According to recent Gallup findings, 10 per cent of the Australia and New Zealand's population is self-employed. The reasons behind such a significant number can be varied: a lack of trust in the national economy, high unemployment or an increase in entrepreneurialism to name just three possibilities.
Whatever the cause, self-employment throws out a range of challenges, financial and logistical, that newly enterprising individuals need to conquer.
The self-employment rate of the entire Australian and New Zealand workforce stands at 14 per cent - a noteworthy amount, though one that leaves them in a vast minority.
Larger corporations can afford to buy vast swathes of information; self-employed people can look at pooling their resources to better economic effect.
Of the Australia and New Zealand demographic, 94 per cent of self-employed people say they currently own a business. Increasing communication and collaboration between business owners can increase a small enterprise's effectiveness in the market.
Sharing information via web conferencing is simple and can allow small businesses the resources - graphs, figures, statistics and other visual media - that could otherwise be lost to them.
Top down approach
It's important for business owners to communicate effectively. The good news for small businesses, with a naturally smaller workforce, is that it is generally easier to have a deeper connection with staff.
Keep it that way with regular meetings and conferences. If your staff is spread over a greater distance, as can be frequent in the digital age, or if business calls members away from the office, teleconferencing can offer a convenient way to catch up - on landline or mobile devices.
Conference packages are low-cost
When you own a business, seeing those numbers pile up in your expenditure spreadsheet can be a new level of painful.
Eureka Conferencing offers unbeatable rates on conferencing services. Our free trial will even let you try out the benefits awaiting your business.