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Quick tips for facilitating growth online to maximise revenue

3:27PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | David Vitek

With the world becoming increasingly technology-driven and accelerated rates of online behavioural change becoming the norm, it is critical you have a strategy for building your business online.

Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Technology  | Social media  | Websites  | Leadership  | Management  | Sole trader

How can you save money in Australia’s airline wars?

3:13PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Nina Hendy

Travelling for business can cost a pretty penny over the course of a year – here’re a few ways to cut back on domestic flight expenses.

 | Cashflow  | Leadership  | Management  | Sole trader

Bitter sweets in store for customer service

3:00AM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Taskmaster

It’s not easy to simultaneously offend and inspire the Taskmaster, yet one local businessperson has managed to do precisely that.

 | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Leadership  | Management

How can I get myself some office space to hold meetings, without paying out for premises full-time?

3:00AM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Steve Kingston

This is a common problem for many small businesses. A popular and logical solution is to lease serviced office accommodation.

 | Steve Kingston  | Workspace  | Sole trader

Don’t be a content marketing one-hit wonder

3:57PM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Taskmaster

In the comments section of a recent column, your humble correspondent was called a “hipster”. As usual, Old Taskmaster is outraged.

 | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Advertising  | Technology  | Social media  | Leadership  | Management

Social media and the law: Starting your business on Facebook does not exempt you from the law

3:53PM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Are you starting or promoting your business through social media? Here are a few key legal points you need to be aware of.

 | Legal matters  | Technology  | Social media  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

When your first idea is over: Sidekicker on the pressures of pivoting

3:18AM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Abandoning the idea you started with to focus on what your customers are really after sounds like a no-brainer, but for many entrepreneurs it’s far from easy.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Management

It’s judgement day, so trust your instincts

3:22PM | Thursday, 20 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Do you know what can really slash productivity in your business? It's you – if you're too cautious.

 | Leadership  | Management

Pollenizer move improves access to budding entrepreneur community

3:08PM | Thursday, 20 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Australia’s first startup incubator, Pollenizer, will be moving its Australian operations to Hub Sydney, forging a relationship with one of Australia’s largest communities of entrepreneurs.

 | Growth  | Leadership  | Workspace

Startup Victoria reopens applications for CEO role: Was the salary to blame?

3:47PM | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Startup Victoria has today reopened applications for its chief executive role after its management team realised the prime candidate for the role lacked adequate founder experience.

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Four common disputes between startup founders – and how they can be resolved

3:41PM | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | Lachlan McKnight

It’s an unfortunate fact of life in business that, sometimes, partnerships and relationships deteriorate. This article sets out four common disputes which can arise between start-up founders, and how you can resolve them.

 | Leadership  | Mentor  | Lachlan McKnight

Should I hire someone like me or look for someone with a different personality?

3:00AM | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | Vicki Crowe

It can be tempting to fall into the trap of hiring like-minded employees. Instead, you need to look at the skills and qualities a candidate will need to be successful in their role.

 | Leadership  | How to hire staff  | Sole trader

Don’t kill your startup by heading to the United States too early: Palo Alto lawyer

3:18PM | Monday, 17 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Too many Australian startups are relocating to the United States early in the false belief capital will come easily, says a Silicon Valley-based private equity and venture capital lawyer.

 | Growth  | Legal matters  | Leadership

Who got involved in the trend and data-seeking Startup Muster?

3:54PM | Monday, 17 March 2014 | Rose Powell

An online data gathering initiative to reveal the development of the Australian start-up ecosystem has closed with coordinators saying they’re confident they have enough information to create a reliable insight into the community’s momentum.

 | Leadership

Copyright infringement is on the rise: How to protect your IP assets

3:47PM | Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Unfortunately, it seems that there is very little someone needs to change in your work to call it their own. Thankfully, there are some ways you can protect your intellectual property.

 | Marketing  | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Why and how Australian start-ups must overcome their fear of failure

3:20AM | Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Rose Powell

When a home-grown entrepreneur returned from Silicon Valley recently to run a series of events in Brisbane, he was struck by a strong sense that Australia’s fear of failure was holding the community and technology sector back.

 | Leadership

New privacy laws now in effect: How to avoid a $1.7 million fine

3:57PM | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | Cara Waters

New privacy laws came into effect this week and businesses need to review their internal processes and be prepared to pay for customer information in the future, according to law firm Finlaysons.

 | Legal matters  | Sole trader

Legal firm “inundated” with calls from businesses unprepared for privacy law changes

3:37PM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Yolanda Redrup

National law firm Holding Redlich has been “inundated” with calls from businesses which are unprepared for the privacy law changes due to take effect on Wednesday.

 | Legal matters

What to do if you get sick or injured

3:11AM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Linnet Hunter

For a solopreneur who depends on her wits, even a few days sick in bed can be costly in terms of customers and lost income. Here are three things you can do to recover.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Sole trader

Silicon Valley mentor warns Perth start-up community to unite or collapse

3:00AM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Rose Powell

The Perth start-up community has welcomed a warning by leading international start-up mentor to unite or fail, saying they’re already collaborating well.

 | Leadership  | Management
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