Running a business from home
Vixtel, an Australian hardware startup co-founded by computer pioneer Terry Crews, is running an Indiegogo campaign for a pioneering new tablet called Unity, which combines the functionality of a desktop PC, laptop and phone into one device.
Any prospective clients who see that mess in the spare room will be convinced to take their business to your competitors in a flash!
Last week I asked other work-at-home mums about the hurtful comments that have been thrown their way by well-meaning family, friends and partners. Here are some common examples – and what to do about them.
Many start-ups are launched by people building their business while also holding down a full-time job. We track down some committed Australians with big dreams to find out how they do it.
Worldwide freelance platforms oDesk and Elance have announced they will merge, but pledged to continue operating as two separate platforms.
The median rates and most common ways of billing for creative freelancers have been revealed by a survey of over 1100 Australian creative freelancers coordinated by online creative community The Loop.
The end of the year is an excellent time to look back and reflect on what’s been going on.
Are you trying to work from home? If so, it’s time to put your foot down!
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.
Can you see the surface of your desk? No? Oh dear… the situation’s worse than Old Taskmaster feared!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A quiet weekend? That's lazy talk! Instead, it's time to give your business a community-spirited boost.