January 2014

Poor online security? Time to start quaking in your boots!

1:47PM | Thursday, 16 January 2014 | By Taskmaster Earlier this week, there was a small earthquake reported east of Melbourne, in the area around Parts Unknown.

Patience is not a virtue – and neither are queues

1:00AM | Wednesday, 15 January 2014 | By Taskmaster There are some things in this world Old Taskmaster has little time for. Queues being chief among them.

Breaking bad news

1:00AM | Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | 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.

Looking to recruit? Hiring by consensus is worth considering

1:16PM | Monday, 13 January 2014 | By Taskmaster Recently, your humble correspondent read an interesting article about a new hiring strategy used by a growing number of businesses. If you’re looking to take on more staff, it’s certainly something to think about.

Pay attention to what happened at CES

1:51PM | Friday, 10 January 2014 | By Taskmaster This past week saw, arguably, the world’s most important annual consumer electronics trade show, the International CES in Las Vegas.

Plan ahead for the big events

1:21PM | Thursday, 9 January 2014 | By Taskmaster Australia Day and Valentine’s Day are rapidly approaching – and so are the opportunities to use a little patriotism or romance to sell your products. If you haven’t already, it’s time to get planning.

Make sure your information is up-to-date

1:17PM | Tuesday, 7 January 2014 | By Taskmaster If you haven't gotten around to taking down all the Christmas decorations around your shop or office, you could be sending the wrong message to your customers.

Well, it’s January… Again

1:28PM | Monday, 6 January 2014 | By Taskmaster Don’t shrug your shoulders when you hear everyone around you is on holidays. Instead, use it as an opportunity to get a head start on the year ahead – even if it’s just by completing a few odd jobs.

December 2013

Troubleshoot tech problems

12:38PM | Friday, 20 December 2013 | By Taskmaster Computers. Sometimes it’s like they have a mind of their own.

Make suppliers fight for your business

12:54PM | Thursday, 19 December 2013 | By Taskmaster Most entrepreneurs know from experience that you need to wheel and deal to get a sale across the line. And that goes for supplier deals as well.