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Virtual staff: Getting bang for your buck

4:25PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | Nina Hendy

Growing numbers of Australian businesses are either allowing staff to work from home or hiring workers overseas. Here are six ways to be sure virtual staff are up to scratch.

Technology  | Social media  | IT  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people  | Sole trader

Why we raised $300,000 through a revenue loan: Online marketplace startup

4:39PM | Monday, 14 April 2014 | Rose Powell

LegalVision has pivoted twice and is ready for to grow, raising $300,000 as a revenue loan.

 | Legal matters  | Financing a business

Junior Engineers get inspiration from Israel’s startup economy

3:44PM | Friday, 28 March 2014 | StartupSmart

Migrating to another country often identifies cultural differences that can create great opportunities. This was the case for Ron Ofir, when he arrived from Israel with a young family.

 | Growth  | Leadership  | Management

How to improve gender diversity in the workplace: Six lessons from Chief Executive Women and Male Champions of Change

3:27PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Yolanda Redrup

Top-tier male and female business leaders are pushing for organisations to do more to support gender diversity in the workplace, urging leaders to set an example from the top down.

 | Leadership  | Management

When your first idea is over: Sidekicker on the pressures of pivoting

3:18AM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Abandoning the idea you started with to focus on what your customers are really after sounds like a no-brainer, but for many entrepreneurs it’s far from easy.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Management

Pollenizer move improves access to budding entrepreneur community

3:08PM | Thursday, 20 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Australia’s first startup incubator, Pollenizer, will be moving its Australian operations to Hub Sydney, forging a relationship with one of Australia’s largest communities of entrepreneurs.

 | Growth  | Leadership  | Workspace

Should I hire someone like me or look for someone with a different personality?

3:00AM | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | Vicki Crowe

It can be tempting to fall into the trap of hiring like-minded employees. Instead, you need to look at the skills and qualities a candidate will need to be successful in their role.

 | Leadership  | How to hire staff  | Sole trader

Don’t kill your startup by heading to the United States too early: Palo Alto lawyer

3:18PM | Monday, 17 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Too many Australian startups are relocating to the United States early in the false belief capital will come easily, says a Silicon Valley-based private equity and venture capital lawyer.

 | Growth  | Legal matters  | Leadership

Silicon Valley mentor warns Perth start-up community to unite or collapse

3:00AM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Rose Powell

The Perth start-up community has welcomed a warning by leading international start-up mentor to unite or fail, saying they’re already collaborating well.

 | Leadership  | Management

Why sprinting through your workload is less productive than you think

2:00AM | Tuesday, 25 February 2014 | Taskmaster

Too many entrepreneurs push themselves to sprint to the point they burn out. However, if you want to avoid burnout, you need to look at another option.

 | Work/life balance  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people  | Workspace  | How to hire staff

The pitfalls of perfectionism

2:00AM | Tuesday, 18 February 2014 | Taskmaster

Aiming for perfection is one thing. But as Old Taskmaster discovered, it does carry the risk of micromanaging your business to death.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

Work smart and get more done in 2014

2:12PM | Wednesday, 12 February 2014 | Kyri Theos

Smart entrepreneurs focus on what they’re best at, rather than trying to do everything. So how do you do what you love minus the headaches and the hassles? Here are some tips.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Sole trader

Simplicity and good presentation

1:43PM | Friday, 31 January 2014 | Taskmaster

By now, long-time Taskmaster readers will be familiar with the saga of John, the owner of the local chicken shop in Parts Unknown. Well, there’s a new chapter to the sad, sorry saga.

 | Marketing  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Sales and marketing  | Leadership  | Management

Keep the Australia Day epidemic at bay

1:20PM | Friday, 24 January 2014 | Taskmaster

It’s the epidemic sweeping the nation: Fakenitis Fever. As a boss, here’s what you need to about it.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people  | Workspace  | How to hire staff

Early stage social enterprise founder named Young Victorian of the Year

1:12PM | Thursday, 23 January 2014 | Rose Powell

Dan Flynn, the founder of social enterprise Thank You Water, has this week been named Young Victorian of the Year and will go on to represent the state for the title of Young Australian of the Year.

 | Leadership

New year, fresh start

1:50AM | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 | Linnet Hunter

The new year is a great opportunity to start afresh. Here are the big decisions I’ve made to get the most out of 2014.

 | Management  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Linnet Hunter

Breaking bad news

1:00AM | Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | Taskmaster

In a perfect world, your business would grow at a steady pace, no one would ever get ill, every employee would be unconditionally loyal to your business and every single person you hire would work out. Reality is a different matter.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Managing people

Outsourcing: Why it’s not a dirty word

11:00AM | Wednesday, 27 November 2013 | Taskmaster

Are you outsourcing your non-core tasks? If not, there’s a really good business reason why you should.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

Outsourcing boom: Cloudstaff raises $500,000 from investors

11:26PM | Monday, 25 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Cloudstaff, an Australian outsourcing start-up based in Manila, has raised $500,000 from three local investors Robert Whyte, Trevor Kennedy and serial entrepreneur, Bevan Slattery.

 | Financing a business  | Leadership  | How to hire staff
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