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Lessons from Eagle Boys and Dick Smith: How to stay ahead of the competition

It’s harder than ever, but more important than ever, to be competitive. One of the by-products of the startup culture of business now is the...

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The when, why and how of your business exit plan

You hopefully spend a lot of time thinking about plans and strategies for how to run and grow your business. But do you put...
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Lessons for SMEs from the Qantas turnaround: Why the work is never done

It was bonus season for Qantas employees last week when chief executive Alan Joyce announced a record profit of $1.53 billion, up from an...

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Ditch loyalty, build for habits

A while ago I wrote about a(nother) botched loyalty scheme by one of Australia’s leading retailers. Guess what? They’ve just relaunched their re-launched program...

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Your digital c-suite: Do you need a digital-specific executive in your business?

Department store David Jones recently announced it was creating a new digital executive role so it could better handle its transition into becoming an...
Entrepreneurial Marketer Yifat Shirben at South Start

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How to get customers to chase your business

Attracting customers is a lot like chasing a date and there are some basic marketing principles that can turn that around for your business,...

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What if your industry started today?

In a world where competition can come from just about anywhere, what’s the one thing business operators can do to ensure they not only...

Strategy

Seven ingredients for creativity and innovation

"Discovery" Albert Szent-Gyorgyi wrote, "is seeing what everybody else has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought". Very true, which is why all...
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Five tips for growing your business across different cultures

By Mark McDonald Once your startup is established in the marketplace there are many ways to expand your customer base. Expanding regionally or setting up a...
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Too busy for progress: Why efficiency is killing business

By Jason Fox Irrelevance awaits business leaders who find themselves too busy for meaningful progress. It’s an insidious threat and the shadow side of the...
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10 ways to grow your business and make more money in 2008

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SMEs have been dealt an uncertain hand – by the economy, a new government, and by the business outlook – but winning growth and...

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