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New accelerator seeks startups with a focus on Asia-Pacific

6:56PM | Thursday, 26 June 2014 | Kye White

A new accelerator program has launched which will tailor specifically to enterprise startups in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

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To backup or not to backup – there really is no question

6:21PM | Thursday, 26 June 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

You’re not backing up your website, emails or documents? Fail.

 | Legal matters  | Technology  | Mentor  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Myth-busting retailer guarantees: Everything has a consumer guarantee

6:54AM | Thursday, 19 June 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Do you sell products? Did you know you have to honour a minimum guarantee – even if you did not manufacture it?

 | Legal matters  | Sales  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

BlueChilli announces expansion to the US and Europe, with eyes on New York first

6:32PM | Tuesday, 17 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Startup incubator BlueChilli is set for global expansion with the announcement of plans to open offices in both the US and Europe led by industry veteran Bane Hunter, who takes on the role of president, global strategy and growth.

 | Workspace

Google partners with Fishburners to roll out its entrepreneurs program

6:52AM | Tuesday, 17 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Google has partnered with incubator Fishburners, in a six figure deal, to implement its startup outreach program Google for Entrepreneurs to help facilitate the growth of the startup community.

 | Venture Capital  | Workspace

The man who couldn’t cook

6:45PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Taskmaster

“I don’t know how to cook,” admitted the man sitting on a stool at the front bar of The Commercial Hotel in Parts Unknown.

 | Planning  | Leadership

Google’s not the only tech company with a diversity problem: LinkedIn says “we have some work to do”

6:02PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Eloise Keating

Social networking platform LinkedIn is the latest technology company to disclose statistics about the diversity of its workplace, and admit it has work to do.

 | Leadership

Best of the Web: Office introverts, Cantor’s Silicon Valley friends, and #weirdtwitter

6:51AM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Eloise Keating

An office for introverts: When workplaces started adopting open plan offices in the 1960s, it was hoped scrapping employee cubicles would foster collaboration and make teams more efficient. But as Olga Khazan writes in The Atlantic, sharing your work space with others can be traumatic, especially for the introverts among us.

 | Planning  | How to hire staff

Search engines and data privacy: What’s happening with all those ‘right to be forgotten’ requests in Europe?

6:31PM | Thursday, 12 June 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

A recent EU ruling has given internet users the right to request the removal of personal listings on Google and other search engines.

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

Hardware startups get their own co-working space

6:31PM | Tuesday, 10 June 2014 | Kye White

Solidifier, a subscription-based hardware co-working space, is set to launch in Sydney looking to serve the rising number of hardware startups.

 | Workspace

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
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