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Looking good – why perception & professionalism are crucial for your business

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COVID-19 has been a source of great distress and existential horror, and like most destructive forces, it has cleared a path for change in many industries. The pandemic has torn apart traditional business models, forcing the world into a new digital paradigm. Working from home has become the new norm, ...

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Iso networking – secrets to maintaining client relationships & building new ones during lockdown

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, we made sure we had a firm handshake to match our strength of character. We met our clients for coffee in crowded cafes, where we squeezed into a tiny table with one wonky leg. We made small talk at networking ...

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Pandemic parenting – real life advice on working from home productively during COVID-19

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So, we’re now six months into this insanity, and you’ve heard all the platitudes. Most of us are adjusting to the new professional reality. You’ve endured all the generic buzzwords letting you know that “we’re all in this together” (thumbs-up emoji!). You’ve read all the advice to create a quiet, ...

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Collaboration to isolation – how to stay motivated & productive during a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every aspect of modern life. If you’ve noticed a dip in your motivation and productivity, you’re certainly not alone. The first thing you need to know is that this is a completely normal reaction to the bland dystopian future that has inadvertently become our present ...

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Making the big start-up move to Adelaide

It’s finally over, and life can now get back to normal. After weeks of agonising over whether Bill was just telling Ali what she wanted to hear, whether Ali herself had truly learned her lesson from past relationships, Charlie could possibly be more of a control freak, or Todd was ...

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Five tips to increase office efficiency

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As a business owner or manager, it goes without saying that you’re perennially focused on ensuring that your business runs as efficiently as possible. However, turning those intentions into reality can be easier said than done in such a competitive, cut-throat economy. Any way you can increase productivity and reduce ...

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Office posture – the beginner’s guide to office ergonomics

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A study into screen time whilst at work has revealed that the typical employee will spend an average of 6.5 hours every day sitting in front of a computer. This can result in sore backs, stiff necks from craning your head to look at a computer, tired, dry eyes and ...

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Looking good – small business secrets for creating a great impression

Society is saturated with the message that appearances count for everything. It’s apparent in everyday parlance: “appearance matters”, “fake it ‘til you make it”, “look the part”. The clothing and make-up industries are devoted to the idea that making an impression depends on how you dress and look. The old ...

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Home free – 5 home office pitfalls & how to avoid them

Ask anyone who works from home what the benefits are, and you’ll hardly be able to get them to stop talking. From low overheads and flexibility to greater freedom and creature comforts, there are certainly plenty of things to love about the lifestyle. Sometimes, even isolation and home distractions are ...

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Girl power – how working Mums are succeeding in the digital age

There’s never been a better time than now to be a working mum. The internet has opened up a world of opportunities for passionate, creative and hard-working women to express themselves online. Thanks to the digital revolution, stay-at-home mums can start sustainable businesses from the comfort of their own environments ...

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Business boosters – the complete guide to COVID-19 business support measures

Do we dare to dream? Is it time for us to be cautiously optimistic? After what seems like an eternity (longer if you have school-aged children learning from home), it appears there may be some light at the end of the tunnel. Australia has emerged as a global poster child ...

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Home free – 5 essential tips to setting up a successful home office

Through the phone, all I could hear was an inexplicably raucous cacophony of hysterically screaming babies, uncontrolled laughter and what appeared to be unfeasibly loud chirping. Somehow, through the din, I made out the voice of our contractor: “Mate, can I give you a buzz back in 5?” came the ...

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COVID-safe workspaces

APSO have been working hard to provide a safe environment for our clients to return to work. We are going above and beyond the recommended sanitations standards and have plenty of space to adhere to social distancing regulations.