Friday, October 7, 2022

The value of communicating in-language to global partners

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Be it seeking investors, or cultivating a wider customer base, building trust through clear communication leads to more growth opportunities and higher conversion rates. In a highly connected and progressively world, the ability to communicate in multiple languages, with cultural context, is important for entrepreneurs and startups looking to grow their business.

Soaring fuel prices predicted to negatively impact online businesses

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The talk of the town is the skyrocketing price of fuel. Every day people and businesses alike are both feeling the pinch. Online businesses, are being hit hard, because their business model is based on deliveries and with fuel prices going up and affecting all aspects of their supply chain, online businesses have to strategise to navigate their way through this challenge.

Remain vigilant and be aware of real estate’s dirty little tricks to hide issues

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Homebuyers need to be more vigilant than ever as real estate agents and sellers work harder to sell properties for maximum dollar in 2022. Despite inflationary pressures properties will still achieve good gains in some areas as long as their fundamentals are sound. Good properties that are well located with solid features will continue to do well however properties that carry inherent issues such as the wrong aspect, bad outlook, busy street or building issues will find it harder to sell in the 2022 market. Real estate agents will turn to clever little dirty tricks to try and hide concerning problems so as to offload properties.

Is it time to ditch your inefficient accountant for a better one?

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Having the right accountant is more than just about making sure that your books are balanced or that your taxes are handled at the end of the financial year. Having the right accountant could mean establishing a business relationship for life. This is why it’s important to recognise that if your current accountant is not meeting your needs, it might be time for a change—and the process is much easier than you might think.

Here are 5 security features your website and app must include

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During the pandemic, online shopping and social media interaction increased by over 400%. This has created the perfect environment for tech-savvy scammers. Regardless of whether you are engaging online via a retailer’s website or mobile app, there are five security features that every website and app must include to safeguard the business and users.

How to offer support to employees in the everywhere workplace

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The past few years have been tough on businesses, having to navigate through an ever-changing landscape of imposed rules and restrictions and adapt to stay competitive in an ambiguous market. Every business had to manage an abrupt shift to remote working and evolve to meet employee expectations, all while experiencing extreme labour shortages (especially in IT and security), and an alarming uptick in cybercriminal activity.

How to cope with Australia’s coming cybersecurity talent shortage

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Australia’s recent budget ushers in the nation’s ‘biggest ever’ cybersecurity spend, with $10bn pledged to see electronic spy agency Australian Signals Directory (ASD) double in size and ramp up its ability to launch offensive cyber operations. That’s great news for the IT industry, but the expansion is also likely to usher in a huge demand for cybersecurity jobs.

Why every business needs web data collection to stay competitive

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Data is quickly becoming a key driver for all business transformation endeavours across the globe given how much we use of it and how quickly we consume it. But this isn’t limited to data collected within an organisation, as vast volumes of data are being produced across the web and channelled into actionable insights by businesses around the world. 

Real, tangible and measurable action is key to breaking the workplace bias

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‘Break the bias’ – the theme of last month’s International Women’s Day – drew worldwide attention to calling out gender bias, smashing stereotypes and breaking inequality. While also shining a light on bias in our communities, schools, colleges and universities, bias in the workplace was key to inspiring collective action. Society has made notable progress towards gender equity in recent decades. However, gender gaps in the workforce are still prevalent. For example, in Australia, women make up 39% of the full-time workforce.

Top mistakes businesses are making with CRM data, how to avoid them

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The past two years have been challenging for businesses everywhere, so it’s not surprising to learn that adherence to good data practices may have slipped somewhat during this period. In fact, new research from Validity found that 74% of Aussie CRM administrators felt that data decay increased as a result of COVID-19, while 71% said that a rise in movement of employees between jobs since March 2020 has led to an all-time low in data quality.