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Working from home

11:21PM | Thursday, 7 November 2013 | Taskmaster

Are you trying to work from home? If so, it’s time to put your foot down!

Planning  | Home based business  | Work/life balance  | Running a business from home

Five tips for balancing your time like a pro

11:10PM | Tuesday, 5 November 2013 | Nina Hendy

Working out how to balance your time so you get all those tasks done can be a job in itself. If you work from home or have young kids, here are five tips to balancing your commitments.

 | Home based business  | Work/life balance  | Sole trader

Four questions that will transform your business

11:08PM | Tuesday, 5 November 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

As the end of year approaches, it’s natural for business owners to start thinking about the year ahead. Here are four key questions you need to consider.

 | Home based business  | Work/life balance  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Revealed: the 50 top performing industries for home-based businesses this quarter

10:32PM | Thursday, 24 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Removalists, handyman services and builders are among the fastest growing home-based businesses this year, with newly released data showing micro and small businesses in these sectors surging ahead in the third quarter of 2013.

 | Home based business  | Sole trader

Great desk habits of home-based business owners

10:10PM | Tuesday, 22 October 2013 | Nina Hendy

We all know that working from home without a boss breathing down your neck is great, but it takes intense discipline to remain focused and get through that mountain of work ahead of you.

 | Home based business  | Sole trader

Half of Australia is working from home, but experts warn it’s not for everyone

10:55PM | Wednesday, 16 October 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

Half of Australia’s working population are now identified as ‘digital workers’, with new research finding it actually enhances the productivity of employees through increased flexibility.

 | Home based business  | Running a business from home  | Sole trader

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!

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Home based business  | Work/life balance  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Workspace  | Running a business from home

Running a business when you're sick

10:43AM | Tuesday, 1 October 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Having the flu is never fun – let alone when you’re a sole trader. Here’s how to manage your workload when you’re feeling under the weather.

 | Home based business  | Work/life balance  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Hawthorn versus Fremantle: Six small business lessons from the 2013 AFL grand final

9:16PM | Thursday, 26 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Well, after a long season, it’s finally here. Hawthorn plays Fremantle in the AFL grand final this Saturday. Old Taskmaster has distilled six key lessons for your business.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Work/life balance

Persistence: Surviving and thriving as a sole trader

9:32AM | Tuesday, 24 September 2013 | Linnet Hunter

If you want to survive and thrive as a sole trader, being able to persist through the tough times is vital. Here are the key elements of persistence.

 | Home based business  | Work/life balance  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Linnet Hunter

Best of the web reads: Entrepreneurship and its impact on families

9:17PM | Friday, 6 September 2013 | Gavin Lower

In her last column for the print version of Inc., Meg Cadoux Hirshberg reflects on her time charting the ways entrepreneurship impacts upon families.

 | Home based business  | Work/life balance

Why are micro businesses undervalued?

9:20AM | Friday, 6 September 2013 | Cas McCullough

This election campaign, micro businesses have unfortunately been overlooked by both major parties. However, come polling day, it’s important to make our voice heard.

 | Home based business  | Mentor  | Running a business from home  | Cas McCullough  | Government and Regulation

Top five tips to build a resilient, high performing team

8:00AM | Tuesday, 6 August 2013 | Rose Powell

Stuart Taylor is a managing partner at the Australian branch of the Resilience Institute, a global initiative that works with businesses to build organisational strength. Here are his five top tips for building a high performing team.

 | Home based business  | Work/life balance  | Growth  | Business advice and education

Two Australian university business accelerators named in top global list

7:09PM | Friday, 19 July 2013 | Rose Powell

Two Australian accelerators have made it onto the global list of top university business incubators produced by University Business Incubator Index, a global best practice benchmarking group.

 | Growth  | Business advice and education  | Running a business from home

Happy workers better for business, and business owners are the happiest of the lot: Research

7:57PM | Monday, 15 July 2013 | Rose Powell

Work-life balance among Australian workers is waning but bosses and younger employees in small businesses are happiest, according to new research by flexible workplace services provider Regus.

 | Home based business  | Work/life balance  | Sole trader

How to handle the emotional rollercoaster ride of being an entrepreneur

7:45PM | Monday, 8 July 2013 | Jonathan Weinstock

As an entrepreneur, sometimes it feels as if you are getting kicked in the guts from every angle! But with experience comes a measure of stability.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Work/life balance  | Leadership  | Managing people  | Jonathan Weinstock

Re-energise by doing more work

7:00AM | Thursday, 4 July 2013 | Taskmaster

Do you feel lethargic by the time Thursday and Friday roll around? It’s time to boost your energy levels by reviewing your schedule.

 | Home based business  | Work/life balance  | Leadership  | Managing people

Running a business with little ones in tow

6:24PM | Wednesday, 26 June 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Business can be stressful and crazy at the best of times – let alone with kids. However, by following these tips, you can minimise the carnage.

 | Home based business  | Work/life balance  | Mentor  | Running a business from home  | Sole trader  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Full-time workers setting up online retail stores: research

6:00AM | Tuesday, 4 June 2013 | Rose Powell

Increasing numbers of full-time workers are exploring their own online retail start-ups, according to new research by online sales platform Bigcommerce.

 | Marketing  | Home based business  | Work/life balance  | Sales and marketing  | Sole trader

Payless overtime figures prompt warning for start-ups

5:07PM | Monday, 6 May 2013 | Michelle Hammond

A HR expert says start-ups need to reward staff who put in extra hours, after the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed 26% of Australian workers who do overtime are not compensated.

 | Home based business  | Work/life balance  | Leadership  | How to hire staff
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