Category Archives: Business Strategy

Post-COVID-19 Business Recovery Plan

Post-COVID-19 Business Recovery Plan

COVID-19 not only became a global health crisis but it also dramatically impacted businesses in unprecedented ways. Sales and revenue dropped fast as a result of lockdowns and social distancing orders. Implementing a post-COVID-19 business recovery plan will be a challenging feat but CAN be done. Several months into this catastrophe, many countries are boldly trying to get their economy back on track. Businesses are slowly opening their doors once again. Post-COVID-19 Business Recovery Plan: Ways To Bounce Back Modify Your Strategies According To Changes In Consumer Behaviour Experts continue to discover new information about the virus. For now, what’s certain is that more people have a higher sensitivity to […]

How Your Business Can Adapt During COVID-19 Lockdown

How Your Business Can Adapt During COVID-19 Lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly shaken businesses not just in Australia but globally. It has been particularly rough on many small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) with some forced to close their doors temporarily. In this blog, we discuss how your business can adapt during the COVID-19 Lockdown. What You Can Do To Adapt During the COVID-19 Adapt During COVID-19: Business Action Items Strategic Planning With Your Team Strategic planning is essential to help grow your business. The aim is to reinforce or create new goals, get updates on company progress and come up with a new action plan.  Your priority during a time like this should be to create a […]

EOFY Pat On The Back!

EOFY Pat On The Back!

Well done, Congratulations, You are amazing… No, we haven’t lost the plot (yet), but instead of the usual end of financial year stuff, we wanted to send you something a bit different. You see, we are business owners too, so we get it. We know how hard it can be. We understand the struggles. We are well aware of those moments when you ask yourself if it’s all worth it. Today, we wanted to let you know that the fact you are STILL in business at the end of the financial year is pretty phenomenal. Others may have quit long before this and it’s important to acknowledge what you HAVE achieved over what […]

5 Ways To Use Social Media For Local Business

5 Ways To Use Social Media For Local Business

5 Ways To Use Social Media For Local Business With so many different platforms and ways of using Social Media for Local Business, it’s easy to get lost.  If you’re having a hard time using Social Media to attract traffic to your website and drive sales then take a read of this article. Social Media is a great way to reach more customers, build awareness of your local business and generate leads, all without making too big a dent in your advertising budget. All you need to do is harness the power of Social Media by learning how to use it for your local business. With so many options available, it can also […]

Business Marketing Plan

Business Marketing Plan

Business Marketing Plan Today we’re talking about the importance of a Business Marketing Plan, and how it can change your business. According to Peter Drucker, Author and well known Management Consultant, “The purpose of marketing is to understand and know your customers so well that the service or product automatically fits on them, selling itself.” The purpose of a Marketing Plan is to accelerate the growth of your business by boosting sales and regular promotion. An effective marketing plan answers all your questions: ● How to reach the customers?● What makes you different from your competitors?● What is your strength in the market and what is your target market?● What are your […]

How Doing Business Globally is Becoming Easier

Nowadays, more and more companies are presenting their business to a global market. From small startups to medium enterprises and large well established businesses, the digital age has helped level the playing field when it comes to using technology to reach a customer and close a sale. Gone are the days when only companies with the deepest pockets can afford the latest and greatest high-end technological advances. Anyone anywhere can punch a few keywords into a search engine and find the product or service they want – anywhere in the world. Digital technology now means that you can communicate with the rest of the world at the touch of a […]

5 steps to global success

5 steps to global success

DMS is now working as a Global Digital Agency, We have been working in this capacity for a while, but are making it ‘official’! To date, in the last 4 years, Tina has personally worked with clients in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, Cyprus, Poland and Germany. It’s wonderful how the small the world has become! Putting your business out there is a big step. But putting your business OUT there, on a global scale is something that needs a multi-angled attack! 1.  Decide It Goals are funny things. They become easier the moment you decide to make them goals! Now, the bigger the goal, the stronger your […]

Promoting Your Small Business On a Budget

Promoting Your Small Business On a Budget

When it comes to promoting or marketing your small business, it’s easy to think that because your marketing budget is small, your marketing activity should match. Wrong! Although larger organisations have more to marketing dollars to play with, there are lots of ways you can leverage your activity to get the most out of it. WebsiteEvery small business should have a good website. If you still rely on people finding you and your business through the Yellow Pages or word-of-mouth, then perhaps think again. Even if your business is focused on serving local customers, you still need to have a website for people to find you. Once you have a […]

Why you never stop learning in business

Why you never stop learning in business

It’s 9pm on a Friday night and I’m writing a blog post. What on earth is wrong with me? I’m pretty sure it’s nothing to do with the one glass of wine I’ve consumed, so I can only put this behaviour down to being 100% committed to my business! That and I’m taking action following a day of learning… Today I attended the first of a three day seminar being held by my wonderful business coach,Sharon Jurd. The event was buzzing with business owners and professionals who want to make a difference in their lives and business and already, after one day, I walked out of there pumped and ready to take […]

Top 5 reasons that hold you back from growing your business

Top 5 reasons that hold you back from growing your business

After the stress and difficulties of finally establishing your own business, it can be difficult to move things to the next phase. Growing and developing a business isn’t something that comes easily to many of us and inevitably, that is the reason many businesses fail. 1. Why is this so? Occasionally outside factors play a part, however often it’s our mindset and bad habits that affect how our business excels or fails. It could be that the fear of failure is just too great. You could also say that it isn’t so much the fear of failure, but rather, the fear of success. This may sound like a contradiction, isn’t […]