Owning your own business is a dream come true for most sole traders or 'soletrepeneurs'.
You’ve done all the research, you’ve opened your doors and business is starting to trickle in, but the road hasn’t been a smooth one.
Along with the satisfying feeling of living out your life-long dream come all the challenges of beginning your business as a sole trader.
D'licious Gourmet Hampers provide local, sustainable, and environmentally friendly gift hampers which provide a farm gate to table experience for the recipient.
Local produce gift hampers are a great way to support a myriad of artisans, with most typically containing products from many such cottage industries within one purchase.
We customise corporate gift hampers to provide you with unique, quality gifts which promote your business as professional and caring, while reinforcing your own brand. The service we provide allows you to confidently place your corporate gifting entirely under our care.
Telling a good story is the key to connecting with your customers and growing your business. More and more brands are realizing the power a relatable story can have in helping transform their presence. A good brand story can help boost your social media presence, bump up your website hits and help your company build its “tribe”.
Sharing your story makes you a real person in your customers’ eyes. And people want to do business with real people.
Each July, Australian foodies make the pilgrimage to one of the most tempting events in all of Brisbane - Regional Flavours. This gourmet food event showcases the best food and producers from all corners of Queensland, introducing food lovers to new favorites and reminding them of the country’s most popular classics.
Gift giving should not be a chore. It is something that should come from the heart. Giving gifts is a way to extend your love for a person and to take the time out of your day looking around for things that you know they would love.
All of this is especially important when your family, friends and colleagues are spread around the world.
It seems as though we are constantly on the search for a gift, whether it’s for a birthday, holiday or other celebration. In today’s world the added stress of purchasing a gift without increasing our carbon footprint can quickly become overwhelming.
Here are three ways you can practice conscious gift giving while considering the reduction of your carbon footprint:
Picante in Spanish means 'spicy', and this dish is that. But it's a pleasant sweet spiciness that your entire family will love.
Reproduced with permission - This month's recipe is courtesy of Kim McCosker from 4 Ingredients, One Pot One Bowl cookbook.
No stay at the Sunshine Coast is complete without a visit to it's beautiful hinterland.
And what better place to experience all it has to offer than the delightful town and surrounds of Maleny, perched high in the Blackall Range. The picture perfect landscape consists of the rolling green hills of dairy farms, interspersed with rainforests, lookouts and the Obi Obi Creek, which winds through the area. The nearby Baroon Pocket Dam and Gardners Falls with rock pools and swimming holes complete this natural beauty.
A visit to Mary Cairncross park offers panoramic views of the stunning Glass House Mountains to one side, while providing rainforest walking tracks and viewing platforms, picnic areas and the newly opened Rainforest Discovery Centre to the other.
Getting business is hard. Keeping customers is even harder. With current economies rising and fierce competition, companies certainly have to put forth conscience energy and effort into maintaining a consistent customer base. Merely providing a great product or service is no longer enough to keep customers coming back for more.
There are several effective ways to ensure your business is always in the customer's mind:
Giving a gift to international business partners and colleagues is a great idea. It’s a wonderful way to solidify and nurture relationships. And it’s an invaluable way to say ‘Thank You’. Unfortunately, when treading the world of international protocol, it’s easy to make a mistake. Different cultures have different perceptions when it comes to gift-giving. You don't want to unwittingly make a mistake that can hurt rather than help your business, like spending too much money or sending a gift that never arrives.
Here are five important notes to keep in mind next time you are planning to give gifts internationally.
Any business that wants to succeed is aware of the need for developing their 'brand'. Your business branding represents who you are, what you offer and stand for, as well as sets you apart from you competitors. Basically it is your identity in the market. Done effectively, it should increase your recognition, help create trust and bring you new customers.
As a small local business, we are happy to have the support and partnership of the phenomenal networking group, Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN). FAN helps to bring like-minded people and businesses together, creating a community that is strengthening the region’s conscious agriculture industry.
Working from home can seem like a dream come true for many people. And while there are indeed many perks, a few months trying to run a business out of a home office is long enough for most people to see the challenges. From constant distractions to trying to take on too much, at-home business owners must learn to be strategic in order to have the success they are looking for.
Here are five must-do secrets every at-home business needs in order to be successful:
Reproduced with permission - http://www.mattgolinski.com.au/
Based on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Matt Golinski is a highly regarded, professional chef with a passion for creating cuisine using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. He has generously shared one of his delicious recipes with us, which we know you will love!