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How Improved Efficiency Translates into Increased Profit for Your Café

Posted August 2, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

There is little doubt that in the current challenging economic climate, every dollar counts in the pursuit of business success. This is particularly the case in the hospitality sector. The money that small businesses such as cafes, bakeries and local fast food venues spend on advertising, promotion, management and process improvement must be carefully weighed […]

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How to Create an Effective Customer Loyalty Program for your Café

Posted July 26, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Customer loyalty has long been the ‘holy grail’ of hospitality. The old saying is true – it really is easier to keep a customer than to find a new one. And for years, café operators have striven to unlock the potential of this basic concept by developing customer loyalty schemes of one variety or another. […]

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5 simple ways to protect your business from scammers this tax time

Posted July 19, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

The end of the financial year isn’t just a busy time for businesses – it’s also a prime time for cybercriminals who try to steal your information and money. It’s a good time to stop and remind your employees of the increased risk and the simple steps you can reduce the risk to your business. […]

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New minimum wage takes effect

Posted July 5, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Fair Work Ombudsman is calling on businesses to check the new minimum pay rates that apply ahead of a new national minimum wage coming into effect from the first pay period on or after Sunday, 1 July 2018. From this date, the national minimum wage will increase to $719.20 per week, or $18.93 per […]

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Registering a business just got easier

Posted July 5, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Use the Business Registration Service to help you get your business up and running.     Are you looking at registering a business? The Business Registration Service makes it easy to apply for key business and tax registrations at the same time, in the same place. From registering a business name to applying for an […]

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NEW APP GIVES FARMERS REAL-TIME GRAIN OF TRUTH

Posted June 28, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

For the first time, Australian farmers can forecast grain yield at the touch of a button, thanks to a new smart phone app developed by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO. The innovation, known as ‘Graincast’, allows growers to estimate yields ranging from a single paddock, right up to their entire farm. “Having a yield forecast […]

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DINING A TOP PRIORITY FOR DOMESTIC TOURISTS

Posted June 27, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Data from the most recent National Visitor Survey (NVS) released today has shown an increase in domestic tourists’ overnight spend on restaurant and takeaway meals, both in terms of the dollar amount and as a proportion of overall expenditure. For the year ending March 2018 ,domestic tourists spent $10.6 billion on meals from restaurants and […]

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Don’t pay for government grant information

Posted June 27, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Watch out for government grant scams… Last updated: 27 June 2018 Are you looking for a government grant to help fund your business? Don’t get caught out by scams and paying for access to government grant information. Government grant information is available free online — you don’t need to pay for it! Protect your business […]

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Start your business off on the right foot!

Posted June 21, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Don’t start a business in Australia without using business.gov.au’s new Starting a Business Guide!   Thinking of starting a business? Or maybe you’re in the early phases of operating? Setting up your own business is exciting, but it can be challenging if you’re not prepared. We spoke to business owners across the country and they […]

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The Gig Economy: Navigating new ways to work

Posted June 21, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

It’s Friday night and it has been a long week.  The fridge is as depleted as you are and the mob needs feeding. But that’s okay, because there are endless choices for dinner and several ways in which it can be delivered to your front door. Home delivery is not new in Australia. But the […]

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R&CA WELCOMES PAYROLL TAX AND TRAINING INITIATIVES IN NSW BUDGET

Posted June 21, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) has welcomed initiatives aimed at reducing the cost of doing business as well as expanding the accessibility of apprenticeships throughout NSW unveiled as part of today’s 2018 – 19 State Budget. The Budget included measures such as progressively increasing the State’s payroll tax threshold from $750,000 to $1 million over […]

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Is your tax practitioner registered?

Posted June 14, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

A reminder for all small business owners.   The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) is reminding all small business owners to check their tax agents, BAS agents or tax (financial) advisers are registered with the TPB, if you use one. The TPB is the national body responsible for the registration and regulation of tax practitioners. They […]

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TOURISM AND SMALL BUSINESS WINNERS IN QUEENSLAND’S 2018 – 19 BUDGET

Posted June 14, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA)  has welcomed the Queensland Government’s  budget measures to support the State’s tourism and small business  sectors  as outlined in  its  2018 – 19 State  Budget. R&CA CEO Juliana Payne commended the Queensland Government’s  $26 million  commitment to  extend the 50 per cent payroll tax rebate program until 30 June 2019 […]

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Changes are coming to GST

Posted June 7, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Make sure your business is ready from 1 July 2018. Last updated: 30 May 2018 From 1 July 2018, the goods and services tax (GST) will apply to retail sales of low value physical goods ($1000 or less) that have been imported to Australia and sold to consumers. The existing processes to collect GST on […]

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ACT’S ONE – STOP CAFÉ PROGRAM TO CUT THROUGH RED TAPE BURDEN

Posted June 7, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) has welcomed the AC T Government’s new One Stop Café program, as announced in the 2018 – 19 Territory Budget. Under the program, café – owners will be able to access a single, online application form when establishing a new business rather than having to complete a multitude of separate […]

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Want to grow your business?

Posted May 24, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Advertising and online A key element of marketing is advertising. You can market your business through a variety of advertising means, including mail, email, developing your own website, online advertising, newspapers, magazines, television, radio and the phone book. Benefits of advertising Advertising can help you establish or position your business, sell your products or services […]

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Is your business compliant with workplace laws?

Posted May 23, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

200 regional NSW businesses being audited by the Fair Work Ombudsman in New England and North West 24 May 2018 The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced audits of more than 200 businesses across the New England and North West regions of NSW, as part of its latest campaign checking businesses’ compliance with workplace laws. Fair […]

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Record penalty against Townsville café operator over failure to pay compensation

Posted May 17, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

  A record penalty has been imposed against the former operator of a café at Townsville in regional Queensland, for ignoring a Fair Work Commission order to compensate an employee who was unfairly dismissed. Theo Sourlos, who formerly owned and ran the ‘Three Beans and a Chef’ café, has been penalised $9000 and his company […]

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R&CA ’S PILOT PROGRAM TO FAST-TRACK YOUNG COOKS INTO THE KITCHEN

Posted May 17, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) has announced details of its upcoming fast – track pilot program to encourage more young people to become cooks and pursue a long – term career within the hospitality sector. As part of the program, apprentices will be able to enrol in the Cookery Fast Track Program for free and […]

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Budget 2018-19

Posted May 9, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Find out about the proposed changes and initiatives for business as announced as part of the Budget 2018-19. The Australian Government announced its 2018-19 Budget on Tuesday, 8 May 2018. There are a number of initiatives for Australian businesses. Changes to the R&D Tax Incentive There are a number of changes to the R&D Tax […]

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Half a million calls from small business reveals strong demand for online support

Posted April 26, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Fair Work Ombudsman has today launched its Small Business Showcase, a virtual hub providing a wealth of resources for small business owners seeking information about their workplace obligations. The showcase commences as the Fair Work Ombudsman’s dedicated small business helpline has received its 500,000th call since it was set up at the end of […]

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Do you provide excellent training for your staff or apprentices?

Posted April 26, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Apply for the 2018 Australian Training Awards and get recognition for training your staff.   The Australian Training Awards are national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector that recognise excellence in training and development in Australia. Entries are now open – the categories for businesses include: Small Employer of the Year Award […]

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Cyber Security

Posted April 11, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Cybercrime in Australia is a growing threat and is becoming an attractive way for criminals to steal information, money or disrupt business. As the internet becomes easier to access, and we share and collect more information and data online, you need to ensure security measures are in place. For many businesses, this includes the data […]

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Getting a patent? Step-by-step guide to hiring an intellectual property attorney

Posted March 29, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Use IP Australia’s new Engaging an attorney toolkit to help you!   As a business, chances are you’re creating intellectual property (IP) that you’ll want to protect. Getting a patent can be an uncertain and daunting journey, but engaging an attorney can greatly increase your chance of success. Engaging an attorney toolkit IP Australia’s new […]

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Are you struggling to understand your business tax obligations?

Posted March 15, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Find out about free assistance to help you understand your business tax! Last updated: 6 March 2018  If you’re new to business and confused by your super and tax obligations, why not sign up for the Business Assistance Program? What is the Business Assistance Program? The Business Assistance Program is a free 12 month phone […]

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Record keeping systems: digital or manual?

Posted February 6, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

Having a good record keeping system for receipts and record keeping is vital…   Just starting out in business and trying to decide whether or not to invest in record keeping software? It’s crucial to have a strong record keeping system so you can monitor the health of your business and quickly prepare financial statements. […]

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What receipts should you keep as a small business owner?

Posted February 1, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

A good record keeping system can make tax time much easier!   Is that shoebox marked ‘receipts’ under your desk beginning to overflow? Keeping and managing your receipts can be tedious, but as someone who’s self-employed, good record keeping is an important habit to get yourself into from the start. Receipts to keep as a […]

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7 practical tips to help you save water and money in your business

Posted November 29, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Every drop counts – it’s time to be water wise. Most Australian businesses use water in some form or another—from a Melbourne café washing dishes in the kitchen to a farmer in rural NSW watering their crops. But with water costs going up faster than energy costs, it pays to be efficient! Our new information […]

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Café Talk: Sydney

Posted September 10, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

COBAA’s Supplier Networking Breakfast featured a line-up of speakers from Sydney’s renowned Independent and Franchise Cafés. Jack Hanna from The Grounds of Alexandria, Mark Tyler from Coffee Brothers and Charlie Hachem from Piccolo Me confessed what they value in suppliers, how suppliers can assist in their growth anhow to better connect with cafés.

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Café Talk: Sydney

Posted March 12, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

ALL Things Cafe That FoodService Suppliers need to know … The Cafe scene is booming – however, how will your business engage these cafes? You may know that Café owners & Baristas tend to spend most of their waking hours in the café, tending to customers, dealing with staff and suppliers, etc, etc – generally ensuring that […]

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Café Talk: Perth & Adelaide

Posted February 24, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

ALL Things Cafe That Food Service Suppliers need to know … The Cafe scene is booming – however, how will your business engage these cafes? You may know that Café owners & Baristas tend to spend most of their waking hours in the café, tending to customers, dealing with staff and suppliers, etc, etc – generally ensuring […]

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The Future Health of Your Business

Posted December 9, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

News from above – by Phil Di Bella As the year draws to a close, I always like to reflect on the evolving landscape of the coffee industry and the potential opportunities that will arise for cafés over the next five years. Cafés have largely been driven by our nation’s love for quality coffee and […]

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Café Talk: Melbourne

Posted September 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Join COBAA for the SECOND “Café Talk” supplier networking industry breakfast Surviving and Thriving in Today’s Cafe Market Today’s café market is without a doubt, one of the toughest and most cut throat environments any supplier could wish to compete in. There are thousands of products and brand choices, rapid growth with in house roasting and […]

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Reduce Reuse Recycle and reap the rewards

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

There are three easy ways to cut down your waste that can make a big difference to the amount that ends up in landfill. These are known as the ‘Three Rs’ – reduce, reuse and recycle. As a café owner, there are ways to apply the mantra to your business – and in the process […]

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Cafe Success

Posted December 4, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Sustainability and Longevity A couple of years ago I wrote an article (Café Culture Magazine issue 25) about an experiment I did. I took over a coffee shop to see if I could improve sales with what I thought were the key principles in a successful coffee business. In the three months that I had […]

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Charles Stephens & Salvatore Savarino

Posted August 19, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

In this issue of Café Culture, we’ve decided to profile two well known coffee industry characters, Charles Stephens and Salvatore Savarino. Both men are from Espresso Company Australia (ECA). I first met Charles over twelve years ago at a dinner during Fine Foods in Sydney, as he was preparing to launch his Famous ECM Giotto into […]

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Everyone is entitled to have an opinion

Posted June 9, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Everyone is entitled to have an opinion; it’s the way you voice this opinion that can either be constructive or destructive. It seems in the age of social media and blogging reviews that there is no shortage of critics, where more often than not the blogger extends a negative review about their experiences. The damage […]

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The India Origin Tour

Posted June 8, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Win a trip to India Thanks to Equal Are you Australia’s favourite barista? Sign up at www.mycoffeemybarista.com.ay One of the great things about our business is that we occasionally get the opportunity to visit a coffee growing region in some exotic location in the world. A big thank you to the Rubiaceae family for making […]

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Social Media

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

A year or two ago, it may have been easy to dismiss social media as a mere fad, but when over 10 million Australians now use Facebook each month*, social media can no longer be ignored. It’s an important tool in your communications mix and an effective way to connect and gain feedback from your […]

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Direct Trade: Veneziano Coffee Roasters

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Direct trade is a term associated with current coffee buzz words, but what does it really mean? In short, it’s about cutting out the middleman and providing the grower and the roaster with direct access to one other, opening up clear communication so farmers understand what the roaster is looking to purchase. Veneziano Coffee Roasters […]

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Coffee Varietals

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

With wine, we think of ordering by a specific variety alongside its origin. With coffee, I believe this will also eventually happen. The more we dig into where the coffee industry is heading, the more convinced I am that we are closely following the wine industry. The cup characteristics of coffee are not only determined […]

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Innovations in Milk

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

From its beginnings as a co-operative of dairy farmers in 1950, Murray Goulburn has grown to become Australia’s largest processor of milk and the nation’s largest exporter of processed food. Continuing its long history of supplying innovative products to Australia’s foodservice sector, in 2009 Murray Goulburn Foodservice Division joined forces with TetraPak to commission Focus […]

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The DC Laundry

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

By the time this year’s Café Biz rolls around, Ducale Coffee’s latest commitment to the Sydney coffee scene, ‘The DC laundry’ in Potts Point, will be open for business. It’s not a café, it’s not a roasting plant, and it’s not a show room. It’s a space Ducale have created for the individual to explore […]

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Art of Coffee

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cafe Culture Mag

Art of Coffee, a new iPhone and iPod Touch app aimed at anyone from the home barista to the industry professional, promises to outline the ‘how to’ of latte art. More than 30 designs are included, using both etching and free pouring techniques. The app is a comprehensive latte art trainer, with three platforms to […]

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Human Error

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Today’s highly compliant and fast moving business environment has created some major exposures. In the past, risk was measured on the probability of natural disasters or a one-in-five-hundred possibility of a serious accident. The current focus, however, is on fines and penalties against companies breaching the law, theft or fraud by people in positions of […]

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Stock Control

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

increasing customer satisfaction. Previously we investigated loyalty systems and how a point of sale system can improve the sales process. These two areas focus on increasing revenue in your hospitality business. There will come a time where the revenue or turnover from a business has reached a certain level where you need to turn your attention to […]

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Building your Brand

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

In our ever more complicated and fragmented world, we increasingly use brands as compass points to help guide us through our busy lives. Think about it for a moment: you’ve got a well-deserved Saturday night off and a partner or friend suggests the following options – Hoyts, Hogs Breath, Penfolds Grange or The Wallabies. Now […]

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The Steeping Room

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Steeping Room at ONA Coffee is a sensory concept designed to inform and educate their customers on the finer appreciation of specialty coffee. Using equipment that allows the coffee to be brewed in its purest form (meaning no milk, sugar or any other additive), the baristas take customers on a flavour journey around the […]

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The Recycle Challenge

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

A common reaction to the excessive use of disposable coffee cups is: “Why don’t we just recycle them all?” To meet the demands of liquid portability, the simple paper cup is not just made out of paper; the paper is coated with plastic to make it waterproof. Disposable paper cups are made of about 95% […]

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Food for thought

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag

Have you considered the merits of producing you own baked goods from scratch, as opposed to outsourcing? The process can have an impact on your customers’ health, perception of you business – and also your bottom line … Ihad to really think about it when considering baking my own instead of outsourcing. Ultimately, I did […]

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