It’s easy to get distracted by bright shiny ideas and other wonderful things, but running a business requires that you never lose focus of the basics. BY MARC PESKETT.
The collapse of Jan Cameron's Retail Adventures company holds a vital business lesson for anyone looking at buying a business.
Complaints to the Fair Work Ombudsman are soaring, with the Ombudsman's annual report revealing there were 26,366 complaints in the past year, up from 21,890 during the previous year.
As much as it pains me to type this, it’s time to call a meeting. Don’t make it a short 10 minute meeting either – go the full hour.
The key to fostering good workplace communication is to have a one-on-one chat with each employee.
When you’re in “the bubble” of an industry, it can be surprisingly easy to lose your focus on the big picture. However, there are important reasons to look for sources of outside inspiration.
Have you ever toyed with the idea of running as a political candidate? As an entrepreneur, you could have more skills to contribute than you imagine.
When it comes to a productive office, you need nothing more than the basics. That means a desk, a chair, a computer, a telephone and a door that can slam shut.
Having trouble dealing with an angry customer? This is how we solve the problem at Taskmaster Enterprises.
A WA childcare business has been fined almost $20,000 in fines for pressuring a pregnant employee into resigning.
Taskmaster Enterprises has just invested in a broken John Deere combine harvester. However, in an empty office, there are good reasons why it’s an important business investment.
Businesses are critical of the limited change to unfair dismissal provisions announced by the Federal Government yesterday, claiming unions have been effectively given a veto right on reform.
Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten today offered limited relief on unfair dismissal laws to business but the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the reforms are unlikely to go far enough.
Taskmaster Enterprises takes a zero-tolerance approach to sexist language in the workplace. You’d be wise to do the same.
At Taskmaster Towers, my windows were recently bricked up with paperwork. Here's how I cleared the backlog – one page at a time.
Welcome to Australian employment law: Where two laws are always better than one.
Like it or not, all of your staff will represent your brand. So make sure they’re properly trained for the job.
Recent renovations at Taskmaster Towers have unearthed a valuable business lesson for anyone planning or building a major project.
A growing number of entrepreneurs launch start-ups while still in full-time work. However, if you’re thinking about building a business part-time, there are risks you must be aware of. BY ALEXANDRA CAIN.
Nearly three quarters of Australian small businesses spend longer complying with regulations than they did two years ago, according to a new study.