e-News Monitor

Catch up on past issues of the e-News Monitor


Don’t let minimum transactions kill your profits

Don’t let minimum transactions kill your profits   Did you know that by accepting cards for all transactions, no matter the value, your business could be 40 percent bigger? Customers are choosing businesses based on their no-minimum transaction value. They are also going out of their way to avoid businesses who do not offer them […]

From the Chambers November 2017

From the Chambers November 2017 From the Chambers November 2017 will keep you up to date with news from our region’s Chambers of Commerce, with information relating to business activities in the Cessnock Local Government Area.   Wollombi Valley Chamber of Commerce   The Wollombi Valley Chamber of Commerce’ sponsors periodic ‘Think Tank’ Sessions which […]

Who’s afraid of the big bad hacker?

 Who’s afraid of the big bad hacker? Quite a few business owners actually and for good reason. Businesses are increasingly alert to security issues, with Bitcoin scams hitting a number of businesses across the state, capitalising on out-of-date or minimal digital security systems and charging businesses to regain access to their prized business data. Sensis […]

Show me to my dressing room! Why you should pay a professional.

Show me to my dressing room! Why you should pay a professional. The money you saved in DIY photography or design could cost you the profits you might have generated if you had hired the professional!   Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer famously proclaimed that there “is no such thing really as professional photographers” referring to the […]

Fastest growing careers in Australia

Fastest growing careers in Australia   The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) latest release has confirmed service jobs are going to be jobs of the future.  According to the 2016 Census data, 4 out of 5 Australians now work in the service sector. Childcare, aged care workers, hospitality such as chefs and baristas as well […]

Wine, Food & Beverage and Tourism business opportunities in November Three opportunities for Wine, Food & Beverage and Tourism businesses in November thanks to the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association:   Government assistance at hand Needing some support and assistance to grow your tourism business? Are you exporting or looking to explore trade options […]

New Australian pizza topping: Spam?

New Australian pizza topping: Spam? How would you like your pizza with a side of spam? Whilst everyone argues whether pineapple belongs on a pizza, we can all agree that spam emails and pizza are not a good match. Domino’s Pizza have been left red faced after their customers complained of unsolicited emails being sent […]

Subsidised Digital Readiness Workshops for Hunter businesses

Subsidised Digital Readiness Workshops for Hunter businesses   Up to 78% of NSW businesses are not participating in the digital economy. Digital disruption and innovation increasingly affects every business. Thanks to NSW Business Connect, new workshops have been scheduled in November 2017 to help businesses tackle these issues head on. The NSW Department of Industry […]

What do Chinese visitors want?       The ultimate intel for any business is to know what their customer’s wants and needs are. With this said, becoming better at servicing our customers is a good recipe for any business who wishes to be profitable.  It may be intimidating for small businesses to service new […]

Is your marketing ethical?

Is your marketing ethical?    Ethical  – Vegan  – Sustainable –  Carbon Neutral –  Fair Trade – BUZZ WORDS OR ETHICAL MARKETING? We live in an era when product authenticity and business ethics matter as never before, and the ability to get it right or get it horribly wrong is complicated by high speed social […]