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Such a great achievement, and a successful night saw many of the T&G family recognised for their loyalty, passion and excellence in service. The celebration of T&G Insurance brokers reaching 25 years in business was held at the Gabba, QLD Cricketers Club and provided an amazing backdrop for the evening. Managing Director Michael Stephenson and...
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Getting a business off the ground can be tough. Three Australians who’ve done it share their biggest obstacles to success and how they overcame them. It’s risky, daunting – but oh so worth it, when inspiration and perspiration come together to create a profitable business. Three entrepreneurs share hard-won advice for clearing just some of...
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Founder of the innovation think tank Thinque, Anders Sorman-Nilsson, details the longer-term effects Amazon’s presence is likely to have on Australia’s small businesses. Goodbye to gut feel? Amazon’s success stems from its sophisticated use of customer and sales data to inform decision making. Australian businesses not willing to hop on the big-data bandwagon will increasingly...
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Make plans early: Start planning how you could step away from the business months before you actually do. Once the time comes, determine if and when you plan to make contact or work while you’re away. Share your business values: Make sure everyone comes to work feeling motivated and happy to be there. Key values...
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Social media: protecting your small business from social hecklers Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, business blogs, YouTube and more, are all becoming increasingly important marketing and communication tools for small businesses. The opportunity to market to consumers via social media is huge. Australian’s are now spending more than 12.5 hours per week on Facebook alone,...
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How to plan an office party to remember – for all the right reasons Natasha Hawker, managing director of HR consultancy Employee Matters, points out – The Christmas party can be a great opportunity to bring everyone together to celebrate the achievements of the company and of outstanding employees. Conversely, failing to stage an event...
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3 key questions to help safeguard your business A survey by the Insurance Council of Australia found that almost 13% of small businesses – and 24% of sole traders – are not insured. Of those who were insured, 10% admitted they didn’t have enough insurance for the value of their business assets.  The most common...
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Such a great night with the Champ Jeff Horn and his ever impressive and inspirational trainer Glenn Rushton.  A close knit dinner combined with an intimate Q&A session with the WBO Welterweight World Champ was a great way to spend Saturday night.  listening to both the motivational and dedicated processes this power house team combined to over come...
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An insurance policy is effectively a promise by the insurer to be compensated in the event of any covered losses. If you’re well prepared, making a claim can be a straightforward process. However, every business is unique and has different needs – choosing the right insurance policy for your business isn’t something to be taken...
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What is underinsurance? Underinsurance is when someone doesn’t have adequate insurance to cover the cost of loss or damage to the things they own or against their legal liabilities, or is not insured at all for those belongings or liabilities. Being underinsured in a small business can have huge ramifications, particularly if you’re running a...
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