location, what your competition is doing and how much people will be Continued »