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Are home-based businesses viewed negatively by people in the corporate world?

1:00AM | Tuesday, 28 January 2014 | Jane Shelton

Any prospective clients who see that mess in the spare room will be convinced to take their business to your competitors in a flash!

Dumb things people say to work-at-home mums

1:52PM | Thursday, 23 January 2014 | Cas McCullough

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.

My part-time venture: How to juggle a job with your own business

1:42AM | Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | Nina Hendy

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.

Freelancing platforms oDesk and Elance merge

12:17PM | Thursday, 19 December 2013 | Gavin Lower

Worldwide freelance platforms oDesk and Elance have announced they will merge, but pledged to continue operating as two separate platforms.

How much should I charge? New research reveals the median rates for creative freelancers

12:39PM | Thursday, 19 December 2013 | Rose Powell

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.

What lessons have you learnt this year?

12:32AM | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | Linnet Hunter

The end of the year is an excellent time to look back and reflect on what’s been going on.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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