How the power of positive thinking can let you down

11:31PM | Wednesday, 14 November 2012 | Linnet Hunter

Glass half full or half empty? Striking the balance between optimism and realism is important for solo entrepreneurs. BY LINNET HUNTER.

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What it's like to pitch in Silicon Valley

11:33PM | Tuesday, 13 November 2012 | Rebekah Campbell

I'm writing this week from the University Cafe in downtown Palo Alto. Let me say the Silicon Valley start-up scene has been quite an experience! BY REBEKAH CAMPBELL.

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The importance of physical proximity

11:05PM | Tuesday, 13 November 2012 | Brad Lindenberg

When it came to the need for physical proximity in business, I used to be a sceptic. That was before I went to New York on a sales trip. BY BRAD LINDENBERG.

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Five Christmas slip-ups your business must avoid

11:45PM | Tuesday, 13 November 2012 | Greg Hayes

While Christmas can be a season of sales joy, it can also disrupt your regular trading and cashflow patterns. Here are five common festive season slip-ups you need to prepare for. BY GREG HAYES.

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Attracting top staff through creative (yet slightly controversial) job ads

11:00PM | Monday, 12 November 2012 | Jonathan Weinstock

Do you want to recruit the best candidates to your business? If so, it’s time to get a little controversial. BY JONATHAN WEINSTOCK.

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November's top business books

11:54PM | Friday, 9 November 2012 | Alan Hargreaves

Risk, chance and probability have long been key questions for business leaders and economists. In Luck, Ed Smith examines the connection between luck and success. BY ALAN HARGREAVES.

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Start with a business

11:49PM | Thursday, 8 November 2012 | Jason Rose

You might hold ambitions of building a global empire like Howard Schultz or Rupert Murdoch. However, there’s something you need to do first. BY JASON ROSE.

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The life of a solo digital nomad

11:23PM | Wednesday, 7 November 2012 | Linnet Hunter

On the road again? Enjoy the freedom of working life as a digital solopreneur. BY LINNET HUNTER.

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10 top web tools for mumpreneurs

11:18PM | Wednesday, 7 November 2012 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Here are 10 online tools to cut workload and increase your productivity. BY AMANDA JESNOEWSKI.

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Video Interview: Valerie Khoo from Social CallOut

11:05PM | Monday, 5 November 2012 | Orsi Parkanyi

Valerie Khoo is the founder of the Sydney Writers’ Centre and co-founder of Social CallOut. In this interview, Khoo discusses her entrepreneurial story and shares some invaluable business tips. BY ORSI PARKANYI.

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Five handy web tools I can't live without

11:03PM | Friday, 2 November 2012 | Adam Franklin

These days, cloud-based apps and web tools are essential productivity tools for small businesses. Here are five handy tools that can make your start-up more productive. BY ADAM FRANKLIN.

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Investing in yourself to grow your business

11:32PM | Thursday, 1 November 2012 | Cas McCullough

With many business coaches out there, it can be difficult to choose the right one for you. Here are three lessons I’ve learnt about working with business mentors this year. BY CAS McCULLOUGH.

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The triple C bottom line: Getting back to basics

10:38PM | Wednesday, 31 October 2012 | Marc Peskett

It’s easy to get distracted by bright shiny ideas and other wonderful things, but running a business requires that you never lose focus of the basics. BY MARC PESKETT.

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The hidden costs of email

10:04AM | Wednesday, 31 October 2012 | Linnet Hunter

There are some hidden costs of communicating via email you should consider. BY LINNET HUNTER.

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Avoid burnout with these six easy tips

10:57AM | Wednesday, 31 October 2012 | Amanda Jesnoewski

There are some basic things you can do to make sure you don’t end up on the small business burnout scrapheap. BY AMANDA JESNOEWSKI.

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Start-ups and suppliers

10:28PM | Tuesday, 30 October 2012 | Rebekah Campbell

Many business publications recommend looking for suppliers with established track records. However, for start-ups looking to create ground-breaking products, there are other considerations you must keep in mind. BY REBEKAH CAMPBELL.

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My first auto-response email – ever!

10:00PM | Monday, 29 October 2012 | Jonathan Weinstock

If you’re going to set up an automated reply on your email while you’re on a business trip, you might as well write something memorable. Here’s an example from my current trip to Hong Kong and China. BY JONATHAN WEINSTOCK.

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Don’t swap a business model for hype

10:13PM | Friday, 26 October 2012 | Michael Giles

When the tech media hypes the “next big thing”, it can be incredibly tempting to uncritically jump on the bandwagon. However, there is a something you must consider before you do. BY MICHAEL GILES.

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Know the risks before you grab the brass ring

10:00PM | Thursday, 25 October 2012 | Jason Rose

When you launch a business, it can be easy to get carried away with the possible returns on your investment. However, there is another factor that you must consider. BY JASON ROSE.

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What would happen if you didn’t turn up to work?

10:15PM | Wednesday, 24 October 2012 | Greg Hayes

What would happen to your start-up if you were unable to work for a couple of months? By following these five simple steps, you can make sure your business will continue without you. BY GREG HAYES.

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