You’re passionate about your business – and so you should be. But there are limits to how much you should talk about it while in polite company.
A poor sales strategy can turn off even the most eager of potential customers. If you’re prospecting, here are a few key points to consider.
Since the late 1980s, there has been a shift in consumer shopping habits toward ethical consumerism, following revelations about labour exploitation and environmental destruction.
Especially for sole traders, money is not always the only way to judge your success in business. Here are five other ways to measure your professional achievements.
Today, Old Taskmaster is going to tell you a tale about a mythical creature some people claim exists, despite extensive evidence to the contrary.
Regular Taskmaster readers will remember John, the owner of the Super Rooster Cafe decided to shake up his business. So how is the new cafe menu faring?
As counter-intuitive as it seems, in some cases the best thing to do is to turn a customer down. Here’s how to know when your business can no longer meet your customer’s needs.
Establishing a small cohort of international brand ambassadors has been central to the rapid growth of Noa Ries’s fitness fashion brand, Vie Active, which is now growing 50% month-on-month.
Do you want to build a brand your customers will keep coming back to? It’s time to take a lesson from the doctor.
Earlier today, Microsoft was criticised for attacking Apple in a recent ad. However, as the Taskmaster discovered, attack ads are far from a new phenomenon in the tech industry.
If you’re launching a tech start-up, it can be easy to fall into the trap of assuming your product will succeed on technical merit alone. Yet history shows an inferior technology can easily knock off a superior rival.
If you’re a web marketer, the easiest way to attract subscribers, leads and customers is to set up landing pages on your website. Here’s a brief introduction to the topic and some tips to help you do it right.
It’s easy to get nervous when speaking in front of a large crowd. If so, Old Taskmaster has a little trick that might help you out.
One of the great things about the internet is that you no longer need to spend a fortune on marketing. Here are five great ways to bolster your marketing plan in time for next year.
As this infographic from The Logo Company shows, colours of logos can express an emotion you might want to build around your business.
Are you worried about someone stealing your business brand? Here are the steps you must take to make sure it’s protected.
Justin Viles co-founded ROKT in 2010 after seven years spearheading the growth of Google AdWords in Australia and New Zealand. Here are his three top tips for building a business.
Choosing your business name is one of the first and most important things you will do when you start your business. Here are five steps you need to follow to ensure you get it right.
Internet retail sales conducted by smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices have increased by as much as 400%. Here are seven key tips to help you cash in on this trend.
Small businesses traditionally spend thousands on 20th century marketing techniques. However, in the online age, there are more effective ways of promoting your business.