I learnt a great lesson about business and life on the weekend. The weird part was that I was upside down at the time.
History is full of famous partnerships – unions of two individuals who achieved more together than they possibly ever could have achieved on their own. Here’s how to find your ideal business partner.
There’s a good reason why you should always be working on an expansion plan for your business.
I recently had that burst of excitement every entrepreneur knows well – the moment where a bold new business idea strikes.
In business, there can be a temptation to aim for fast growth from day one. However, sometimes a slow and steady approach is the most sustainable strategy.
One of the big business buzzwords at the moment is ‘big data’. But do the numbers really add up for your business?
There are some interesting micro parties that will hold the balance of power in the Senate come June next year. And in some ways, they’re the political equivalent of a start-up business.
From a crisis management point of view, AFL coach James Hird’s handling of the recent Essendon supplements scandal has been fascinating. Here’s a key crisis management lesson you can apply to your business.
Our nation would be far better off it were governed by entrepreneurs, who know how to get things done, rather than politicians.
Life can throw many challenges your way and some are a real pain in the neck. However, if you show some spine, they can be overcome.
Can a whole country have a start-up mindset? A recent trip to Vietnam suggests the answer is yes.
One of the truths of starting a business is that things will go wrong – sometimes horribly. But until you have faced your first disaster, you haven’t really launched your business. BY JASON ROSE.
In a rapidly changing world, some management theorists say the ideal of building a business for the long term has eroded like a sandcastle at high tide. But should you really focus just on the short term when building your business?
As entrepreneurs, we spend a massive amount of time planning and thinking about our sales strategy. So it’s well worth spending just 40 cents on one of the simplest techniques around – although it takes guts to try it.
While recently conducting some due diligence on a business opportunity, I drew on skills I learnt as an auditor at KPMG. It got me thinking about the ways in which past experiences become valuable when you start a business.
You’ve probably heard about entrepreneurs who build multi-billion dollar business empires on the computer in their parents’ garage. Well, for those of us who aren’t billionaires by grade four, there’s still hope.
Creativity is important in any business. However, it’s essential for you to treat innovation as a means to an end, rather than an end in itself.
You will never earn a martial arts black belt by studying a textbook. Similarly, if you want to be a start-up sensei, it’s time to start fighting against your competitors to win customers in the free market.
It's important to prepare yourself emotionally before you start a business. Failing to do so can have lasting psychological consequences.
A recent talk by News Limited chief executive Kim Williams presented some important truths about where we stand in a rapidly changing digital landscape. BY JASON ROSE.