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Saving $30,000 with Cupcakes


Baking for every taste and occasion,
The Classic Cupcake Co has boosted business with Bartercard, conserving almost $30,000 in cash – that’s a lot of cupcakes!
Owner Anna Eden started the business out of a love for confecting her grandmother’s recipes. It’s a passion that’s clearly paid off as today she’s busy baking and frosting cupcakes for clients all around Sydney.
We spend five minutes chatting to the baking queen who joined Bartercard four years ago to tackle business hurdles, and hasn’t looked back.  

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How to buy a business on Bartercard


Showing just how many great ways there are to spend trade dollars, one Bartercard member got his start in a new business with a franchise he purchased on Bartercard.

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7 small business start-up hacks

Speak to any established business owner and you’ll find there are many things they wish they’d known at start-up!  

If you’re in start-up stage, thinking of launching a business or just want extra insight in a competitive market, these seven hacks could boost your business.

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1 million pizzas sold on Bartercard

A popular Gold Coast brand which recently sold 1 million pizzas on Bartercard plans to expand nation-wide. We spent five minutes chatting to its owner, Kate Biglands, who's used Bartercard to attract new customers and boost sales.

Maries Pizza is a home-grown success story. Founded on the Gold Coast in 1981, the company has grown to seven stores covering most areas of the Gold Coast.

The brand was founded when Marie and Ted Sherman moved their five children from Bathurst to the Gold Coast in search of warmer weather. The first store in Palm Beach soon became a hangout for local surfers and residents, and a legendary pizzeria was born.


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9 tips for a successful partnership

Did you know at least 50% of partnerships fail in the first 2-3 years?

This statistic alone may scare you into staying solo, but we have the insight to keep your partnership rock solid.

A partnership venture starts out as a brilliant idea between at least two entities. You agree it's a good diea, you sign the agreement, get started and things may be great for a while. But then the cracks start to show. 


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4 steps to make your LinkedIn profile stand out from the pack

4 steps to make your LinkedIn profile stand out from the pack

LinkedIn expert Nathanial Bibby shares his insights on how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out in a competitive market to attract new leads and convert more sales.

LinkedIn is the world’s biggest professional network for job-seeking, B2B sales, or just making new connections.

But are you using this tool to its fullest?

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3 tips to make the most out of 2017 in your business

3 tips to make the most out of 2017 in your business

Whether 2016 was a win or a wash out, the New Year is a blank canvas for a new start. We list three tips to get the most out of 2017 in your business, resolution free. 

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10 simple steps to turn your office into a powerhouse of success!

10 simple steps to turn your office into a powerhouse of success!

Feng Shui may help improve your business prospects by attracting more customers who are well-heeled and ready to spend. In fact, followers claim a few simple changes can add $$$ to your bottom line!

In this week’s blog we list 10 simple steps to turn your office into a powerhouse of success through this 3,000 year old practice. And if it’s all too hocus pocus for you, these tips and tricks will at least declutter your office to create an environment geared for accomplishment.

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3 steps to curb the email overload

Most inboxes in today’s digital-rich, information-saturated world are bursting at the seams. Think of all the time you spend replying to emails as soon as they pop-up, deflecting your attention and taking you away from revenue-generating tasks.

So, to curb the email overload and boost results in the work place, follow these five tips from Australia’s leading email and workplace productivity expert, Steuart Snooks.

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Real Estate: Why you shouldn't wait to sell

Real estate can be a fickle market. So if you're weighing up the best time to sell, here's why you shouldn't wait.


At this time of year, many homeowners wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market. Alternatively vendors who already have their homes listed decide to take them off until after the holidays.

So why should you take the counter-initiative approach of putting your home on the market?

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