August 2013

Breaking bad news

8:08PM | Thursday, 8 August 2013 | By Taskmaster In a perfect world, your business would grow at a steady pace, no one would ever get ill, every employee would be unconditionally loyal to your business and every single person you hire would work out. Reality is a different matter.

The dark side of vertical integration

8:32PM | Wednesday, 7 August 2013 | By Taskmaster What would your business do if a large supplier or customer decided to become a competitor? Here are a few of your options.

Business is war: Jack Tramiel’s secret to conquering Silicon Valley

8:15PM | Tuesday, 6 August 2013 | By Taskmaster Jack Tramiel was a Holocaust survivor, refugee and – later – a US Army engineer. Here is the secret to how a pioneering tech entrepreneur managed to grow a typewriter repair shop into the world’s largest desktop computer company.

A moon landing, a moment of genius and a game-changing moment

8:42PM | Monday, 5 August 2013 | By Taskmaster A lot of people think intelligence is simply the rote memorisation of many facts. However, when it comes to business, genius is something entirely different.

Should Vimeo kill the YouTube star? It’s a matter of traffic

8:36PM | Friday, 2 August 2013 | By Taskmaster Should you upload your business videos onto YouTube or go for another paid hosting provider? Here are the pros and cons of each option.

By the numbers: Why YouTube video clips matter for your business

8:15PM | Thursday, 1 August 2013 | By Taskmaster Are video clips on the internet just a passing fad? If you think so, you could be missing a golden business opportunity.

July 2013

Rapping Peter Strong: Keepin’ it real against red tape

7:17PM | Wednesday, 31 July 2013 | By Taskmaster Council of Small Business of Australia executive director Peter Strong has uploaded a rap video on YouTube. Old Taskmaster decided it’s time to get down with the street – federal style.

From brandy to bitters: When eCommerce orders go off the tracks

7:28PM | Tuesday, 30 July 2013 | By Taskmaster If you run an eCommerce site, there is an essential process you need to get right before you begin shipping products.

Apple’s Tim Cook and the great tech price rip-off

7:39PM | Monday, 29 July 2013 | By Taskmaster For far too long, Australian small businesspeople have suspected they’re getting ripped off by the tech industry. Now the proof has arrived – and it’s time to take action!

Big Android announcements at Google: Mobile app developers, pay attention!

7:46PM | Friday, 26 July 2013 | By Taskmaster In just one week, Google has announced Android 4.3 Jellybean, Chromecast on TV and a new line of smartphones. If you’re a mobile app developer or tech start-up, you must get up-to-date on what it all means for your business.