6 Costly Mistakes to Avoid for your Small Business When Considering Finance

The most fundamental principle of business financing is to match the term of your loan with the type of need.
Using a short-term finance option like a business credit card or overdraft to cover a bigger debt can leave you paying hefty fees and compound interest for years, while you struggle to repay it. You also run the risk of defaulting on your loan, resulting in the facility being withdrawn, sending you scrambling for alternative finance.

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Matcha Porridge Recipe

High quality Matcha green tea has a sweet, deep flavor and many powerful health benefits.

It contains chlorophyll, theanine, antioxidants, polyphenols and caffeine, and can help improve your skin’s condition, boost your immune system, protect your body from free radicals and relieve joint and muscle pain.
It’s becoming widely used all over the world, and can be incorporated into everyday cooking or drunk as a herbal infusion.

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Growing healthy vegetables with kids

Children love playing in the dirt! And gardening is a fantastic way for parents to join in, create great experiences for their kids and grow beautiful healthy food at the same time.

Some of the happiest childhood memories can be made in the garden—digging up dirt, filling holes with water, wetting everyone in sight while watering the plants and biting into sweet, freshly picked snow peas straight from the veggie plot. Encouraging kids to help in the garden is good physical exercise and it also teaches them about healthy eating. It gives them a chance to learn about soil and realise where their food comes from.

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Chicken with Garlic-Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

I love a yummy baked dish, especially on Monday night. You can throw everything together and pop it into the oven for an easy start to the week. You can prepare this the day before and then have it ready for Monday too. Chicken is packed with protein while sweet potatoes provide an awesome nutritional punch. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin B6 and vitamin C. They are also a great source of magnesium. Magnesium is sometimes known as the ‘anti-stress’ mineral. That’s got to be a good thing!

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School holiday fun for little kids

Soil—it’s everywhere around us. But when was the last time you thought about how much fun you could have with soil?

If you’ve given soil more than a passing thought recently, it was probably about planting a flower bed, or growing a vegie garden. But soil can be great fun, particularly with children! So we’ve come up with our top five fun soily things to do with your kids, to help them discover the ground beneath their feet.

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Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

As the weather is warming up so does the desire for simple salads. This recipe is based on cucumbers but it would be super simple and delicious to add a few cherry tomatoes or even some chopped fennel. Super easy to make, this little recipe is a great side for your meal tonight. How about trying it beside our Stuffed Capsicum recipe?

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A healthy fundraiser for schools

o as a parent you would be quite aware that when schools, sports and community groups need to raise money for important projects, they usually use sugary treats. It’s a bombardment of sugar and other nasties all for the sake of fundraising. And who are you to argue when your child’s club or school needs the money, right? Well, Australasia’s most trusted garden care business YATES wanted to provide Aussie kids with a fresh and healthier alternative to fundraise. Yay!

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Beef and Broccoli Stir fry Recipe

Do you need an easy mid-week meal? This one takes a little prep in the chopping and organising but there’s nothing complicated about this meal. Beef provides zinc, iron, protein and B vitamins to name a few goodies. Broccoli is packed with dietary fibre, manganese and vitamins. This green vegetable is a must in a family household. You can mix and match the vegetables to suit what you have at home, just like any stir fry. Enjoy!

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Olympic gymnast Simone Biles gets criticised for six pack abs

Social media can be a tough place and it seems to be open fire for criticism some days. Some just love to sit behind their computer and use it to slam others down as quickly as they can. And that’s what happened when Simone Biles – a 4 x gold medal-winning gymnast from the USA – shared an Instagram photo. Was she being an idiot? No. She was having a great time with her friends. The problem? There were girls with ‘six pack’ abs. Luckily it was only a problem for one Twitter troll who commented ‘Y’all find this attractive? Imaaoo’.

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The irony of life, ‘I’ve got breast cancer, again.’

Slap! Well, yes, I have had another wake up call this week! The dreaded five letter ‘C’ word has shown up on my doorstep again…CANCER! Who’d of thought? Nearly 15 years in remission and living more or less a happy, healthy life. And, I am into natural health and well being, so HOW CAN THIS BE HAPPENING TO ME?

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Should you let your children take selfies?

There’s been a bit of a tinkering in the media this week as to whether or not the iPhone generation should take selfies. Mia Freedman came out this week encouraging the avoidance of all nude selfies. I guess I see her point. It can be risky to even have them on your phone. With the cloud and theft there is the risk that those photos will end up in someone else’s hands.

But I also noticed the backlash she received from this too. Shouldn’t your phone be your own private possession?

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How to lose weight the healthy way

Weight loss is a popular topic. Just Google it and there is a plethora of ‘experts’ ready to give you tips. Here’s the problem. Even the so-called experts don’t have a clue sometimes. They are getting you to ‘eat less’ and ‘move more’ and it’s not working. At least not in the long term. That’s because drastic weight loss that happens too fast really stuffs you up in the long term. It causes a significant reduction in metabolism. This means that you are using less energy during the day. What happens then? You have to eat less and less to be able to keep the weight off. That’s not sustainable!

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Australian First Technology For Parents and Caregivers Launches

New Australian-first technology has launched this month providing real-time guidance to parents and care-givers. Principally a ‘mid-wife in your pocket’, WOTBaby is a personalised app that supports parents and caregivers in their journey of raising babies from newborn to six months.

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