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3 Things You Need to Stop Doing as a Small Business Owner

3 Things You Need to Stop Doing as a Small Business Owner

Working tirelessly to stay on top of the upkeep of your small business is like running an endless marathon – you’ll never reach the finish line. If you don’t create time to work on improving your business and searching for opportunities to reach new markets, you will remain stagnant and only ever have small wins.

Here are the three things you need to stop doing as a small busines owner.

Traditional Craft Thrives on Modern Technology

Traditional Craft Thrives on Modern Technology

Bern Chandley is a sole-trader furniture maker based in a workshop at the Melbourne Innovation Centre – and he has a humble 38.4k Instagram followers.

Instagram is predicted to overtake Twitter as marketing platform in 2017. With over 500 million active monthly users and 48.8 percent of U.S. brands using it to engage customers, it has well and truly established itself as a platform of social discovery.

Christmas Marketing Starts Now

Christmas Marketing Starts Now

Although October seems too early to contemplate Christmas, now is the time to brainstorm seasonal marketing campaigns. This once-a-year opportunity to put your business in front of new customers deserves forward planning.

You might want to focus on maximising immediate sales, but the Christmas rush can be a powerful time to gain loyal customers. Invest a little more time now and be rewarded with repeat purchases well into the future.

Depending on your business, you could take marketing in many directions. We’ve shortlisted some suggestions to get the ideas pot bubbling.

How to Build a Successful Startup Team

How to Build a Successful Startup Team

It’s time to hire your first employee.

A critical moment, for not only will you suddenly be responsible for someone else’s livelihood, but the successful candidate could make or break your business. The right person will double the speed of your operations, hurtling you closer to your end goal. The wrong person…well, they could cause a setback. 

Small business to drive tech employment growth in Victoria

Small business to drive tech employment growth in Victoria

When you walk past an office and see someone 3D scanning a 300 year old Japanese samurai sword, you feel compelled to step in and learn more. This is an average working day for Scan-Xpress cofounder, Kevin Warwick.

“3D scanning is a rapidly evolving industry. We service design, manufacturing and engineering departments of small to large companies and a range of private clients to assist with their product development.” Warwick says.