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.

Paper stacked to the clouds

6:47PM | Friday, 7 June 2013 | John Russell

When it comes to making your office paperless, it’s not the ‘green factor’ you should consider first and foremost – it’s efficiency.

The big mistakes small businesses should avoid when doing their taxes

6:58PM | Thursday, 6 June 2013 | Brad Callaughan

June 30 is approaching fast. Here are some common mistakes you need to keep an eye out for when you do your taxes.

It’s time to make the call

6:30PM | Thursday, 6 June 2013 | Jason Rose

As entrepreneurs, we spend a massive amount of time planning and thinking about our sales strategy. So it’s well worth spending just 40 cents on one of the simplest techniques around – although it takes guts to try it.

Five ways to get paid faster in the new financial year

6:34AM | Wednesday, 5 June 2013 | Linnet Hunter

Especially if you’re a sole trader, getting paid on time is essential to your cashflow. Here are five key ways to get paid faster in the new financial year.