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Advantages of a remote team in 2021

Advantages of a remote team in 2021

2020 has had a significant impact on many businesses. One of the key outcomes to come from last year was the shift towards remote working teams.  The need for remote teams came from the effort to minimise the spread of COVID-19, but it is something that many businesses are likely to continue going into 2021.  […]

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Next Business Energy connects with Xero

Next Business Energy connects with Xero

Next Business Energy is teaming up with Xero to help small businesses take charge of their energy usage and keep finances under control.  Next Business Energy’s NextConnect now integrates with Xero Connect in Australia, a tool that automates the flow of invoices into Xero, saving businesses time, eliminating manual data entry and increasing accuracy.   Combining […]

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Is it time to update your office appliances?

Is it time to update your office appliances?

It’s time to start thinking about business expenses in a COVID-normal world. Many businesses will likely continue to look for potential cost savings following the changes and challenges of 2020.  Office appliances are one key area that can often be overlooked. They are purchased once, and generally not again considered until they break down.  Review […]

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Effective managerial practices for a remote team

Effective managerial practices for a remote team

Remote working has numerous benefits. Some businesses may consider continuing to operate with a remote team or provide a more flexible working arrangement into the future.   If you are considering this for your business, some key tools and practices can help manage this adjustment. Communication Keeping in constant communication with your remote team is crucial […]

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How to lower your energy costs over summer

How to lower your energy costs over summer

As Australia moves further into summer, it’s time for businesses to start thinking about how this may impact energy usage and costs.  During summer months there is often a rise in demand for energy, with many businesses and households running air-conditioning at the same times. This increase in demand may result in higher energy costs.  […]

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A guide for using smart meters

A guide for using smart meters

Smart meters are becoming more commonly used across Australia. They are now a standard in Victoria due to a mandatory rollout. Since new federal legislation in December 2017, they are now the default installation for replacement meters for homes in ACT, NSW, SA, QLD and TAS. For businesses, smart meters can be an excellent tool […]

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Future-proofing your business energy

Future-proofing your business energy

Energy is a necessity for all businesses. It can be a significant expense, and as energy prices increase, this expense may continue to grow for companies in the future.  All businesses want to improve the longevity of their business, and one thing that may help with this is improving energy efficiencies and maximising cost savings.  […]

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How to find out if your business is eligible for business energy grants

How to find out if your business is eligible for business energy grants

There are various business energy grants available to assist businesses with energy funding. Some aim at helping small businesses, while others are for businesses investing in sustainable systems.  Research available business energy grants If you are considering applying for a business energy grant, make sure you do your research on the various options available.  Government […]

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Energy tips for businesses with multiple sites

Energy tips for businesses with multiple sites

Improving energy consumption and efficiency is something all businesses should focus on. But when you have multiple sites, it can be challenging to manage energy usage at each location properly.  Ensuring your multi-site business is as energy efficient as possible may help prevent you from adding unnecessarily to your business’ overall energy costs due to […]

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