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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.

Sydney Swans set to sign Buddy Franklin: What to do when a key position team member is poached

10:55PM | Wednesday, 2 October 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

Hawthorn Football Club looks set to be left reeling from the loss of key forward Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin, as late yesterday it was revealed the star is set to sign with the Sydney Swans.

Handle the pressure like a Hawk

9:18PM | Monday, 30 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Even if you don’t follow the footy, there’s a valuable business lesson to be had from Hawthorn’s victory in the AFL grand final on Saturday.

Six morning habits that will make your day

9:36AM | Tuesday, 24 September 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Starting the morning well can completely change your day. Here are six easy ways to ensure you get up on the right side of the bed each morning.

The BlackBerry Messenger fiasco: How not to handle a major product launch

9:09PM | Monday, 23 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Over the weekend, BlackBerry attempted to roll out a version of its messaging app for Android and Apple. What happened next is a case study in how not to handle a major product launch.

Meet Jolla: Lessons from the smartphone start-up rising from Nokia’s ashes

9:02PM | Thursday, 19 September 2013 | Taskmaster

How Jolla was born from the wreckage of Nokia is an inspiring tale for anyone fed up with working for someone else and thinking of launching their own business.

Postmates chief tells customer to “f-ck off”: Four lessons in responding to customer complaints

9:00PM | Tuesday, 17 September 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

In business, customer service is key to keeping customers and building the business, but one chief executive in the United States forgot a cardinal rule of customer service – never swear at your customers.

How to get out of a contract

9:57PM | Monday, 16 September 2013 | Lachlan McKnight

You can’t just walk away from a binding legal contract, but there are some useful strategies to keep in mind when navigating this tricky path.

The pros and cons of rewarding your staff

9:49PM | Monday, 16 September 2013 | Trevor Jenkins

A good reward system is an excellent way to show your staff that you are noticing their work and that you really do appreciate it when they go above and beyond what is expected for their regular pay check.

Decide now whether you’re closing over Christmas and New Year

9:46PM | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Are you planning to close your business for a week during Christmas or in January? If you haven’t really thought about it, here are four good reasons why you should make the decision now.

Do you run your business or does it run you?

9:02AM | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

One of the risks of running a business, especially as a soloist, is that it will take over your life. Here are four key ways to mitigate the risks.

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