• Uncategorized

    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…

  • Business

    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…

  • Small Business

    How To Design a Small Business Website!!

    Your small business is up and running, you have a shop or you run the business from your home! Now its time to expand your reach and build up your business to gain more customers and increase revenue! I have found this awesome video that will show you how to design a small business (your niche!) website, using WordPress in under 30 Seconds! And it’s free! It’s super easy to follow, with step by step guidance, and even the most novice of web designers (including myself!) can do it! Why does your small business need a website design? Before we get into building a website, (video below!) let’s quickly look…

  • Home,  Small Business

    Start a small business online? Its easy!

    OK fantastic, so you have this great idea, or you already have a small business up and running, but now you want to take the next step and expand by enter the online world, tapping the biggest global resource possible. These days, the internet is one of the most effective ways of giving your business it’s greatest amount of exposure and opportunity to prosper. So these next few steps are going to hopefully equip you with the tools you need to get up and running in the online world. Consider your online presence. If you are running a small business in Australia, and want to take business online with a…

  • Small Business

    Make a website for your small business! The benefits will be worth it!

    After spending many hours the last 6 years, up late feeding a baby in those glorious new born weeks, a lot of my time was spent scrolling through Facebook and Instagram, online shopping  and just trying to connect with the outside world while immersed in the baby bubble. There were handmaidens that made beautiful garments and sold them through Facebook groups. Or mums on Instagram who made unique pieces of jewellery or other creative wonders. And they all had an online presence through social media, but a lot hadn’t taken the next step to make a website for their small  business, where I could shop the whole collection or get…