January 2014

Simplicity and good presentation

1:43PM | Friday, 31 January 2014 | By Taskmaster By now, long-time Taskmaster readers will be familiar with the saga of John, the owner of the local chicken shop in Parts Unknown. Well, there’s a new chapter to the sad, sorry saga.

Plan something special for Valentine’s Day

1:01PM | Thursday, 30 January 2014 | By Taskmaster One of the nasty traps you can all-too-easily fall in when you run a business is to give your start-up all your attention, while losing sight of personal relationships.

A flat white and a Chiko roll: Why you shouldn’t bite off more than you can chew

1:00AM | Wednesday, 29 January 2014 | By Taskmaster The Taskmaster’s local chicken shop has decided it wants to be a cafe – with disastrous consequences.

Don’t wing it by buying a business without research

1:00AM | Tuesday, 28 January 2014 | By Taskmaster If you don’t do your research before buying a business, you’re plucked.

Keep the Australia Day epidemic at bay

1:20PM | Friday, 24 January 2014 | By Taskmaster It’s the epidemic sweeping the nation: Fakenitis Fever. As a boss, here’s what you need to about it.

Update your social media ahead of the Australia Day long weekend

1:59PM | Thursday, 23 January 2014 | By Taskmaster Australia Day is nearly here. But will your customers know if you’re open this long weekend?

Mobile commerce visionary Tomi Ahonen on the newest mass media: You must watch this video

1:00AM | Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | By Taskmaster Are you thinking about developing an Android or iPhone app? Or perhaps you’re looking for a great business idea? If so, here’s one video you absolutely must watch.

The dark side of vertical integration

1:00AM | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 | 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.

Don’t be overly reliant on a single staff member

1:33PM | Monday, 20 January 2014 | By Taskmaster Have you recently hired your first employees? Here’s how to avoid one big potential pitfall.

Make sure you have plenty of business cards – and they stand out!

1:31PM | Friday, 17 January 2014 | By Taskmaster Some people say you no longer need business cards. The Taskmaster, most humbly, disagrees.