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Topic: small businesses

Tips for SMEs Pursuing an eCommerce Strategy

SMEs are realising the benefits of adopting an eCommerce strategy, from international brand exposure to increased customer satisfaction and retention. While eCommerce is an easy and affordable way to sell and advertise, SME owners must ensure they regularly review and update their eCommerce strategy if they are to make the most of it. In this [&hel ... Read More

  August 9, 2018     

Wrapping up 2017 for Australian SMEs

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) play an important driving role in the Australian economy, creating more than 7 million jobs. Fortunately, recent research suggests that Australian SMEs are experiencing promising growth, and business owners are feeling confident. However, some challenges to growth remain. This article explores the key posit ... Read More

  December 28, 2017     

Efficiency is attainable for any SME

For any business, it is important to remain competitive. In order to stay competitive, it often means becoming a more efficient business on the whole. There are a variety of different strategies and resources to utilise to create a more efficient business. Fortunately for large corporations, they often have access to a plethora of resources [&helli ... Read More

  November 11, 2017     

Five Ways Inventory Management Improves Customer Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction is crucial for small and medium sized businesses. SMEs are constantly searching for new ways to improve customer service, guided by the knowledge that satisfied customers are typically a loyal, long term stream of revenue. Although innovation is important, getting the basics right is often overlooked in the battle for increase ... Read More

  November 10, 2017     

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Down Under

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are ubiquitous in Australia, and fortunately, recent research shows that 49 percent of SME owners reported actual growth over the last 12 months. 2015 also saw similar growth for SMEs, as did 2014. However, 20 percent showed a decline in revenue over the past year. Some have suggested that […] ... Read More

  October 9, 2017     

Looking Ahead: Four Key Challenges for SMEs in 2018

The 2018 financial year has a range of challenges in store for small and medium sized enterprises. Businesses of any size are currently in a state of flux, with factors such as international trade disruptions, disruptive technologies, sustainability and the ‘on demand’ and ‘gig economy’ changing many corporates’ strategic plans. But what ... Read More

  September 26, 2017     

LTL Freight for SMEs Explained

A business’ freight costs can be a significant source of savings if optimised and selected strategically. In fact, it is important to consider freight selection as a vital step in the manufacturing process rather than it all just ending with the completion of a product. LTL or Less-than-Truckload shipping is a cost-effective shipping option for [ ... Read More

  September 4, 2017     

Globalization and its impacts on small businesses – it’s not all bad

Globalization is a term given to the opening of borders and the increased mutually beneficial relationships between countries so that trade and services may be shared freely. This creates a pretty picture of harmonious alliances after a stronger global economy, and dare we say it, world peace. There are many benefits to increased globalization for ... Read More

  June 12, 2017     

Small-Man-Syndrome: How SMEs can be successful on a global stage

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) are companies that are independently owned and managed with less than 250 employees in their ranks and bringing in less than 50 million euros per year. The fact is, these companies make up 95% of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and in most countries, they provide 60-70% [&he ... Read More

  June 10, 2017     

A Manufacturing Bill of Materials – your trusted friend in the manufacturing process

A Manufacturing Bill of Materials (MBOM) is an important document, central to the correct manufacture of product. Before being able to truly appreciate its importance in the manufacturing process, we need to establish what it is. A MBOM is a highly detailed and comprehensive document that dictates exactly how a product is made, right down [… ... Read More

  June 9, 2017     

Unleashed up for AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards

We’re excited to announce that Unleashed has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards! As a finalist in the ICG Business under $5M turnover category, Unleashed will join finalists across eleven categories at this year’s awards. “Our customers pride themselves on having amazing products ... Read More

  June 8, 2017     

A few how-to’s of SaaS for a small business

It is difficult for small businesses to compete with large companies that monopolize the industry. But it seems that, currently, we are coming back to celebrating the niche, the small and the boutique, such as with craft beer or handmade clothing. One tool for the computing side of the small business, which makes it easier […] ... Read More

  May 20, 2017     

Periodic Inventory Systems Explained

A periodic inventory system updates inventory at the end of a certain time period within a business, and means periodically counting all stock. ... Read More

  March 8, 2017