The NSW Office of State Revenue is offering a $2,000 grant for small business employers who hire new full-time staff and keep them on for at least 12 months. This was announced with little fanfare back in June 2015.
In his last post, Ben advocated the use of job management systems for service based companies. It's good advice; there are plenty of low cost, cloud based systems which can tackle this and take the pain out of timesheeting.
It's a common enough story. We've factored sales and marketing activities into our weekly schedule. We make those calls and have those meetings. Then to our surprise... it works! And jobs start coming in.