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Four tips to push past the point of no inspiration

7:38PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

We've all felt the frustration of staring at a blank computer screen or piece of paper when it needs to be full of ideas or content. Here are four tips to help you get started.

Everything you need to know about building a startup in China

6:26PM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

China’s booming mobile market is creating lucrative new business opportunities for startups, according to Australian entrepreneur and Koombah cofounder Jason Lim, who recently returned from China.

Going plane crazy

6:28AM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | Taskmaster

Old Taskmaster explains a crucial difference between high-flying ideals and being on the right track.

Medical startup in a healthy position amid Medicare co-contribution debate

5:51PM | Monday, 26 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Online health startup Doctus promises Australians a cost-effective alternative for simple, low-risk medical conditions, as controversy rages over the proposed $7 Medicare co-payment scheme that was introduced as part of the federal budget.

Your convenience or mine? A tale of two salespeople

5:18PM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Linnet Hunter

Two salespeople were sent the same sales request. Here’s why one of them closed the deal.

Why do partnerships bust up?

5:00AM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Matt Murphy

Much like romantic relationships, happy business partnerships can end in a nasty legal divorce. Here are five common reasons why business partnerships end and what you can do to prevent it from happening.

Want a job at a startup? Get sh-t done

5:51PM | Monday, 12 May 2014 | Dave Michayluk

For many people getting a job at a startup is as compelling as starting one. Here's a look at how to secure one and why applying for a job at a startup has its quirks.

Don’t be a doer

4:10AM | Tuesday, 29 April 2014 | Linnet Hunter

For a soloist, the temptation to say yes to everything can be a response to financial insecurity, but the risk of burnout might teach us that this is false economy. Here are three things to remember about moving from being a doer to a leader.

Cybercrime on the increase with companies failing to keep up

4:54AM | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 | StartupSmart

Cyber-espionage is up again in the 2014 report, representing a more than three-fold increase compared with the 2013 report, with 511 incidents partially due to a bigger dataset.

Five ways to manage a fast-growing team

4:33PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | Broede Carmody

As your team grows, it can be difficult to make sure everyone is on the same page. Here are five top tips to help you manage an influx of new talent.

Virtual staff: Getting bang for your buck

4:25PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | Nina Hendy

Growing numbers of Australian businesses are either allowing staff to work from home or hiring workers overseas. Here are six ways to be sure virtual staff are up to scratch.

Is another tech wreck coming? Some insights from Netslaves author Bill Lessard

4:59PM | Monday, 14 April 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

During the ‘90s tech boom, author and web pioneer Bill Lessard documented the worst excesses of the web. With some commentators predicting another tech wreck, Lessard shares some critical lessons from the golden age of Silicon Valley.

Switch off from your startup this May

4:34AM | Friday, 11 April 2014 | Dr Elise Bialylew

From the outside, meditation can look like a whole lot of nothing, but you only need to try it for a few minutes to realise just how challenging it can be to develop our attention and sharpen our focus.

Why I stepped aside as CEO of my 10-year-old tech business after we took investment

4:25AM | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | Rose Powell

It took 10 years of running his email startup as a lifestyle business before Ben Duncan decided he was ready take his business to the next level, raising millions in external capital and replacing himself as CEO.

A moral dilemma

4:28PM | Monday, 7 April 2014 | Taskmaster

In business, it feels natural to reward success and competence while weeding out failure. Given this, here’s a moral dilemma you might want to think about.

Junior Engineers get inspiration from Israel’s startup economy

3:44PM | Friday, 28 March 2014 | StartupSmart

Migrating to another country often identifies cultural differences that can create great opportunities. This was the case for Ron Ofir, when he arrived from Israel with a young family.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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