Video interview: York Butter Factory’s female start-ups – part one

12:25PM | Monday, 3 December 2012 | Orsi Parkanyi

In September 2012, I visited the York Butter Factory in Melbourne. I met four incredibly smart, passionate and driven women there who are changing the world. BY ORSI PARKANYI.

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Seven guiding principles to follow on the web

11:58PM | Friday, 30 November 2012 | Adam Franklin

Navigating the constant changes of the online world can get confusing. However, no matter how much the internet changes, there are seven essential principles you need to follow. BY ADAM FRANKLIN.

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Why micro businesses need to rethink marketing

11:00PM | Thursday, 29 November 2012 | Cas McCullough

Are poor sales getting you down? There are a few ways you can give your marketing strategy a boost. BY CAS McCULLOUGH.

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Taxing times for start-ups with global ambitions

11:11PM | Wednesday, 28 November 2012 | Marc Peskett

Do you have ambitions of international expansion? If so, be prepared to grapple with international tax regulations. BY MARC PESKETT.

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Testing your soloist skills

11:33PM | Wednesday, 28 November 2012 | Linnet Hunter

Sometimes, it takes a little searching to discover your many hidden talents. However, it’s worth taking a few moments to uncover a new skill. BY LINNET HUNTER.

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10 ideas to create multiple streams of income from your business

11:27PM | Wednesday, 28 November 2012 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Passive income streams for your business can come from many sources. Here are a few great examples. BY AMANDA JESNOEWSKI.

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How we spin the Feedback Loop

11:12AM | Wednesday, 28 November 2012 | Rebekah Campbell

Feedback loops – also known as ‘closed loop management systems’ – are a crucial part of managing the start-up evolution process. Here are a few key lessons I’ve learnt from using the process in practice. BY REBEKAH CAMPBELL.

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You’ve won the B.O.G Award! A bonus gift for you

11:46PM | Monday, 26 November 2012 | Jonathan Weinstock

No matter how old we get, we still love extra little surprises. What are you doing as a special extra for your clients or customers? BY JONATHAN WEINSTOCK.

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When the taxman comes knocking

11:49PM | Friday, 23 November 2012 | Greg Hayes

For many businesspeople, nothing is scarier than a visit from the taxman. However, knowing what to expect and how to best manage an audit will make it less of a worry. BY GREG HAYES.

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Curb your (infectious) enthusiasm

11:41PM | Thursday, 22 November 2012 | Jason Rose

From Richard Branson to Steve Jobs, there are countless biographies on great entrepreneurs. In these biographies, there’s one trait that often seems to get emphasised. BY JASON ROSE.

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Five tips for increasing your word-of-mouth marketing

11:46PM | Wednesday, 21 November 2012 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Word-of-mouth marketing is one of the most powerful ways to increase your business – but it is rarely the fastest. BY AMANDA JESNOEWSKI.

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How soloists can fire up LinkedIn for their businesses

11:36PM | Wednesday, 21 November 2012 | Linnet Hunter

Make sure people know about your many talents when you are developing your social media profile. BY LINNET HUNTER.

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Small business lessons direct from south-east Asia

11:28PM | Wednesday, 21 November 2012 | Ken Phillips

It might look a little chaotic, but the beating heart of small business in Laos provides many lessons for SMEs and government policymakers.

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The power of incentives

11:15PM | Tuesday, 20 November 2012 | Walid El-Khoury

If people are already motivated to an action by a sense of responsibility, altruism or mutual obligation, will a financial incentive induce them further? The answer might surprise you. BY WALID EL-KHOURY.

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Video interview: Virginia Arregui

11:00PM | Monday, 19 November 2012 | Orsi Parkanyi

Virginia Arregui has been a ceramic artist for over 15 years. In this video, Virginia discusses her entrepreneurial journey, the challenges she’s faced and her love of art. BY ORSI PARKANYI.

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A tactical guide to social media

11:23PM | Friday, 16 November 2012 | Adam Franklin

As well as the social media services you use, a good social media strategy should include how often you use them. Here’s a tactical guide to how frequently you should engage with different social media forms. BY ADAM FRANKLIN.

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Australia’s best Facebook-using businesses revealed

11:30PM | Thursday, 15 November 2012 | Oliver Milman

In this week's best of the web, we examine Australia’s best Facebook users. We also look at honest feedback, the best countries to do business in and Bob Dylan songs.

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The relationship is in your list

11:14PM | Thursday, 15 November 2012 | Cas McCullough

“The money’s in your list” is an old expression in marketing. But how do you go about monetising your marketing list? BY CAS McCULLOUGH.

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Top 10 ways that complacency hurts your start-up

11:25PM | Wednesday, 14 November 2012 | Marc Peskett

In business, complacency costs cash. Here are 10 warning signs you need to look out for to avoid falling asleep at the wheel. BY MARC PESKETT.

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When good clients go bad

11:26PM | Wednesday, 14 November 2012 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Sometimes, a previously reliable client will become difficult to work with. If it happens to you, here are five key tips for dealing with the situation. BY AMANDA JESNOEWSKI.

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