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Marketing your business during and after COVID-19

Over the past two months, many businesses have been able to quickly rethink their marketing strategies, and come up with new strategies that target the current needs of clients in our new COVID-19 ...

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Four tips for work-life balance when working at home

If you are your own boss and/or work from home, you can keep your work and life in balance by sticking to these simple rules: 1) schedule in regular time off and stick to it; 2) when at work, opera...

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The ‘closed door’ policy when working at home

As a result of COVID-19, many employees are now working at home, just like the many freelancers and owner/operators of sole trader businesses who worked from their own homes for many years. Peop...

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The importance of intuition (for editing consultants and freelancers)

Editors need good intuition to carry out their work, whether they're an employee or running their own business. Freelance editing consultants need good intuition, not only to do their work  as ...

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Safety for female freelancers and sole traders

This article is based on my experiences as a female freelancer in Australia, and is directed at other female and female-identifying freelancers; however, some of the safety risks/strategies mention...

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OHS for sole traders or freelancers working from home

Sole traders, freelancers and employees working at home have to look after their own Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and make sure they maintain a safe workplace, whether in their own or other...

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How to maintain confidentiality

Many people work in positions where they have access to their clients’ private information and maintaining their clients' confidentiality is essential. If you're a manager or owner/operator of...

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VSBC: saving small business

I'm sharing this story, of how the Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) helped me to resolve a problem, to other small business owners in Victoria so that if you ever find yourself in a fi...

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June Tax Tips

It's June again. For sole traders, freelancers and other small businesses, as soon as the calendar flips over to June it's time to work out your tax liability for this financial year, your expecte...

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Contractors – make sure you meet ATO requirements

Freelancers, contractors and subcontractors, and all businesses or companies that hire contractors, need to be aware of the Australian Tax Office (ATO) definitions of 'contractor', as opposed to 'e...

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