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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

Cybercrime on the increase with companies failing to keep up

4:54AM | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 | StartupSmart

Cyber-espionage is up again in the 2014 report, representing a more than three-fold increase compared with the 2013 report, with 511 incidents partially due to a bigger dataset.

 | Advertising  | Sales  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Cashflow  | Tax  | Insurance  | Technology  | Social media  | Websites  | IT  | Leadership  | Management  | PR  | SEO for start-ups  | Tech

Five ways to manage a fast-growing team

4:33PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | Broede Carmody

As your team grows, it can be difficult to make sure everyone is on the same page. Here are five top tips to help you manage an influx of new talent.

 | Management

Virtual staff: Getting bang for your buck

4:25PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | Nina Hendy

Growing numbers of Australian businesses are either allowing staff to work from home or hiring workers overseas. Here are six ways to be sure virtual staff are up to scratch.

 | Technology  | Social media  | IT  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people  | Sole trader

Is another tech wreck coming? Some insights from Netslaves author Bill Lessard

4:59PM | Monday, 14 April 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

During the ‘90s tech boom, author and web pioneer Bill Lessard documented the worst excesses of the web. With some commentators predicting another tech wreck, Lessard shares some critical lessons from the golden age of Silicon Valley.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | Websites  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

Why we raised $300,000 through a revenue loan: Online marketplace startup

4:39PM | Monday, 14 April 2014 | Rose Powell

LegalVision has pivoted twice and is ready for to grow, raising $300,000 as a revenue loan.

 | Legal matters  | Financing a business

Construction begins on entrepreneurial hub for NSW’s Illawarra region

4:34AM | Friday, 11 April 2014 | StartupSmart

Construction has begun on a three-storey, 4000 square metre building to house up to 280 entrepreneurs.

 | Workspace

Switch off from your startup this May

4:34AM | Friday, 11 April 2014 | Dr Elise Bialylew

From the outside, meditation can look like a whole lot of nothing, but you only need to try it for a few minutes to realise just how challenging it can be to develop our attention and sharpen our focus.

 | Work/life balance  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people  | Sole trader

Common sense, ambition and a bit of Oprah: Kim McKay’s path to CEO

4:55PM | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | Angela Priestley

Kim McKay AO is a woman who likes to think big on what she can achieve and make it happen.

 | Leadership

Why I stepped aside as CEO of my 10-year-old tech business after we took investment

4:25AM | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | Rose Powell

It took 10 years of running his email startup as a lifestyle business before Ben Duncan decided he was ready take his business to the next level, raising millions in external capital and replacing himself as CEO.

 | Work/life balance  | Sell a business  | Technology  | Leadership  | Management

A moral dilemma

4:28PM | Monday, 7 April 2014 | Taskmaster

In business, it feels natural to reward success and competence while weeding out failure. Given this, here’s a moral dilemma you might want to think about.

 | Leadership  | Management

The secret to get your team to do what you need them to do

4:48PM | Friday, 4 April 2014 | Brett Jones

Alfie Kohn writing in the Harvard Business Review points out that offering rewards to change set behaviours like eating less or quitting smoking does not work. Numerous psychological studies back up his thesis.

 | Managing people

New coworking space launches in Perth

4:38PM | Friday, 4 April 2014 | Rose Powell

Commercialisation and investment group Atomic Sky will launched the Tech Hub space in the lower two levels of their Northbridge office building in two weeks.

 | Workspace

Social media law part three: Can I post whatever I want on Facebook?

4:56AM | Friday, 4 April 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

In part three of this series looking at social media and the law, I’ll examine how Australian law limits what you should and shouldn’t post on your social media accounts.

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

Five tips to make your employees enjoy work

4:58PM | Tuesday, 1 April 2014 | Jo Sabin

If you’re running a startup or a small business, you know that it’s extremely important to keep the team energetic and enthusiastic.

 | Leadership  | Managing people

Millionaires flock to UK and Singapore in global migration trends

3:13PM | Friday, 28 March 2014 | Melinda Oliver

High net worth individuals (HNWI) have flocked to the UK, Singapore and the US in the last decade, a report looking at the migration of millionaires reveals.

 | Leadership

Working mums more valued by small business: Study

3:08PM | Friday, 28 March 2014 | Broede Carmody

Small businesses are more likely than large companies to hire and value working mothers, according to a new research.

 | Managing people

Junior Engineers get inspiration from Israel’s startup economy

3:44PM | Friday, 28 March 2014 | StartupSmart

Migrating to another country often identifies cultural differences that can create great opportunities. This was the case for Ron Ofir, when he arrived from Israel with a young family.

 | Growth  | Leadership  | Management
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