WikiLeaks documents show Australia could adopt much of the US copyright regime

11:31PM | Thursday, 14 November 2013 | Myriam Robin

Leaked documents from the negotiations of one of the world’s most secretive free trade agreements show Australian businesses could soon be subject to the worst aspects of the American copyright regime.

Legal matters  | Leadership  | Intellectual property  | Legal  | Government and Regulation

How to create a start-up culture that rivals Google

11:43PM | Wednesday, 13 November 2013 | Rebekah Campbell

Are you looking to create a positive work environment for your staff on a limited budget? Here are five ways to create a great company culture without spending a fortune.

 | Leadership  | Mentor  | Managing people  | Rebekah Campbell

Employees hide depression from their boss: How can business owners lift the stigma?

11:17PM | Wednesday, 13 November 2013 | Broede Carmody

Almost half of Australians who take time off work due to depression do not tell their employers why, new research shows.

 | Leadership  | Managing people

Five experts to have on speed dial

11:10PM | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 | Nina Hendy

All sole traders need to have a few experts on speed dial if they’re going to make it. Here are five experts you need to have close at hand.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Sole trader

How do you measure success?

11:57AM | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Especially for sole traders, money is not always the only way to judge your success in business. Here are five other ways to measure your professional achievements.

 | Marketing  | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Managing people  | Sole trader  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Can I take a break without losing my customers?

11:00AM | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 | Franz Madlener

When you get too stressed, everyone in your business benefits if you take a holiday. To borrow a quote from the film Wall Street: “Kid, you’re on a roll. Enjoy it while it lasts, ‘cause it never does.”

 | Leadership  | Management  | Sole trader

The five types of employee leave

11:46PM | Monday, 11 November 2013 | Lachlan McKnight

If you’re hiring your first full-time employees, it’s important to know what your legal obligations are to your staff. When it comes to leave, here are five types of leave you need to be aware of.

 | Leadership  | Mentor  | Managing people  | How to hire staff  | Lachlan McKnight

If you don’t know who owns your source code, it’s probably not you

11:00AM | Friday, 8 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Start-up founders who misunderstand the Australian copyright system are at risk of ending up in long legal battles over who owns their software or app, according to technology lawyer Alan Arnott.

 | Legal matters  | Technology  | Leadership  | Sole trader  | Government and Regulation

What is it? Check

11:29PM | Wednesday, 6 November 2013 | Walid El-Khoury

Last month I posted a little riddle – and here’s the answer.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Walid El-Khoury

Employees horsing around when they should be off and racing

11:59PM | Monday, 4 November 2013 | Taskmaster

With the Melbourne Cup Day come the sickies that stop a nation. Here’s what you need to do

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Managing people

Six tips for avoiding unfair dismissal claims

11:48PM | Monday, 4 November 2013 | Lachlan McKnight

If an employee is dismissed in a “harsh, unjust or unreasonable” manner they may be awarded up to six month’s pay. Here are six things you need to do before you sack a member of your staff.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Mentor  | How to hire staff  | Lachlan McKnight

Co-working spaces launched to cater for traditional industries and older entrepreneurs

11:06PM | Monday, 4 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Two new co-working spaces have opened in Melbourne in another sign that co-working is here to stay and is expanding beyond the tech start-up community.

 | Workspace  | Sole trader

Platform to pair problems to lawyers for quick solutions launches

11:03PM | Monday, 4 November 2013 | Gavin Lower

After noticing how hard it was for friends and acquaintances to find the right lawyer to handle their legal issues, corporate lawyer Jeremy Tompkins created a platform to fill the gap.

 | Growth  | Legal matters  | Technology  | IT  | Leadership  | Start-up Profiles  | Sole trader

Could you work in a busy Melbourne laneway for a day? I did

11:47PM | Friday, 1 November 2013 | Myriam Robin

With laptops, Wi-Fi and batteries, do we really still need to be cooped up in an office all day?

 | Leadership  | Workspace

Keep an organised to-do list

11:31PM | Friday, 1 November 2013 | Taskmaster

You can divide the people on this planet into two broad categories: Those who keep a long to-do list and notes, and those who don’t. If you’re in the latter camp, I’m sorry to say, you’re not working as efficiently as you could.

 | Leadership  | Management

Don’t get copyright wrong: “I could have been a fragrance millionaire, Jerry!”

11:17PM | Friday, 1 November 2013 | Vanessa Emilio

The Seinfeld episode where Kramer “invents” a fragrance is a good example of a common mistake entrepreneurs make with copyrights.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Best of the web reads: Pick your work battles

11:00AM | Friday, 1 November 2013 | Gavin Lower

Everyone has an issue at work that bothers them. But how to address it? And is it worth making a big deal about?

 | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

One of the worst things you can do in business and in life, and we do it all the time

10:47PM | Thursday, 31 October 2013 | Rebekah Campbell

Are you looking to build an honest business? If so, truth be told, there’s one little secret you really need to remember.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Managing people  | Rebekah Campbell

The word a person uses is usually not what they mean... but can you decipher the real message?

10:14PM | Wednesday, 30 October 2013 | Greg Ferrett

On September 13th 2013 Voyager I became the first manmade object to leave the solar system. The inscribed messages are an important reminder that what humans say isn’t always what they mean.

 | Sales and marketing  | Sales  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Managing people  | Greg Ferrett

Use it or lose it: Why you need to register your trademark

10:55PM | Friday, 25 October 2013 | Vanessa Emilio

Are you worried about someone stealing your business brand? Here are the steps you must take to make sure it’s protected.

 | Marketing  | Legal matters  | Sales and marketing  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Vanessa Emilio