Whilst scrapbooking used to be considered within the same niche as stamp collecting and badminton, a few years ago it exploded into a mainstream trend. Department stores and even supermarkets began to sell coloured paper and fiddly crafty parts in plastic and it became not uncommon for your local pub's Cheap Parmis Tuesday to include a nearby table of happily scrapbooking ladies. (True story.)
No matter what sort of business you run or the size of your profile, chances are that at some point it will be mentioned on the web.
When it is, will it be good or bad? Wouldn't it be great if you knew what people were saying immediately so that you could respond either way?
Google Alerts lets you monitor specific keywords in the Google search engine, and it will send you an email every day (or however often you choose) with links to new pages that match your search phrases.
The Australian Government today launched a new Small Business Support website to help people starting or running a small business understand their legal and tax obligations.
The site talks about starting a business and covers topics like tax, record keeping and becoming an employer. It also helps you understand your entitlements and has a list of places that can give you more help.
Are you having trouble understanding the new Fair Work Act? Have you even thought about it yet?
This act came into affect on 1st July 2009 and controls how your small business employs staff.
Luckily, the Federal Government this week released the Fair Work for Small Business website to help small business operators to understand their rights and responsibilities.
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