Useful Links

If you are either going to be starting, or you are currently running a small business, here a list of sites that could provide you with helpful information or resources for your business ...

Getting Your Business Online
This is a Australian government site with many useful and practical tips on going Digital - including setting up a website, understanding e-commerce and online selling, using social media, getting your website found and more. And because it's government, no selling - just information (although basic)

1.   Check out the site of Business Grants Australia to see if you might be eligible for government funding yo help either establish or expand your small business

2.  Business in Australia
This is the Australian federal government gateway site that provides you with links to various other sites from which your small business may need for forms, information or other services (eg. taxation, superannuation, registration of your business name, gaining an ABN ....)

3.  http://smallbiztrends.com/
A useful blog aimed at people in small business

4.  http://www.bizsugar.com/
A small business blog,  with posts full of tips and advice

5.  http://freebusinesstips.com.au/tag/small-business-marketing
A blog with a tresure chest of small business marketing tips

6.  http://www.flyingsolo.com.au/marketing/business-marketing/run-a-competition-win-more-customers
This is a good post offering great tips on how to use competitions and give-aways to promote your business and build your data-base of customers

7.  http://www.smh.com.au/small-business
If you can look past all the ads, the Sydney Morning Herald website has many good posts with sound advice for small business owners

8. http://www.theage.com.au/small-business/entrepreneur
The Age newspaper here in Australia offer a website with tips and advice for small business entrepreneurs

9.  http://thesmallbusinesstoolbox.wordpress.com/
I found this to be a useful blog with good advice for people running a small business - and there are no ads!

10. Personal Development
A terrific resource site with articles on building self-confidence, self-motivation, stress management and life focus for example

11.  http://blog.drshannonreece.com/
This is a great blog, aimed at women entrepreneurs, offering tips and strategies to succeed in business

12.  If you're a mum starting up your own small business, then for tips and great networking opportunities, check out AusMumpreneurs

13. Management Skills Development
If you manage staff in your small business, and you want some quick tips on things like how to delegate, how to motivate, how to run productive meetings, and how to conduct recruitment interviews for example - then have a look at this

14. The Australian Business Women's Network
This is a great blog for anyone running a small business - with short punchy posts on marketing, social media, HR tips and business planning. Also offers networking events for women entrepreneurs

15. Outlook training Canberra 
If you are needing to improve the abilities of your staff to use Outlook as a tool to help improve productivity and gain better control over emails - a wide range of training programs are offered