September, 2012 Archive

business.gov.au marketing plan video

       Meet Edwin Z Ingleton . Edwin is a proud ice-cream business owner. However, his first venture into the industry was no success story. He was passionate about his quirky flavours but he needed to change his market strategy and didn’t know where to start. Edwin found practical tools and information to help him create a [...]

London Design Festival 2012: Conran Shop goes Crimson for LDF

As a joint celebration of the a 10th successful year of London Design Festival, and the 25th year of the world famous Conran shop at the Michelin Building in London’s leafy Kensington area, Sir Terrence has turned his flagship into a tribute to the iconically British pillar box red, as sported by post boxes, phones [...]

business.gov.au business planning video

       Meet Albert McFlaherty . Earlier this year, Albert started selling lemonade from his lemonade stand. Soon, his business began to exceed his expectations, so he decided to expand. But Albert didn’t know where to start or who could help him. Luckily it was the year 2012 and there was many an internet to be found. [...]

Can Your Business Be Franchised?

In their book Franchise Bible: How to Buy a Franchise or Franchise Your Own Business, authors Erwin J. Keup and Peter E. Keup detail both the basics and the finer points of this popular means of expanding a business. In this edited excerpt, the authors describe how to determine if your business would benefit from [...]

INFOGRAPHIC: Retail Employers, You’re Doing it Wrong

Greg Voakes   Class2Go: A New Way of Learning Study Break: 3 Amazing Indie Platform Games for Mac to Keep Your Mind Sharp Nexus 7 Vs. Kindle Fire HD: Which Is Best For Students? Try to have a conversation with a retail manager, and you’ll hear the woes and exasperated tone permeate through their eyes [...]

Australian Taxation Office video series

       Friday 14 September 2012 The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released a series of GST video tips that aim to help small businesses understand the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and how to better meet their tax obligations. The videos offer practical tips to help you manage GST in your business. Each of the [...]

Future of Retail: How Companies Can Employ Big Data to Create a Better Shopping Experience

By Christopher Matthews | @crobmatthews | August 31, 2012 | You don’t have to be a management consultant to know that we are all besieged by information, but it’s the consultant’s job to come up with a snappy buzzword to describe the phenomenon, and they have settled upon the catchall term “Big Data.” Everything from [...]