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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.

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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.

 | 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
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