September 2013

What the Coalition’s win means for small business

9:00AM | Sunday, 8 September 2013 | By Patrick Stafford and Gavin Lower Here’s a look at some of the Abbott government’s key policies, and what they’re likely to mean for your business.

How to master brand and online reviews to boost your business: Tips from an insider

9:32PM | Friday, 6 September 2013 | By Rose Powell Start-ups who work closely with their first 100 customers, encourage online reviews and manage bad online reviews can significantly increase their business, according to the founder of one of Australia’s leading business review sites.

Best of the web reads: Entrepreneurship and its impact on families

9:17PM | Friday, 6 September 2013 | By Gavin Lower In her last column for the print version of Inc., Meg Cadoux Hirshberg reflects on her time charting the ways entrepreneurship impacts upon families.

Young, nimble and growing fast: Key lessons from the 2013 Smart50

9:53PM | Friday, 6 September 2013 | By Patrick Stafford Here are some of the key lessons your business can take from the Crowe Horwath–SmartCompany Smart50 list of 2013.

Pollenizer CEO on the top five myths of lean start-ups

9:06AM | Friday, 6 September 2013 | By Rose Powell Pollenizer, an incubator program based in Sydney, has long loved and taught the lean start-up method to founders.

THE NEWS WRAP: ACCC nears the end of its shopper docket investigation

9:28AM | Friday, 6 September 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas Consumer watchdog the ACCC is nearing the end of its investigation into supermarket shopper docket discounts. Plus Clive Palmer threatens to sue Rupert Murdoch and Toyota announces a Lexus recall.

New psychological research reveals what drives entrepreneurs beyond their gung-ho reputation

9:20AM | Friday, 6 September 2013 | By Rose Powell Research released this week by organisational psychologist Kirsty Bucknell for the Commonwealth Bank reveals the key personality drivers of Australian entrepreneurs.

Employee share schemes review leaves experts sceptical about reform

9:18PM | Thursday, 5 September 2013 | By Rose Powell While the start-up sector has welcomed the review of the employee share scheme options taxation regime, the discussion paper recently released by Treasury has some industry experts concerned for the review process.

Australian social network launches to share skills

9:15PM | Thursday, 5 September 2013 | By Rose Powell Co-opRating, a web app platform to connect people with skills to companies and organisations, was launched at Microsoft’s TechEd conference on the Gold Coast yesterday.

Watch this space: Samsung unveils the Galaxy Gear smartwatch

9:56PM | Thursday, 5 September 2013 | By Patrick Stafford The war is on – after months of speculation, Samsung has announced the Galaxy Gear smartwatch in a move that will likely kick off a battle between major tech companies for domination in the long-awaited product category.