Google Reviews and Ranking

Google Reviews and Ranking Have you ever wondered how important Google Reviews are? Or perhaps you know they are important for reputation, but the task keeps getting pushed down your ever-growing to-do list. Well, what many businesses don’t realise is that your Google...

New .au Domains

New .au Domains The new “.au” domains are finally here, ready to simplify Australian domains and website marketing. Available from 24th March, the new .au domain is a gamechanger for Australian businesses. While “.com.au”, “.net.au” or...

Award Coverage

Awards are legal documents that outline the minimum pay rates and conditions of employment. More than 100 industry or occupation awards cover most people who work in Australia. An award is a document that sets out the minimum terms and conditions of employment on top of the National Employment Standards (NES).

What employers need to know about new casual employment laws

The Fair Work Act (FWA) was recently amended to change workplace rights for casual employees, and places new obligations on employers. A new definition of casual employment has been introduced, as well as a pathway for casual employees to move to permanent employment,...

Business confidence up but supply constraints remain critical

A large share of businesses reported facing supply constraints in late 2022 as disruptions to global supply chains as well as a tightening labour market began to bite, and that has translated into higher inflation in official data.

Is it time to renew your business insurance?

Finding the right balance between cover and cost can be a challenge when you don’t have the time to be sifting through quotes and going back and forth with brokers.
But which Insurance do you need for your business?

Buying furniture for a venue? Top tips to avoid the risk of litigation.

The Australasian Furnishing Association (AFA) continues to assist its Members manage litigious situations. The increase in claims is due to the lack of understanding from Buyers or Specifiers about the right, fit for purpose product and the maintenance regime required...

Overcoming the “back to work blues”

The holiday season is essentially over and many of us are returning to work and finding it hard to adjust.  Some of the adjustment is about travelling to and from work in traffic, others include spending time again with people you may or may not like, learning again...

Product Recall Insurance a MUST for Furnishing Industry

Product recalls are on the rise as ever increasing consumer protection and new regulations come into play. It does not take much of a defect to fail to meet various legislation and Australian Standards. Australian businesses in the furnishing industry are responsible...

Coaching and Mentoring

As leaders of businesses, we have many responsibilities. These range from dealing with the day to day operational aspects of our businesses and handling business finances to developing the people working with us. Each of these is critical and warrants much of our time...

Safety and Wellbeing

Safety and Wellbeing (often also known as Occupational Health and Safety) relies on a combination of a strong policy framework and a commitment by business owners and leaders to people and safety for a successful and a safe work environment. Every work environment,...

An engaged team – your best marketers!  

Business owners and leaders work very hard to build their brand and to develop and maintain their reputation in the marketplace. This process often takes many years of investment in time and money and it is critical to ensure all aspects of your business support the...