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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

How can you save money in Australia’s airline wars?

3:13PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Nina Hendy

Travelling for business can cost a pretty penny over the course of a year – here’re a few ways to cut back on domestic flight expenses.

 | Cashflow  | Leadership  | Management  | Sole trader

Bitter sweets in store for customer service

3:00AM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Taskmaster

It’s not easy to simultaneously offend and inspire the Taskmaster, yet one local businessperson has managed to do precisely that.

 | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Leadership  | Management

How can I get myself some office space to hold meetings, without paying out for premises full-time?

3:00AM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Steve Kingston

This is a common problem for many small businesses. A popular and logical solution is to lease serviced office accommodation.

 | Steve Kingston  | Workspace  | Sole trader

Don’t be a content marketing one-hit wonder

3:57PM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Taskmaster

In the comments section of a recent column, your humble correspondent was called a “hipster”. As usual, Old Taskmaster is outraged.

 | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Advertising  | Technology  | Social media  | Leadership  | Management

Social media and the law: Starting your business on Facebook does not exempt you from the law

3:53PM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Are you starting or promoting your business through social media? Here are a few key legal points you need to be aware of.

 | Legal matters  | Technology  | Social media  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

When your first idea is over: Sidekicker on the pressures of pivoting

3:18AM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Abandoning the idea you started with to focus on what your customers are really after sounds like a no-brainer, but for many entrepreneurs it’s far from easy.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Management

It’s judgement day, so trust your instincts

3:22PM | Thursday, 20 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Do you know what can really slash productivity in your business? It's you – if you're too cautious.

 | Leadership  | Management

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
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