Australian Newsagency Blog

A blog on issues affecting Australia's newsagents, media and small business generally.

Entries Tagged as 'Small Business'

Health checks from Woolworths?

July 1st, 2014 · 12 Comments

The announcement today that Woolworths intends to offer free heath checks is another example of why we need legislation to stop the growth of the supermarket duopoly in Australia. Indeed, politicians need to legislate to force a reduction of their market share. Bob Katter was on TV tonight listing the businesses closed brown by the supermarkets. […]

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Tags: Ethics · Small Business · Social responsibility

Sell locally-sourced products and prove your pitch to the local community

June 30th, 2014 · No Comments

If we are to promote a shop local pitch to our local communities we need to source locally made and locally connected products. This week I will draw attention to several local suppliers newsagents could consider. Stocking products from these and similarly local suppliers adds credibility to our shop local pitch. To me, local products […]

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Tags: Ethics · Newsagency management · Newsagency opportunities · Small Business · Social responsibility

Great to see a small business fight the supermarket duopoly

June 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Check out the photo of a sign in front of a local butcher a friend posted on Facebook yesterday. I love the direct and feisty words of this butcher who is making a plea for locals to support their small business and not the big supermarket. With tougher competition from the supermarket dopily newsagents could […]

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Tags: Newsagency challenges · Newsagency opportunities · Small Business · Social responsibility

Newsagency management tip: What’s your song?

March 5th, 2014 · 19 Comments

What’s the song you play when things really get to you and you’re just about ready to give up? You know, the song that takes you to a better place – maybe some nostalgic or somewhere you dream to be. The song that helps you process, deal with and or forget what appears to be […]

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Tags: Management tip · Newsagency management · Small Business

Minister for Small Business speaks up on business funding

February 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

The federal minister for Small Business Bruce Billson on Thursday spoke at a G20 meeting on the need for easier access to funding for small business. Click here for the SBS report. Here’s what the Franchise Council of Australia reports the minister as saying: “This inability to obtain start-up finance is a strong disincentive to […]

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Tags: Small Business

Small Business stories aren’t sexy or emotional enough to make the front page

February 19th, 2014 · No Comments

Even in their demise big business trumps small business when it comes to the news. I guess it gains more clicks and sells more newspapers to report on 1,000+ job losses at a big business than job losses of 1,000+ at 300 or so small businesses. While the news in Australia is currently dominated with […]

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Tags: Small Business