It’s not easy to simultaneously offend and inspire the Taskmaster, yet one local businessperson has managed to do precisely that.
In the comments section of a recent column, your humble correspondent was called a “hipster”. As usual, Old Taskmaster is outraged.
There is an assumption that people are entirely rational. However, when it comes to sales, the Taskmaster says it's a dog of an idea.
From press releases to blog posts, learning to write good headlines is perhaps one of the greatest time investments you can make in your business.
Do the signs in your shop window have a clip art cartoon on them? If so, the Taskmaster says it’s time to pull them down.
Unfortunately, it seems that there is very little someone needs to change in your work to call it their own. Thankfully, there are some ways you can protect your intellectual property.
Radio shock-jock Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O’s switch from 2Day FM to KiiS FM has paid off, as the pair have claimed the title once more of FM breakfast leaders.
Are you trying to pick a name for your business? Looking for something really unique? Old Taskmaster suggests it’s time to buy a vowel.
With a high traffic and low margin business to grow, the team at No Yelling quickly ruled out pay-per-click advertising and decided to invest their limited cash into boosting their SEO ranking.
No matter how much you try to avoid mistakes, it’s almost inevitable you’ll make one in business sooner or later. Here are three key tips to help you recover your reputation when you drop the ball.
The other day, Old Taskmaster watched a video interview with Boost Juice and Retail Zoo founder Janine Allis. In the video, Allis reveals a marketing tactic with bite.
Previously the domain of science fiction and controversial airport security, 3D body scanners are popping up across Australia and could be a game-changer for e-commerce companies as well as bricks-and-mortar retailers.
Old Taskmaster recounts the tale of Goldilocks, a young consumer from a key demographic, and the business lessons she learnt from three sales bears.
Bathroom component manufacturer and e-commerce start-up Allure Bathrooms has received $1.5 million in growth capital from the Disruptive Investment Group, which will take 40% equity in the business.
Here are three tips to help you turn your likers, followers, readers and connections into regular email subscribers.
The razor-and-blades pricing model can allow you to subsidise the cost of products to your customer – while guaranteeing your business a healthy profit. Here’s how to implement it.
Many moons ago, your humble correspondent had a colleague who enjoyed making factually dubious claims. It ended in a very chilli predicament.
One of Australia’s hottest start-ups, e-commerce platform Bigcommerce has today released Bigcommerce Next, a series of aesthetic, marketing and app features to drive traffic to online stores.
In conversations, and especially in emails, it’s easy to bombard people with irrelevant details. Often, it’s far smarter to make sure you ask the right questions.
When it comes to marketing, words are powerful. Here are seven “magic” words that can have a strong subconscious impact on your potential customers.