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Solo & Smart is a business admin app designed specifically for the self-employed in Australia. Through the app users can organise, manage and grow their business. We believe that when business and lifestyle combine, everything changes. The self-employed in Australia deserve the support to help them thrive in business and in life.

How to become a self-employed care worker

The 5 simple steps you need to craft your business  The demand for more flexible and personalised care is on the rise thanks to the introduction of the NDIS. As someone providing care or looking to start, this creates the opportunity for you to take control of your skills and experience that can make a [...]

2020-02-07T15:34:42+11:00July 31st, 2017|Blog, Care Working|

Top 3 tips for self-employed care workers

  What can you do to succeed in caring One of my favourite mottos is that ‘there has never been a better time to be in business’, which couldn’t be truer for self-employed care workers. So as a self-employed provider, here are three top tips to give you the competitive edge. The implementation of the [...]

2020-02-07T15:35:39+11:00July 24th, 2017|Blog, Care Working|

Business Advice From Those Who’ve Made It

Tips from successful entrepreneurs and business owners for sole traders. Going out on your own ain’t easy… so lucky for us, there are others who have already gone through it. We can take the “been there, done that” lessons from successful entrepreneurs, small business owners and sole traders and use it to our advantage. We’ve [...]

2017-07-14T12:59:08+10:00July 14th, 2017|Blog|

8 rules for balancing a successful business and family

When it comes to bringing home the bacon, it can get messy. As things get busier, work can start to spill over into your family life. There’s no denying a balance needs to be achieved between the two, otherwise family and fun ends up on the unreachable end of a lopsided seesaw. If you’re a [...]

2017-06-23T11:59:27+10:00June 23rd, 2017|Blog|

Why Sole Traders Should Always Have A Business Plan

You have to have a plan, man. Whether it’s for coaching, management or self-improvement, when there is a plan in place there is a greater chance of success. When it comes to business, there are many elements that will contribute to how successful an operation will be, and one of them is having a business [...]

2017-06-15T16:25:17+10:00June 15th, 2017|Blog|

4 Reasons Why Outsourcing Benefits Sole Traders

Outsourcing – a word that gets thrown around quite a bit these days – is moving tasks, jobs or processes to an external contracted third party, aka getting someone else to do it. But, why? Isn’t the old saying, “if you want something done right, do it yourself?” That is the old saying, “old” being [...]

2017-05-29T06:45:26+10:00May 23rd, 2017|Blog|

The lure of self-employed retirement

The fantasy of retirement with all its promises of relaxation and happiness may not be what people want after all. More and more I'm hearing of retirees who are not ready to retire or that are bored of relaxing and reading books. So, the next best options are to pester the kids and grand kids, [...]

2017-05-29T07:17:04+10:00May 18th, 2017|Blog|

What is success to the self-employed?

  There is a spotlight firmly on work-life balance, what it means and whether it is achievable. I regularly read about how being self-employed means you will be giving up your free time to work long hours in your business, I disagree. The misconception here is that everyone is trying to build a thriving and [...]

2017-05-29T07:36:27+10:00May 10th, 2017|Blog|