5 Tips to be Proactive #CoronaVirus

How is the Corona Virus or just as important, public reaction, going to affect your rural business? We are a long way from the cities and the crowds, but we know that the impact – real or perceived – is inevitably coming our way. It doesn’t matter what we think, or what is reality. It…

Streamline your warehouse packing processes and start saving time and money

Streamline your Packing Processes While your online store or bricks and mortar shopfront is the place where customers see you and your team, your warehouse is often just as important to be running smoothly. The warehouse is where you: Receive new stock from suppliers Manage your inventory Pick, pack and ship customer orders Store returns,…

Thinking of building an eCommerce store? Don’t forget to factor in freight costs

eCommerce stores and freight costs: As with everything in the world of eCommerce web design you need to make sure you have planned properly and researched thoroughly, as a wrong decision in the planning stage can cost you thousands of dollars. And not planning, reviewing options and getting multiple quotes from carriers prior to developing an…

Why your SMB IT Provider is Failing in Cyber Security

Over the past twelve months, I’ve been working quite closely with a cyber security consultant (Corch from Shogun Cybersecurity), which has fundamentally changed how I think about IT and cyber security in an organisational context. I’ve always been fascinated by the topic of Cybersecurity, and over the last 10 or so years I have absorbed every…

Impact of sleep deprivation and how music therapy can help

Baby Sleep Consultant - Nigh' Nigh' Sleepy Head

Parental leave is about adjusting to parenthood and it’s going to impact sleep. When it’s over, you expect to just get on with business. Recent figures indicate 85% of families are chronically sleep-deprived. Increased sick leave, low energy, impaired judgement, and poor focus affects productivity, morale and even accidents in the workplace. It could mean…

Seven Common Google Ads Mistakes that are Costing You Money

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Google Ads is a great tool that helps Bendigo businesses stand out in the local market, but there’s a reason why Google made over $116 billion US dollars of advertising revenue in 2018 – people end up spending more money than they need to. We’ve found seven common mistakes that businesses make with their Google…

Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday occurs in the US the day after Thanksgiving (November 29 in Australia) and traditionally signals a nationwide retail sales day featuring heavily discounted goods, much like our Boxing Day sales here in Australia.  Black Friday in America is the start of the Christmas shopping season and acquired its name from the revenue generated,…

Help your pets beat the heat while you’re at work

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Australia has some harsh weather in summer. Here our Petcarers PET HOT WEATHER TIPS: For HUTCH ANIMALS: # Put them inside where possible to stay cool in the air conditioning. If they live outside, move their hutch to a shady area that will have shade all day. # Have multiple clean water sources, they will…

Are you making the best use of your time?

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“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you can’t get more time.”  Jim Rohn Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs wear many hats while operating their businesses. We are often the Head of Marketing, Finance Manager, Operations Manager, Chief of Sales just to name a few. No wonder they are time…