Growth Strategy



Make sure your apps don’t break with KitKat

10:10PM | Tuesday, 15 October 2013 | Taskmaster

In the past couple of days, Google has announced some big changes with Android 4.4 KitKat. Here are some key details you must be aware of.

Start-up to equip small businesses and sole traders with sidekicks expands nationally

10:00AM | Tuesday, 15 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Sidekicker, a task outsourcing platform tailored for business owners, will start operations in Sydney to begin its national expansion this week.

Hiring a coder: The great Fizz Buzz debate

10:59PM | Monday, 14 October 2013 | Taskmaster

So here’s the situation: You’re looking to hire a coder – and a good one. Here’s one technique you should consider.

Speed kills: Why you don’t need to build your start-up at a million miles an hour

10:24PM | Thursday, 10 October 2013 | Jason Rose

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.

Leading entrepreneurs share the best business advice they ever received

10:35PM | Thursday, 10 October 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Australia’s best and brightest entrepreneurs share the best pieces of business advice they’ve received.

Time to organise your Christmas party!

10:03PM | Wednesday, 9 October 2013 | Taskmaster

Christmas is just around the corner. And, when it comes to organising your Christmas party, there are a number of options you should consider.

The big smartphone trends mobile app developers need to be aware of: Part Two

10:31PM | Tuesday, 8 October 2013 | Taskmaster

The global smartphone market is huge – and growing rapidly. In the second of a two-part series, here are the big trends in the mobile industry you need to be aware of.

Best of the web reads: Opening up The Guardian

10:04PM | Friday, 4 October 2013 | Gavin Lower

Britain’s The Guardian newspaper has been first with some of the biggest news stories in the world in recent times. Here are some of its secrets to success.

The Nitro story: How to grow a software company from five guys to over $25 million in annual revenue

10:00AM | Friday, 4 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Taking on the “gorilla in the room” competitor doesn’t always end well, but it seemed like a great idea to the founding team of now international software company Nitro when they squared up to Adobe in 2005.

Time to clear your desk!

10:20PM | Thursday, 3 October 2013 | Taskmaster

Can you see the surface of your desk? No? Oh dear… the situation’s worse than Old Taskmaster feared!

Breaking Bad comes to a close: Seven lessons from Walter White

9:17PM | Monday, 30 September 2013 | Patrick Stafford

After five years Breaking Bad, one of the most beloved television shows of all time, has come to a close. Here are seven lessons business owners and entrepreneurs can take away from Walter White (but probably shouldn't emulate!)

If your company is nosediving, don’t buy a private jet!

9:28PM | Friday, 27 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Occasionally, when you read a business news website, you’ll spot something that really makes you shake your head. A prime example is BlackBerry deciding, amidst its current troubles, to buy a new private jet.

How asking ‘why?’ drives us

9:17PM | Friday, 27 September 2013 | Matt Murphy

Before we start any journey, there must be a motivation. ‘Why’ is my favourite word in the English language. It disturbs us, it provides clarity, it focuses us and offers motivation.

Best of the web reads: What Richard Branson looks for when he hires

9:58AM | Friday, 27 September 2013 | Myriam Robin

Ever wondered how the world’s top entrepreneurs hire people? LinkedIn has been asking them to write posts explaining it.

The BlackBerry Messenger fiasco: How not to handle a major product launch

9:09PM | Monday, 23 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Over the weekend, BlackBerry attempted to roll out a version of its messaging app for Android and Apple. What happened next is a case study in how not to handle a major product launch.

Five ways to work on, not in, your business

9:49PM | Friday, 20 September 2013 | Melinda Oliver

There are many benefits of taking time to work on, not in, your business – both in terms of developing the growth potential of the company and also personal wellbeing and satisfaction.

Best of the web reads: When work becomes a game

9:41AM | Friday, 20 September 2013 | Gavin Lower

Elements of what’s known as ‘gamification’ are creeping into work practices to incentivise staff and measure their productivity.

Meet Jolla: Lessons from the smartphone start-up rising from Nokia’s ashes

9:02PM | Thursday, 19 September 2013 | Taskmaster

How Jolla was born from the wreckage of Nokia is an inspiring tale for anyone fed up with working for someone else and thinking of launching their own business.

Tinkler out but most made a killing: Secrets of the Young Rich

9:55PM | Thursday, 19 September 2013 | Myriam Robin

It often surprises casual observers that the annual BRW Young Rich edition counts the 100 youngest self-made entrepreneurs under 40.

Migrant entrepreneurs overcome barriers to starting up businesses in Australia

9:03PM | Tuesday, 17 September 2013 | Nina Hendy

Australia prides itself on its multiculturalism. However, migrant entrepreneurs face some unique challenges when starting up.