Start-ups are Scary: How 99designs coped when abandoned by big partners

11:00AM | Monday, 18 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Welcome to the first instalment of our Start-ups are Scary series to celebrate the whole truth about start-ups during Global Entrepreneurship Week. We’ll hear from five start-ups about how they overcame their toughest challenges.

Leadership  | Management

Don’t talk shop – at least, not all the time

11:51PM | Friday, 15 November 2013 | Taskmaster

You’re passionate about your business – and so you should be. But there are limits to how much you should talk about it while in polite company.

 | Marketing  | Advertising  | Sales  | Leadership  | Managing people

Privacy policy update: The quick and the dirty

11:33PM | Friday, 15 November 2013 | Vanessa Emilio

New privacy laws are coming in by March next year. Here’s what your business needs to know to be prepared.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Government and Regulation  | Vanessa Emilio

Three reasons start-ups fail and how to make the most of mistakes

11:45PM | Thursday, 14 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Most start-ups fail not because the idea is wrong, but because entrepreneurs give up rather than make the necessary corrections to their execution, articulation or to-market strategies, says a start-up mentor.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Management

Organise a regular lunch with your team

11:42PM | Thursday, 14 November 2013 | Taskmaster

Are you starting to build a team? There’s an easy way to improve your team cohesion.

 | Leadership  | Managing people

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