Small Business Corner
Is your business growing and you’re finding it a bit difficult to keep up? Maybe it’s time for you to take on an apprentice.
Hiring an apprentice can be a challenge at first, but it’s a challenge that can also have many rewards. An extra pair of hands might free you up to get other things done; you can mentor and cultivate a loyal workforce; and you can plan for future growth or for your succession. There’s also financial incentives that can make it easier to bear the cost of an apprentice who needs time to become as productive as you might like. However, with these incentives come responsibilities.
Process – As set out by the Australian Government
Dan Adler | Small Business Corner
The Rule of thumb with competitions is unless you’re running ‘a game of skill’, you’ll need to apply for competition permits, that is unless you’re only letting Queenslander’s enter, then you can do a random draw. You’ll need to display your permit numbers on all advertising and direct people to your website for full terms and conditions. A game of skill on the other hand is when a competitor must do something challenging in order to win, not just a random winner picked from a barrel. Here’s a company you can use to register for competition permits: https://www.competitionpermits.com.au/ Also, another thing to remember is random winners need to be advertised in national newspapers – something to factor into your budgets.
Outside of the topic of permits, which can be a game changer for some competition organisers, here’s some other tips:
If you need help with your competitions and promotions, feel free to contact me at next Thursday.
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