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How to win new business through referral marketing – and save marketing $$

Hello it’s Scott Trevethan here from Scott Partners.  I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Griffiths, the referral marketing guru as part of our Small Business Heroes program.  In this interview we discover how to use referral marketing as a way to increase sales and decrease your marketing spend.   A must watch, listen or read… Read more

How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Legal Fees

Hello it’s Scott Trevethan here from Scott Partners.  I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Alison Shaw from Shaw Mediation as part of our Small Business Heroes program.  In this interview we discover how to use Mediation to save thousands of dollars in legal fees and get a much quicker and better outcome.  A must… Read more

Could You Be Digitally Disrupted? How Technological Change Could Affect Your SME

Could You Be Digitally Disrupted- How Technological Change Could Affect Your SME

If you have heard Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, give a speech, chances are you have heard all about digital disruption. In fact, the phrases digital disruption and digital economy have become far more common in the past year, not just with politicians, but in newspapers and trade publications as well. So what does it all… Read more

How to Hire the Right Employee, First Time Round

How to Hire the Right Employee, First Time Round

With good planning, great service, happy customers, and yes, some luck, you could be looking to expand your small business or medium sized enterprise in 2016. But with unemployment rates low, and competition for jobs high, getting the right person to work for you can prove more difficult than it seems. While we’re not going… Read more

Proven Ways to Get Customers Attention in 2016

Proven Ways to Get Customers Attention in 2016

The beginning of a calendar year is full of opportunity for small business and medium sized enterprises across Australia to grab the attention of new customers. The “fresh start effect” of a new year means that many projects that have been deferred or delayed until after Christmas, or goals that have been shelved, once again… Read more

SME Predictions For 2016

SME Predictions For 2016

For many SMEs, trying to forecast things a month or a year in advance is challenging, as there are so many things that can influence outcomes. But at Scott Partners, we keep a close eye on developments that might affect SMEs just like you. While we might not get it right all of the time,… Read more

A Beginners Guide to the Biggest Australian Share Sectors

A Beginners Guide to the Biggest Australian Share Sectors

According to the latest market research conducted by the Australian Securities Exchange, only around three out of every ten Australians own shares directly. But if you live in Australia, work, and have superannuation, then technically, almost every Australian “owns” shares. How does that work? No matter what superannuation fund your retirement nest egg is in,… Read more

Apps to Improve Your Golf Game This Summer

Apps to Improve Your Golf Game This Summer

Coming into the holiday season, a few things are guaranteed in Victoria: longer days, cricket at the MCG, and weather that doesn’t require four layers to brave the outdoors before 10am! And for many of us the long summer days also afford us the perfect excuse to escape to the golf course for a few… Read more

Secrets of Some of Australia’s Best SME’s

Secrets of Some of Australia’s Best SME’s

A simple trick that online news sites use to attract attention to their news stories is to make them as relevant as possible to as many people. While that sounds simple in theory, it’s much harder than it seems, with stories about even widely popular things like cricket only appealing to about 30% of any… Read more

Want to Retire in 10 Years? You Need to Do These Things First

Want to Retire in 10 Years- You Need to Do These Things First

As owners as managers of small businesses and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) we are hard wired to have an entrepreneurial mindset. That often means that we look into the future and see a result, whether that is being the best in the area for your chosen service, or doubling your revenue within 3 years. But… Read more

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