Electronic Invoicing for Tradies to get Paid Quicker

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Getting paid for work completed is always a hassle for tradies. The first part of getting paid is to generate an invoice for your customer.

When you are out on the job this is not that easy to do. If you have to wait until you are back in the office to issue an invoice this just causes a delay, This delay means it is likely to take longer for you to get paid.

However, there is good news if your business has a website and you have a smartphone. This is because this is all you need to get your invoices issued quickly and easily when you are out on the job. Read More …

How to Make your Small Business Website Succeed

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Around 50% of small businesses now have a website. This is still a low number considering over 90% use the internet to search for a business.  Having a website puts you ahead of 50% of your competitors. However, is there anything you can do to make your website work harder for your business?

Fortunately the answer is yes! This is because there are lots of strategies you can do to make your website stand out from your competition and bring in lots of happy customers……. Read more abut how to make your small business website succeed

Why Small Business Websites Fail

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Around 50% of small businesses still do not have a website even though nearly 90% of people now search on the internet to find a business. So what about the other 50% of small businesses who have spent time and money to develop a website? Are their websites bringing in a constant stream of new work? The answer is probably not. Most small business websites do not work effectively to bring in new customers…… Read more about why small business websites fail…

Online Shopping – How to Increase Sales

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More and more Australians are using the internet to shop. In fact, over $30 billion is expected to be spent on online sales during 2017. Every month 40% of shoppers will buy something online. There are various reasons for the large growth in online shopping. Some of them include the high use of the internet by Australians. Over 85% of the population now use the internet so that creates a huge market for online retailers…… Read more about how to increase the sales in your online shop…

New Year – Time for a New Website?

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In today’s online world, for a lot of companies, a website is the first point of contact a customer will have of your business. First impressions count – especially as people click away from a website within seconds if they don’t like what they see. In fact, it is estimated that over 75% of people judge the credibility of a business based on it’s websites. Here is a list of the main reasons why it may be time for your business to have a new website….. Read more to find out if it is time for a new website…

Tradie Websites – The Essentials

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As people are using the more traditional forms of advertising less and less to find a local tradesman (think Leader Newspaper and Yellow Pages) it is becoming increasingly important for every tradie (from one man businesses to larger enterprises) to have a website. However not every website is designed well – which means a lot of money can be spent for very little return.. Read more about the essential requirements of tradie websites…

Online Shops – How to get more sales

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You know that lots of people are coming to your website but for some reason they are leaving before they make a purchase. This is actually a common problem as most businesses focus on getting people to their website. This is a good start – but unless you get them to buy it has been a wasted effort. Unfortunately, it is not as easy as getting people to your website and the sales will just flood in. Read more about getting more sales for your online shop…

5 ways to design a great home page for your website

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First impressions count

It is true that getting visitors to your website is hard work, but in many ways it is even harder to get them to stay. In fact, you only have a few seconds to engage a potential customer before they click away from your website.
So how do you create a great first impression to keep people on your website and ultimately buy your product or service? Read more about how to design a great home page…

Online Shops

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The Basics

Why limit yourself to customers who are willing and able to visit your shop to make a purchase? Expand your potential customer base by having an online shop.

With over 70% of people now using the internet to buy goods and services, even the smallest of businesses now need to have an online shop. In addition, over 1/3 of people are now using their mobile phone to make purchases so you need to be mobile friendly. Read more about online shops…

Google & Mobile Phones

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What you Need to Know

Google recently updated the way it ranks mobile friendly websites to make it easier for searchers on mobile phones to find them. It will now be easier to find high quality websites where text is easily readable, with minimal tapping, zooming or horizontal scrolling required. This means if your website is not mobile friendly it will be harder for people to find you on their mobile phones. Read more about Google and mobile phones…

Stock Photos

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What are they?

Stock photos is a term used for photos that are selected from a large catalogue of photos and used for a specific purpose. These purposes include photos for websites, newspaper advertisements and general advertising material. They are purchased as an alternative to using a professional photographer. Stock photos can suit those who are on a tight budget as they are less expensive than hiring a professional photographer. Read more about stock photos…

Can your Business Afford NOT to have a Website?

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NO, every business needs a website!

When you are a small business, especially if you are just starting out, it is extremely important to keep costs under control. However there are some things you need to spend money on if you want your business to be successful.

If you are a tradie you need to make sure you have good quality reliable tools that will get the job done quickly and to a high standard. If you are setting up a new cafe you definitely have to spend money on a good coffee machine and on decor that makes the cafe inviting. Another essential expense is a website. Read more about whether your small business can afford NOT to have a website…