Poor planning is one of the killers of small businesses. One big item that many small business operators fail to plan for is TAX, writes Sharon Williams, founder of Taurus Marketing. Unfortunately, the better you do, the more you pay. The country has to run and we as small business owners contribute much to keep… Read more »
While I am proud of how Taurus and our network have moved through this period, there is no time to relax and celebrate the fact we have got this far. The next 4-6 months will be a true test of recovery, survival and reinvention. The end of the financial year can be a time for… Read more »
The spotlight has been shining on Australia’s healthcare industry as the rest of the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic. Media coverage has been intense and alarming, with news bulletins filled with scenes of hospital ICUs at breaking point as the pandemic has taken hold. In Australia, we are preparing for these worst-case scenarios. Fortunately, we… Read more »
Like a lot of CEOs, I have been overwhelmed with emails from people in our industry who have been left out of work and seeking a new job due to the impact of COVID-19. Unfortunately, these are the shock waves from the pandemic with the marketing and PR industry facing a real crisis of losing all this amazing talent unless we do everything possible to… Read more »
Everything you should know as a leader before you venture back to the office. Are you ready for the face-to-face interaction as we transition back to the physical office? I wasn’t – quite! writes Sharon Williams, founder of Taurus Marketing. Yesterday, I was faced with the first face-to-face meeting since lockdown with a prospect in… Read more »
It is a name that best describes a practice that has been around for decades but practitioners, government officials and company executives are reluctant to explain too much about it to the outside world for fear of revealing their secrets, almost like those who guard the formula for Coca Cola or the recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken. What is the Dark Art? The phrase was coined in the late ’60s in… Read more »
With so many businesses pivoting in response to the pandemic, entrepreneur Sharon Williams takes us through how this strategy works – and when to use it. As I write this, I am hoping you, your family and team members are safe right now and that you are managing your mental health and physical health because… Read more »
In our traditional celebratory Taurus month (the month of May) I headed to the city yesterday to review new office space for the Taurus team. A location change is part of my strategy to reinvigorate the business post this COVID-19 recovery period and a brand new sparkling environment for the team and it would mark… Read more »
I have just finished pasting a cardboard backing on the back of my newspaper cut out of the Australian Flag. On Anzac Day, Saturday, 25th April, I will post it on my home front window or maybe on my beautiful hedge (I am a corner plot) to mark my respect and pay tribute to our war… Read more »
We are entering a vastly different world once we come out the other side of the Coronavirus tunnel. So ask yourself, which of the following two scenarios best describes your situation: My business is in high demand My brand needs to pivot If you selected no 1, it’s worth remembering the words of successful businessman Warren Buffett “It takes 20… Read more »
For a lot of people, it would be appropriate in 2020 to cross out the word celebration when thinking about Easter, which is traditionally a time when families come together, a time of faith and renewal. In my birth country of England, it is also Spring and a time of new beginnings. For some, it… Read more »
How quickly we’re adapting to a virtual world. Before COVID-19, a global pandemic, affecting each and every one of us, wasn’t something a lot of us contemplated; I think we all resigned ourselves to it wouldn’t happen to me. Now, the #newnormal as it is being described is creating a virtual world as the main channel for communication while we adhere to guidelines of social isolation, physical distancing and lockdown! And, from the feedback online, most… Read more »
Everyone’s situation may be different as we confront the challenges around the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Our hearts go out to those who have lost their jobs. Not in their wildest dreams would some Australians had envisaged a few weeks ago they would be lined up outside Centrelink offices seeking help to survive. At Taurus, I have re-engineered to keep my team… Read more »
Unwavering support from the Taurus team in the COVID-19 challenge Supporting the government in this historical Team Australia moment COVID-19 has left us in unchartered waters. I believe we’ve reached, what I have coined a #newnormal as we adapt almost by the hour to changing and challenging circumstances. One thing is not changing. That is, the Taurus ‘no bull’ approach, which for 25 years has underwritten the way we’ve… Read more »
Happy new year everyone and now Australia day weekend is over, the real work for 2019 begins. We’ve been back at work for some weeks and have already signed new clients, planned our kick-off and the Taurus team have each enjoyed an extensive break over the holidays so we are back in full flight, and… Read more »
These last two months has seen us deep in awards and achievements from every quarter, from our own PRIA Golden Target award application for our work with New Direction Care to the Australia Day Corporate Club celebration with basketball hero Andrew Bogut and the inspiring international Advance of the year awards at Town Hall. We… Read more »
As we head towards Christmas, I’m particularly proud of the Taurus team as we celebrate a wide range of major wins including introducing a 5 month old company into the AFR, promoting the fun and fitness of Lauren Hannaford of FHIT (Functional High Intensity Training) expert, boosting enrolments for our childcare group Integricare and drawing attention to… Read more »
I can’t quite believe we are on countdown till Christmas and on the final leg of our first financial year quarter. It’s been a great start to our fiscal year with change and evolution moving into our new office space. The team have had some super wins, with new clients and current clients re-engaging us,… Read more »
After running a business for 22 years, I’ve learnt it’s not OK to stand still and complacency is not acceptable. Just as you get comfortable, you have to throw it all up in the air and re-examine opportunities. I first looked at co-working spaces 4 yrs ago and registered my interest. At that time, I was concerned the space… Read more »
The Taurus team have just finalised a number of KPI busting successful events this month and this issue is all about our event expertise and experience. We love events and helping clients to think strategically about what they want to achieve and then to conduct a clever holistic and integrated approach to make each event… Read more »
Our proven integrated approach to Marketing & PR success. The Taurus team consists of both in-house marketing experts and agency directors, so we understand the business from both sides of the fence. We start with your company’s fundamental business objectives and align your marketing and digital strategies to support these. Taurus offers unparalleled levels of… Read more »
Sharon’s February Dynamic Business article has gone live! When people moan about millennial’s, I occasionally share the sentiment… however, my response is usually “well, who bred em?” rather than “yeah, who’d have them”. I also like to point out that it’s their birthright to be different in order to keep pace with the modern world. … Read more »
The inaugural Australian Small Business Champions Conference is set to hear from Australia’s leading experts across various sectors to share their insights at The Star, Sydney over two speaker driven days Saturday 21 – Sunday 22, April 2018. The 2018 conference theme is challenging Australian Small Businesses to “Grow, Shape & Plan” their business from those who have real, on the… Read more »
Sharon’s January Dynamic Business Article has gone live It’s hard to believe we’re more than a month into the new year. Many corporates didn’t return to business until after Australia Day, giving the SME owners who’d been in full swing for a few weeks a great head start. To capitalise on this early advantage, here… Read more »
Thank you to Clients, Friends and Senior Media colleagues who joined us for Summer Drinks at the Ivy Pool February 6th. In case you have missed it have a look on our Social media for more photos!
A warm welcome back for 2018 and peace, goodwill, success and good health to you, your team and your loved ones. We are well rested after a long 3 week break and back to work with a vengeance at the Taurus office in George Street Sydney. We have already signed new business, are settling in… Read more »
Always great to hear good Feedback from our clients. Lovely to work with you JustMums! “As part of our recent Kochie’s Business Builders competition win, we had the privilege of meeting the wonderful Sydney based PR & Marketing experts from Taurus Marketing. Sharon and Jacqueline provided us not only with practical advice, but also the comfort… Read more »
Sharon’s October Dynamic Business Article has gone live! “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel” ― Maya Angelou A well-known entrepreneur once said to me, “If a business owner can’t keep the members of their family happy and engaged at home, how can… Read more »
Such fun to have our KBB Digital competition winners (Rachel and Erin) from JustMums Recruitment in the Taurus office for their prize – a complementary strategy session. I’ve been in and out of recruitment agencies since my Mother worked in recruitment when I was a child. I guess it’s in my blood. Since then I… Read more »
This week, the Taurus team held a winning strategy session with two very excited ladies, Rachel and Erin founders of Just Mums, a Melbourne based, multi-service recruitment agency looking to assist mums make their way back into the workforce. JustMums are the winners of this years annual KBB competition for which Taurus had donated a… Read more »
We are proud to support The White Knight Foundation and the Knight family who created the foundation after their son Liam Knight was injured in an alcohol-fueled violent attack. The family and Liam now work tirelessly to increase the awareness of alcohol-fueled youth violence and raise funds to go towards victims of such violence. They held their… Read more »
Fun this lunchtime when our CEO @SharonWilliams01 took part in a webinar to talk all things trending in digital marketing for the Victorian Government’s Small Business Festival @SmallBizFestVic with David Koch (@kochie.online) from Kochies Business Builders @KochiesBiz , Jane Lu @thelazyceo owner and CEO of online retailer ShowPo @iloveshowpo and Dave Chaffey. The webinar focused on the relevance of social media today and the future of digital marketing.… Read more »
Our CEO Sharon Williams presented to students at St Andrew’s Cathedral School at their ‘Learning the Ropes’ event this week about personal branding and the TaurusProfile™ service. Our CEO loves mentoring students and young people and giving them insight into the real world of work and how to build their personal brand. We are always… Read more »
Our client Digital Jungle was featured in the AFR to talk about the new digital e-marketplace Daigou Sales. Click here to read the full article.
Our CEO Sharon Williams wrote about customer satisfaction in her latest contributed article for Dynamic Business. Click here to read the full article on the Dynamic Business website or read below. Most mornings I buy my coffee from the same beachside café. While I order the same coffee every morning, the waiters never remember my… Read more »
A big congratulations to JustMums Recruitment who have won the Kochie’s Business Builders competition for $60,000 worth of small business support and lunch with David Koch! The Taurus Marketing Team are excited to develop your personalised PR and marketing strategy workshop
We are proud of our coverage for Prosperity Advisers in the Daily Telegraph and syndicated across Australia. We almost beat the Big 4 on the amount of our coverage! Thanks Prosperity for your faith in the Taurus team for over four years. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/fitforbusiness/business-oners-need-to-prepare-for-succession-planning/news-story/cddf5a222c387cee5a63cec79051023a
Congratulations to our client Joanne Pellew! Your interview with Megan from Behind The Brands has been published! Click the link below to view the inspirational piece. Behind The Brands
Taurus attended the Australian British Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon today, with a keynote from Steven Ciobo MP, The Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Investment. Thank you Ashurst for hosting!
Our CEO Sharon Williams recently wrote a contributed article for Dynamic Business surrounding the art of delegation. Click here to read the full article on the Dynamic Business website, or see below. You have a dream and create your start-up and work through the night until you almost drop. You think hiring people is really… Read more »
Too many Apps, too little time! Chris Adams, Executive Director and Advisor to Thred and the Thred Board are working to solve this universal problem. Thred is set to be the most useful App in the world unifying our digital footprint by consolidating contacts, communication, content, services and transactions into ‘One App for All!’. Chris went… Read more »
So proud of Life Cell Marine Safety on their award – from adversity great things happen! go team! http://www.smartcompany.com.au/startupsmart/news-analysis/sydney-startup-life-cell-wins-third-award-in-under-a-year-as-it-looks-to-make-its-product-the-gold-standard-in-marine-safety/
Members of the Taurus team were delighted to attend the White Knight Foundation Gala Dinner and victim Liam Knight to raise funds to assist victims and families in the recovery of unprovoked youth violence. The gala dinner was a huge success with Channel 9’s host Ben Fordham as MC, performances by brilliant comedian ventriloquist Darren… Read more »
Taurus hosts our Biggest Cancer morning tea at our George Street office, Sydney city centre We were delighted to hold our annual Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event, raising over $1600 towards cancer research, prevention and support services. Our morning tea was held in memory of Lisa Jane Williams, sister of our CEO Sharon Williams… Read more »
Our CEO Sharon Williams recently teamed up with Kochie’s Business Builders to assist a small business owner with her questions about small businesses. Click here to read the full article, or see below. Calling all business builders! We are starting a regular new section called ‘Ask the KBB expert’. How does it work? We will… Read more »
We were delighted to organise and help host Taurus client OVH who celebrated the opening of their Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. Laurent Allard, Vice Chairman of the Board of OVH flew in for this milestone event hosted by the KPMG Melbourne office. The event was held in the presence of esteemed guests the Hon.… Read more »
Our CEO Sharon Williams recently wrote a contributed article for Dynamic Business highlighting the importance of effective time management. Click here to read the full article on the Dynamic Business website, or read below. Without vital time management skills, it would be impossible to juggle my business, team and speaking career, let alone run a… Read more »
Great to see Prosperity Advisers Group on SBS Australia Wednesday night! You can hear Allan’s thoughts on the budget here: https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/federal-budget-2017-18-means-smes/
Working with Thred! The #TaurusTeam is very excited! http://www.afr.com/news/facebook-ex-backs-new-australian-communications-app-thred-20170501-gvw8je
The Korn Group‘s founder Neer Korn spoke about millennials this weekend for Herald Sun. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/behind-the-smashed-avo-and-takeaway-coffees-stereotype/news-story/a66ad657d197d0db2fceb0c099a76973
Early this month over 400 Mahjong players arrived at The Star Casino from overseas and all over Australia to play in the 2017 Mahjong Masters tournament. With a prize pool of $168,000, the tournament was Mahjong’s biggest yet! Taurus secured media coverage with local Chinese and Australian media from the Parramatta Advertiser to The Vision Times, reaching an audience of well over 5… Read more »
Taurus has been chosen to work with Thred ASX:THD to grow the brand and get Australia ready for the next generation in unified social messaging, communications, commerce and content. With Thred, users will be able to see all their Apps in one simple thred. Thred will change the way we connect, communicate and consume media. Thred is One App for… Read more »
We are delighted to welcome global client OVH to the Taurus family in Australia – one of the world’s leading providers of hyper-scale cloud and internet infrastructure. OVH is bringing cost effective, contract friendly and the highest quality global cloud infrastructure to Australia and Singapore and we are right there alongside them in introducing them to the media… Read more »
You have the chance to win a $20,000 personalised PR and marketing strategy workshop for your small business with Taurus Marketing! Read below for full details, or click here to enter. WIN! $60,000 worth of small business support & lunch with David Koch! WIN! A money can’t buy business lunch with David Koch + $60,000 worth… Read more »
Our CEO Sharon Williams recently wrote a contributed article for Dynamic Business surrounding the importance of a strong employer brand. Click here to read the full article, or see below. Most of what is written about an employer brand is baloney! You can’t fabricate the perfect job or control how people feel about their workplace day… Read more »
It goes unsaid that maintaining client relationships is vital to the success of your business. Our CEO Sharon Williams was recently interviewed by David Koch on 2UE radio to discuss and provide ideas and tips on best practice. Sharon talks about aligning core values, understanding how much communication is required and adding value. Click here to listen… Read more »
We love our startups and the Taurus Team recently took our client GiggedIn back in to mainstream media, reaching over 22 million people this month alone! Known as the Netflix of live music, GiggedIn is set to change the way Australians experience live entertainment with their subscription based service. Click here to read the full article on news.com.au and learn more… Read more »
New Taurus client Joanne Pellew, CEO of leading Indigenous workforce in Australia Ochre Workforce Solutions is working to raise awareness of the low rates of employment within the Indigenous community. She aims to disrupt the system and is pioneering greater understanding between employers and our Indigenous people. So far she has placed 900 Indigenous Australians into jobs by… Read more »
The event held on International Women’s Day at PWC at Barangaroo, was to launch Meetmagic, a B2B platform combining business and philanthropy. The concept involves booking meetings through a digital platform which puts people together for a meeting. These people pay for the meeting. 50 per cent of that payment is donated to a charity… Read more »
We are proud to have our CEO Sharon Williams featured on The Carousel as a Game Changer for International Women’s Day 2017! Click here to see the full article, or read below. International Women’s Day 2017: Inspiring Messages From Our Game Changers For International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8, organisers are asking everyone to… Read more »
David McCredie, CEO of Taurus client Australian British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) was interviewed by Janine Perrett for her namesake show referencing Theresa May’s Brexit speech and soon after, David was asked back on Sky News for another live interview with Peter Beattie and Peter Reith of the Beattie and Reith show. Reaching out to a business audience, David lent his expertise… Read more »
It seems that the year of the rooster brought with it a side of good fortune! With new clients Mahjong Australia, Digital Jungle, and long-term client UTS:INSEARCH re-signing for a fifth year, we celebrate all things Australian and Chinese. We are seeing an increase in the number of organisations that identify the importance of Chinese relations. Our Chinese web… Read more »
Our CEO Sharon Williams outlines why your database is so important to your business in her latest contributed article for Dynamic Business. Click here to see the full article, or read below. I’ve been a business mentor for a while now and yet it never ceases to amaze me how often company’s either ignore or underrate their… Read more »
Our CEO Sharon Williams recently wrote this article about the importance of social media to your business. Click here to read my full article on the Kochie’s Business Builders website, or read below. Before you think it’s not relevant or too challenging, take a step back and consider just how drastically our personal lives have changed… Read more »
Forget expensive consultants and reading endless books on marketing – these six principles will hold you in the best stead to successfully market your business. 1. Your database is King and one of your most important assets! Keep it accurate and up to date by giving responsibility to a database keeper. This could be… Read more »
Our CEO Sharon Williams recently wrote this article for Kochie’s Business Builders surrounding business strategy. Click here to view the full article, or read below. Running a business seems like a marathon sometimes. It’s a long journey that takes a lot of courage. However, while our days are full and we are busy focussing on… Read more »
CEO Sharon Williams wrote this contributed article surrounding personal branding for Dynamic Business. Click to here view, or see below. Personal narratives are as old as time and they continue to command attention – just look at Hollywood’s continued obsession with biopics and the abundance of best-selling biographies on bookstands. Simply put, people love good stories and they need to know what your… Read more »
Sharon Williams, founder and CEO of Taurus Marketing, wrote this contributed article for Kochie’s Business Builders. Click here to view, or read below. The joy of the internet is that whatever your business construct – small, large, retail, BSB, wholesale, niche or anywhere in between – you have the chance to dominate your space or… Read more »
The following article is a piece by CEO and founder of Taurus Marketing Sharon Williams for Dynamic Business. Click to view here, or read below. When I first came to Australia knowing no-one, Public Relations (PR) was one of the main tools I used to build my business. While I still believe in the power… Read more »
Sharon Williams is a Game Changer! Sarah Harris, Studio 10 host, has discovered that Sharon is an inspiring Game Changer in every sense of the term. From humble beginnings in her Sydney living room 21 years ago, London-born Sharon has grown Taurus Marketing into a pioneering powerhouse revered for its practical ‘No Bull’ approach. Click the… Read more »
The CEO Magazine Taurus account team had a wonderful night at the Executive of the Year Awards last night in Darling Harbour. Here are some of the photos from the night!
The following is a contributed article written by Sharon Williams for Dynamic Business A managing director arrives at her desk to a bottle of wine and a ‘thank you’ note from her team. They’re expressing gratitude for a fun afternoon away from the office celebrating the Melbourne Cup as a team. No leave time was recorded – the out-of-office activity was a… Read more »
Sharon appears as a Marketing expert on Kochie’s Business Builders, giving advice to an up-and-coming cake business Sydney Smash Cakes.
Sharon will appear as an expert adviser again on Kochie’s Business Builders on the 6th November, 12pm, Channel 7. She will be giving marketing advice to Claudia Abraham, owner of the chocolate cake business ‘Sydney Smash Cakes’.Here is a sneak peak of what you will get to see on Sunday! Remember to watch this space… Read more »
As a business owner, I am a natural giver. I am a big believer in the art ofpaying it forward and giving to others. It is one of the great joys of building your own business: being able to provide respected customers with advice, value adds such as extra time, additional services, or offering… Read more »
The great thing about being the CEO of one’s own company is that every year you get new tools and ideas to play with. Social media tools in themselves are not necessarily new, but statistics show that SME business owners, the vast majority without marketing departments, are still not sure how best to maximise them… Read more »
If you learn one thing as you work your way through your career, it’s that ‘who you know’ is as important as ‘what you know’. Who you know can help you become front of mind with mentors, friends, clients, suppliers and new ideas and opportunities. Expanding your spheres of influence by deepening and widening your… Read more »
I’ve been lucky to experience a job and a career in my lifetime. What is the difference between the two and which makes the most sense for you? A chance to trial what works and what doesn’t A job is usually denoted by doing a task over and over again in exchange for money. It… Read more »
Spending too much time sussing out the competition can be a distraction, but when I do, the insights are often important to my SME and my direction as a leader and innovator. This information is occasionally acted upon or at a minimum, it influences my thinking, my team and my business. In a world where… Read more »
As Sydney’s Edwin Onggo can attest, some businesses are born out of sheer frustration. While studying at university, Edwin’s passion for live music was put to the test by a student budget, risk-averse friends and an industry plagued by financial uncertainty. “I was frustrated that I never got to see my favourite acts live,” Edwin… Read more »
Success in business requires an artful mix of different traits, skills, and qualities. It often depends on what industry you’re in and what kind of business you’re running. While most entrepreneurs fail, those who do succeed often do things differently than the rest. Here’s what sets them apart from the crowd. 1. THEY TAKE ACTION… Read more »
When I came to Australia from the UK, via Hong Kong, and started my ‘’start-up’’ business, I didn’t know anyone and almost no one knew me. My previous experience, reputation network and endorsements carried little weight down under. 5 reasons and more! I guess my background in PR helped, but it is Public Relations (PR)… Read more »
Running a business for over 20 years provides a wide ranging perspective on hiring, firing and the movement of people. We’ve seen all levels of skill, experience and commitment; good team players, poor team players, low performers, those demonstrating the height of excellence and integrity, skilled but indifferent, emotional and highly strung, quiet and introverted,… Read more »
Some people have a great idea they want to see through, some could think of nothing worse than going out on their own. Today, the word entrepreneur is the new black and we are talking start-ups all over again. I’ve seen several cycles through my career and worked with my first entrepreneur in my early… Read more »
As the Australian government shines more light on start-up companies, it’s now considered to be a fine time for anybody who is thinking of taking the plunge into the entrepreneurial pool to finally make a move. Yet coming up with a fabulous business idea is one thing – knowing how and where to start is… Read more »
As the Australian government shines more light on start-up companies, it’s now considered to be a fine time for anybody who is thinking of taking the plunge into the entrepreneurial pool to finally make a move. Yet coming up with a fabulous business idea is one thing – knowing how and where to start is… Read more »
The digital age has given us a lot to be thankful for. With the ability to transfer information freely and quickly, we have never been better connected with information, resources and people. It’s easy – with only a few touches of a keypad, we need not speak, travel or put on our best corporate attire… Read more »
Remember pay rises? They were the incentive-based payments we received for a job well done, the financial boost that kept us both motivated and feeling valued in our workplace. But these days, Australian workers are being gifted fewer pay rises than ever. According to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in June, Australia’s… Read more »
A new app designed to streamline communication between property managers and tenants is launching early next month. MyMobilePM co-founder Sharon Whorlow said the app has the facility to connect property managers with landlords and tenants directly. “The app eliminates the needs for clients to call the property manager, allowing them to be able to focus… Read more »
How to be an effective disruptive startup Every technological era comes with its focal points and concepts that generate buzz. It is no secret that for the past few years, disruption has been at the heart of every startup-related discussion. It’s actually become such a widely popular topic that one might wonder if we should… Read more »
SMEs are shunning human resource investment, with a recent survey revealing 63% of SME owners admit they are not conducting regular training or development with staff. The finding is among those outlined in a report released at the end of July by Prosperity Advisers Group, which is based on a surveys of 2700 small business… Read more »
There are countless examples of Australians leaving the country and achieving spectacularly overseas. Is it right to consider this a brain drain? Brent Balinski collected some perspectives. Recognising expat achievements Lack of local appetite for risk; a small domestic market; the tyranny of distance: the reasons for Australian businesspeople taking their ideas overseas all sound… Read more »
Join us at the Opera House next Monday 14th September for the Advance Summit and Awards
Tickets available on www.advance.org
A controversial topic from the get go, linguistic imperialism has been a reality since the start of global population movements that began in ancient civilization. Today it’s relevant to society on every level, particularly over the past two centuries in which globalization has exploded and international level trade, travel and interaction are routine occurrences. But… Read more »
Our voices can shape our careers. Just ask Clint Eastwood, Pauline Hanson or the late Robin Williams.
More Australians are encouraged to venture into the SMB world and are on the lookout for savvy business advice.
Mark McDonald of Appster gives marketing strategies for a startup on a budget.
Jason Dooris of Atomic 212 declares Woolies slogan “past it’s use by date”.
Make end of financial year reconciliation a breeze with these tips from Futura Retail Solution.
If you try these on with the ATO, you can almost certainly expect to receive a call from Canberra.
The sky is the limit according to startup entrepreneur and CEO of Maestrano Stephane Ibos. Stephane is interviewed by the Godfather of IT Len Rust at CeBIT 2015.
It’s imperative to understand how to do business on the subcontinent, confirms Mark McDonald, co-founder and co-CEO of mobile app and product development company Appster.
Michael Griffith, director of financial services group Prosperity Advisers, is featured in the Sydney Morning Herald reminding businesses to pay staff superannuation contributions before June 30 if possible to claim a deduction in this financial year.
Jason Dooris, founder and CEO of Australia’s largest independent media agency Atomic 212, shares his expert advice in BRW on how advertisers can increase the effectiveness of TV marketing. Atomic 212 is the fastest-growing media agency in the country and came in at number 28 on BRW’s fastest-growing 100 list.
Want to know what it takes to run a successful media agency? Claire Fenner MD of Atomic 212, Australia’s largest independent media agency, has some words of wisdom in the Weekend Australian.
This is 23 year old tech entrepreneur Mark McDonald’s reality. The co-Founder of app and ideas development company Appster shares his experience in Fairfax Money of going against the grain and becoming a business owner rather than a student.
Today, computer programming is overwhelmingly run by men, but for a long time it was dominated by women. It used to be considered an easy job in the late 1960s and early 70s, likened to modern day data entry positions, so women were typically the workers writing code and programming at their respective companies. In… Read more »
GolfBuddy, leading innovator in the golf rangefinder industry, releases the first GPS activity band to wear on and off the course called the BB5. It combines fashion and function along with providing accurate measures of a golfer’s shots while playing. GolfBuddy has succeeded in providing the most accurate and innovative golf rangefinders in the market… Read more »
HiPages, Australia’s #1 site for buildings and renovations reaches growth phase and uses revenue to improve liquidity in the marketplace. Their aim is to continue growing and to get the customer experience right. By doing so, they will achieve one of the main priorities, which is to win the dominant position in Australian home improvement.… Read more »
UTS:INSEARCH, the premium pathway provider to UTS, ventures to unite bright, young leaders from China and Australia to discuss a number of issues common to both countries through the China Australian Millennial Project (Project CAMP). Stephen Rutter discusses how to foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem that creates opportunities for millennials as a part of Project CAMP… Read more »
On top of managing Atomic 212, Australia’s largest independent media agency, Claire Fenner enters the Ride to Conquer Cancer every year. The Ride to Conquer Cancer opened Claires eyes to pedal power and her love of cycling. Claire’s cycling habits are profiled in The Australian Financial Review this week!
Taurus CEO Sharon Williams says hi to business colleagues at Commerce Ballarat’s annual Business Day Out. She is really looking forward to presenting her 360° integrated marketing approach and joining other subject specialists as guest speakers for an informative day of networking, education and fun.
Advance, Australia’s largest global network of high-achieving expatriates has selected eight late-stage technology start-ups to participate in its third annual accelerator event, this year re-launched as elevate61. A program jointly offered by Advance and KPMG Australia.
Mark McDonald co-founder and co-CEO of Appster, the fastest growing mobile app and product development company in Australia educates AFR readers on how the Apple Watch presents enormous opportunities for app developers.
Savvy marketers recognise that the humble domain name is a digital asset that underpins their brand’s entire online experience. It is not to be overlooked. Sharon Williams, Taurus Marketing CEO and marketing expert understands the benefits of local domain names. The success of a new domain name marketing strategy comes down to three essential factors.… Read more »
Appster co-founder/co-CEO Mark McDonald is featured in BRW. Mark outlines 5 keys learnings on the road to profitability that have been tried and tested by Appster. Appster has grown from a startup with just two people – Mark and co-Founder/co-CEO Josiah Humphrey – working out of an office in Melbourne, to an organisation 190 people… Read more »
Another daily for Taurus client Appster! Appster has partnered with Hobart’s New Town High School to build a course to teach students how to code and create apps. The curriculum includes the history of apps, how they work and how they shape people’s interaction with technology. Appster continues to make waves.
Craig Gibson from hipages.com.au, Australia’s largest network of trade professionals offers his advice on resolving disputes with tradies. The site has about 500,000 customers, 30,000 job requests per month from 40,000 tradies.
New Taurus client Atomic 212 Group was featured in the My Small Business section of Saturday’s Sydney Morning Herald. Jason Dooris, CEO of Atomic 212 offered his two-cents on the advantages of gender specific marketing. Atomic 212 Group is Australia’s largest independent media agency.
Long standing Taurus friend Shehan Wijetilaka, CEO of GROW-STRATEGY.com was featured in BRW, offering insights into the effectiveness of using a SWOT analysis. If executed correctly, a SWOT analysis helps you craft a strategy that helps you differentiate and focus on your key strengths to take the greatest possible advantage of opportunities. GROW|STRATEGY is a… Read more »
Entrepreneurial company Appster, a Taurus client and leading Australian web development start-up announced its latest staff appointment in the AFR. Appster has named former Microsoft executive Mike Wehrs as global CMO and head of US operations as it looks to push its expansion into the US market. Appster works with with the world’s leading entrepreneurs and… Read more »
New Taurus Client GROW|STRATEGY was featured in the My Small Business section of the Sydney Morning Herald online. The article was syndicated online across the following Fairfax publications; The Age, Brisbane Times, WAToday, and Canberra Times Online. CEO Shehan Wijetilaka offers his expert advice on how to save your start-up from failing. GROW|STRATEGY is a… Read more »
Australian people analytics company Revelian is revolutionising recruitment with its latest psychometric product ‘Theme Park Hero.’ Revelian has launched a tool that helps employers pinpoint someone’s abilities after just 10 minutes of playing a video game online. Click here to watch how the game works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82YuNcYs33k
Another daily newspaper for Taurus client UTS:INSEARCH, premium pathway provider for The University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Tim Laurence, Dean of studies, highlights the benefits in the Sydney Morning Herald of a pathway-provider education. UTS:INSEARCH “acts as a bridge between school and university, where every subject has a tutorial with maximum class sizes of 20… Read more »
Taurus star client Appster was featured in a wow double spread in The Daily Telegraph last weekend. Co-founders and co-CEO Mark McDonald and Josiah Humphrey are bright, young and determined to conquer the world having started their company Appster in their teens and now opening offices in different locations around the world every month.
There are more ways to create the career of your dreams. Long-running Taurus client UTS:INSEARCH was featured in The Daily Telegraph last weekend while HSC students Sydney wide await their first round University offers. Since enrolling in UTS:INSEARCH’s pathway program, Carlos El-ters is on course to be an architect despite not completing Higher School Certificate.… Read more »
Our Taurus CEO, Sharon is speaking at Commerce Ballarat’s Victorian Business Day Out event on the 20th May this year. Early bird ticket sales close 2nd March to find out why the 360° integrated approach to marketing works for your business. Register online at commerceballarat.com.au
CEO of Prosperity Advisers, Allan McKeown imparts his expert financial advice in the ‘Money’ section of the SMH. Allan outlines the importance of creating a financial roadmap to ensure that the coming year is financially rewarding.
Taurus client HiPages was featured on News.com.au discussing the rise of female tradies in an industry that is dominated by men. Women are increasingly likely to take up a trade as a career — and they are gaining high feedback scores on the quality of their work.
A new partnership between KPMG Australia and non-for-profit organisation Advance will see Australia’s entrepreneurs given a chance to fast-track their business growth and undergo corporate coaching. Originally published on Business Spectator, this article was syndicated across NewsCorp sites nationally. Visit http://elevate61.squarespace.com/ for more information on this rapid growth entrepreneur program.
To coincide with Thursdays release of student ATAR’s, UTS:INSEARCH was featured in the Daily Telegraph, Indian Sun and on 2ser radio. Students can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their ATAR doesn’t need to be the be all and end all of their academic future. Last year, UTS:INSEARCH announced they were trialing a change… Read more »
Taurus supports Australian start-ups. Advance’s entrepreneur program elevate61 is featured in Start Up Smart. The program is designed to leverage the strengths of global network Advance (www.advance.org) and KPMG to help participants achieve rapid traction and growth in Australia and the US. Applications open January 2015!
Leading subscription software licensing company, rhipe (formerly NewLease), has acquired Microsoft solutions provider nSynergy for $25.35 million
Taurus client GolfBuddy’s WT4 was featured in Executive Style’s Christmas gift guide in the Sydney Morning Herald
Taurus client Paul Greenberg discusses the impact of Twitter’s e-commerce venture on the retail industry and its chances in Australia.
Mark McDonald, co-CEO and co-founder of Appster can turn it into a reality. Mark appeared on Channel 9’s Weekend Today.
Tim Laurence, Dean of Studies of UTS:INSEARCH provides expert advice in Get Ahead Kids for those interested in pursuing tertiary studies in the New Year.
Maestrano was awarded the best Startup 2014 by My Business Magazine/SME Association Australia, was listed on Geektime as a top 20 startup in 2014 and shined at the Women Professional Community for the Global Day for Gender Equality panel, hosted by Ernst and Young. CEO of Maestrano Stephane Ibos was also treated to a ‘private’… Read more »
The Daily Telegraph explores the pros and cons of pathway providers, and featured Taurus client UTS:INSEARCH.
Noel McKeegan, Editor-in-Chief of Gizmag reviewed the PT4; the sleek device that looks like a smart-phone but functions as a GPS range finding device. It is preloaded with37,000 golf courses and able to measure with precision the distance to the pin.
Mark McDonald has been published in the BRW offering advice for fellow start-ups looking to hire new staff. Mark stresses the importance of seeking “Level 5”leaders – people who believe they will be rewarded only if and when the company they work for succeeds.
Taurus client Paul Greenberg (CEO and Chairman of NORA) has written a great article titled “‘New Retail’ driving change”, which has been syndicated on SMH.com.au, TheAge.com.au, BrisbaneTimes.com.au, WAToday.com.au and CanberraTimes.com.au. Paul offers his expert views on ‘new retail’ and the changing retail landscape in Australia. He states that retailers would be wise to consider new… Read more »
Managing Director of UTS:INSEARCH Alex Murphy gives some hard earned cultural tips on how to conduct business better in Indonesia.
Co-Founder and co-CEO of Appster Josiah Humphrey chats on his app company plans for the future from San Fran and the importance of driving innovation for Australian businesses.
A silver lining to being in the red? Taurus client Allen McKeown from Prosperity Advisers explains how careful management of your borrowings can result in significant savings in the long run. Click below to read more. http://www.smh.com.au/money/borrowing/there-is-a-magic-formula-that-turns-bad-debt-into-good-20141022-11a0do.html
Luke Malone from Prosperity Advisers discusses the benefits of the premium investor visa program for the Australian economy.
Taurus client Maestrano is on cloud nine after being featured on Skynew. Maestrano CEO Stephane Ibos explained the benefits of cloud computing for SMBs and why the cloud is safe to use, despite the recent celebrity hacking scandals. Stephane spoke with Sky news’ Ingrid Willinge about several aspects of SMB’s and the cloud, including: Barriers that… Read more »
Taurus’ client GolfBuddy has received a glowing review in the Life & Leisure section of the Australian Financial Review. The PT4 GPS system was featured in a BIG way to help you measure the exact distance to any target on any golf course worldwide. Not only that, but players will be warned about all those… Read more »
Taurus client Appster have gained coverage in BRW. Co-founder Mark McDonald provides expert insights into how startups can secure funding.
Taurus client Maestrano was published in the latest edition of Business First Magazine. Featured in the “Technology” section, CEO Stephane Ibos offers valuable advice on finding the right technology for your business.
Taurus Client Prosperity Advisers were featured in the “Money” section of the Sydney Morning Herald. CEO Allan McKeown provides financial advice on how salary packaging can give a lift to all pay grades.
Taurus Marketing CEO Sharon Williams counselled on segmentation and sales on Kochie’s Business Builders Sunday, September 28. Sharon assisted start up, Car Next Door to better focus marketing to drive sales. Car Next Door wanted growth and brand awareness advice. With Sharon’s help, they were able to create a to do list that would help… Read more »
Taurus client Appster, who are positioned as the world’s first Ideas Company, has attracted attention from The Australian, gaining coverage in an article by Chris Griffiths recently.
Taurus client Revelian has the goal of providing a more effective and economical way to recruit talented people for businesses. Revelian provides businesses with the tools to help with HR management. Recently they have received coverage from both the Australian Financial Review and BRW highlighting the work they are doing to achieve these goals.
Taurus Marketing CEO Sharon Williams is appearing on David Koch’s ‘Kochie’s Business Builders’ this Sunday, September 28. Tune in from 11:00 am on Channel 7 to hear her give tips on driving growth. Sharon will offer marketing advice to Car Next Door to help reboot sales.
In light of the government’s data retention scheme which will allow Telco’s and Internet service providers to keep customer data for two years, Liberal MP Craig Kelly warned the “devil is in the detail”, highlighting the public’s concerns about what data will be kept. Anxieties were exacerbated when Attorney-General George Brandis stumbled over his clarification… Read more »
Taurus client Appster, who are positioned as the world’s first Ideas Company, has attracted attention from The Australian Financial Review, BRW and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Sharon Williams, Taurus CEO is speaking at the Small Business BIG Marketing event in Melbourne today. Sponsored by StartupSmart, the Small Business BIG Marketing event brings together the experiences and expertise of Australia’s leading marketers, innovators, brand developers, designers, and researchers. Sharon will be on a panel sharing some tips on how to kickstart your marketing.… Read more »
Taurus client hipages Group was published on News.com.au. The article advises readers to avoid dodgy tradies by following a few simple rules. Craig Gibson, Online Editor at hipages Group says “the right type of tradie is everything you would expect of any professional – punctual, qualified, licensed, insured and recommended.”
Right now, there is a two bedroomed house being built in my garden for my ex-Father in law – yes I know sounds weird, but we all love each other still. It has been the most straightforward and enjoyable experience. The tradies and builders coming and going each day have been charming, well turned out,… Read more »
Taurus client Prosperity Advisers was published in The Australian as part of its Federal Budget report. The article considers a possible lift in the preservation age for superannuation at the next election, bringing a holistic policy on retirement income. Prosperity Advisers director, business services and taxation, Stephen Cribb says, ‘’That distance between 60 and 70… Read more »
Taurus client hipages Group was published in CMO online as part of a standalone feature considering how the rise in technology is driving a shift in the marketing team’s role and expertise. Dino Talic, VP of Product at hipages Group says “Technology is at the very core of what we do, we are a technology… Read more »
Taurus attended this year’s CeBIT, Australasia’s leading business technology event, to support our clients who were exhibiting and get an on the ground look at latest trends and opportunities within the tech space. Taurus client, start-up Maestrano, was exhibiting for the first time and was there to build brand, contacts and meet journalists. With a… Read more »
Taurus client Maestrano was published in the latest edition of CRN Magazine. Featured in the “Meet the Channel Manager” section, CEO Stephane Ibos talks about the launch of Maestrano’s first channel program and the various partners they have signed since the launch. Stephane says “We launched our partners program a few weeks ago and have… Read more »
Long standing Taurus client, David Finn, MD of KYOCERA Document Solutions, was published in this Weekend edition of The Australian. The article, written by David, discusses the cultural sensitivities between Japan and Australia when working for an international company headquartered in Asia. David says, “Thriving in the Asian Century means learning how to do business… Read more »
Sharon Williams, Taurus CEO spoke this week at Australia’s #1 media and marketing conference on the importance of personal brand. Sharon was chosen by an advisory board of industry leaders to discuss the impact of one’s online personal brand. Sharon says, “The influence of new and emerging social media platforms, means your image and expertise is… Read more »
New Taurus client Maestrano (a cloud based technology start up) are going places and have received solid coverage in BRW, The Australian and Smart Company within four weeks after starting with us! Maestrano is revolutionising the provision of IT services for SMEs and disrupting the market in how business applications are accessed via the cloud.
Taurus friends and clients kicked off the New Year by enjoying a Summer Networking event at the Ivy Pool Bar with the Australian British Chamber of Commerce. Taurus staff with clients Ian Buddery (Chairman of Maestrano) and Seamus Byrne (Editor CNet) Taurus friends Troy Douglas (Founder & CEO Nexba), Trevor Matthews (Former executive director &… Read more »
Taurus Marketing CEO, Sharon Williams will discuss the importance of personal branding at Ad:Tech Australia, the two day conference aimed at smart marketers across the brand advertiser community. Speaking on Wednesday, March 19th, Sharon will look at how to build and protect your digital resume. As a corporate, leader, individual, parent or teenager, whether you realise it… Read more »
Taurus client Prosperity Advisers receives solid coverage with major networks and newspapers asking Stephen Cribb, Director of Business Services and Taxation to comment on the ATO’s recent crackdown on tax evasion. Stephen featured in an article in The Daily Telegraph’s ‘Your Money’ section advising readers to “take preventative action – do your health check before the ATO… Read more »
Taurus CEO Sharon Williams discusses the importance of protecting your reputation online in securing future employment. She explains, “If I meet someone who is impressive, then look them up online and see things that don’t align with how they were face-to-face, a red flag goes up. Don’t post inappropriate photos, sexually explicit things or swear in… Read more »
“Marketing dynamo” Sharon Williams tells the Australian Financial Review how financial planner Justin Hooper helped her to unlock the freedom that true wealth buys. “It’s about being disciplined and knowing what I need to achieve every month for the right end,” she explains. “I understand cash flow and budgeting, having run my own business for 18… Read more »
No man is an island. This old saying has new meaning in the cyber world and with over one billion people connected on social media life has changed forever. But as we find new ways to connect, follow, engage, like and share, there is increasing risk that our personal information may be breached, hacked, stolen… Read more »
Taurus long term friend Sarah O’Bryan is interviewed on her popular new book Business & Baby at Home by The Modern Parent.
Tech Guide editor Stephen Fenech praises the GolfBuddy VT3 for its “incredible accuracy” and “wealth of features.” Click here to view Tech Guide
Taurus client GolfBuddy WT3 receives high praise in The Telegraph’s Gadgets & Games section – “Life. Be in it.”
Taurus client UTS:INSEARCH, pathway provider to University of Technology, Sydney, receives front page coverage in The Telegraph’s special supplement on tertiary pathways.
Barry Porter, CEO, Nubian Water Systems is invited by The Today Show to discuss the impending global water crisis and provide advice on how to reduce water wastage.
Taurus client David Finn, Managing Director of Kyocera Document Solutions, shares his lessons on leadership with CEO Forum, Australia’s specialist magazine for the CEOs, CFOs and HR Directors of the Australian subsidiaries of foreign-owned companies.
Popular tech magazine CNET praises Kyocera FS-1325MFP as “fast and well-constructed”. With nearly 2 million monthly visitors, CNET is one of Australia’s most widely-read magazines on technology and consumer electronics.
Congratulations to new Taurus client David Vitek, CEO hipages.com.au for making his television debut on Sky News last week.
Austbrokers CEO Mark Searles features in a four-page spread of Insurance Business specialty feature ‘The Big Issue’.
Earlier this year, Taurus secured coverage for Austbrokers in The Chanticleer section of The Australian Financial Review, an outlet with a circulation of 234,000.
140 characters. 100 million active users. 70 million shares. Put them together and you get one successful IPO. When Twitter floated on November 15, it was to a raucous background of naysayers and sycophants. But even the most strident of Twitterphiles failed to predict its whopping 73 per cent rise within 24 hours. Twitter (TWTR) priced… Read more »
For too long SEO has been a dirty word (read: acronym). Think keyword stuffing and invisible text techniques. Luckily, in an effort to stop pages tricking its algorithm to unfairly boost page rankings, Google has cracked down on what it calls “Randomly Repeated Keywords”. This is good news not just for general users who no… Read more »
No man is an island. This old saying has new meaning in the cyber world and with over one billion people connected on social media life has changed forever. But as we find new ways to connect, follow, engage, like and share, there is increasing risk that our personal information may be breached, hacked, stolen or… Read more »
The Taurus team is celebrating 18 years in business this year and has landed three account wins in the last month, including Deloitte Technology Fast 50 company hipages.com.au, wealth management firm ARC Wealth and financial advisers Prosperity Advisers Group. Each company has appointed Taurus to help them build brand awareness and boost exposure and were… Read more »
Is today’s online world full of exhibitionists? Are we living with a trend of oversharing? Some document their lives – what they like, where they are, what they are doing – in unfathomable detail and prolificacy. But as others rush to download the latest app, upload a photo of breakfast and update a new profile… Read more »
The Taurus team is delighted to have been appointed by global IT services company HCL Technologies to launch a national campaign aimed at building brand awareness. The news received coverage in The Rust Report, a leading forum for ICT news and views in the Australasian region. See below:
Taurus CEO Sharon Williams spoke to The Chamber, the official magazine of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce on the importance of having a social media strategy.
The advent of social media has dramatically changed access to information about us and can have a direct impact on our careers. Today, as students face an exciting but ever challenging career path, their personal brand has never been more open to exposure and examination. To help students navigate what can be a treacherous path,… Read more »