Children and mobile devices
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This year, many children may have had the excitement of finding a mobile phone or iPad under their Christmas tree. It is not uncommon for separated families to have different rules and perspectives on the use of electronic devices, access to the internet and access to social media by children. This can create problems for children who have to navigate...
Time to reflect
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With the new-year upon us and hopefully a chance to rest and recuperate we have a unique opportunity to reflect on how our business is going and what we can do to improve it. While we all have a feeling on how our business is travelling without some accurate figures we are really working in the dark. Are our management...
Roses are Red MS fundraiser at Cream
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Life for Rose Pisano was great. She was 40, happily married and the kids were growing up nicely, doing what kids usually do…. Then she began noticing that she was exhausted every day, her speech was slurry, and she was tripping when she walked. Holding a pen felt strange as she could no longer sign her name or write properly....
Building relationships using sport
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The success of business-to-business relationships between customer and supplier depends on many factors. From speed of response & quality of delivery through to return on investment, every little bit counts in an increasingly competitive commercial market. And as our calendars get busier, so does our reliance on digital channels as a preferred method of communication. But with our increased use...
Take your team to the top with the Thredbo Alpine Hotel
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Inspire success on the rooftop of Australia at a conference destination with a difference. The Thredbo Alpine Hotel offers endless conference options year round away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Host your corporate event in the heart of the Kosciuszko National Park and give your guests an invigorating environment to clear the mind and focus on an...
2017 – it’s going to be a big one!
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HorizonOne Recruitment's Canberra Employment Market Update 2016 saw a steady, consistent growth in recruitment activity through most of the year lead predominantly by the Government sector. However, November and December saw a big surge in activity across all sectors. Buoyed by the 'book end' of a looming Christmas break and big plans for 2017, December was a record month for...
9 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY IN YOUR BUSINESS IN 2017
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Every business owner is aware of the importance of keeping costs low while continuing to offer customers the best service possible. Equally, that no matter how profitable your business is there is always a bit of fat that could be trimmed away to reveal a faster, leaner, more effective operating model.Rapid advances in technology are making this balancing act much...
Can IT-support and customer-support exist in the same business?
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Darko Reljic, founder and director of Empreus IT Support, is a young man, on the way up in the IT world, with a great story to tell. Darko is 22 years of age. He was born in Bosnia in 1994 and moved to Australia in the early 2000. At Daramalan College he started to focus his attention on IT. "I...
Get a Diploma of Leadership and Management in Canberra
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Wisdom's new Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915) is proving extremely popular so they have scheduled yet another program to commence on Wednesday 15th February 2017. Funding for the Diploma of Leadership and Management under the traineeship system has been increased by the ACT Government and has also been expanded to fund existing staff. For employers this means that your...
Smart Christmas admin tips
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The silly season is upon us and all business owners are likely to see this influencing their operations. We may potentialy see a decrease in effectiveness as our clients, suppliers and staff start to wind down. With this in mind, we have come up with a few tips to help us get through the last few weeks of the year...
Separation and formalising your property settlement
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Have you recently separated from your partner? Have you formalised your property settlement by way of a Consent Order or Financial Agreement? This article explains why you should formalise your property settlement. If you do not formalise your agreement you leave yourself open to a property settlement claim being made against you in the future. Say, for example, you separate...
Dealing effectively with disruption – Convergence 2017
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Colin Ellis, Author of "The Conscious Project Leader who will speak atConvergence in 2017 Photography: Richard Tuffin Brexit, Trump, cloud computing and the smartphone revolution are just a few of the major disruptions we've seen in recent months and years. Big shifts like this have an impact on everyone, and businesses have to develop the skills to adapt. "Modern organisations...
Strata Community Australia ACT going from strength-to-strength
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Tim Maly, Managing Director at LJ Hooker Strata ACT, recently took over the mantle of Strata Community Australia ACT President. This is Tim's second stint as he was also president in 2013/14. Tim says that he has worked in the strata business for over a decade, and that he is passionate about his work and this rapidly expanding industry. One...
Ever wondered who is growing our indigenous plants?
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Dickson Wetland Warren Ganter Saunders (native plant 'guru"), John Finch (sales manager) and Richard Ploog (senior horticulturist and drummer for Australian band The Church) are the core crew at South East Natives, based in Pialligo ACT. You may not know these three gentlemen, but you have probably seen their handiwork throughout our beautiful bush capital and beyond. Warren Ganter Saunders...
The fine art of determining a customer’s true worth
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How does a CLV determine a customer's true worth? Back in 1956, legendary old-school management consultant Peter Drucker declared that the purpose of any business was all about creating a customer. But six decades later, too many business owners still misunderstand a customer's true worth - the true lifetime value of those customers responsible for buying their products and services....
Tony LoPilato brings 30 years experience to Gillespie Group
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Photography: Tim Benson Tony LoPilato has seen many changes during his thirty plus years in the accounting profession. One thing that hasn't changed in all that time is the enjoyment he finds in the relationships he builds with clients. "My primary focus is to assist all my clients, from individual taxpayers to small and medium sized business owners. Having owned...
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