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Good news for startups as Aussies turn to flexible hours and additional income

1:06PM | Thursday, 22 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

More than 90% of Australians are looking for ways to supplement their income this year and startups are in a good position to reap the benefits, according to research released by job marketplace Airtasker.

Employee share option scheme draft legislation amendments good news for Australian startups

1:15PM | Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Kye White

Changes to employee share option scheme laws, released in draft legislation by the federal government on Wednesday, will help fix the unworkable situation of taxing startup employees on value that they don’t have and may never get.

Five sources to help you track trends

1:39PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

How do you predict changes when there is no crystal ball in business? Here are five sources to watch and utilise.

Flopportunity: Why failure is an opportunity

1:13PM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Kunal Kalro

Don’t let the startup mantras and hashtags fool you. Failure is emotionally draining, physically exhausting and psychologically frustrating.

Four things to keep in mind when considering a pivot

1:31AM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Many Australian startups have pivoted into successful companies. But how do you know it’s the right time to change the direction of your company, or the product or service it provides?

How your startup can tackle diversity issues in 2015

1:14PM | Monday, 5 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

The new year represents an opportunity for companies to tackle diversity issues head-on, according to the Diversity Council of Australia, and tech startups are no exception.

Want to break up with social media? Don’t!

12:56PM | Thursday, 11 December 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

It’s the break up letter so many want to write. With so many changes, low reach and a push towards paid advertising, many people are fantasising about breaking up with their social media accounts.

'Haters gonna hate' is no consolation for online moderators

12:24PM | Monday, 8 December 2014 | Jennifer Beckett

What of online message board moderators – the often nameless and invisible people trying to police the flow of abusive, and often very offensive, material?

NICTA chief Hugh Durrant-Whyte resigns after bust-up with board over funding and governance

12:18PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | Kye White

National ICT Australia chief executive officer professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte has resigned.

Atlassian on the hunt for best tech talent

12:15PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | Kye White

Atlassian is searching Australia for the nation’s best tech talent, as it looks to fill 150 Sydney-based mainly tech vacancies over the next six months.

Have a successful product and don’t be an asshole: Justin Kan’s advice for founders

11:43PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Kye White

Assholes beware, you don’t have to be “win at all costs” to run a successful startup, according to Twitch founder and YCombinator partner Justin Kan.

What to do when your biggest friend is also a foe – a lesson from Mozilla

11:25PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mozilla's choice of Yahoo! over Google is a case study for what to do if your biggest customer becomes a competitor.

Network Ten reveals who will judge its new television series for budding entrepreneurs

11:59PM | Tuesday, 18 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

Network Ten has revealed who will judge the Australian version of Shark Tank, a show where participants pitch their startup ideas and receive feedback from successful business people.

Bitcoin evangelist set to head Down Under

11:57PM | Monday, 17 November 2014 | Kye White

Few can explain bitcoin and the blockchain with the eloquence of Andreas Antonopoulos and next week he’ll be in Australia to discuss all things digital currency.

Keep dreaming: Why we merged with Beat the Q

11:24PM | Monday, 17 November 2014 | Rebekah Campbell

I was sitting in a coffee shop, mid conversation with one of the small app companies and I allowed my mind to drift. What would the future look like?

What Steve Jobs can teach you about resilience

11:41PM | Tuesday, 11 November 2014 | Leah Shmerling

Steve Jobs showed how the ability to bounce back and learn from these challenges will help us cope with the ups and downs of our career.

Five steps for a killer presentation

11:11AM | Tuesday, 4 November 2014 | Kris Flegg

So you’ve been asked to make a presentation and the thought alone is nearly enough to get your blood pressure soaring. We’ve all been there. Presentations can be daunting and nerve wracking.

Four ways to manage your business reputation

10:18PM | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

With your business reputation directly linked to your bottom line it is important to do everything you can to build and maintain it.

Using a freelancer? Communication is the key

10:15PM | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | Kye White

Communication is of the utmost importance when collaborating with freelancers to develop apps, according to Freelancer product director Ilter Dumduz.

“Every company is a cloud company now”: Zach Nelson

10:04PM | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | Cara Waters

The chief executive of cloud software business NetSuite says businesses which do not adapt to the cloud will fail in five years.

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