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    Supplier Member Profile
    Tuesday, 05 July 2016
    Supplier Member Profile

    The World of Jewellery Findings Jewellery findings are the foundation of great jewellery creations. At Peekays, we have been in the findings industry long enough to know that quality is the key. Consumers are consciously making the move towards quality products and we truly believe that quality should not be compromised at any stage. Peekays Findings is a leader in supplying superior jewellery components for manufacture, repair and remodelling. We…

    Executive Director's Message
    Tuesday, 05 July 2016
    Executive Director's Message

    I write the first draft for this message as a busy week came to a close. With both the biannual National Industry Advisory Council (NIAC) meeting and a Board meeting occurring during the week I thought it would be a good opportunity to provide a summary of the main topics of discussion. The NIAC meeting held in Sydney had 14 of our 17 councillors in attendance. There is always the…

    Getting to know your customers even...
    Tuesday, 05 July 2016
    Getting to know your customers even better

    Who are your customers really?“Put your consumers in focus, and listen to what they’re actually saying, not what they tell you.” Daniel Ek The classic demographic segmentation models that have served retailers so well for so long are no longer enough. Not only does omnichannel purchase behaviour mean that you can no longer assume journeys to purchase and segment markets by categories such as gender or location, but it means…

    Amanda's Business Tip
    Tuesday, 05 July 2016
    Amanda's Business Tip

    Leverage Your Membership Are you making your Association membership work for you? There are many benefits in belonging to this community and it is there for you to leverage. Whilst there will be different times when you will utilise it more depending on your business life cycle, current challenges and time of year please ensure you consider if there are positive membership outcomes you are missing out on. Are you…

    The changing path to purchase
    Tuesday, 05 July 2016
    The changing path to purchase

    The path to purchase is no longer linear We used to talk about customers’ “path to purchase” and it used to be a straight line. The milestones along the path started with awareness and led through research and purchase through to advocacy, influenced by mass media advertising along the way. And the point of purchase was always at the same place – in a shop. But customers don’t travel in…

    Lean manufacturing: how it can impr...
    Tuesday, 05 July 2016
    Lean manufacturing: how it can improve productivity

    Lean manufacturing: how it can improve productivity Lean manufacturing is identified as the practice of eliminating any wasteful resource expenditure. An organizational business strategy based on a system of 5S's that originated with the Toyota Production System’s quality movement in Japan. The system is based on organization, orderliness, cleanliness, standardization and maintenance, and discipline (qualities that in Japanese all begin with the letter S). But in general terms, the process…

    Profile: Ben Preston-Black
    Tuesday, 05 July 2016
    Profile: Ben Preston-Black

    Meet Ben Preston-Black, the award winning jewellery designer and jeweller from Manuka, Canberra. Preston-Black is part of a well-established family business and Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) member, Creations Jewellers, who are a high-end jewellery store where pieces are hand crafted on the premises. One would expect that growing up in the jewellery business from the age of four would have been sufficient incentive for Preston-Black to become a jeweller.…

    Beware: false 'government grants' f...
    Tuesday, 05 July 2016
    Beware: false 'government grants' for small businesses

    ACCC issues public warning about conduct of Australian Business Funding Centre Pty Ltd’s “Government grants” website targeting small businesses 27 June 2016The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a Public Warning Notice about the conduct of Australian Business Funding Centre Pty Ltd (also known as Australian Business Financing Centre or ABFC) which operates the website www.australiangovernmentgrants.org. The ACCC alleges that ABFC website, and its sales representatives, purport to offer…

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