Love it or leave it - Australians connection to social media! We spend quite a bit of time collecting, collating and summarizing all research reports that may create an impact on business. As we know most business owners are time poor. So, with the annual Sensis Social Media Report for 2017 being published, we thought we would highlight some interesting points that could help you grow your social media connection. These insights are really interesting but read between the lines and see what fits within your business parameters to help your business grow. The full report is available at the end.

For many, the term ‘professional development’ conjures ideas of conferences, specialised training, formal education, time commitments and large expenses. But it shouldn’t, as it’s so much broader and more easily accessible than that. Professional development is all about learning and building on the skills and knowledge you have so that you can keep pushing the boundaries of what you can achieve. It should be continuous and ongoing so that you are always growing as a professional.

So, you’ve researched the organisation, prepared for a range of interview questions, picked out what you’re going to wear, now it’s time to practice the language you are going to use. You should never underestimate the power of the words you choose in an interview. They can make or break your chances of being offered the job.

Facebook Ads and Metrics: New Research for Marketers Wondering if Facebook is still a relevant platform for marketing? Interested in how your colleagues and peers will use Facebook in the coming year? In this article, you’ll discover new insights that show where Facebook marketers are focusing their attention and how you can best take advantage of ads on the platform.

The ACCC is urging small business owners to start preparing now for the ban on excessive payment surcharges that will apply to all businesses across Australia from 1 September 2017. The new law limits the amount that a business can charge customers for use of payment methods such as EFTPOS (debit and prepaid), MasterCard (credit, debit and prepaid), Visa (credit, debit and prepaid) and American Express cards issued by Australian banks. It came into effect for large businesses last year.

Joynton Ave EOI

Applications for long term workspaces at Joynton Avenue Creative Centre are open to all those working within the arts and creative industries, both individuals and organisations. Located on the corner of Joynton Ave and Hansard St, there are over 20 self-contained creative work spaces. Ideal for a fruit salad of creative folks such as writers, graphic designers, architects, illustrators, electronic music producers, digital storytellers, jewellery designers, and start up enterprises. If you are looking to set up shop in a stunning heritage building, then Joynton Avenue Creative Centre is for you. Residents are offered spaces not only based on the particulars of their creative business and space requirements but also their desire to contribute, participate, and collaborate beyond the standard obligations of renting a space. Joynton Avenue Creative Centre is in its final stages of construction and we anticipate that move in dates will be towards the end of 2017. Though, as with any construction site, there is always the possibility of unexpected delays.