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Small Business needs a Seat at the Table

Small business must be offered a seat at the table in order to save the next 10 years of the NSW economy Decisions are being made every day for and about the vast small business community, yet no one's asking small business what they think, what they would do or crucially, how they would steer business out of this economic mess.   Let me begin by stating up front that the small business community understands and accepts the public health issues and the [...]

We can’t continue like this

We can't continue like this I don't claim to represent anyone, but plenty of people talk to me and have been turning to me over the last ten days. These people - the majority of whom I don't know, have never met - have one thing in common and plenty that unites them: first and foremost, they're business owners, to a man and woman. What binds them together right now and what unifies this group of people - not for [...]

5 Lessons to Learn from SpaceX

5 Lessons We Can Learn From SpaceX By Mark Bouris If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard of SpaceX & Elon Musk, but don’t really know much about them. The extent of my opinion about him was that he’s a genius-level marketer. But there’s this young guy on my team who can’t really shut up about it, and I’ve got to say it’s piqued my interest. I’ve always been fascinated by the science to be learnt from space, like the ideas and questions [...]

Mark’s 5 Rules for the Holidays

5 Rules for the Holidays By Mark Bouris I'm lucky, unlike a lot of business owners. Why? Well over the new year period I can take some time to switch off and relax. I'm cognisant that others out there in our entrepreneurial community go through their most stressful part of the year at this time. For part of our community, switching off is not an option. When you lock up for the day, your business responsibilities don’t get locked up inside the [...]

Strategies to help your business digitise

Business Recovery Series The events of 2020 have no doubt been turbulent for SME's with the effects being felt right across the country, and in every industry. Local businesses have shown incredible resilience in adapting their businesses to continue to operate, whether it be from a different location, within a different context, or under different restrictions. Robust technology systems and an acceleration of digital transformation are emerging as the necessary strategies to support small and mid-sized businesses as the unimaginable becomes the [...]

How Businesses can adapt, pivot and become stronger

How businesses can adapt, pivot and become stronger From an economic viewpoint, COVID-19 has played out in quite different ways. Some industries have been hit hard, while others have either seemed to pivot well, or even thrive during the pandemic. But one thing is clear from my discussions with small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Australia. Those that have been getting on the front foot, using digital and mobile technologies to boost their capabilities, or adapt their offerings – these businesses [...]

How to get your productivity back? – Mark Bouris

How to get your productivity back? Structure is everything for me in business. I run my life and my businesses with a set of routines that keep me focused on the task at hand, and prepared for whatever comes next. The thing with plans and routines though, is that there is always something that will come along to ruin them. It happens to me and I’m sure it happens to you too. So, how do you get back on track? How [...]

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