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MBA student to start-up employee: Why I opted for energy and potential over security

11:02PM | Monday, 18 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Nikee Pomper accepted the chief operations officer role at customisable formal wear start-up Fame & Partners after realising she was fundamentally a “start-up person rather than a corporate one”.

Start-ups are Scary: How 99designs coped when abandoned by big partners

11:00AM | Monday, 18 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Welcome to the first instalment of our Start-ups are Scary series to celebrate the whole truth about start-ups during Global Entrepreneurship Week. We’ll hear from five start-ups about how they overcame their toughest challenges.

Three reasons start-ups fail and how to make the most of mistakes

11:45PM | Thursday, 14 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Most start-ups fail not because the idea is wrong, but because entrepreneurs give up rather than make the necessary corrections to their execution, articulation or to-market strategies, says a start-up mentor.

Five experts to have on speed dial

11:10PM | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 | Nina Hendy

All sole traders need to have a few experts on speed dial if they’re going to make it. Here are five experts you need to have close at hand.

How do you measure success?

11:57AM | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Especially for sole traders, money is not always the only way to judge your success in business. Here are five other ways to measure your professional achievements.

Can I take a break without losing my customers?

11:00AM | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 | Franz Madlener

When you get too stressed, everyone in your business benefits if you take a holiday. To borrow a quote from the film Wall Street: “Kid, you’re on a roll. Enjoy it while it lasts, ‘cause it never does.”

What is it? Check

11:29PM | Wednesday, 6 November 2013 | Walid El-Khoury

Last month I posted a little riddle – and here’s the answer.

Keep an organised to-do list

11:31PM | Friday, 1 November 2013 | Taskmaster

You can divide the people on this planet into two broad categories: Those who keep a long to-do list and notes, and those who don’t. If you’re in the latter camp, I’m sorry to say, you’re not working as efficiently as you could.

Best of the web reads: Pick your work battles

11:00AM | Friday, 1 November 2013 | Gavin Lower

Everyone has an issue at work that bothers them. But how to address it? And is it worth making a big deal about?

One of the worst things you can do in business and in life, and we do it all the time

10:47PM | Thursday, 31 October 2013 | Rebekah Campbell

Are you looking to build an honest business? If so, truth be told, there’s one little secret you really need to remember.

Time to give your troops a pep talk

10:00PM | Thursday, 24 October 2013 | Taskmaster

Now is the ideal time to get your employees motivated for the long months ahead. Here’s why and how you should do it.

How to deal with five types of customer who can drive a founder crazy

10:00AM | Wednesday, 23 October 2013 | Rose Powell

One of the great challenges you'll face in starting a business is being confronted by angry customers. Here are five common types of difficult customers and how to deal with them.

Set some end of year goals

10:03PM | Tuesday, 22 October 2013 | Taskmaster

Christmas and the end of the year can breed idleness in your workforce! Thankfully, you can begin taking preventative action.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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