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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.

Copyright infringement is on the rise: How to protect your IP assets

3:47PM | Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Unfortunately, it seems that there is very little someone needs to change in your work to call it their own. Thankfully, there are some ways you can protect your intellectual property.

What to do if you get sick or injured

3:11AM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Linnet Hunter

For a solopreneur who depends on her wits, even a few days sick in bed can be costly in terms of customers and lost income. Here are three things you can do to recover.

Silicon Valley mentor warns Perth start-up community to unite or collapse

3:00AM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Rose Powell

The Perth start-up community has welcomed a warning by leading international start-up mentor to unite or fail, saying they’re already collaborating well.

Will 3D body scanners transform retail e-commerce? These start-ups are betting yes

3:46AM | Monday, 10 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Previously the domain of science fiction and controversial airport security, 3D body scanners are popping up across Australia and could be a game-changer for e-commerce companies as well as bricks-and-mortar retailers.

Cause mass confusion – with a smile

3:59PM | Thursday, 6 March 2014 | Taskmaster

The Taskmaster has turned up to work – in a suspiciously happy mood. What could trigger such a turn of events?

Hard lemonade leaves a sour taste: Why a system needs a driver

3:04PM | Wednesday, 5 March 2014 | Walid El-Khoury

A dad went to buy his seven-year-old son a lemonade while they were watching the Detroit Tigers. Poorly implemented systems quickly turned a fun family outing into a nightmare – and the same can happen to your business.

Breaking free: The top three risks holding older aspiring entrepreneurs back

3:14PM | Wednesday, 5 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Entrepreneurial aspirations aren’t only for the young. Older entrepreneurs bring greater expertise and life experience to being a first-time founder, but they also have greater risks to face.

Three tips to help you build your email mailing list

3:59AM | Tuesday, 4 March 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Here are three tips to help you turn your likers, followers, readers and connections into regular email subscribers.

Forget FOMO – entrepreneurs want JOMO

2:21PM | Wednesday, 26 February 2014 | Cara Waters

Forget the fear of missing out; the new mantra of entrepreneurs is JOMO – the joy of missing out.

Are you an elaborator?

2:36AM | Tuesday, 25 February 2014 | Linnet Hunter

In conversations, and especially in emails, it’s easy to bombard people with irrelevant details. Often, it’s far smarter to make sure you ask the right questions.

Why sprinting through your workload is less productive than you think

2:00AM | Tuesday, 25 February 2014 | Taskmaster

Too many entrepreneurs push themselves to sprint to the point they burn out. However, if you want to avoid burnout, you need to look at another option.

Moving beyond compliance: Three things to remember when choosing a business adviser

2:33PM | Monday, 24 February 2014 | Robert Krigsman

You are running a business, trying to do 100 things at once, when you realise you need an accountant who does more than just the compliance stuff. Here are the key issues you need to consider.

The pitfalls of perfectionism

2:00AM | Tuesday, 18 February 2014 | Taskmaster

Aiming for perfection is one thing. But as Old Taskmaster discovered, it does carry the risk of micromanaging your business to death.

Six tactics to avoid being interrupted at work

2:10PM | Friday, 14 February 2014 | Jonathan Weinstock

Do you find you always get more work done on the weekends or when your employees aren’t around? Here are six tactics to try.

Enable people’s laziness – and profit!

2:56PM | Friday, 14 February 2014 | Taskmaster

Today, like so many other days, your humble correspondent arrived at Taskmaster Towers. On the desk was a post-it note.

Work smart and get more done in 2014

2:12PM | Wednesday, 12 February 2014 | Kyri Theos

Smart entrepreneurs focus on what they’re best at, rather than trying to do everything. So how do you do what you love minus the headaches and the hassles? Here are some tips.

Which team will get to have the final say?

2:00AM | Wednesday, 12 February 2014 | Taskmaster

Your products will end up looking very different depending on which team is put in charge.

Best of the Web: The cereal adultery of modern consumers

2:10PM | Friday, 7 February 2014 | Cara Waters

Customers are increasingly fickle. The same connectedness that makes it tougher for companies to avoid a disappointed customer is also making it harder to guarantee those customers will stay faithful.

Want to make a real impact? Keep calm and carry on!

2:01PM | Friday, 7 February 2014 | Taskmaster

Near the dawn of time, many aeons ago, your humble correspondent was a humble school student. Yes, as difficult as it may be to imagine, it once happened.

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