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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.

Business cards evolving as they refuse to die

2:28PM | Friday, 7 February 2014 | Gavin Lower

As the world goes digital and businesses embrace the opportunities presented by features such as the cloud and responsive website design, there’s one old-school business tool that’s refusing to die – the business card.

The handbrake that stops all madness

2:48PM | Wednesday, 5 February 2014 | Walid El-Khoury

When it comes to cars, handbrakes are an essential system. It is critical that the equivalents are fitted to your start-up.

Merimbula launches bid to be the “SeaChange Startup capital” of Australia

2:31PM | Wednesday, 5 February 2014 | Rose Powell

The NSW south coast town of Merimbula will be running a start-up camp and Dragon’s Den style investment pitching event in March this year, in a bid to draw entrepreneurs to the area.

Three ways to worry less about productivity

2:32AM | Tuesday, 4 February 2014 | Linnet Hunter

While the word ‘productivity’ gets bandied about as if it has the same meaning for everyone, I don’t think it does. Here are three key ways to think about productivity as a soloist.

The Super Bowl: Start-ups versus the establishment

2:26PM | Monday, 3 February 2014 | Taskmaster

The first Super Bowl was the product of that most American of traditions: A disruptive start-up business taking on the corporate establishment.

Simplicity and good presentation

1:43PM | Friday, 31 January 2014 | Taskmaster

By now, long-time Taskmaster readers will be familiar with the saga of John, the owner of the local chicken shop in Parts Unknown. Well, there’s a new chapter to the sad, sorry saga.

Don’t wing it by buying a business without research

1:00AM | Tuesday, 28 January 2014 | Taskmaster

If you don’t do your research before buying a business, you’re plucked.

Keep the Australia Day epidemic at bay

1:20PM | Friday, 24 January 2014 | Taskmaster

It’s the epidemic sweeping the nation: Fakenitis Fever. As a boss, here’s what you need to about it.

New year, fresh start

1:50AM | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 | Linnet Hunter

The new year is a great opportunity to start afresh. Here are the big decisions I’ve made to get the most out of 2014.

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