3 Ways To Online Business Success in 2016

Getting Your Business Online and Visible!

New Year calls for new methods of marketing. What worked in 2015 may not hold true for 2016. So what does it take to become a successful business online?

We have the answers for you.

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7 Reasons Why “Maybe” You Should Get Rid Of Your Website!

Why It May No Longer Be Worth Keeping Your Website

What the $%^? you say?

It’s true! Yes, we reckon that most businesses are probably wasting their time and money keeping a website alive, especially when most of them aren’t doing their jobs – making you money!

Further, in the last couple of years, Google has changed the goal posts on how it ranks websites and SEO. It’s been said that 90% of marketing companies have not changed their strategies to respond to this, meaning more wasted money on your part in keeping a website that is doing you more harm than good.

What else? Here is our list on why it may no longer be worth keeping your website.

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How to Get Started in Business

Getting Started

Starting up your own business is an attractive proposition – be your own boss, keep all the profits, take holidays when it suits you, run your business from home, the list goes on! The advantages are certainly in your favour but even with the best intentions, it can be difficult to know where to begin. We’ve put together a few quick tips to help you get started.

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What is the Most Popular Insurance for Tradies?

Tradie Insurance Packages

There are a lot of insurance companies out there and some specialise in trades insurance packages. The reality is you will need insurance for your business from the onset, however you will need to sift through the packages and find one which suits your business and your needs. Insurance is here to protect you so you are not caught out without the right cover in place. To make life easier for you, we’ve outlined some of the most common insurances that tradies need below.

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Preparing a Business Plan for Your Trade Business

Have you got a business plan for your tradie business?

If you don’t, or if you’re starting a new business, it’s worth considering and pretty much essential to have a business plan in place so you know where you are heading. We’ve collated some of the best advice we could find so you can prepare your own business plan.
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Small Businesses in Australia Are Failing: Here’s Why

What’s Happening to Small Business in Australia

Australia’s major shopping hubs are filling up with lease signs. Whereas the country is best known for its small businesses – accounting for 97% of all businesses – shops are closing at an alarming rate. According to the figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, around 60% of small businesses shut down within three years of operation.
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Energy Efficiency Changes To Create Ripples Across Australia: What It Means for Builders

How Energy Efficiency Changes Will Affect Builders

There has been an ongoing debate on the proposed changes to the National Construction Code. According to the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), the changes can threaten the Australian property sector’s international reputation. In Canberra, some of the biggest names in the industry have joined hands to fight the federal government’s plans.

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Essential Safety Gear for Every Tradie

Tradie Safety Comes First

If you’re a tradesmen running your own business, there is a lot of equipment you need to operate a safe and effective business every day and get your job done without risk to yourself or to others.
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3 Top Trade Directories To Promote Your Business

Promote Your Trade Now!

Being listed on a trade directory is one of the best ways to get publicity for your business.

As a tradie, you may not have the time or a huge advertising and business development budget to generate regular leads so this is also where online trade directories can help.

Coupled with the advantages of the internet, and consumers relying more and more on these platforms to source local businesses, online trade directories are now in the best position to help you achieve the exposure you need.

Read on to find out the top trade directories in the country and their differences.
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Top Five Reasons To Get Public Liability Insurance before Stepping On Site

Why Public Liability Insurance is Important

Tradies and contractors would all agree that working on site can be hazardous at times – there’s always a lot going on and sometimes things do go wrong. Of course you need to insure yourself and your employees but if anyone else comes to harm as a result of the day-to-day running of your business, public liability insurance protects you, your business and your personal assets.

No one likes to think about the worse case scenario but public liability insurance gives you peace of mind, and for some tradies it’s a mandatory requirement. If you’re not sure, we’ve put together our top five reasons why you should get public liability insurance before stepping on site:
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