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Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement is the ongoing improvement of products, services, or processes through a step-by-step strategy of implementing small changes in a continuing cycle so as to achieve the highest standards and continually reduce operational overheads. Practicing continuous improvement involves identifying

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Resources for Small Businesses

Starting a new business can be an incredibly trying and chaotic experience, so we’ve collected some resources that you may help ease the way for you. Government Resources Federal Government’s Small Business website A good resource for the first steps

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The Stages of Small Business Growth

Back in 1983, an article published in the Harvard Business Review noted the similarities and differences between small businesses, and that even the most different of businesses followed the same growth trajectory. This growth is detailed in five steps: existence,

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Small Business Barriers

Australian small businesses are facing increasing uncertainty; with potentially volatile stock and property markets causing extra worries, small business owners will have to balance issues these may cause with the regular worries of relevance and sustainability in an increasingly competitive

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Startup Success

As the 2015 StartupAUS report states, “Australia is at a crossroads.” Transitioning from an economy “based on resources, primary industries and domestically focused businesses to one based on high-growth knowledge-intensive businesses that can compete globally.” Australia has not kept at-pace

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Planning for a new business

Starting a business takes a lot of patience, determination, and creativity, not to mention the more practical aspects like money and time. It can be a very rewarding venture but comes with its own sets of challenges. You may have

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Why is On-the-job Training Effective?

On-the-job training is usually the most effective way to learn the skills needed for your job. No one really wants to spend time away from their work, sitting in a classroom, when they could be in their workplace learning as

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Never Stop Learning

Learning is one of the most powerful tools we have. It’s not something that just stops once we finish formal education; fresh ideas, innovative technologies, new hobbies and therefore new skills come along constantly in life, and we get to

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Multi-generational Learning in Training Environments

Factoring multigenerational learning processes into training programs can be difficult. Encouraging innovation in training programs in order to reach all age groups should be considered a must for adult learning and development teams; but it can be difficult to create

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Motivating and Engaging Adult Learners

When it comes to teaching adult learners, it’s all about motivation. An adult has chosen to learn, and needs to remember why they are undertaking a qualification in order to remain motivated. Engaging them through the work and promoting active

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