Have an action plan, not just a business plan

5:59PM | Thursday, 30 May 2013 | Cas McCullough

Many businesses either have a business plan that’s gathering dust, or don’t have one at all. Thankfully, retrofitting a nuts-and-bolts structure to your business is easier than you might think.

The ins and outs of investor agreements

5:29PM | Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | Marc Peskett

Are you looking to find an investor for your venture? If so, here are some crucial points you need to make sure are covered in your investor agreements.

Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest? Which social media platform is right for my business?

5:17PM | Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | Lauren Ridgway

With a proliferation of social media platforms, it can be difficult to know which one you should direct your attention to. If you’re confused, here’s some market research that can help you out.

Becoming an entrepreneur versus being self-employed

5:28AM | Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

There are some essential differences between being an entrepreneur and self-employed. If you’re not sure which category you fit in, here are some essential points to look at.

Is your workforce like a bunch of fresh flowers or dead roses?

5:48PM | Monday, 27 May 2013 | Jonathan Weinstock

When it comes to energy and vibrancy, an enthusiastic workforce is a lot like a fresh bouquet of flowers. However, like the contents of a vase, your staff morale needs to be tended to regularly.

How can my start-up give back to the community?

5:47PM | Monday, 27 May 2013 | Michael Hansen

There are some valuable benefits to be gained from your start-up giving back to the community. Here are five easy ways to generate social capital through your business – without breaking the bank.

Starting up in the cloud

5:44PM | Friday, 24 May 2013 | John Russell

The growth of cloud-based services has created a whole new class of enterprise: The cloud-based start-up. Here’s a guide to setting one up.

What kind of office space should I use as I grow my business?

5:05PM | Thursday, 23 May 2013 | Jacqueline Lehmann

Before you choose your new office space, it’s important to examine your medium-term business priorities.

May's top business book

5:28PM | Thursday, 23 May 2013 | Alan Hargreaves

Have you ever wondered why some people and organisations bounce back from adversity while others don’t? It’s a topic explored by Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy in their new book, Resilience.

Why it’s sometimes good to be a know-it-all

5:01AM | Thursday, 23 May 2013 | Jason Rose

While recently conducting some due diligence on a business opportunity, I drew on skills I learnt as an auditor at KPMG. It got me thinking about the ways in which past experiences become valuable when you start a business.