Work/life balance



Do some Christmas shopping

12:03PM | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 | Taskmaster

It’s the second last working day of the year and I’m tipping things are winding down at your workplace. So it’s time to grab a few hours and hit the shops. Yes, that’s right. Shopping.

Make sure you can stay away from your business these holidays

12:44AM | Thursday, 15 December 2011 | Taskmaster

I think every entrepreneur is guilty of this one. You plan a break, get everything prepared, do a bit of a handover and leave the office, ready for two weeks in the sun. But just as you’re packing your bathers and beach hat, you see the laptop.

From zero to creative hero

10:13PM | Friday, 7 October 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Being temporarily dis-engaged from your parents as a teenager might not sound like the ideal background for a successful entrepreneur. But for Yvette Adams, it was a reality that she managed to turn into an innovative start-up business.

SME bosses reveal biggest entrepreneurial concerns

7:31PM | Wednesday, 20 July 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Small business owners are plagued by isolation and an inability to delegate, according to new research conducted by Servcorp.

Flexibility-focused females launching twice as many start-ups as men: Report

6:05PM | Tuesday, 14 June 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Female entrepreneurs launched almost twice as many new firms in the past 12 months as their male counterparts, according to a new report, as more women strike a balance between work and motherhood.

Six in 10 SMEs allow staff to work from home: Report

4:22PM | Wednesday, 27 April 2011 | Oliver Milman

The trend towards more flexible working has been underlined by new research that reveals that six in 10 small businesses allow employees to work from home.

Women ‘more motivated to start-up than men’: COSBOA

4:00AM | Monday, 11 April 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Employees' goals differ by gender, with women more driven to start-up than men, according to the head of the peak small business lobby group.

Putting the balance into work/life balance

2:24PM | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 | Tammy May

Work/life balance has become a hot topic in the past five to 10 years, with increasing numbers of entrepreneurs admitting they don’t achieve it, others aspiring to it, and some dismissing it all together.

Employees hoping for better work-life balance

1:30PM | Monday, 31 January 2011 | Michelle Hammond

New research reveals 83% of Australians are hoping to improve their work-life balance in 2011 on the back of a demanding work year in 2010.

Joseph Campbell

1:41AM | Friday, 21 January 2011 | Kate Sallai

Follow your bliss.

The three A’s of awesome

1:47AM | Friday, 14 January 2011 | Kate Sallai

Neil Pasricha, founder of the successful 1000 Awesome Things blog, tells TEDxToronto the three secrets to leading an awesome life – all beginning with the letter ‘a’.

Block off your holidays

1:53PM | Monday, 10 January 2011 | The Taskmaster

This year is one where you are going to studiously avoid burnout and be mentally fresh at all times. And that means scheduling breaks to keep the batteries recharged.

Pat yourself on the back

12:49AM | Wednesday, 22 December 2010 | The Taskmaster

Every year you survive and thrive in small business is something that should be celebrated.

Abraham Lincoln

11:57AM | Friday, 26 November 2010 | Kate Sallai

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count.  It's the life in your years.

Getting big on brand partners

11:47PM | Tuesday, 9 November 2010 | Jack Delosa

Size matters. Yet the majority of business owners have an ineffective strategy of getting big.

Working at Google

11:38PM | Friday, 5 November 2010 | Kate Sallai

Google was recently named by Australians as the most desirable place in the world to work, yet again. Here are the reasons why.

Entrepreneurs urged to look after their health

10:00AM | Friday, 29 October 2010 | Michelle Hammond

Start-up entrepreneurs need to prioritise their health and home life if they want to succeed, according to a leading business coach.

What a chore

10:10PM | Friday, 22 October 2010 | Oliver Milman

Start 4:00pm Fridays

10:01PM | Thursday, 14 October 2010 | The taskmaster

When it gets to 4pm on Friday afternoon, you shut down your computer, stand up and announce to your hardworking team that you are going home and they should do the same.

Clive James

10:49AM | Thursday, 14 October 2010 | Kate Sallai

Stop worrying. No one gets out of this world alive.