Work/life balance



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Juggling a start-up and a baby

7:32PM | Friday, 27 July 2012 | Oliver Milman

Starting up can be challenging enough without having to also deal with a new child. Here’s how designer Angela Broyles uses a combination of outside help and top-notch organisational skills to combine motherhood with entrepreneurship.

Set up a home office

7:00AM | Tuesday, 17 July 2012 | Taskmaster

If you don’t already physically work from home, chances are you still do plenty of work at home – most entrepreneurs are simply too busy to squeeze everything into the working day.