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    Ali Express – Impacting Australian Small Business

    Recently I got in touch with Brooke Staff, a very passionate mother whose daughter, Zeta (Instagram @misszetarose) is a brand representative to a number of handmaiden businesses including Nurture the Nest. Brooke has experienced firsthand the impact globalisation has had on the Australian small business marketplace through the entrance of companies such as Ali Express. Brooke has written her experiences below, and it makes for some very eye-opening reading, particularly for owners of Australian small businesses whose products could be easily replicated or copied on a mass scale. Ali Express – Fast track to the demise of small handmade business in Australia? Written by Brooke Staff. There’s an old saying…

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    Work, personal life balance! Meryl Johnston is getting it right!

    For our next feature segment of Women Watching Women, we sat down with Meryl Johnston who is endeavouring to change the way we think about bookkeeping and accounting. Meryl is not your stereotypical accountant! She is young, she loves to surf and she is disrupting the traditional bookkeeping businesses model. The elbow patches and green pens of accountants past have been swapped for flexible working hours and the early start isn’t to beat the traffic, its to make sure she catches the great waves at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast. Having been in finance and accounting for the past 15 years, as well as starting her first business while…