Essentials.jpg      Starting and running a small business is a massive commitment.  Unlike big businesses that can hire legions of staff to perform all sorts of roles, small business owners end up doing most jobs.  This section provides insight into some key issues for every small owner to think about.

Setting the right price for your products 28 February, 2013
An integral part of any business operation is determining the right price of goods and services    - too low, and you risk incurring a loss, but if your prices are too high, you risk losing out to your competitors. So what's the best pricing structure for your business?
4 exporting pitfalls 25 February, 2013
While exporting goods and services to other countries has clear benefits, there are a number of things to watch out for. Here are five exporting pitfalls and how you can best avoid them in order to ensure the viability of your export operation.
3 ways to improve your workplace skills 22 February, 2013
Workplace interaction skills are invaluable at work. How your employees and co-workers see you can have a big impact on your business long term, as well as on your day-to-day life. Here are three quick ways to improve your interpersonal skills in the office.
Pros and cons of starting an online business 14 February, 2013
To help you decide if your start-up should go the way of an online business  - as opposed to a bricks-and-mortar store  - here are five pros and cons of an e-business.
Five steps towards successful importing 12 February, 2013
Have you ever spotted an ingenious new product overseas that you thought would be perfect for the Australian market, but didn't know how to go about bringing it in Here are five easy steps to getting your import business off the ground.
10 questions to ask before buying a franchise 07 February, 2013
The quality of the company that stands behind your franchise matters a great deal. Here are 10 questions to ask before you buy a franchise.
3 common workplace ailments and their cures 04 February, 2013
A negative business culture not only creates low morale amongst employees, but also results in negative outcomes for your business. It's important to ensure that your workplace is happy and healthy in order to boost employee engagement and productivity.
What's my competitive advantage? 21 January, 2013
Identifying the competitive advantage of your business has become more and more important to the survival of SMEs, particularly in a climate of subdued consumer spending and global economic volatility.
5 business resolutions for the New Year 09 January, 2013
Each year, we all make resolutions we hope to keep, from weight loss plans to savings goals. But how about business resolutions to help you maintain cash flow and improve business efficiency? With that in mind, here are five resolutions to kick off 2013.
4 ways to boost your productivity 12 December, 2012
In today's world, disorganisation in small businesses can be replaced by efficiency and productivity if some simple and contemporary rules are followed.

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