Earlier today, I got a call from one of our sales reps, who was returning from an interstate business trip. It was time to lay down the law!
Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has promised to double the existing annual rate of small business growth to 1.5% if elected.
One thing Old Taskmaster has gotten a little sick of recently is people who complain about the state of the economy, especially in front of their customers.
Australia’s productivity decline is the result of “entrepreneurial complacency”, according to a new report.
You might be able to sweep some documents under your desk, but that won’t make your workspace organised.
An inevitable part of running a small business is dealing with deadlines. However, if you’re smart, there is a way to handle them.
If you think an employee head-butting a colleague or farting on a co-worker’s face are grounds for an automatic dismissal, FWA says think again.
Are cashflow concerns or marketing issues keeping you up at night? New research reveals you aren't alone. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Are you sick of being punctual or early, only to have people waste your time? If so, there’s something you can do about it.
Start-ups have been urged to not deter staff from bringing their own smartphones or tablets into the workplace, following a new study that shows most large businesses are wary of the practice.
Melbourne Cup week is as well known for employees taking sickies as it is for its horses. To avoid rampant absenteeism, here are a few key steps your business must follow. BY MARTIN NALLY.
Earlier today, Old Taskmaster called the power company to resolve what should have been, in theory, a reasonably simple question about a bill. The reality was completely different.
An equine-related epidemic is going to sweep the nation next week. Thankfully, Dr. Taskmaster has an antidote to Cup fever.
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.
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.