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Australia consistently ranks as one of the most competitive countries in the world, with the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook highlighting its resilience. More importantly, Australia has successfully integrated with several of the most important Asian countries. Thus, Australia offers a great investment opportunity for entrepreneurs through the access it provides to the Asia-Pacific region. Why form a company in Australia? Australia is the perfect example of consistent strong economic…

The team at Tweak Your Biz would like to wish our East Asian readers a Happy Chinese Lunar New Year. With a global readership we probably have 10’s of 1,000’s worldwide celebrating the beginning of the Year of the Snake. With the world growing smaller by the day because of new technology it means we can deal with other countries as though they were just down the road. Therefore Tweak Your Biz believes it is very important to understand the different cultures and needs of our global…

Some flinch. Some scream. Some even run away when meeting a snake. Yet in China, they say a snake in the house is a good omen as it means your family will not starve. Why? As we welcome the Year of the Water Snake in the Far East this February 10th, it might be a good time for those of us in the West to slough off some cultural biases regarding the creature. I’ll help you unravel the insights hidden in this Astrological creature. Warm to the touch and quite timid in real life; the snake…

Contemporary business-speak has drawn many ideas from the lexicon and argot of military strategy. Alongside Machievelli’s Prince,  Sun Tzu‘s “The Art of War” has been one of the texts cited regularly as a source of razor sharp strategic thinking for the Business world, as much as the political sphere. Ever wondered why it’s so famous? Never heard of it? This post demystifies The Art of War’s ancient treatise on military strategy – I offer my basic…

In the midst of a global downturn that brought some of the largest, most powerful countries to their knees, Asia shined on as a bright investment spot in a discouraging world market. In an increasingly globalized world, Asia is becoming more accessible and thus, more desirable to entrepreneurs in need of a stable environment to invest in. While China tends to get the majority of attention, recent governmental deflationary measures have their economy growing at its slowest rate since the early…

A quarter of a billion dollars was raised for Ireland during Kingsley Aikins’ twenty one years with the Worldwide Ireland Funds. As we head into 2013 – the year of The Gathering - Kingsley tells TweakYourBiz about the importance of connecting the global diaspora. Kingsley Aikins Kingsley Aikins has had a fascinating career promoting Ireland throughout the world, including: Five years in Australia working for the Irish Trade Board and the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) of…

Today’s world is constantly changing and evolving. The impacts of globalization and advances in technology have resulted in economic activity becoming increasingly international. The mobility and expansion of economic markets around the world has contributed to both opportunity and problem for the players of the world economy. In order to compete and survive in today’s globalised markets, a business must keep up-to-date with the accelerated pace of tax, legislative, and regulatory…

So it’s Christmas time again and I’m sure the majority of you are finishing up today so I thought I’d better get in quickly to say Merry Christmas to everyone from the team here at Tweak Your Biz. Rebrand 2012 has been an eventful year for Tweak Your Biz. With Anita Campbell joining us as CEO at the end of 2011 and then the rebrand from Bloggertone to Tweak Your Biz in March 2012. Wedding bells Our very own Niall Devitt took the plunge finally and got married in July to the lovely Marie…

It’s been another great year here at Tweak Your Biz!  What started out as an Irish small business community website has grown across the globe, with hundreds of thousands of small businesses now checking in regularly.  2012 highlights included: When the site was rebranded from Bloggertone to Tweak Your Biz back in March And in September,we appointed our new Managing Editor, Sian Phillips Our contributors Of course, none of this would be possible without the talent and support…

A phrase that jumped out at me in the course of the whole phone prank episode surrounding the Duchess of Cambridge’s recent stay in hospital, and the tragic death of one of the nurses involved was, “reasonably foreseeable.” I think it was a representative of the Australian radio station involved who said that it was not “reasonably foreseeable” that the prank might end up in causing someone to commit suicide. Reasonable Foreseeability Reasonable foreseeability is a legal term used…