Here you will find articles about business, lifestyle and career. Servcorp along with our valued business partners aim to bring you information relevant to your business and the way you do business, from technology to hints and tips. If there is a particular topic you would like to see covered here, please let us know.
How coworking can hurt your business - buyer beware
Flexible workspaces continue to gain popularity, everyone from start-ups to global real estate suppliers is offering Coworking Spaces, but it's a double-edged sword. Consumers are submitting their business to substantial risks if they miss asking the hard questions at the onset. Here are the top 6 factors to consider to ensure you don't inadvertently hurt your business.
Don’t lose your important business files to ransomware!
Businesses are being forced to pay thousands of dollars to overseas hackers to rid their computers of an unbreakable virus known as Cryptolocker. The 'ransomware' infects computers taking files and photographs hostage. How does ransomare attack? How can you secure your information? Find out.
Work smart, not hard (or save 572 hours of personal time)
Forty per cent of Australian business owners and managers will sacrifice more than 10 hours of personal time, each week, in order to keep their businesses running this summer – according to research published today by serviced and virtual offices provider Servcorp.
Networking is an essential skill for all business people keen to advance their careers, but successfully making connections doesn’t always come easily. To get ahead in the cut-throat world of business, you need to be able to network discreetly and professionally.
The Australian newspaper's business commentator, Alan Kohler interviews Servcorp's Marcus Moufarrige and discusses the unique family structured publicly listed company and whether his father and founder of Servcorp is scared he will 'stuff up the business'...
Although plenty of entrepreneurs have succeeded without mentors, it’s always easier having a helping hand. With a little time and effort, a few mentors can be lined up and, soon enough, they can change your business life for the better.
Despite claims to the contrary, and a rise in business confidence, many businesses are still feeling the effects of the GFC, with all its attendant after-effects. One of those effects is a fall in production. During the GFC – and in the years since – one of the key impacts of was (an still is) a dramatic fall in economic velocity. Let’s explain.
It’s perfectly reasonable to expect high performance from your staff, but you’ll find it’s much easier to achieve this goal if you also work to boost employee engagement. Even the best workers can sometimes become fatigued and disheartened – something that can quickly affect their performance. Keep your staff motivated and reap the rewards.
Thinking of going offshore? As Shakespeare famously said, “All the world’s a stage”. And in today’s business world, if you’re not playing on it, you may be missing a golden opportunity to lower your costs and grow your business. Sharon Melamed, Managing Director of Matchboard shares her top tips on going offshore.
What’s holding you back? The story of Australian small business
Servcorp conducted an online survey with 507 respondents from the Australian professional services sector. Through the data we gathered, we gleaned some important, interesting and most of all – useful insights into the Australian small business landscape. Starting a business – does it have to be such a leap of faith?