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The tactic that makes this founder confident they’ll reach $1 million in revenue in their first year

1:28PM | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 | Rose Powell

The Organic Project, an organic product home delivery service, launched last month with very few overheads, thanks to an emerging model known as “drop-shipping”.

The year of mobile and accessing Gen Y’s secret weapon: Telstra exec on how start-ups can make the most of 2014

1:00AM | Monday, 20 January 2014 | Rose Powell

This year is one of opportunity for start-ups and tech-enabled small businesses able to navigate and exploit the rapid shift to mobile, says Will Irving, group managing director of Telstra Business.

Heatwave-hit cafes switch up their offering after insights from collaborated data

1:04PM | Friday, 17 January 2014 | Rose Powell

With much of Australia gripped by a heatwave this week, many cafes owners were wondering if they were the only ones seeing their coffee orders dry up.

Four top tips for great customer service in the age of social media: Why response time matters most

12:39PM | Thursday, 12 December 2013 | Rose Powell

How quickly you respond to a request or complaint is the most important factor in customer service, according to customer service system start-up Zendesk.

It’s time for an end-of-year motivational push

12:00AM | Wednesday, 11 December 2013 | Taskmaster

Well, here we are, in the weeks before Christmas. If your staff are already slowing down, perhaps it’s time for some added incentives.

Overcome the summertime sales blues

12:00AM | Tuesday, 10 December 2013 | Taskmaster

In some sectors, summer can often be a difficult season in which to make sales. Old Taskmaster says you mustn't get discouraged!

Ignore what your customers say, tell them what they want

12:07PM | Wednesday, 4 December 2013 | Walid El-Khoury

It is now a well-known (but often forgotten) fact that people invariably try to rationalise their decisions. Asking people what they want is the wrong way to find out what they’re really after.

How to prevent dodgy sales practices in your business

12:00AM | Wednesday, 4 December 2013 | Taskmaster

Earlier this week, the ACCC announced it is taking an energy company to court over its sales tactics. Here’s how to prevent the same thing happening to you.

Surviving the pre-Christmas rush

11:50PM | Thursday, 28 November 2013 | Michael Hansen

The weeks leading up to Christmas are always frenzied. Here are six things you need to do to thrive through a late-year rush.

How the power of focus quadrupled this self-funded start-up’s sales

11:28AM | Monday, 25 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Focusing on just one function of their product led to skyrocketing sales for Quadlock co-foudners Chris Peters and Rob Ward.

The “horrendous” birth story of multi-award winning Vinomofo: Start-ups are Scary series

11:03PM | Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | Rose Powell

The team behind the wine deals site Vinomofo are onto a good thing now, but co-founder and chief executive André Eikmeier says becoming a profitable start-up was anything but easy.

Hyperbolic language: This article will revolutionise the way you do business

11:50PM | Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | Bella Katz

Why is it that so many rational entrepreneurial individuals, people who create new businesses, are so fond of exaggeration?

Kogan fires back in Click Frenzy cease-and-desist stoush

11:33PM | Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | Myriam Robin

Kogan.com.au has been issued with a cease-and-desist letter after it hosted a Click Frenzy sale despite not being part of the official event.

Don’t talk shop – at least, not all the time

11:51PM | Friday, 15 November 2013 | Taskmaster

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.

Are you prospecting or just making noise?

11:09PM | Friday, 15 November 2013 | Greg Ferrett

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.

Return to the Super Rooster Cafe

11:42PM | Monday, 11 November 2013 | Taskmaster

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?

Pulling the plug: When to fire your client

11:12PM | Friday, 8 November 2013 | Vanessa Emilio

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.

Dr Pepper’s lessons on brand loyalty

11:00AM | Thursday, 7 November 2013 | Taskmaster

Do you want to build a brand your customers will keep coming back to? It’s time to take a lesson from the doctor.

A trick to try if you’re afraid of public speaking

10:22PM | Thursday, 31 October 2013 | Taskmaster

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.

Ecommerce tips: How to ensure more customers actually finish their sale

10:35PM | Wednesday, 30 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Getting customers the whole way through the online check-out process can be a challenge in an environment where entertainment and competitors are only a click away.

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