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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

Time to embrace being a f-ck up and focus on mental health in startups

3:00AM | Friday, 28 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Mental health is the black dog in the room when it comes to the startup community, says entrepreneur and Think Act Change founder Avis Mulhall.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Sole trader

Drink to your startup success: A toast to some champagne business ideas

3:19PM | Thursday, 27 March 2014 | Taskmaster

There’s nothing your loyal correspondent enjoys more than a good awards show. You see, this week Old Taskmaster made an appearance, incognito, at the StartupSmart awards.

 | Leadership  | Management

Going mobile: Should your business ditch the landline?

3:04PM | Thursday, 27 March 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Increasingly smartphones, tablets and laptops with 4G wireless internet cards are replacing the traditional desktop PC and phone on every desk. So is it time to ditch fixed line services altogether?

 | Technology  | Leadership  | Workspace

Griffin Accelerator program launched in Canberra at ANU

3:31PM | Thursday, 27 March 2014 | Rose Powell

A new accelerator program focused on efficiency solutions for government departments has been launched at the Australian National University by ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

 | Financing a business  | Workspace  | Business advice and education

When net promoter scores turn absurd

3:00AM | Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Every few years, a new management trend sweeps through MBA land. A recent example has been “net promoter scores”.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Advertising  | Online and email marketing  | Sales  | Leadership  | Management

How to improve gender diversity in the workplace: Six lessons from Chief Executive Women and Male Champions of Change

3:27PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Yolanda Redrup

Top-tier male and female business leaders are pushing for organisations to do more to support gender diversity in the workplace, urging leaders to set an example from the top down.

 | Leadership  | Management

Quick tips for facilitating growth online to maximise revenue

3:27PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | David Vitek

With the world becoming increasingly technology-driven and accelerated rates of online behavioural change becoming the norm, it is critical you have a strategy for building your business online.

 | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Technology  | Social media  | Websites  | Leadership  | Management  | Sole trader
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