One bright idea that could transform innovation in Australia

6:37PM | Friday, 26 June 2015 |  When it comes to fostering innovation and the commercialisation of world class research, there is something the United States has that we lack.

Software company promises employees holiday bonus of almost $10,000 – if they resist these little temptations

6:26PM | Friday, 26 June 2015 |  The chief executive of a software company in the United States is giving his staff $US7500 when they go on holiday – but there’s a catch.

Freelancing platforms oDesk and Elance merge

12:17PM | Thursday, 19 December 2013 |  Worldwide freelance platforms oDesk and Elance have announced they will merge, but pledged to continue operating as two separate platforms.

Lego car, running on air and heralding an international revolution arrives in Melbourne

12:49AM | Thursday, 19 December 2013 |  An international partnership has reached its pinnacle with the arrival of a car made entirely of Lego in Melbourne this week.

Work from home and test your systems

12:11PM | Monday, 16 December 2013 |  Before you leave home and head to work tomorrow, stop. Today you are working from home, not for personal reasons or the chance to take it easy, but to test the management systems you’ve put in place.

When persistence and passion pays off

8:00AM | Tuesday, 27 August 2013 |  Showing people how much your business means to you and how determined you are can only lead to good things in the long run.

How to handle the emotional rollercoaster ride of being an entrepreneur

7:45PM | Monday, 8 July 2013 |  As an entrepreneur, sometimes it feels as if you are getting kicked in the guts from every angle! But with experience comes a measure of stability.

The cowardly salesperson: What to do when good staff go bad

7:43PM | Monday, 8 July 2013 |  How important are effective sales structures and incentives to your business? After yet another battle with the phone company, Old Taskmaster has the answer.

THE NEWS WRAP: Kevin Rudd appeals to business after winning leadership spill

6:24AM | Thursday, 27 June 2013 |  Kevin Rudd has reclaimed the prime ministership. Plus ACCC to investigate telecommunications backhaul pricing and the ATO's warning of profit shifting.

Nominate a second-in-command

4:00AM | Wednesday, 24 April 2013 |  It can be difficult getting things done if a management structure becomes too flat. The solution is to anoint a second-in-command.