Work/life balance



20 tips for maintaining a healthy work/life balance

7:18PM | Wednesday, 11 July 2012 | Ella Legg and Michelle Hammond

If you work from home, you can easily burn yourself out by never leaving work. Here are 20 top tips to ensure a healthy work/life balance. BY ELLA LEGG AND MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Women suffer income drop after having children: Census data

6:00PM | Friday, 22 June 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Women face a significant drop in income if they have children, the latest census data reveals, but a mumpreneur says it takes more than a pay cut to prompt women to start their own business.

More than half of business owners sacrifice holidays, report reveals

6:22PM | Thursday, 21 June 2012 | Michelle Hammond

More than half of Australia’s small business owners abandon any plans to take a holiday once they start-up, with long hours the norm for the vast majority of entrepreneurs, according to a new MYOB report.

Seven key ways to create iron self-discipline

5:39PM | Monday, 14 May 2012 | Nina Hendy

If you run a business from home or work alone, it can be difficult to avoid distraction. Here are the seven keys to making sure you stay motivated. BY NINA HENDY.

Force yourself to think in another way

4:22PM | Tuesday, 17 April 2012 | Taskmaster

There are valuable business skills to be learnt in places you might not expect.

Find a buddy to keep you in check

4:26PM | Thursday, 5 April 2012 | Cas McCullough

With the freedoms of working from home come responsibilities. Among them is making sure you keep on track with your work. BY CAS McCULLOUGH.

Clear your head with a short recharge

3:02PM | Thursday, 22 March 2012 | Taskmaster

We’re coming up towards the end of the first quarter, so I’m starting to plan my little mini-break.

Why we need social entrepreneurs

2:23AM | Friday, 24 February 2012 | Oliver Milman

Linc Energy CEO Peter Bond - ranked as the 10th wealthiest person in Australia – explains why the value of entrepreneurship isn’t purely in the personal income that is generated.

Five ways mumpreneurs can juggle business with family life

2:10PM | Monday, 20 February 2012 | Oliver Milman

Seven in 10 women consider launching a home business after giving birth, but balancing work and family is a struggle. Here are five ways successful mumpreneurs make it happen. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Beware the business love triangle

2:19PM | Monday, 13 February 2012 | Taskmaster

If your business partner is also your life partner it’s imperative you have a shareholders’ agreement that sets out exactly what would happen if your love ever goes cold.

Social media: the view from 2062

2:59PM | Friday, 10 February 2012 | Oliver Milman

Every entrepreneur wants to know future trends. This year’s Social Media Week is doing its but by outlining how people will look back on social media in the year 2062.

Super Bowl ads 2012: Five key trends and five great ads released before the big game

2:05PM | Monday, 6 February 2012 | James Thomson

Here are five big trends from Super Bowl marketing in 2012.

Sh-t that tech entrepreneurs say

2:18AM | Friday, 3 February 2012 | Oliver Milman

Hang around tech start-ups for long enough and you will be able to speak their language. For beginners, however, this guide is quite handy. Just remember to “pivot” at some point.

Get some sleep

1:19PM | Monday, 30 January 2012 | Taskmaster

We often tend to celebrate those warriors who spend the night working. Yet we should celebrate team members who turn up bright-eyed and well rested.

Bill Gates reflects on the death of Steve Jobs

1:20AM | Friday, 27 January 2012 | Oliver Milman

Although the duo were portrayed as bitter entrepreneurial rivals, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were also friends and collaborators. Here, Gates recalls his final interaction with Jobs, as well as reflecting upon the late Apple founder’s legacy.

What sort of banks should we have?

1:11AM | Friday, 20 January 2012 | Oliver Milman

The (second) global financial downturn has put the focus on whether banks should be reformed. This lively UK discussion throws up some rather left-field ideas.

Government looks to spark home-based business surge with National Telework Week

1:38PM | Monday, 16 January 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The Federal Government will stage National Telework Week in November in a bid to highlight the benefits of working from home, on the back of the National Broadband Network rollout.

The Page Turner

1:59PM | Friday, 13 January 2012 | Oliver Milman

They say necessity is the mother of all inventions. Ingenious as it is, we’re not convinced of the desperate consumer need for the Page Turner, however.

Start the New Year with clear focus

1:01PM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 | Taskmaster

This year I will be concentrating on the areas where I have real skill. What will you focus on this year?

Relax, rest and rejuvenate

12:16PM | Thursday, 22 December 2011 | Taskmaster

We’re finally there. The end of another challenging, exciting and experience-filled year that has tested even the most seasoned of entrepreneurs.