Tesla Motors: A Silicon Valley tech start-up taking on the auto giants

6:49PM | Friday, 21 June 2013 | Brad Lindenberg

PayPal co-founder Elon Musk is applying a Silicon Valley tech start-up mindset to building cars with Tesla Motors. With Ford and GM/Holden struggling, this company is disrupting an antiquated industry.

A sandcastle at high tide? Sustainable competitive advantages and the long-term view

6:59AM | Thursday, 20 June 2013 | Jason Rose

In a rapidly changing world, some management theorists say the ideal of building a business for the long term has eroded like a sandcastle at high tide. But should you really focus just on the short term when building your business?

Four key questions for the end of the financial year

6:21PM | Wednesday, 19 June 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

The end of the financial year is an opportune time to think about the big picture of your business. Here are four questions that can help ensure the next year is your most successful one yet.

Searching for a place to call “work”

6:21AM | Wednesday, 19 June 2013 | Linnet Hunter

Especially if you’re a sole trader, the novelty of working from home eventually wears off. Here are my experiences with a couple of the alternative options.

On jealousy (Or why Bill Gates lies awake at night thinking of Einstein)

6:15PM | Tuesday, 18 June 2013 | Rebekah Campbell

In business, jealousy and competitiveness can be important motivators, but how can you maintain a peaceful state of mind while looking over your shoulder? Here are five personal observations and experiences.

Five keys to keeping your start-up staff happy

6:27PM | Thursday, 13 June 2013 | Michael Hansen

Employee satisfaction is a vital part of the success of any business. Here are five key ways to help you establish a positive corporate culture in your business.

Why your ‘why’ matters when you start-up a business

6:21PM | Thursday, 13 June 2013 | Cas McCullough

Knowing the reason why you’re getting into business is a powerful motivating factor. It’s time to examine some common motivators for starting a business.

What is your sales pace? Four critical things the tortoise can teach us

6:02PM | Wednesday, 12 June 2013 | Greg Ferrett

Are you looking to improve your sales technique? If so, there are some lessons from the story of the Tortoise and the Hare you should heed.

Seven reasons why you shouldn’t be afraid to raise your prices

6:47PM | Wednesday, 12 June 2013 | Marc Peskett

In business, whether you’re a start-up or a sole trader, there is always a temptation to pick up some market share by cutting prices. However, there are some good reasons why you should move in the opposite direction.

Five tips for dealing with impossibly tight deadlines

6:34AM | Wednesday, 12 June 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Handling tight deadlines can be tough – especially if you’re a sole trader. However, by following these five tips, you can make sure you stay on top of things.