Home based business



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

Get fit for the task

4:11PM | Wednesday, 3 April 2013 | Taskmaster

Have you had 30 minutes of solid exercise today? If not, the Taskmaster says it's time to stop making excuses.

 | Home based business  | Work/life balance

COSBOA tells govt to “get out of the way” ahead of HomeBiz Connect

2:06PM | Wednesday, 6 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

A small business group wants fewer regulations but more support for home-based businesses, which are being touted as “the way to Asia”, ahead of the HomeBiz Connect program.

 | Home based business  | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Running a business from home  | Government and Regulation

Four changes that would help home-based businesses

1:02AM | Wednesday, 30 January 2013 | Oliver Milman

When it comes to the national agenda, home-based businesses are all too often invisible. However, four simple reforms could make a world of difference to boosting an essential part of our economy. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

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Government urged to better support home-based businesses

1:26PM | Tuesday, 29 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Leading ‘mumpreneur’ Cas McCullough has highlighted the struggles of home-based micro businesses ahead of International Work At Home Person Week, calling for more support from government and industry.

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Top 10 home-based business myths

2:11PM | Thursday, 16 February 2012 | Oliver Milman

Are you weighing up whether to launch your business from the spare bedroom? Here are 10 common misconceptions you need to be aware of. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

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Do a personal end-of-year review

12:05PM | Thursday, 20 December 2012 | Taskmaster

Are you in the middle of your end-of-year reviews? If so, there is one person whose performance you can’t afford to overlook.

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

When doing business is a dog’s life

12:22PM | Thursday, 6 December 2012 | Taskmaster

Are you feeling dog tired? Hounded by the pressures of launching a business? Before you go barking mad, there could be something you need to fetch.

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Government attacked over business name register privacy fears

12:11PM | Wednesday, 5 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The Opposition has accused the Federal Government of breaking “yet another promise” by failing to remedy the issue of home-based business owners’ personal addresses appearing on the National Business Names Register.

 | Home based business  | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Running a business from home

Compartmentalising: A key for time management

12:29PM | Wednesday, 5 December 2012 | Adam Levine

Many soloists and work-at-home businesspeople find it difficult to ever really leave work. This is why compartmentalising is such an essential skill to learn. BY ADAM LEVINE.

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Five tech tools for smart soloists

11:21PM | Wednesday, 28 November 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Operating as a soloist can mean working long and irregular hours. However, these handy tech tools will give you a head start in making the most of your time. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

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It’s weekend market time

11:40PM | Friday, 23 November 2012 | Taskmaster

A quiet weekend? That's lazy talk! Instead, it's time to give your business a community-spirited boost.

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13-year-old Melbourne girl designs iPad-inspired “padpod”

11:12PM | Friday, 16 November 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A 13-year-old schoolgirl is the brains behind an iPad-inspired product dubbed the padpod, which recently launched in the Australian market with the help of a local manufacturer.

 | Business planning  | Home based business  | Growth  | Business advice and education  | Running a business from home  | Sole trader

The dangers of being a part-time entrepreneur

10:09PM | Monday, 8 October 2012 | Alexandra Cain

A growing number of entrepreneurs launch start-ups while still in full-time work. However, if you’re thinking about building a business part-time, there are risks you must be aware of. BY ALEXANDRA CAIN.

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Take a Grand Final day break

9:39PM | Friday, 28 September 2012 | Taskmaster

One of the things that entrepreneurs and soloists are notorious for is devoting every waking moment to their businesses. It’s time to make Grand Final day an exception.

 | Home based business  | Work/life balance  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership

The pros and cons of going solo

9:52PM | Wednesday, 26 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Should you go solo in your business, or find a business partner? If you aren’t sure, here are the pros and cons of being a sole trader. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Home based business  | Running a business from home  | Sole trader

Top tips from Australia’s best mumpreneurs

9:10PM | Wednesday, 19 September 2012 | Alexandra Cain

Last week, the AusMumpreneur Awards celebrated entrepreneurs who balance the challenges of running a small business with motherhood. Here are some top tips from Australia's leading mumpreneurs. BY ALEXANDRA CAIN.

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

How to stay connected when you’re going solo

9:18PM | Wednesday, 5 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Being a sole trader can be an isolating experience. So it’s important to know the groups you can join and steps you can take to break the isolation. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

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The rise of school-aged soloists

8:38PM | Wednesday, 22 August 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Is there such a thing as too young to become a successful soloist? If there is, someone forgot to tell these young entrepreneurs they “weren’t ready” to make it in business. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

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