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Stripe founder John Collison: Why you need to hire the right people, and much more

7:53PM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Last week Stripe co-founder John Collision sat down with SEEK co-founder Paul Bassat and chatted about a wide range of topics including the importance of co-founder relationships, hiring the right people, the future of e-commerce, and much more.

Australian startup to coach office workers on how to improve efficiency by writing better

7:56PM | Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup is looking to help office workers write cleaner, sharper documents in order to boost productivity.

Former newspaper exec Jack Matthews claims his tech startup Rewardle

7:39PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Jack Matthews, the former head of Fairfax’s digital and metropolitan news divisions, has been named as the new chairman of loyalty card app Rewardle.

Tin Alley beta winter internships set to begin for 2014

7:40PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Tin Alley beta program has finished the selection process for its winter internship program, with benefits anticipated both for students and the startups they’ll work for.

Reverse Brain Drain: Searching the world to bring student entrepreneurs to Aussie shores

7:37PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Joshua Flannery

There has been endless talk of the problems and issues related to young Australian entrepreneurs leaving Australia. But what can Australia do to attract talent back to its startup ecosystem?

Going plane crazy

6:28AM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | Taskmaster

Old Taskmaster explains a crucial difference between high-flying ideals and being on the right track.

Why do partnerships bust up?

5:00AM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Matt Murphy

Much like romantic relationships, happy business partnerships can end in a nasty legal divorce. Here are five common reasons why business partnerships end and what you can do to prevent it from happening.

Want a job at a startup? Get sh-t done

5:51PM | Monday, 12 May 2014 | Dave Michayluk

For many people getting a job at a startup is as compelling as starting one. Here's a look at how to secure one and why applying for a job at a startup has its quirks.

Virtual staff: Getting bang for your buck

4:25PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | Nina Hendy

Growing numbers of Australian businesses are either allowing staff to work from home or hiring workers overseas. Here are six ways to be sure virtual staff are up to scratch.

Is another tech wreck coming? Some insights from Netslaves author Bill Lessard

4:59PM | Monday, 14 April 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

During the ‘90s tech boom, author and web pioneer Bill Lessard documented the worst excesses of the web. With some commentators predicting another tech wreck, Lessard shares some critical lessons from the golden age of Silicon Valley.

Switch off from your startup this May

4:34AM | Friday, 11 April 2014 | Dr Elise Bialylew

From the outside, meditation can look like a whole lot of nothing, but you only need to try it for a few minutes to realise just how challenging it can be to develop our attention and sharpen our focus.

The secret to get your team to do what you need them to do

4:48PM | Friday, 4 April 2014 | Brett Jones

Alfie Kohn writing in the Harvard Business Review points out that offering rewards to change set behaviours like eating less or quitting smoking does not work. Numerous psychological studies back up his thesis.

Five tips to make your employees enjoy work

4:58PM | Tuesday, 1 April 2014 | Jo Sabin

If you’re running a startup or a small business, you know that it’s extremely important to keep the team energetic and enthusiastic.

Working mums more valued by small business: Study

3:08PM | Friday, 28 March 2014 | Broede Carmody

Small businesses are more likely than large companies to hire and value working mothers, according to a new research.

Leaked draft for terms of reference of Fair Work Act review: SMEs react

3:35AM | Monday, 10 March 2014 | Yolanda Redrup

Penalty rates, flexibility and pay conditions are on the agenda for the upcoming Productivity Commission review of the Fair Work Act.

Do you want to work at my start-up?

3:02PM | Thursday, 6 March 2014 | Rebekah Campbell

Are you looking to work at a start-up? If so, here are six key tips to help you get the job.

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?

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.

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.

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