Fresh is best: Are the flavours and presentation of your menu appealing?

8:15PM | Wednesday, 28 August 2013 | Trevor Jenkins

When was the last time that you changed your menu? There are good reasons why you should aim to change your restaurant menu with the seasons.

Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Trevor Jenkins

Five ways to beat perfectionism

8:34AM | Tuesday, 27 August 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

The biggest productivity killer in business isn't procrastination; it’s perfectionism. Thankfully, there are easy ways to keep it under control.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Amanda Jesnoewski

The highway to good communications

8:31AM | Tuesday, 27 August 2013 | Linnet Hunter

Good communications is a journey – and one you can’t always map out ahead of time. Thankfully, there are ways to make reaching your desired destination easier.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Managing people  | Sole trader  | Linnet Hunter

I’ve just been stung! How not to grow a business

8:16AM | Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | Jonathan Weinstock

Want to grow your business? Be sharp, and make sure your customers aren’t stung by a bad experience.

 | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Jonathan Weinstock

The company you keep: Seven tips to keep you out of trouble as a company director

8:02PM | Monday, 19 August 2013 | Ursula Hogben

Incorporating a business often also means becoming a director – along with all the legal responsibilities that entails. Here are seven key issues you must be aware of as a company director.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people  | Government and Regulation

Start-up hires software-as-a-service veteran as “chief revenue officer”

8:30PM | Wednesday, 14 August 2013 | Rose Powell

Bislr, an Australian online marketing platform start-up now based in the US, has hired Salesforce.com alumni Peter Stern as its chief revenue officer (CRO).

 | Leadership

How to inexpensively sort out the legals for your start-up

8:59PM | Monday, 12 August 2013 | Lachlan McKnight

If cashflow is a challenge, finding the money to afford professional legal advice can be difficult. Here are four easy ways to cut your legal bills.

 | Legal matters  | Sole trader  | Legal  | Government and Regulation

Recruitment: Why age should be no barrier

8:54PM | Monday, 12 August 2013 | Taskmaster

Age discrimination at both ends of the spectrum poses a golden opportunity for smart entrepreneurs looking to hire staff.

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

Role playing: Why one start-up avoided titles for over two years

8:47PM | Friday, 9 August 2013 | Rose Powell

The co-founders of social enterprise fundraising platform StartSomeGood have recently introduced formal titles for their company so they could each focus on specific areas of the business as it matured.

 | Leadership

Make sure your business trademark is unique

8:50PM | Thursday, 8 August 2013 | Craig Yeung

The recent Apple v Amazon case in the United States concerning Amazon’s use of the phrase ‘Appstore’ provides an important lesson for business owners in relation to use of trademarks.

 | Marketing  | Legal matters  | Sales and marketing  | Advertising  | Sales  | Technology  | Social media  | Websites  | IT  | Leadership  | Management

Small Perth store takes on UK's Topshop in name battle

8:58PM | Thursday, 8 August 2013 | Melinda Oliver

A fashion retailer in Perth is battling it out with UK retail giant Arcadia Group, ahead of the expected launch of the UK Topshop brand in the city.

 | Marketing  | Legal matters  | Sales and marketing  | Advertising  | Technology  | Websites  | Leadership  | Retail

Business is war: Jack Tramiel’s secret to conquering Silicon Valley

8:15PM | Tuesday, 6 August 2013 | Taskmaster

Jack Tramiel was a Holocaust survivor, refugee and – later – a US Army engineer. Here is the secret to how a pioneering tech entrepreneur managed to grow a typewriter repair shop into the world’s largest desktop computer company.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Innovation  | Technology  | Leadership  | Management

Risk management for start-ups: The four legal risk areas you need to know about

8:52PM | Monday, 5 August 2013 | Lachlan McKnight

Once your business gets off the ground, the legal issues you face change. Here are four major legal risks every business needs to manage.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Management  | Sole trader  | Government and Regulation

Best of the web reads: How to harness the power of fast innovation

8:02PM | Friday, 2 August 2013 | Gavin Lower

Here are five unconventional ways to spark innovation fast. Plus the murky world of computer crime and the lasting appeal of barber shops.

 | Growth  | Innovation  | Leadership  | Management

How to take off your micro-manager hat: The positive side to policies and procedures

7:12PM | Wednesday, 31 July 2013 | Trevor Jenkins

Want to spend more time managing your recipes rather than your employees? An effective set of policies and procedures can allow it to happen.

 | Leadership  | Mentor  | Managing people  | Trevor Jenkins

Trades worried about potential national licensing changes

7:33PM | Tuesday, 23 July 2013 | Gavin Lower

The federal government is moving to create a national licensing system for thousands of tradespeople around Australia. Here are the key details every tradie needs to know.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Sole trader

Social media use by Australia’s largest companies

7:17PM | Monday, 22 July 2013 | StartupSmart

This infographic was created by BRR Media after they surveyed Australia’s largest companies about their social media use.

 | Technology  | Social media  | Leadership  | Management

Are you sending email marketing or spam? A quick guide to the Spam Act

7:36PM | Monday, 22 July 2013 | Lachlan McKnight

If you use email as part of your marketing strategy, you could inadvertently be falling foul of the Spam Act without even realising it. Here are the legal basics you need to be aware of.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Sole trader

How safe is your venue? Counting the costs of workplace safety

7:24PM | Monday, 22 July 2013 | Trevor Jenkins

By their very nature, kitchens are dangerous work environments. Here are the steps you need to reduce the risk of a work compensation claim in your café or restaurant.

 | Leadership  | Mentor  | Managing people  | Workspace  | Trevor Jenkins

Managing expectations: Is your manager right for your business?

7:30PM | Monday, 8 July 2013 | Trevor Jenkins

Are you looking for a manager to help you to look after your bar, club or restaurant? Here are some warning signs you must be alert for.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Trevor Jenkins