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Should My App Be Compatible with Smartwatches?

A lot of businesses in Newcastle have been able to successfully market their products or services online through apps. With approximately 16 million or 9 out 10 people in Australia owning a smartphone, it is essential that business cater to the ever growing demand of this market. While most companies have their own mobile app, […]

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SEO for Dummies

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation, just incase you haven’t already heard Many business owners who hear about search engine optimisation (SEO) think it’s a complicated and complex thing. They know that, alongside the website design, SEO is a crucial element to their business’ success (especially if they offer products and services online) but most […]

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Live web chat with tawk

September 4, 2017 Business

We’ve been experimenting with live web chat on our site and a couple of client sites and so far it has been a useful option for people to get in touch. Finally we have found a live web chat system that is FREE and GOOD. There is definitely an increase in the use of sms/imessage/facebook […]

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How Digital Technology Is Changing Marketing

June 21, 2017 Business, Marketing

There was a time not long ago when the only form of visual advertising available to businesses was print and banner advertising. Then came the more advanced visual media that allowed for the creation of video adverts. For a long time, those were the only effective marketing means available, and businesses had to compete fiercely […]

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Amazon coming to Australia

January 23, 2017 Business

I’ve been reading a lot about Amazon and trying to work out what the impact could be for businesses in Australia as they build out a presence in distribution and potentially retail that could rival even the largest of our local brands. There has been speculation about Amazon setting up distribution warehouses in Australia since […]

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Card reader merchant account with no monthly fees from Square

October 4, 2016 Business

Is Square is the easiest credit card reader merchant account with no monthly fees you can signup for in Australia? Based on my experience from 2016 and prior years, yes, definitely! If you have ever setup a merchant account with a traditional bank you have no doubt experienced the paperwork and fees charged. If you […]

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How to exit a conversation at a networking event

February 2, 2016 Business

Have you been in this situation before? I have and find it can be slightly awkward at the best of times. Let’s set the scene, there are 20+ people in the room in groups of 2 – 5 people spaced out around the room with 2 – 5m between each. You’re having a reasonable interesting conversation […]

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Business Referrals for Christmas

December 15, 2015 Business

Conversations and referrals don’t stop for Christmas. People travel to see families, fill restaurants and clubs with groups lunches and visit parks, beaches and lakes. It’s a social time and though we may not be standing by the pool pitching our services we might still discuss work related topics. Conversations continue As Ivan Misner points out in an article on, […]

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7 Ways to Make Public Speaking Easier

December 7, 2015 Business

Contrary to what some might think speaking in public is a skill that can be practiced and learnt with time. Confidently presenting ourselves, our businesses, our viewpoints helps others understand and learn. As Garr Reynolds of Presentation Zen says: It does not matter if you are the best at what you do or are just […]

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What is a Networking Power Team

November 30, 2015 Business

In BNI lingo a tight group of businesses that regularly ‘share’ a client is known as a “Power Team”. It is a somewhat unofficial grouping and is invariably fluid in terms of who would be in a power team initially at least and assumes that people with very compatible businesses do want to work together […]

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