Shielding Your Business From Cyber Attacks
October 14, 2021
Most businesses today are using the internet. Setting your business up to securely manage activities online can make a significant difference in reducing the likelihood of common cyber threats.
Simple Ways To Get Your Customers To Pay More
October 08, 2021
It’s a simple rule of business that when making a purchase; a customer will always look for the cheaper option, right? Well, not always. A great service experience will make price less relevant.
Simple Tips To Create Better SEO Content
October 01, 2021
SEO content that goes above and beyond is crucial, now more than ever. Here are some actionable tips that can have a huge impact on the content you create and your search engine ranking.
Managing Your Mental Health In Business
September 24, 2021
As a business owner, it’s essential to look after your mental wellbeing and the wellbeing of your team as well. We have provided some tips to prevent stress and to improve your mental health.
How To Give Your Business Structure
September 17, 2021
It is important to ensure that you are building a business that is sustainable and isn’t just reliant on you. We have created a guide on how you can implement some structure into your business today.
Money Management Tips You Can Implement
September 09, 2021
For many business owners, staying on top of your business’ finances can be a challenging task. If you are looking to take greater control of your money, here are some tips you can implement.
Hacks To Save Time With Social Media Marketing
September 03, 2021
Social media can often consume large amounts of time without us even realizing. Rather than wasting time and energy, there are a few tricks you can try when it comes to social media marketing.
How To Generate Reviews For Your Business
August 20, 2021
Gaining new reviews online is often as simple as asking for them. By generating more positive reviews, you can win more customers when they can see how highly other customers think of your business.
Easy Ways To Cut Down Costs In Your Business
August 13, 2021
Cutting down costs in your business doesn’t have to take a lot of time or effort. From using technology to going paperless, there are ways to cut your overhead without feeling the pinch.
Creating Content Your Audience Will Read
August 06, 2021
How can I create content that resonates with my target audience? Does that question sound familiar? Look no further, we cover six great ways to come up with relevant content ideas.
Entrepreneurs: Timeless Skills They Should Have
July 30, 2021
“How do I know if I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?” Sound familiar? Here are some valuable skills that you will find behind every successful business owner.
Ditch The Plastic For Plastic Free July
July 22, 2021
Plastic Free July is here again! What better time to live a more sustainable life by scaling back your plastic use? Here are some top tips on going plastic free this month.
The Cost Of Implementing The Wrong Digital Tools
July 20, 2021
It is no longer a question of if your business should undergo digital transformation, but how. To stay competitive, you must adopt new technologies that increase the efficiency of your business.
What Is A Brand Voice? How Do You Find Yours?
July 16, 2021
If your brand doesn’t have a voice, how can your business stand out? Brand voice is a way to connect with your audience. Let’s go further into why brand voice is important and how to find yours.
Government Announces Lockdown Grants
July 12, 2021
The State Government has announced a second wave of Small Business Lockdown Assistance Grants to support small businesses who were impacted by the recent COVID-19 lockdown.
Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2021
July 09, 2021
It’s NAIDOC Week! In honour of this day, we are highlighting two businesses that are supporting the development and growth of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander businesses.
How To Upskill Your Team When You’re Time Poor
July 02, 2021
When your business is growing, it’s important to develop your employees. But with little or no time to spare, proactively developing leadership is rarely high on the priority list.
Good News Story – Bearfoot Kids
June 29, 2021
Bearfoot Kids shoes are quality soft sole shoes from eco-friendly materials. They are adorable for tiny feet whilst also being great for the environment and contributing to improving our planet.
Answers To Common Social Media Questions
June 25, 2021
Got questions about social media that need answering? Look no further. We’ve have answered some of the most commonly asked questions we receive about social media from business owners.
Why More Women Are Becoming Their Own Boss
June 18, 2021
Did you know that women now account for 34% of small business owners in Australia? More women are trading in their 9 to 5 jobs for entrepreneurship. Let's take a look at why!
Ways To Secure Financing For Your Start Up
June 11, 2021
No matter how great your business idea is, one essential element of start-up success is your ability to obtain sufficient funding to start and grow. So, how can you secure finance for your start up?
Businesses Have Received New Bargaining Power
June 04, 2021
The ACCC has granted a class exemption for small businesses and franchisees to collectively negotiate with suppliers and franchisors, without needing to first seek ACCC approval.
Economic Development In Indigenous Communities
May 27, 2021
It’s Reconciliation Week…. May 27th to June 3rd! National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to celebrate and learn more about the rich histories and cultures of this land.
Celebrating World Bee Day
May 20, 2021
In honour of World Bee Day 2021, we are celebrating by highlighting two former NEIS participant who have developed successful businesses that are reliant on honey bees.
SEO Tips For Beginners – Easy Wins
May 14, 2021
Did you know a Google search for “SEO” returns almost 500 million results? Here are 5 simple SEO tips for beginners to help optimize your website and drive more organic traffic.
State Government Grant For Small Businesses
May 07, 2021
The Western Australian Government recognises that many small businesses were affected by the three day ANZAC Day long weekend lockdown. Here are the new grants in place.
Good News Story – Unique Tenants Consult
April 30, 2021
Introducing Unique Tenants Consult. A professional consultancy service focused on achieving positive outcomes for residential tenants dealing with rental issues.
Earth Day: Highlighting Eco-Friendly Businesses
April 22, 2021
In honour of Earth Day 2021, we are taking the opportunity to showcase some of our talented clients work and how their businesses are contributing to improving our planet.
Marketing Strategies For Small Business
April 16, 2021
There is no clear-cut strategy for success when marketing a small business. However, there are several types of strategies that you can try that offer a great return of investment.
Training Tax Deductions for Businesses
April 09, 2021
You can claim tax deductions for most costs involved in running your business. This can include expenses like workshops or events. Lets’ dive deeper into training tax deductions for your businesses.
How To Manage A Difficult Conversation
April 02, 2021
Difficult conversations are an inevitable part of business management. How should you prepare for this kind of discussion? Try these tips to help get you through it.
Overcoming Business Disruption
March 26, 2021
Construction and infrastructure projects can have a significant impact on small businesses. If construction work is due to take place, planning ahead can help to minimize the impact.
Strategic Planning Is Increasingly Important
March 19, 2021
While nothing is certain in 2021, agile strategic planning is more important than ever. A well-executed strategic plan is always an asset to any business, especially during uncertain times.
How To Choose The Right Social Media Platforms
March 12, 2021
It’s recommended every business needs a social media presence. But how do you choose the right social media platforms for your business? Here are a few tips to help you get choosing.
International Women’s Day – Let Us Celebrate
March 05, 2021
We are proud to be working towards the empowerment of women in business. In honour of International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the economic achievements of women.
How To Prepare Your Business For Uncertainty
February 26, 2021
With the current pandemic causing a great deal of uncertainty for business owners, it's important to consider all potential scenarios and stay prepared. Here are a few suggestions to stay ahead.
Easy Tips To Improve Your Website
February 19, 2021
Did you know you have a total of 7 seconds to capture someone’s attention on your website? That’s a lot of pressure, right? We have collected some tips to improve and upgrade your website.
Small Business Ideas for Single Parents
February 12, 2021
Whether you co-parent or sole parent – owning your own business could be the ideal fit. We have crafted up ten small business ideas you can start and maintain from your own home.
Tech Tools That Can Help Your Small Businesses
February 05, 2021
Whether you co-parent or sole parent or work around your children. We have crafted up ten small business ideas you can start and maintain from the comfort of your own home.
Creating A Business Overview (With Template)
January 29, 2021
A business overview provides basic background information about your company, what you do and your services. Our Business Overview Template can be referred to for consistent messaging.
Creating A Marketing Campaign (With Template)
January 22, 2021
A solid marketing campaign will help guide everything you do. Our Marketing Campaign Template will show you how to plan, manage and measure your campaign from start to finish.
How To Create A Brand Strategy (With Template)
January 15, 2021
Your brand strategy defines what you stand for, a promise you make and the personality you convey. Our Brand Strategy Template will show you how to bring your brand to life.
Five Ways To Invest In Your Business in 2021
January 08, 2021
After the hardship of 2020, investing back into your business can be an ideal way to improve the growth of your business. We have summarised five ways to help your business to keep moving.
Business Owners Eligible For Support With NEIS
November 20, 2020
The Federal Government will be spending $5.7 million to give more aspiring micro business owners access to income support, mentoring and training programs through the NEIS Program.
New Changes Are Coming To The NEIS Program
November 17, 2020
There are some new changes coming to the NEIS Program and taking effect from October 15, 2020. Read more about what the changes are and how they will affect your business.
How To Get More Clicks On Your Content
November 13, 2020
Getting clicks on your social posts is like being picked out of a large crowd; you need to have unique and attractive qualities that separate you. Here are five easy ways to get more clicks happening.
Tips for Starting a Successful Website
November 06, 2020
The internet is constantly changing. But the principles of how to start and grow a successful online business have not changed at all. Here are some hot tips for starting a website business.
Why Yes, You Can Start A Business Right Now
October 30, 2020
There will never be a ‘perfect’ time to start a business, so do not let a current pandemic stop you from taking that leap. We have five reasons why right now is an ideal time to become an entrepreneur.
Marketing Tips for LinkedIn
October 23, 2020
When developing a marketing strategy, many small businesses overlook LinkedIn as a viable social media platform. Lets take a look at some tips that will help you secure a foothold on LinkedIn.
Tips For Your Business During Tough Times
October 16, 2020
Many businesses have gone through or continue to face hardship. Careful and purposeful action can help your business weather the storm and get back on track towards the good times.
Ways to Make Daily Progress On Goals
October 09, 2020
Most believe intensity is the key to accomplishing huge goals. However, we argue the key is consistency. If you want to make progress, you will need to trade intensity for consistency.
How To Create A Marketing Plan
October 02, 2020
A marketing plan is a roadmap for introducing and delivering your product or service to potential customers. Lets take a look at what's involved in creating a highly effective marketing plan.
Does Your Business Need A Health Check?
September 25, 2020
All businesses have strengths and weaknesses. A professionally crafted business health check will reveal the current position of your business and what should be the priorities moving forward.
Digital Marketing Trends in 2020
September 11, 2020
Technology evolves so fast that it can be hard to keep up and very overwhelming. We have complied a list of the biggest digital marketing trends of 2020 to look out for.
Creating A Budget For Small Business
September 04, 2020
Budgets are an essential way to maintain a financially healthy business. By tracking how your business will spend its money, will prevent running into unexpected expenses.
How To Develop A Successful Business Succession Plan
August 28, 2020
A highly important part of business planning involves developing a succession plan. This allows you to plan for the successful transfer of your business to your chosen successor.
Getting Your Message Heard Through Digital Marketing
August 14, 2020
Digital marketing has become more important than ever. The time is now to re-assess your business’s digital marketing efforts. We have a few pointers to help steer you in the right direction.
How To Create Customer Personas For Your Marketing
July 31, 2020
A solid customer persona helps you create content to better target your ideal customer. This will improve your social media marketing strategy, but all your marketing materials.
Social Media & Covid-19: How To Communicate During A Crisis
June 26, 2020
How do you market your business on social media during COVID-19? Here are 5 guiding principles to help you think through your posts and make decisions as the situation evolves.
Managing Work/Life Balance In Business
June 19, 2020
One of the issues facing small business owners that we hear about the most is the struggle to maintain work/life balance. A healthy balance is essential to prevent yourself from burnout.
Common Challenges New Businesses Will Face
June 12, 2020
Challenges and setbacks are a given with any business, and new start-ups can expect to face their fair share when starting their business. Let’s look at some solutions.
The Perils Of Lean Supply Chain Management
June 05, 2020
The spread of COVID-19 has served as a reminder of the flaws within lean supply chain management once a crisis hits. Lean methodology is still a valuable method for businesses.
How To Create A Business Plan
June 05, 2020
Starting a new business is exciting, but how do you get all of them onto paper? When creating a business plan, it’s best to make the plan as easy to read and concise as possible.
Strategic Management Advice For Businesses
May 28, 2020
Strategic management advice is so valuable. It provides businesses with the methods and tools to look beyond the day-to-day and think about how their business can operate and eventually grow.
Taking Care Of Your Business
May 15, 2020
Here you will find resources to help you weather the impact of Coronavirus. We have collected a series of resources, information, and advice to assist business owners during this time.
Are You Ready To Start A Business?
April 25, 2020
Thinking of starting a business? There are many things you need to consider, but firstly how do you know if you are ready to stop dreaming, start doing and to build your own business?
Let’s Take A Look At Some Small Business Ideas
April 12, 2020
Let’s talk business ideas. With so many business ideas in 2020, it can be hard to figure out which are worth pursuing. We will walk you through some low-cost business ideas that could be right for you.
How To Prepare For Video Calls At Home
April 10, 2020
Trying to run a business from home is creating a range of challenges. Here is some of the technical information you need to make sure you can host and participate in video calls from home.
Marketing in the Midst of Coronavirus
April 08, 2020
Businesses have been impacted by the rapid change in consumer behaviour. There are some practical steps that all businesses can take to adapt, and possibly even thrive in a time of crisis.
How To Manage Your Employees Through COVID-19
April 02, 2020
Businesses need to take proactive steps to ensure that they are managing the risks to workers. Take a read below for some advice for small to medium businesses (SMEs) regarding the situation.
The Principles Of Gardening To Help Your SME Sector Grow
March 26, 2020
Let’s talk about Economic Gardening. A strategy that began in the 1980’s and is increasingly being put forth as a mainstream approach to grow local economies. Yet, still a unfamiliar concept.
Western Australian Government Increases SME Business Assistance
March 25, 2020
Eligible businesses can now get a one-off $2,500 credit on their electricity bill, have their payroll tax waived for four months and some licensing payments waived for 12 months.
What The JobKeeper Payment Package Offers Your Business
March 25, 2020
The government has announced a $1,500 per fortnight payment to eligible employers amid the Coronavirus. Are you eligible? Our blog will tell you everything you need to know.
Keep Cash Coming In The Door, Ways To Prop Up Your Revenue During COVID-19
March 22, 2020
Business owners need to get creative about delivering services to their customers. Lets look at creative ways that people can adapt ensuring that their revenue keeps coming in.
Australia’s major banks support for small businesses affected by COVID-19
March 21, 2020
Did you know major banks are supporting small businesses affected by the Coronavirus? Take a read at some relief packages and support measures put into place by Australia’s major banks.
Should I Ask My Employees To Stand Down During The Coronavirus Crisis?
March 20, 2020
In the wake of the recent coronavirus shutdown provisions and the wider economic downturn, our advisors are being asked if businesses should start asking employees to stand down.
NEIS Participants Now Have Pathways To Get Federal Government Support Payments
February 25, 2020
The Federal Government has recently announced changes to the way NEIS participants can be supported as they start their small business, or continue to operate in these unprecedented times.
Preparing To Trade Through A Crisis
February 25, 2020
There are many things that small businesses can do to prepare their business to ride out a whole range of unexpected events, and businesses should ensure they are prepared for the worst.
Using Design Thinking To Increase Profitable Sales
February 24, 2020
Design thinking is a process for creative problem solving. We discuss a practical guide on how and when to use DT to increase sales and grow your customer base.
Hot Tips To Grow Your Business
February 21, 2020
Whether you have been a business owner for 3 months or 30 years, it’s always ideal to think of ways to grow your business. Below are five simple, yet effective tips that will help you grow your business.
Valuable Pieces Of Small Business Advice
February 13, 2020
Our experienced Business Advisors come together to share some valuable pieces of small business advice they have gathered from their diverse careers. Take a read now.
Five Signs It’s Time To Hire A General Manager
January 29, 2020
We have worked with a diverse range of industries here at Business Foundations. They all voice similar challenges when it comes to growing their business. Is it time to hire a General Manager.
Financial Measures To Future-Proof Business
August 09, 2019
Businesses are now looking for ways to survive and thrive. In order to plan for the future, businesses must have a comprehensive knowledge of where their business is and where it is going.
How To Stay Motivated As A Business Owner
April 05, 2019
It doesn’t take much to stay motivated when things are going well. During the not so good times, motivation levels tend to slip. There are strategies to help keep those motivated levels topped up.
The NEIS Program: What To Know
March 26, 2019
NEIS has assisted over 250,000 Australians start their own business in the past 30 years! This government funded program which includes free accredited small business training.
Health & Safety Bringing Big Changes to WA
February 21, 2019
If your business operates in Western Australia, you should follow closely the proposed changes to the health and safety legislation as they will constitute a significant shift in the laws.
Mature-Aged Australians And Starting A Business
September 13, 2018
Finding new work after being made redundant or losing a job can be challenging for mature age workers. We are increasing numbers enrol and participate in our NEIS Program.
Seven Steps To Starting Your Own Business
July 15, 2018
Everyone has great dreams of working for themselves. However, there are important steps to starting a business that you need to know in order to move your business dreams to reality.
Why You Need A Brand Personality
February 12, 2018
Brand personality is the thing that makes you love (or hate) a brand! Guest blogger Lisa Kniebe shares her five reasons why you need to create a brand personality in your small business!
Four Brilliant Reasons To Start A Business
January 15, 2018
Why should you start a business? Starting a business can be one of the best things you will ever do. CEO Phil Kemp looks at four reasons starting a business makes sense.
What Should I Call My Business?
November 21, 2017
It can be hard work trying to come up with the perfect name for your business. Here are five quick tips from Business Foundations CEO Phil Kemp to help you avoid going astray.
How To Get Your Cash Flow Flowing Again
November 13, 2017
Maintaining a positive cashflow is a point of hardship for almost half of Australian small business owners. There are strategies to help you take back control and maintain a positive cash flow.
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