Privacy Act changes: What your start-up must know

8:02PM | Monday, 6 August 2012 | Nina Hendy

The Federal Government has recently reformed the Privacy Act. Unless you are aware of these key changes, you run the risk of accidentally incurring massive fines. BY NINA HENDY.

Legal matters  | Leadership

Small firms remain “shackled” by unfair dismissal laws: VECCI

8:16PM | Friday, 3 August 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Small businesses remain “shackled” by unfair dismissal laws, according to a major employer group, following yesterday’s release of a review into the Fair Work industrial relations system.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Managing people

SumoSalad scrambles to limit the fallout from hep A infection

8:07PM | Friday, 3 August 2012 | Cara Waters

A salad fast food chain is working overtime to limit the PR damage from every food retailer's nightmare.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Workspace

The 2012 Start-up Olympics

8:25PM | Friday, 3 August 2012 | Andrew Sadauskas

In the blistering Texas heat, hundreds of representatives from eight Austin-based tech start-ups congregated at the Krieg Softball Complex to compete in the 2012 Summer Start-Up Olympics.

 | Leadership  | Managing people

Conduct a gender pay check-up

8:18PM | Friday, 19 August 2011 | Taskmaster

With data showing the wage gap between men and women is getting bigger, it's time to calculate the average wages of your own employees.

 | Leadership

Employers voice dismay as review finds in favour of Fair Work regime

8:41PM | Thursday, 2 August 2012 | Oliver Milman and Patrick Stafford

A review into the Fair Work industrial relations scheme has been branded “bitterly disappointing” by employers, after an independent panel decided against recommending any major reforms of workplace laws.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Managing people  | How to hire staff

Get some fresh content on your website

8:00AM | Thursday, 2 August 2012 | Taskmaster

Nothing says you are behind the times more than a website with no fresh content. So get cracking!

 | Technology  | Websites  | Leadership

“Bring Your Own Apps” trend gaining pace in the office: Telsyte

8:38PM | Wednesday, 1 August 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A trend dubbed “Bring Your Own Apps” is gaining pace in the workplace, according to a Telsyte report, which shows businesses are encouraging their staff to use apps for work purposes.

 | Technology  | Websites  | IT  | Leadership  | Managing people

Meet Australia’s first “B Corporation”: Investment firm Small Giants

8:29PM | Wednesday, 1 August 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Melbourne-based investment firm Small Giants has become the first Australian company to be certified as a “B Corporation”, which uses business to solve social and environmental problems.

 | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | How I did it

Home-based business regulations explained

8:38PM | Wednesday, 1 August 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The red tape that comes with running a home-based business can be daunting. To save you some stress, here’s a snapshot of the three key areas of regulation you need to be familiar with. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

 | Home based business  | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Workspace  | Running a business from home  | Sole trader

Find some passion in an employee

7:06PM | Tuesday, 31 July 2012 | Taskmaster

If you’re a company founder, hiring employees who are as passionate about your business as you are can be difficult. That being said, there is a simple way to spot passion in a potential employee.

 | Leadership  | Managing people  | How to hire staff

The start-up dilemma: Sell up or remain solo?

7:57PM | Tuesday, 31 July 2012 | Leon Gettler

What are your options when a big company comes knocking with a nice set of numbers and a contract to sign? It’s a dream for some and a tricky proposition for others. BY LEON GETTLER.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Buy a business  | Sell a business  | Leadership  | How to hire staff

Take a tip from Olympian William Henzell

7:29PM | Monday, 30 July 2012 | Taskmaster

There are motivational lessons and inspirational figures to be found in the places you’d least expect. The inspiring story of Olympic hero William Henzell is a fine example.

 | Leadership

Home-based businesses raise privacy concerns about new national names register

7:23PM | Friday, 27 July 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The National Business Name Register only began in late May but is already causing headaches for home-based businesses, which are required to include a physical address on the register.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Legal matters  | Leadership

All quiet on the carbon tax front: ACCC

7:06PM | Friday, 27 July 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The competition watchdog has indicated the downward trend of carbon price complaints could continue, but insists it will continue to take a hardline approach to businesses that deliberately mislead consumers.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Legal matters  | Leadership

Eight out of 10 businesses struggling with red tape: Survey

7:42PM | Friday, 27 July 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Compliance with government regulation continues to stifle business operations, according to a new report, which shows more than 80% of the businesses surveyed are struggling with red tape.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Legal matters  | Leadership

Update your industry knowledge

7:49PM | Thursday, 14 July 2011 | Taskmaster

Are you up to date with the latest happenings in your sector? If not, it's time to shut your office door and surf the web.

 | Leadership

Start-ups urged to address “low level sexism”

7:33PM | Thursday, 26 July 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Businesses are being urged to address “low level sexism” in the workplace, after a Melbourne Business School report found companies only have policies to target “overt” sexual harassment.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Leadership  | Managing people

Startup Genome highlights crucial role of domain experts

7:29PM | Thursday, 26 July 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The Startup Genome has released the second instalment of its findings on transformational entrepreneurship, including why start-ups should include a domain expert in their founding team.

 | Business planning  | Growth  | Leadership  | Managing people  | How to hire staff

Five sectors set to thrive beyond the mining boom

7:15PM | Thursday, 26 July 2012 | Oliver Milman

Some analysts have predicted Australia’s mining boom is nearing an end. So which emerging industries are set to pick up the slack when the boom goes bust? BY OLIVER MILMAN.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Leadership  | Managing people