The 2013 federal election has been called for September 14. Old Taskmaster says it’s time for a little less conversation and a little more action.
With an election coming up in September, both parties will be keen to win your vote. Here are five areas the major parties will need to focus on if they want to win the support of start-ups. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Are you sick of your employees talking about their “old boss” all the time? The Taskmaster says it’s time to do something about it.
So, you say January has been a slow month for your business? It's time to end the excuses!
Sales is one of the most critical aspects of building any new business. Here are seven tips to help you improve your sales pitch technique. BY MICHELLE BOWDEN.
More than seven in 10 employers expect staff to pull sickies due to the Australia Day weekend, although it appears that bosses can only do a limited amount in order to prevent them, according to a new study.
The Fair Work Commission has found Dolina Fashion Group unfairly dismissed an employee of 17 years, without a valid reason for termination or appropriate warning.
Can “synergies” and “solutions” really generate sales or win funding for your business? The Taskmaster certainly doesn’t think so.
Start-up founders looking to avoid being labelled a bad chief executive should heed the advice of US university professor Sydney Finkelstein, who has compiled a list of the worst CEOs of 2012.
Old Taskmaster has found a valuable management lesson amidst the fallout from Lance Armstrong’s confession.
After a software developer in the US recently outsourced his job to a Chinese consulting firm, here are four tips to help you make sure your staff aren't doing the same thing to you.
Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, there was a large multinational corporation we’ll call Inertia Corp. Their business model was dead – but senior management didn’t realise it.
A Melbourne concreter has won an unfair dismissal case against his employer, after the company fired him for allegedly smirking during a conversation reprimanding him for a safety violation.
Especially if you’re a soloist, advice from friends and family can be invaluable. StartupSmart spoke to three experts to help you get the most out of your mentor. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
Hot desking has become a popular management trend in recent times. However, as Old Taskmaster discovered, the practice mightn’t be as effective as some of its proponents claim.
The Small Business Minister has apologised after describing volunteer firefighting by the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, as “f***ing up”.
As long time readers will know, there have recently been some renovations at Taskmaster Towers. Of course, this has raised a tricky dilemma: Who sits where?
A failed Canadian start-up has turned heads after promising to return all remaining funding to its investors, with the move applauded by one local expert.
Are you in the middle of your end-of-year reviews? If so, there is one person whose performance you can’t afford to overlook.
Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan at 2.15pm today announced the Federal Government will probably not achieve the promised budget surplus in the 2012/13 budget year.