Co-working could be key to boosting Australian productivity

10:52PM | Tuesday, 22 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Co-working just got a bit of political clout, with a new report finding distributed working is a productivity measure that would boost local economies, workforce participation, and ongoing government spending around congestion issues.

Leadership  | Management

Why task management is more important than time management

10:28PM | Tuesday, 22 October 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

There is a strong connection between managing your task and your time. So here are four tips to help you achieve better task management, improving your time management as a result.

 | Management  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Six issues to consider before taking legal action

10:43PM | Monday, 21 October 2013 | Lachlan McKnight

Are you considering taking legal action against someone? Here are six things you need to consider before you do.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Lachlan McKnight

The culture you get is the one you incentivise

10:45PM | Friday, 18 October 2013 | Taskmaster

If you have employees, here’s an essential question for you to ponder: What culture are you encouraging in your business?

 | Leadership  | Managing people

How to stick it to brand thieves and protect your intellectual property

10:00AM | Thursday, 17 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Finn Peacock didn’t realise his straightforward approach to brand creation would get him into legal hassles, but he’s learned a lot since defending his solar industry quote comparison brand against local and international copycats.

 | Legal matters  | Sole trader

Hardware hacker and his Lego car en route to Melbourne start-up scene

10:20PM | Wednesday, 16 October 2013 | Rose Powell

An ambitious plan to bring a young hardware hacker and his air-powered car made entirely of Lego from Romania to the Melbourne start-up scene is set to take flight with a sponsor found and visas granted.

 | Leadership

A clean desk is a productive desk

10:15AM | Tuesday, 15 October 2013 | Linnet Hunter

As a sole trader, it’s easy to find the paperwork piling up on your desk. Here are four easy steps to cutting the clutter.

 | Leadership  | Mentor  | Workspace  | Sole trader  | Linnet Hunter

Hiring a coder: The great Fizz Buzz debate

10:59PM | Monday, 14 October 2013 | Taskmaster

So here’s the situation: You’re looking to hire a coder – and a good one. Here’s one technique you should consider.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | Social media  | Websites  | IT  | Leadership  | How to hire staff

How to hire the right people for your start-up

10:36PM | Monday, 14 October 2013 | Michael Hansen

We all know about the ‘war for talent’ and the importance of getting the right people to join your team, but in a start-up it can make all the difference between whether you succeed or fail.

 | Leadership  | Mentor  | How to hire staff  | Michael Folmer Hansen

Urgent reform needed for Australia to capitalise on the coming tech start-up boom

10:26PM | Monday, 14 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Entrepreneurs and government officials will gather this week in Melbourne for the Australian Internet Governance Forum, which is set to include a panel discussion on how to develop Australia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

 | Technology  | Leadership  | Management

The five ways highly successful entrepreneurs start their day

10:01PM | Friday, 11 October 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

Some of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs reveal how they get their mornings off to a productive start.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Sole trader

How to build the right board for your start-up

10:27PM | Thursday, 10 October 2013 | Rebekah Campbell

A start-up's board helps in many ways, but it can hinder in others. Here are the secrets to finding the perfect directors for your business.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Rebekah Campbell

The big smartphone trends mobile app developers need to be aware of: Part Two

10:31PM | Tuesday, 8 October 2013 | Taskmaster

The global smartphone market is huge – and growing rapidly. In the second of a two-part series, here are the big trends in the mobile industry you need to be aware of.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | Websites  | IT  | Leadership  | Management

What to do before you sign a contract

10:34PM | Tuesday, 8 October 2013 | Lachlan McKnight

Contracts can pose many legal risks for unwary small business owners. Here are the four things you must do before you put your signature on the dotted line.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Lachlan McKnight

Time to clear your desk!

10:20PM | Thursday, 3 October 2013 | Taskmaster

Can you see the surface of your desk? No? Oh dear… the situation’s worse than Old Taskmaster feared!

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Home based business  | Work/life balance  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Workspace  | Running a business from home

Dealing with regret

10:21PM | Wednesday, 2 October 2013 | Taskmaster

Regret. It’s an emotion your humble correspondent is all too familiar with. The secret lies in how you deal with it.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

What unseen signs are holding you back from your true potential?

10:33PM | Wednesday, 2 October 2013 | Greg Ferrett

Subliminal signs and cues in your everyday environment can be a powerful motivating or demotivating force. It’s worth thinking about the messages you’re sending yourself in your workspace.

 | Planning  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Workspace  | Greg Ferrett

Sydney Swans set to sign Buddy Franklin: What to do when a key position team member is poached

10:55PM | Wednesday, 2 October 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

Hawthorn Football Club looks set to be left reeling from the loss of key forward Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin, as late yesterday it was revealed the star is set to sign with the Sydney Swans.

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

Trademark registration for start-ups: The basics

10:02PM | Tuesday, 1 October 2013 | Jacqui Pryor

If you are starting a new business it’s important to consider the registration of trademarks early on. Here are the key details you need to know.

 | Marketing  | Legal matters  | Sales and marketing  | Advertising  | Leadership  | Sole trader

Handle the pressure like a Hawk

9:18PM | Monday, 30 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Even if you don’t follow the footy, there’s a valuable business lesson to be had from Hawthorn’s victory in the AFL grand final on Saturday.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people