From the outside, meditation can look like a whole lot of nothing, but you only need to try it for a few minutes to realise just how challenging it can be to develop our attention and sharpen our focus.
It took 10 years of running his email startup as a lifestyle business before Ben Duncan decided he was ready take his business to the next level, raising millions in external capital and replacing himself as CEO.
There are many hidden benefits to having a hobby outside work. However, especially in the early days, it can be easy to fall into the trap of focusing exclusively on your start-up.
Too many entrepreneurs push themselves to sprint to the point they burn out. However, if you want to avoid burnout, you need to look at another option.
Do you have trouble seeing the surface of your desk? If so, there's a simple solution.
Launching a business is always hard work but it’s even more of a whirlwind when you have a new baby. Olli Ella founder Chloe Brookman shares her top five tips for balancing work with a young family.
When you're working late nights and early mornings, you can end up tired, stressed and overwhelmed. Here are six key tips to help you avoid burnout and burning clients.
One of the nasty traps you can all-too-easily fall in when you run a business is to give your start-up all your attention, while losing sight of personal relationships.
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.
If you’re on leave then you’ve probably familiarised yourself with the automatic response feature on your email client.
With Christmas just around the corner, chances are most of us are starting to wind our businesses down for at least a couple of weeks. Here are some tips to help you prepare your business for the holidays.
From personal experience, I can say that there are some great benefits to having your family involved in your business. However, you must be sensitive to your staff and your family.
Are you trying to work from home? If so, it’s time to put your foot down!
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.
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.
Can you see the surface of your desk? No? Oh dear… the situation’s worse than Old Taskmaster feared!
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.
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.
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.
In her last column for the print version of Inc., Meg Cadoux Hirshberg reflects on her time charting the ways entrepreneurship impacts upon families.