Early Trumps late when it comes to payments

General
There will be a government inquiry into late payment of small businesses.   One of the criticisms levelled at president-elect Donald Trump during the highly contentious U.S. election campaign was that the businessman reportedly stiffed subcontractors who’d been hired to undertake work for his various business ventures. Numerous small businesses from carpenters to plumbers and…
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Why A Website is Vital for a Small Business

With smartphones at our fingertips, customers are searching online more than anywhere else to research a product. As a small business owner, it’s critical that you have a website ready for customers who are looking you up. Understanding why it is important and figuring out where to start can be intimidating. Here’s what you need…
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MAKE SURE YOUR CUSTOMERS KEEP COMING BACK

Insight
Small businesses will often say that their number one goal is business growth. But where does business growth come from? An easy answer to this can be “attracting new customers”. But attracting new customers can come at a very high price. Marketing has become increasingly difficult with online advertising and social media offering. Competition is…
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How to get the most from your accountant

The best accountants add value to your business, all for an affordable cost that you can control. Growing businesses rapidly find they need the services of an accountant in order to help them manage the finances of their business. But which services do you actually need, how should you pay for them, and how do…
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Can Melbourne Build 63,000 new dwellings p.a. over the next 35?

Property
  To quote an article by the Victorian Chief Executive of the Urban Development Institute of Australia, the state government’s latest population forecast, Victoria in Future 2016, indicates Melbourne’s population is set to double within 15 years, with Melbourne’s inner and middle suburbs expected to grow by almost 1 million in that time. For investors…
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The Glory Years of Newcastle’s Music Scene.

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  ROCK GODS: Newcastle band A Rabbit performing at Nobbys Beach in January 1977. From left, Jim Porteus, David Hinds, Dave Evans and Barry Litten. Picture: Courtesy of David Hinds THE pub rock scene in Newcastle during the 1970s and ’80s was a time far removed from the city’s current entertainment trends. Across Newcastle and…
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