Love trips to the hairdresser to get your highlights done? Weekly sessions at the nail salon set in stone in your calendar? Just can’t go a month without a facial? As our stay-at-home lifestyles become the new normal, beauty routines are spinning off the grid.
In today’s digital world it’s easier to connect than ever before. This is great news for small business owners who need to find products and services and ‘meet’ other owners through networking activities on online forums and groups – but does that mean human contact is redundant? Absolutely not.
The days when a trip to the ATM was compulsory before strolling to your local market are numbered. Instead small businesses now find themselves faced with the new breed of “cashless consumer”, and adapting to suit.
Environmental awareness among consumers and corporate organisations is booming in Australia, particularly when it comes to the health of our precious marine environments — and two Australian small businesses are at the epicentre of a surge in demand for sustainable products.
The workplace of the future will be a very different one to what we know today thanks to the rise in technology and automation, rapid globalisation, a desire for flexible work conditions and generational shifts.