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Pollenizer move improves access to budding entrepreneur community

3:08PM | Thursday, 20 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Australia’s first startup incubator, Pollenizer, will be moving its Australian operations to Hub Sydney, forging a relationship with one of Australia’s largest communities of entrepreneurs.

Growth  | Leadership  | Workspace

Startup Victoria reopens applications for CEO role: Was the salary to blame?

3:47PM | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Startup Victoria has today reopened applications for its chief executive role after its management team realised the prime candidate for the role lacked adequate founder experience.

 | Management

Four common disputes between startup founders – and how they can be resolved

3:41PM | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | Lachlan McKnight

It’s an unfortunate fact of life in business that, sometimes, partnerships and relationships deteriorate. This article sets out four common disputes which can arise between start-up founders, and how you can resolve them.

 | Leadership  | Mentor  | Lachlan McKnight

Should I hire someone like me or look for someone with a different personality?

3:00AM | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | Vicki Crowe

It can be tempting to fall into the trap of hiring like-minded employees. Instead, you need to look at the skills and qualities a candidate will need to be successful in their role.

 | Leadership  | How to hire staff  | Sole trader

Don’t kill your startup by heading to the United States too early: Palo Alto lawyer

3:18PM | Monday, 17 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Too many Australian startups are relocating to the United States early in the false belief capital will come easily, says a Silicon Valley-based private equity and venture capital lawyer.

 | Growth  | Legal matters  | Leadership

Who got involved in the trend and data-seeking Startup Muster?

3:54PM | Monday, 17 March 2014 | Rose Powell

An online data gathering initiative to reveal the development of the Australian start-up ecosystem has closed with coordinators saying they’re confident they have enough information to create a reliable insight into the community’s momentum.

 | Leadership

Copyright infringement is on the rise: How to protect your IP assets

3:47PM | Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Unfortunately, it seems that there is very little someone needs to change in your work to call it their own. Thankfully, there are some ways you can protect your intellectual property.

 | Marketing  | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Why and how Australian start-ups must overcome their fear of failure

3:20AM | Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Rose Powell

When a home-grown entrepreneur returned from Silicon Valley recently to run a series of events in Brisbane, he was struck by a strong sense that Australia’s fear of failure was holding the community and technology sector back.

 | Leadership

New privacy laws now in effect: How to avoid a $1.7 million fine

3:57PM | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | Cara Waters

New privacy laws came into effect this week and businesses need to review their internal processes and be prepared to pay for customer information in the future, according to law firm Finlaysons.

 | Legal matters  | Sole trader

Legal firm “inundated” with calls from businesses unprepared for privacy law changes

3:37PM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Yolanda Redrup

National law firm Holding Redlich has been “inundated” with calls from businesses which are unprepared for the privacy law changes due to take effect on Wednesday.

 | Legal matters

What to do if you get sick or injured

3:11AM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Linnet Hunter

For a solopreneur who depends on her wits, even a few days sick in bed can be costly in terms of customers and lost income. Here are three things you can do to recover.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Sole trader

Silicon Valley mentor warns Perth start-up community to unite or collapse

3:00AM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Rose Powell

The Perth start-up community has welcomed a warning by leading international start-up mentor to unite or fail, saying they’re already collaborating well.

 | Leadership  | Management

Will 3D body scanners transform retail e-commerce? These start-ups are betting yes

3:46AM | Monday, 10 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Previously the domain of science fiction and controversial airport security, 3D body scanners are popping up across Australia and could be a game-changer for e-commerce companies as well as bricks-and-mortar retailers.

 | Marketing  | Management

Start-up red tape tangles revealed: The most difficult regulatory burdens for start-ups

3:39AM | Monday, 10 March 2014 | Rose Powell

While the federal government has announced a focus on simplifying red tape for business, rapidly growing early stage businesses have slightly different needs the government should be aware of.

 | Legal matters  | Sole trader

Leaked draft for terms of reference of Fair Work Act review: SMEs react

3:35AM | Monday, 10 March 2014 | Yolanda Redrup

Penalty rates, flexibility and pay conditions are on the agenda for the upcoming Productivity Commission review of the Fair Work Act.

 | Managing people

Thinking of setting up a start-up business? Here’s what you need to do first

3:17PM | Friday, 7 March 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Did you know there's a legal difference between a company and a business? Before you start-up, here are a few things you should consider.

 | Planning  | Legal matters  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Do you want to work at my start-up?

3:02PM | Thursday, 6 March 2014 | Rebekah Campbell

Are you looking to work at a start-up? If so, here are six key tips to help you get the job.

 | Leadership  | Mentor  | Managing people  | How to hire staff  | Rebekah Campbell

Cause mass confusion – with a smile

3:59PM | Thursday, 6 March 2014 | Taskmaster

The Taskmaster has turned up to work – in a suspiciously happy mood. What could trigger such a turn of events?

 | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

Hard lemonade leaves a sour taste: Why a system needs a driver

3:04PM | Wednesday, 5 March 2014 | Walid El-Khoury

A dad went to buy his seven-year-old son a lemonade while they were watching the Detroit Tigers. Poorly implemented systems quickly turned a fun family outing into a nightmare – and the same can happen to your business.

 | Management  | Mentor  | Walid El-Khoury

How to keep your best talent without using financial incentives

3:30PM | Wednesday, 5 March 2014 | Julie Seletto

While it is easy to assume that monetary incentives help to keep good talent, it’s only part of the story.

 | How to hire staff
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