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Finding Your Business Niche with Richard Toutounji
In this month's episode of the Better Business Podcast we help you find your business niche with Marketing guru Richard Toutounji. Anyone who's run a small business knows that familiar temptation — to think that everyone is your customer, and that you should sell to anyone willing to pay you. While offering products and services that meet a specific need is the reason we go into business, trying to sell to everyone isn't necessarily the recipe for success. But when you have a niche...
Essentials Update: How to Spot a Dodgy CV
In this month's episode of the Better Business Podcast Essentials Update we take a look at one of the most vexing issues in the recruitment process - Dodgy CVs. Our Employment Relations Expert Thorunn Arnadottir stops by to teach us how to spot a dodgy CV, offers common tips for employers to vet candidates, and what you can do if you've hired a candidate you suspect has lied to get the job. In this episode, we learn:
Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces with Patrice O'Brien
To mark World Mental Health Day, we speak with Patrice O'Brien, General Manager of Workplace Partnership and Engagement from beyondblue. In this episode we delve into the world of Mental Health and how it applies to small business owners. How do we create workplaces that support mental health - not just for employees, but for small business owners too? Patrice offers some great insights into the importance of self-care, and why when it comes to mental health at work, prevention is the best...
'Leaning In' to your Mental Health with Michael Morrison
To mark World Mental Health Day, we speak with Michael Morrison, founder of The Black Light Principle and mental wellness coach and consultant. Michael is a former Advertising executive who has also struggled with mental health for most of his life. Michael left advertising to start The Black Light Principle, a platform for him to speak and consult about mental wellness in the workplace, and has become one of Australia's leading authorities on the lived experience of mental illness. Show...
Time Management with John Belchamber
We live in a world where we are constantly available, always connected and incessantly pulled away from the most important tasks in our personal and professional lives. No matter what, we just never seem to have enough time. But is there something we can do about it? This week we delve into the world of Time Management with renowned expert John Belchamber. Show Notes We live in a world where we are constantly available, always connected and incessantly pulled away from the most important...
Essentials Update: Family and Domestic Violence Leave
This month, our Employment Relations Expert Thorunn Arnadottir stops by to talk us through the new Family and Domestic Violence Leave entitlement. All Modern Awards in Australia have been changed to include 5 days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave. This is now a compulsory entitlement for all employees covered by modern awards, including casuals. It's welcome news for people who need it most, but what does it mean for small business owners? In this episode we discuss:
Managing Millennials with Katie Acheson and Evan Goodman
How do you manage a millennial workforce? Katie Acheson, the CEO of Youth Action, and business coach Evan Goodman join the Better Business Podcast to discuss what small business owners and employers can do to recruit, manage and retain millennial workers. Also joining the show is Employment Relations Expert Thorunn Arnadottir who chats about the recent changes to the Minimum Wage and Penalty Rates.