Andrea Beattie, SmartCompany

Andrea Beattie


Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Past articles by Andrea:

Ain’t nobody got time for a hangover: How two Aussie businesses found their niche

Discovering a gap in the market is one sure-fire way to set yourself up for small business success. Team that gap with a business idea that helps people find their way out of the depths of despair – and you’ve got a winner. Enter the recent trend of hangover businesses. Sydney’s Hangover Clinic was the first … → Read More

How Small Business Can Cash In On The Pokemon Go Craze

Gotta catch all those customers. → Read More

Australian Workplaces Ban Smartphones And Boost Productivity

Australians have become so addicted to their smartphones that businesses are being forced to implement phone bans during work hours to improve safety and boost productivity. And according to a work → Read More

How Etsy Is Enabling Creative Women To Get Started In Business

Creative Australian women are leading the charge of a new breed of entrepreneurs kickstarting their businesses online. A report released today by online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods E → Read More

Vintage Chanel Bikinis And Moschino Fashions Provide A Second Chance At Success

When Clare Ferra lost her job last year, she found herself at a crossroads. She had to decide between looking for another job or put everything into making her hobby -- buying and selling vintage f → Read More

How A Melbourne Entrepreneur Created Heaven For Cat Lovers Despite Her Allergies

Anita Loughran is winning at life. Not only has the Melbourne entrepreneur established her dream business, but along the way she’s rescued 14 homeless cats and kittens from an uncertain fate, an → Read More

How Small Business Can Make The Switch To The NBN

For a small business, making the switch to the national broadband network can be a daunting prospect. Firstly, there’s all those horror stories about connection delays and businesses being le → Read More

How One Small Business Owner Is Keeping Overheads Down

One of the biggest decisions the owner of a retail small business will make is how, and where, to sell their goods. There are so many options -- do you build an online shop and be a virtual busines → Read More

Thankyou Is Changing The World, But They Can't Do It Alone

Sometimes an idea is so big, it’s impossible to get it off the ground. And even with his philanthropic aims, Daniel Flynn knew if he was really going to make a difference, he had to start sma → Read More

Ageing Pets To Live Pain-Free Thanks To Incredible New Vet Tech

An Aussie company has developed a revolutionary treatment that allows old dogs and cats to live out their days without the crippling pain of osteoarthritis. The treatment also does away with having → Read More

Small Business Needs To Make Mental Health A Priority

There’s no argument that operating a small business puts demands on time, energy and finances. But there’s one component of running a business that’s crucial to success -- and it& → Read More

Don't Let Your Small Business Become An Insolvency Statistic

No one starts a business to fail. But that’s what’s happening to thousands of Aussie startups and small businesses every year. As if it’s not risky enough to leave the safety a → Read More

Meet The Designer Dress Rental Business That Will Help You Look A Million Bucks Without Paying It

At the heart of a Sydney e-commerce business renting out Hollywood A-lister gowns is a couple that wants women to feel good. GlamCorner, the brainchild of Dean and Audrey Jones, allows women to bro → Read More

‘I'm Too Busy For Holidays': Small Business Owners Are Ignoring The Signs Of Stress

Small business owners are working themselves into the ground by not taking holidays or having enough downtime, recent surveys have found. Of the 515 small business owners and managers surveyed by c → Read More

Three Simple Strategies To Help Your Work Christmas Party Run Smoothly

‘Tis the season to be jolly and for the mandatory team-bonding Christmas party. But what starts off with a generous gesture to show staff how valued they are can turn into a nightmare for sma → Read More

Small Business Need To Work Smarter, Not Harder In Boom Times

Nearly two-thirds of small businesses that are busier over summer aren’t prepared to cope with the increase in trade, research has shown. The research, prepared for accounting software compan → Read More

How To Avoid Pitfalls When Redesigning Your Website

Having a functional, aesthetically pleasing, informative and easy-to-navigate website is becoming more and more crucial to the success of small businesses. These days people just don’t have t → Read More

How One Small Business Owner Is Keeping Overheads Down

One of the biggest decisions the owner of a retail small business will make is how, and where, to sell their goods. There are so many options -- do you build an online shop and be a virtual busines → Read More

How To Make A Small Business Thrive In A Small Town

A jazz musician and an ancient history arts graduate build and open a cafe and coffee roasting business smack bang in the middle of nowhere in country Victoria. With no hospitality experience. A → Read More

Unpaid Invoices Are Suffocating Aussie Small Businesses

Aussie small businesses are folding under the weight of unpaid invoices, with a recent report showing they are owed $26 billion by their customers. The Late Payments Study, commissioned by PayPal a → Read More