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The handbrake that stops all madness

2:48PM | Wednesday, 5 February 2014 | Walid El-Khoury

When it comes to cars, handbrakes are an essential system. It is critical that the equivalents are fitted to your start-up.

Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Walid El-Khoury

Merimbula launches bid to be the “SeaChange Startup capital” of Australia

2:31PM | Wednesday, 5 February 2014 | Rose Powell

The NSW south coast town of Merimbula will be running a start-up camp and Dragon’s Den style investment pitching event in March this year, in a bid to draw entrepreneurs to the area.

 | Leadership  | Management

Three ways to worry less about productivity

2:32AM | Tuesday, 4 February 2014 | Linnet Hunter

While the word ‘productivity’ gets bandied about as if it has the same meaning for everyone, I don’t think it does. Here are three key ways to think about productivity as a soloist.

 | Management  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Linnet Hunter

High Court decision a reminder misleading ads could land your business in hot water

2:06PM | Monday, 3 February 2014 | Craig Yeung

Australia’s highest court, the High Court of Australia, has recently made a decision that serves as a clear reminder to businesses on the risks associated with misleading advertising and pricing of goods and services.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Craig Yeung  | Sole trader

The Super Bowl: Start-ups versus the establishment

2:26PM | Monday, 3 February 2014 | Taskmaster

The first Super Bowl was the product of that most American of traditions: A disruptive start-up business taking on the corporate establishment.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Management

Simplicity and good presentation

1:43PM | Friday, 31 January 2014 | Taskmaster

By now, long-time Taskmaster readers will be familiar with the saga of John, the owner of the local chicken shop in Parts Unknown. Well, there’s a new chapter to the sad, sorry saga.

 | Marketing  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Sales and marketing  | Leadership  | Management

Guarantees v warranties: Does Red Bull really give you ‘wings’?

1:59PM | Friday, 31 January 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Many businesses and individuals use ‘guarantee’ and ‘warranty’ interchangeably, thinking they mean the same thing. However, from a legal perspective, the two words have very different meanings.

 | Legal matters  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Finding the right employee is no simple test

1:45PM | Tuesday, 28 January 2014 | Gavin Lower

Finding the right people to work in a start-up can be a balancing act. Here are some strategies to help your business out.

 | Leadership  | Managing people  | How to hire staff

Keep the Australia Day epidemic at bay

1:20PM | Friday, 24 January 2014 | Taskmaster

It’s the epidemic sweeping the nation: Fakenitis Fever. As a boss, here’s what you need to about it.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people  | Workspace  | How to hire staff

Eight global trends that could reshape your online business in 2014

1:48PM | Friday, 24 January 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

In the internet world of accelerating change, law reforms are being proposed and passed at breakneck speed. Here are eight big trends you need to watch closely in 2014.

 | Planning  | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Early stage social enterprise founder named Young Victorian of the Year

1:12PM | Thursday, 23 January 2014 | Rose Powell

Dan Flynn, the founder of social enterprise Thank You Water, has this week been named Young Victorian of the Year and will go on to represent the state for the title of Young Australian of the Year.

 | Leadership

How to attract and retain top talent to a company with no track record

1:14AM | Thursday, 23 January 2014 | Rose Powell

Here are three top tips from recruitment specialist Julie Seeto on how to attract the best talent to your start-up.

 | Leadership  | How to hire staff

VIDEO: Why getting your core team and advisors right is the best thing you can do for your start-up

1:27PM | Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | Rose Powell

PDF technology company Nitro has moved beyond start-up stage, and is now turning over $25 million a year, with offices in Melbourne, San Francisco and Dublin.

 | Leadership  | Managing people

One in four entrepreneurs hire an office while still keeping their day jobs

1:12PM | Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | Myriam Robin

New entrepreneurs may be taking a risk, but they do their best to keep their options open, according to a new survey.

 | Workspace

New year, fresh start

1:50AM | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 | Linnet Hunter

The new year is a great opportunity to start afresh. Here are the big decisions I’ve made to get the most out of 2014.

 | Management  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Linnet Hunter

Don’t be overly reliant on a single staff member

1:33PM | Monday, 20 January 2014 | Taskmaster

Have you recently hired your first employees? Here’s how to avoid one big potential pitfall.

 | Managing people

I spy with my little…FBI!

1:16PM | Monday, 20 January 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Have you heard the latest about website privacy policies? Especially in light of the Snowden leaks in the US, there are some key issues to be aware of.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Warning about fake testimonials as ACCC fines businesses

1:17PM | Monday, 20 January 2014 | Cara Waters

Two solar businesses have been ordered by the Federal Court to pay combined penalties of $125,000.

 | Legal matters  | Sole trader

Make sure you have plenty of business cards – and they stand out!

1:31PM | Friday, 17 January 2014 | Taskmaster

Some people say you no longer need business cards. The Taskmaster, most humbly, disagrees.

 | Marketing  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Sales and marketing  | Advertising  | Management
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