Thursday 3 November
Wednesday, November 2, 2011/
Today on StartupSmart, we focus on an area that most budding entrepreneurs realise is important but many overlook – benchmarking.
For start-ups, the best way you can ascertain how you are performing is to see how you compare to others on key criteria such as pricing, turnaround times and staff turnover.
Business advisory expert Marc Peskett explains why benchmarking is important and provides some vital tips on how to see how your business measures up to your rivals.
Elsewhere, Polly McGee looks at whether paying a consultant is ever worthwhile, we profile up-and-coming baby products retailer Bambino Brands and mentor Paul Clements outlines how to put payment terms to clients.
Forget marketing, the secret to business success is being well-liked Ian Whitworth Scene Change co-founder
Why brick-and-mortar will drive e-commerce by turning stores into distribution centres Brenton Gill Radaro managing director
Play, refine and grow: How I started a successful shoe business with just $100 Sarah Nally Sienna Baby founder
How we created an engaging online course with a 91% completion rate Emma Green Your CEO Mentor co-founder
Flexible working is all the rage, so here are six tips to help you get started Alison Michalk Quiip founder
Four tips for playing the long game in business, from Victoria's Small Business Woman of the Year Fiona White Own Body founder