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.
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.
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.
When it comes to cars, handbrakes are an essential system. It is critical that the equivalents are fitted to your start-up.
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.
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 first Super Bowl was the product of that most American of traditions: A disruptive start-up business taking on the corporate establishment.
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.
If you don’t do your research before buying a business, you’re plucked.
It’s the epidemic sweeping the nation: Fakenitis Fever. As a boss, here’s what you need to about it.
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.
Some people say you no longer need business cards. The Taskmaster, most humbly, disagrees.
Unfortunately, effort doesn’t always equal reward and the end result doesn’t always reflect the work put in.
Now, in the new year, I can admit it: 2013 was stressful and I’m glad it’s over. Here are the four key causes of business stress.
Australia’s accountants have joined calls to reform the tax treatment of employee share schemes, saying current arrangements create an uncompetitive environment for start-ups.
If you haven't gotten around to taking down all the Christmas decorations around your shop or office, you could be sending the wrong message to your customers.
Don’t shrug your shoulders when you hear everyone around you is on holidays. Instead, use it as an opportunity to get a head start on the year ahead – even if it’s just by completing a few odd jobs.
Hopefully you’ve made at least a little progress in your business over the past year. For this, there are almost certainly people you should say thanks to.
Australia’s favourite larrikin, Shane “Warney” Warne, has just undergone another transformation. This time he is doing his bit for trans-Tasman relations as a craft beer connoisseur with his own label, 99 Not Out.
We have a limited amount of time to spend on this Earth, and yet too often we waste it without thinking. Here are a number of ways to ensure you make the most of the time you have left.