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  • 12 tips to help SMBs select and manage vendors

    Small business owners and experts share their strategies on how to build a successful, lasting partnership with suppliers/vendors.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff26 Aug. 16 02:17
  • ​Just one in five Aussie SMBs are digitally engaged

    A new report has found fewer than one quarter of Australian businesses (22 per cent) are ‘digitally engaged’ based on set criteria to determine how firms use technology to stay competitive.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner04 April 16 16:19
  • Workplace culture in SMEs thwarting innovation

    Seven in 10 small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are failing to innovate due to unhealthy workplace culture, according to a new Microsoft report.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner17 March 15 12:08
  • Adobe SMB cloud product arrives down under

    Adobe announced that Creative Cloud for teams is now available to small and medium businesses in Australia and New Zealand.

    Written by Adam Bender21 Jan. 13 12:03
  • Project management for the small business

    If you walk into the offices of many small businesses, you are likely to see notes sticking either on or in close proximity to the desks of the people employed there. Such “reminder notes” are usually serving as prompts and/or notifications for projects or other operational work on which they are working. In the case of small businesses, the project plan may be held in a file; sometimes, it may only exist in the mind of management. With the low-cost tools available today for small-scale project management, and the value of project management being increasingly recognised by many in the government and in corporate sectors, why do some small businesses choose not to take advantage of formal project management techniques and tools?

    Written by Gary Hamilton, Gareth Byatt and Jeff Hodgkinson19 April 11 10:54
  • Software patents hurt everyone, but especially SMBs

    Software patents have figured prominently in the news in recent weeks, thanks not just to Oracle's attack on Google but also--more recently--to Paul Allen's breathtaking multi-victim onslaught.

    Written by Katherine Noyes01 Sept. 10 08:02