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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

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.

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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
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