The late mail: Even posties aren’t safe from digital disruption

3:50PM | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | Jason Rose

The internet is disrupting every industry – and not even the humble postie is safe.

Bodyslam: How getting soundly beaten can be a blessing in disguise

12:39PM | Thursday, 5 December 2013 | Jason Rose

I learnt a great lesson about business and life on the weekend. The weird part was that I was upside down at the time.

Yin and Yang: How to find the perfect business partner

11:13PM | Thursday, 21 November 2013 | Jason Rose

History is full of famous partnerships – unions of two individuals who achieved more together than they possibly ever could have achieved on their own. Here’s how to find your ideal business partner.

Business expansion: The $10 million question

11:33PM | Wednesday, 6 November 2013 | Jason Rose

There’s a good reason why you should always be working on an expansion plan for your business.

The start of a start-up: The thrill of generating a new business idea

10:31PM | Thursday, 24 October 2013 | Jason Rose

I recently had that burst of excitement every entrepreneur knows well – the moment where a bold new business idea strikes.

Speed kills: Why you don’t need to build your start-up at a million miles an hour

10:24PM | Thursday, 10 October 2013 | Jason Rose

In business, there can be a temptation to aim for fast growth from day one. However, sometimes a slow and steady approach is the most sustainable strategy.

The number crunch on big data

9:45PM | Thursday, 26 September 2013 | Jason Rose

One of the big business buzzwords at the moment is ‘big data’. But do the numbers really add up for your business?

Political upstarts and business start-ups: Disorder in the house

9:41PM | Thursday, 12 September 2013 | Jason Rose

There are some interesting micro parties that will hold the balance of power in the Senate come June next year. And in some ways, they’re the political equivalent of a start-up business.

Follow the Hird: Business lessons from the Essendon supplements scandal

8:20PM | Thursday, 29 August 2013 | Jason Rose

From a crisis management point of view, AFL coach James Hird’s handling of the recent Essendon supplements scandal has been fascinating. Here’s a key crisis management lesson you can apply to your business.

Time for a parliament of entrepreneurs

8:54PM | Thursday, 15 August 2013 | Jason Rose

Our nation would be far better off it were governed by entrepreneurs, who know how to get things done, rather than politicians.

Show some backbone and anything’s possible

8:10PM | Thursday, 1 August 2013 | Jason Rose

Life can throw many challenges your way and some are a real pain in the neck. However, if you show some spine, they can be overcome.

Good morning, Vietnam! How a whole nation can be a start-up

7:32PM | Thursday, 18 July 2013 | Jason Rose

Can a whole country have a start-up mindset? A recent trip to Vietnam suggests the answer is yes.

How do you prepare for disaster?

7:00AM | Tuesday, 16 July 2013 | Jason Rose

One of the truths of starting a business is that things will go wrong – sometimes horribly. But until you have faced your first disaster, you haven’t really launched your business. BY JASON ROSE.

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?

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.

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.

Being born to succeed is not the only path to success

5:14PM | Thursday, 9 May 2013 | Jason Rose

You’ve probably heard about entrepreneurs who build multi-billion dollar business empires on the computer in their parents’ garage. Well, for those of us who aren’t billionaires by grade four, there’s still hope.

Driven to (creative) distraction

4:40PM | Friday, 26 April 2013 | Jason Rose

Creativity is important in any business. However, it’s essential for you to treat innovation as a means to an end, rather than an end in itself.

Fighting for your customers: Why cut and thrust beats theory every time

4:48PM | Thursday, 11 April 2013 | Jason Rose

You will never earn a martial arts black belt by studying a textbook. Similarly, if you want to be a start-up sensei, it’s time to start fighting against your competitors to win customers in the free market.

The relief of failure: Why start-ups can kill the soul

3:20PM | Thursday, 28 March 2013 | Jason Rose

It's important to prepare yourself emotionally before you start a business. Failing to do so can have lasting psychological consequences.