As a small business owner who is often out and about my mobile phone is a quasi-office for me! I've listed below my "Top five "small business" apps", there may be a couple there, that may just help you with your small business venture.   5. Officeworks I'm fortunate (or unfortunate if you're my...

Welcome to a new month and welcome to our feature - SMALL BUSINESS SEPTEMBER! This month we're focusing on Small Businesses, according to local data*, there are 8,033 businesses that can be classified as small businesses on the Coast. We know that running a small business can be one of the biggest...

I thought it was time to share some event planning tips with our community and below you'll find my TOP THREE elements to make your next event a success. 3. Use recommendations for suppliers /stall holders /creatives  People LOVE sharing positive feedback, it's just that we don't do it enough, which is...

Well, it's here. Our first birthday! I thought I'd share four lessons that I've learnt over the last year. Lesson one: The importance of the phone call Talking to people has made Central Coast Chronicle what it is. Picking up the phone, organising a time to meet and showing them how Central Coast...

In the lead up to Central Coast Chronicle's first birthday, I've been thinking about how we can add value to the Central Coast Chronicle service for our members.   We've now introduced, Valued Added Goodness. Updated weekly, the Value Added Goodness content will include everything from offers exclusively for our members, highlighted events,...

There's still time to get creative over the Easter break, below we share some ideas. - If you're a cafe it could be a great idea to give customers a free Easter egg with every coffee order and for kids or any baby-chino order, a bunny shaped cookie. - If you're a...

So we've all heard about Marie Kondo and her joy of tidying up and organisation. My joy comes from a different type of organisation. The organisation of a "to-do" list. And I'm excited to say that my "to do list" organisation has entered a new phase. Enter Trello. According to their website, Trello’s boards, lists,...

In the 2016 film La La Land, one of the first songs is “Someone in the Crowd”. If you haven’t seen the film or heard the song, do yourself a favour, and have a quick listen. (Note: link opens Spotify) While listening to the song on my way to a meeting, I found...