Three reasons why you should not copy T&Cs from another site

9:47PM | Friday, 27 September 2013 | Vanessa Emilio

You rely on your online legals to protect you and your business in the event of a customer suing you or reporting your business to a regulatory authority. So it’s important you get them right.

Legal matters  | Technology  | Websites  | IT  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

What I’ve learnt about outsourcing

9:49PM | Wednesday, 25 September 2013 | Rebekah Campbell

Outsourcing remains a controversial topic and it seems everyone holds a different opinion. Here are my experiences with sending tasks offshore – both good and bad.

 | Leadership  | Mentor  | Managing people  | How to hire staff  | Rebekah Campbell

Who wants an intern? New platform launches to enable connections

9:02PM | Tuesday, 24 September 2013 | Rose Powell

An online platform to enable easier access for interns and start-ups has launched this week in Sydney.

 | How to hire staff

Six morning habits that will make your day

9:36AM | Tuesday, 24 September 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Starting the morning well can completely change your day. Here are six easy ways to ensure you get up on the right side of the bed each morning.

 | Management  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Amanda Jesnoewski

The BlackBerry Messenger fiasco: How not to handle a major product launch

9:09PM | Monday, 23 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Over the weekend, BlackBerry attempted to roll out a version of its messaging app for Android and Apple. What happened next is a case study in how not to handle a major product launch.

 | Marketing  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Sales and marketing  | Technology  | Leadership  | Management

Meet Jolla: Lessons from the smartphone start-up rising from Nokia’s ashes

9:02PM | Thursday, 19 September 2013 | Taskmaster

How Jolla was born from the wreckage of Nokia is an inspiring tale for anyone fed up with working for someone else and thinking of launching their own business.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | Websites  | IT  | Leadership  | Management

Kick a goal on staff morale: Organise a grand final barbecue for your workplace

9:21PM | Wednesday, 18 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Well, we’re getting to the business end of September. It’s time to give your workplace morale a seasonal boost.

 | Leadership  | Managing people

Apple’s application to trademark ‘startup’ enters indexing phase

9:14PM | Tuesday, 17 September 2013 | Rose Powell

An application filed by Apple Inc to trademark the term “startup” in Australia has been approved for indexing and will be up for examination in November.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership

Postmates chief tells customer to “f-ck off”: Four lessons in responding to customer complaints

9:00PM | Tuesday, 17 September 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

In business, customer service is key to keeping customers and building the business, but one chief executive in the United States forgot a cardinal rule of customer service – never swear at your customers.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

Top four tips for effectively hiring and managing outsourced workers

9:00AM | Tuesday, 17 September 2013 | Rose Powell

Matt Cooper, vice president of international and enterprise at oDesk, shares advice on how to hire and manage outsourced workers in advance of his appearance at the Startup Spring Festival.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Managing people

How to get out of a contract

9:57PM | Monday, 16 September 2013 | Lachlan McKnight

You can’t just walk away from a binding legal contract, but there are some useful strategies to keep in mind when navigating this tricky path.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Lachlan McKnight

The pros and cons of rewarding your staff

9:49PM | Monday, 16 September 2013 | Trevor Jenkins

A good reward system is an excellent way to show your staff that you are noticing their work and that you really do appreciate it when they go above and beyond what is expected for their regular pay check.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Managing people  | Trevor Jenkins

Co-working continues to take Australia by storm: Meetings and new spaces launched

9:41PM | Friday, 13 September 2013 | Rose Powell

The co-working trend continues this month with a 50-strong gathering in Queensland meeting to discuss collaborative workspaces and a new space launching in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda this month.

 | Leadership  | Workspace  | Sole trader

Decide now whether you’re closing over Christmas and New Year

9:46PM | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Are you planning to close your business for a week during Christmas or in January? If you haven’t really thought about it, here are four good reasons why you should make the decision now.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

Do you run your business or does it run you?

9:02AM | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

One of the risks of running a business, especially as a soloist, is that it will take over your life. Here are four key ways to mitigate the risks.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Four things to look out for with commercial lease agreements

9:54PM | Monday, 9 September 2013 | Lachlan McKnight

Last week, Tom O’Brien wrote about six important issues to consider when negotiating your first commercial lease. This week we’ll go into a bit more detail on commercial lease agreements, setting out a number of document specific clauses to keep an eye out for.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Workspace  | Lachlan McKnight

Two key lessons from the federal election

9:39PM | Monday, 9 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Over the weekend, your humble correspondent went to the local school hall in Parts Unknown and filled in all 97 boxes below the line on the Senate voting form. Here are two key lessons from the experience.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Government and Regulation

Online marketplace platform launches for those seeking short-term office or retail space

9:00PM | Monday, 9 September 2013 | Rose Powell

An online marketplace to connect those seeking short-term commercial space has launched out of beta this week.

 | Leadership  | Workspace

Canberra start-up sector set for a boom with the Coalition set to cut 12,000 public service jobs

9:19AM | Monday, 9 September 2013 | Rose Powell

The fledgling Canberra start-up scene is set for a boost with the city’s largest employer, the federal government, set to shed 12,000 public service jobs in line with Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott’s election cost-reducing promise.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Leadership  | Workspace

New psychological research reveals what drives entrepreneurs beyond their gung-ho reputation

9:20AM | Friday, 6 September 2013 | Rose Powell

Research released this week by organisational psychologist Kirsty Bucknell for the Commonwealth Bank reveals the key personality drivers of Australian entrepreneurs.

 | Leadership  | Sole trader