Avoid “Invoice Rejected”

9 Tactics for Getting Paid On Time by Your Big Customers Landing a contract with a big company is the stuff of dreams for many Small Business owners. At long last, there is a regular income from a big customer, and there is usually a quantum leap in turnover to go...

The one document you need

to start doing business with big companies: Your Capability Statement A short while ago, I received some panicked phone calls from a couple of small business owners.  In each case, the business owner had been asked by a potentially large client (a mining company in...

Are You Ready?

Happy New Year everyone! Are You Ready to Make Your Business Boom in 2017? Today is the first official day back at work for 2017, so the new year is officially under way. Before the Christmas break, a few of my fellow Smallville authors and I got together and decided...

How to write a good procedure:

10 Rules – Your Procedure Template is on its way Thanks for requesting a copy of our Mining for Business ‘Procedure Template’ An email is on its way to the email address you provided.  If you don’t receive it, check in your Junk folder and...

50 Key Players Who Control Almost Everything Australians Buy

I know that the National Press Club Address telecast on ABC TV is not the highest-rating TV show in Australia, but I took the time out one lunchtime recently to tune in.  The presentation was by Peter Strong, the CEO of the Council of Small Business of Australia...

Preventing Fraud – Trust is not enough

Over the past few weeks, I have come across three separate instances of fraud being committed on a small or medium sized business, so I was prompted to write a post on this issue. Hopefully it will prompt business owners into looking for signs of fraud in their own...