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Topic: SMEs

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     

IT Challenges for Small and Medium Enterprises

In India, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are the fastest growing sector, generating a significant amount of employment. Despite this, SMEs still face many hurdles, particularly with regards to technology. Associated costs, technological change and a lack of IT expertise can have huge knock on effects for smaller businesses. In this article, we ... Read More

  October 6, 2017     

How to Reduce Costs as a Small or Medium Sized Enterprise

Since sourcing adequate funding is often one of the biggest challenges faced by Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), managers of such businesses should always be on the lookout for ways to reduce costs. In this article, we establish some easy methods for reducing costs as an SME, so that you can invest in other […] ... Read More

  October 6, 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     

Use Barcodes to Grow Your Small Business

Time is at a premium in a growing business, so it pays to operate as efficiently as possible. This extends to inventory management, which can often absorb inordinate amounts of time. Barcodes are an easy way to improve your inventory management function; they improve the accuracy of your inventory records, allow for real-time updates and, [… ... Read More

  July 6, 2017     

SMEs and Globalization: A Changing Landscape

Advances in technology over the last two decades have shrunk the world; travel is inexpensive, cross border payments are fast and businesses communicate in real-time. In this era, even small businesses can easily compete on the global stage. The internet has opened up opportunities for small businesses to export their products to foreign markets an ... Read More

  July 5, 2017     

Small business: an all you need to know guide about implementing SaaS

Harness the power of the internet by incorporating Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to gain the competitive advantage your business is looking for. SaaS is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted, like that from an internet cloud. Accessible by businesses at their finger-tips ... Read More

  June 24, 2017     

2 Effective Ways to Grow Your SMEs Globally

With ever-growing globalization of the market place, the need to successfully export goods and services overseas is significantly important when it comes to growing your business. With the help of the internet the challenges facing small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can be made easier when considering exporting. Here, we will look at two effe ... Read More

  June 23, 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     

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