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Plain speaking (and writing) gets your message across

6:31PM | Tuesday, 10 June 2014 | Linnet Hunter

Your customers want things explained in plain English – so why are you smothering them with jargon?

Marketing  | Leadership  | Sole trader  | Linnet Hunter

Government warnings about a shocking fake power bill scam

6:37PM | Wednesday, 4 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Federal Department of Communications has warned small business owners to be vigilant following the discovery of a new scam involving fake electricity or gas bills.

 | Legal matters

Everything you need to know about building a startup in China

6:26PM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

China’s booming mobile market is creating lucrative new business opportunities for startups, according to Australian entrepreneur and Koombah cofounder Jason Lim, who recently returned from China.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Innovation  | Management

Going plane crazy

6:28AM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | Taskmaster

Old Taskmaster explains a crucial difference between high-flying ideals and being on the right track.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

No privacy policy? Google says you need one

5:13PM | Thursday, 29 May 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

If you use any of Google’s services for your website and don’t have a privacy policy, you could find yourself banished. If you use any of Google’s many products or services, here's what you must do.

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

Google admits to a diversity problem, releasing stats on its staff

5:44AM | Thursday, 29 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Google has admitted it has a diversity problem releasing stats that show their staff is 70% men; 61% white, 30% Asian, 3% Hispanic, 2% black. The numbers point to a glaring problem, but the behemoth’s admission could be a first step to change.

 | How to hire staff  | How to start a...

Medical startup in a healthy position amid Medicare co-contribution debate

5:51PM | Monday, 26 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Online health startup Doctus promises Australians a cost-effective alternative for simple, low-risk medical conditions, as controversy rages over the proposed $7 Medicare co-payment scheme that was introduced as part of the federal budget.

 | Management

Kids these days: Why Gen Y workers are really leaving your business

5:10PM | Friday, 23 May 2014 | Taskmaster

Recently, some business owners have begun fretting over why their Gen Y employees are leaving their business. Here’s the real reason why the Y’s are going.

 | Leadership

Australian incubator ATP Innovations recognised as world’s best

5:51PM | Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | StartupSmart

Leading technology business incubator ATP Innovations took top honours at the National Business Incubation Association awards in New Orleans, winning the 2014 Randall M Whaley Incubator of the Year award.

 | Innovation  | Workspace

EU privacy ruling the latest legal blow for Google

5:21PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Last week’s ruling by the European Union (EU) Court of Justice is already causing chaos in Google’s operations with the new flood of requests. Here's why.

 | Legal matters  | Technology  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Wollongong: Home to Australia’s next big idea?

5:31PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Wollongong is touting itself as a cheap and better lifestyle alternative for startups, through the Wollongong-based (UOW) business incubator iAccelerate.

 | Workspace

Are e-signatures legal in Australia?

5:30PM | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Next month, the European Union will implement a standardised legal framework for handling digital signatures. It’s time to look at whether they’re legally binding in Australia.

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

Amazon’s ‘silly’ patent only strengthens Aussie startup’s position

5:24PM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Kye White

Amazon’s move to patent the process of taking a picture of an object against a white background makes Australian startup Pixc stronger, according to founder Holly Cardew.

 | Legal matters  | Technology

Your convenience or mine? A tale of two salespeople

5:18PM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Linnet Hunter

Two salespeople were sent the same sales request. Here’s why one of them closed the deal.

 | Sales and marketing  | Sales  | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Linnet Hunter

Why do partnerships bust up?

5:00AM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Matt Murphy

Much like romantic relationships, happy business partnerships can end in a nasty legal divorce. Here are five common reasons why business partnerships end and what you can do to prevent it from happening.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people  | Sole trader

Pandora jewellery founder backs major online legal player LawPath

5:20PM | Monday, 12 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Lawpath, a “one stop-shop” for individuals and businesses with legal needs, has announced the closure of a new funding round, with the full investment coming from Brook Adcock, the founder of the jewellery business Pandora Australia.

 | Legal matters

Want a job at a startup? Get sh-t done

5:51PM | Monday, 12 May 2014 | Dave Michayluk

For many people getting a job at a startup is as compelling as starting one. Here's a look at how to secure one and why applying for a job at a startup has its quirks.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

Why not every startup needs a tech co-founder

5:48PM | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | Phil Morle

Most startups get a tech co-founder on board as soon as possible, but it's not the right move for all startups.

 | Planning  | Technology  | Leadership  | Starting  | Tech

Law firm looks to find sweet spot in startup legal matters

5:48PM | Thursday, 1 May 2014 | Kye White

Clearpoint Counsel has come a long way since 2011 when it was launched in Melbourne’s co-working space The Hub, hoping to make legal services more accessible to startups.

 | Legal matters

Don’t be a doer

4:10AM | Tuesday, 29 April 2014 | Linnet Hunter

For a soloist, the temptation to say yes to everything can be a response to financial insecurity, but the risk of burnout might teach us that this is false economy. Here are three things to remember about moving from being a doer to a leader.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Linnet Hunter
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