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.
Matt Mickiewicz from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is best known as a co-founder of 99designs, Sitepoint and Flippa.com. In this video, he discusses the challenges of working with a co-founder.
As the owner of a growing start-up, there comes a point where you need to hire experienced managers to help you run your business. Here are five key tips to managing the transition. BY MARC PESKETT.
Bill Shorten and the Fair Work Ombudsman are warning employers about shortchanging employees on holiday pay rates.
Are you looking to set up your first board of directors? There are eight key factors you need to look out for. BY JAMES BECK and GEOFFREY KIEL.
The festive season is nearly here. However, from the taxman to the annual Christmas party, there are five potential traps that you need to look out for. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
The royal prank call that went tragically wrong has sparked a worldwide social media storm, with radio network Austereo suspending all advertising on 2Day FM.
Did you know that the courts will treat everything that happens during your Christmas Party as if it happened in your office on Monday morning? If not, you need to prepare.
Start-ups can celebrate Christmas with their staff without breaking the bank, experts say, after it was revealed less than two thirds of employers will organise a staff Christmas party this year.
Are you feeling dog tired? Hounded by the pressures of launching a business? Before you go barking mad, there could be something you need to fetch.
Despite the best intentions, many marriages don’t last “until death do us part”. However, the end of your marriage need not mean the end of your business. BY GREG HAYES.
There are three questions you need to answer that will determine what you should do next.
The start of summer is upon us. At this time of year, carrying out this simple task could save your business – and your life.