Giving out equity

3:26PM | Friday, 1 March 2013 | Brad Lindenberg

One of the big decisions you’ll need to make when you start a business is who you will grant equity to, and under what circumstances. Your answer will have a big impact on your future financial wellbeing. BY BRAD LINDENBERG.

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Getting ready to sell your business

2:07PM | Thursday, 28 February 2013 | Greg Hayes

Are you contemplating selling or merging your business? If so, there are a few key details you should consider first. BY GREG HAYES.

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Risky business

2:20PM | Thursday, 28 February 2013 | Jason Rose

A recent side project has meant dealing with risk management. It turns out there’s a 78.342% probability that risk models say more about human nature than you might, at first, imagine. BY JASON ROSE.

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How to avoid being overwhelmed by your competitors

2:04AM | Wednesday, 27 February 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Sometimes you can become so caught up in industry trends that you lose sight of what you’re trying to achieve. Here are five tips to prevent you feeling overwhelmed by bigger competitors. BY AMANDA JESNOEWSKI.

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Someone getting in your way? Ever think it might be you?

2:01AM | Wednesday, 27 February 2013 | Linnet Hunter

Are you sick of people or events getting in the way of your home business? Before you do anything else, it’s time to take a look in the mirror. BY LINNET HUNTER.

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Entrepreneurial insomnia

2:00AM | Tuesday, 26 February 2013 | Rebekah Campbell

One question that investors like to ask is “What's keeping you up at night?” Since launching our website, I’ve found myself stewing over three things at 3am. BY REBEKAH CAMPBELL.

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Video discussion: Jane Lu and Samantha Cran

2:00AM | Monday, 25 February 2013 | Orsi Parkanyi

In this discussion, Jane Lu from Show Pony Fashion and Samantha Cran from 1disease share their inspiring entrepreneurial experiences. BY ORSI PARKANYI.

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Are you tempted to buy followers? Please don't

2:01PM | Friday, 22 February 2013 | Adam Franklin

Buying Twitter followers or email mailing lists can seem like an easy way to build your social media presence. However, there are some very important reasons why you shouldn’t. BY ADAM FRANKLIN.

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Zero in on your ideal client

2:43PM | Thursday, 21 February 2013 | Cas McCullough

Got problem clients or no clients? Here’s what you might be missing. By CAS McCULLOUGH.

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The race to stay relevant is on

2:38PM | Wednesday, 20 February 2013 | Marc Peskett

From the retail sector to the media, technology is rapidly reshaping whole industries. However, by taking advantage of government grants, you can make sure your business remains relevant. BY MARC PESKETT.

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Boosting your creativity in business

2:49AM | Wednesday, 20 February 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Creativity is crucial in business. If you’re struggling to come up with your next big business idea, here are eight tips to help you out. BY AMANDA JESNOEWSKI.

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Is there a magic sales elixir?

2:01PM | Tuesday, 19 February 2013 | Greg Ferrett

Many entrepreneurs look for the sales elixir that, when used, turns a person into a business or sales superstar. But does such a formula exist? BY GREGORY FERRETT.

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32 time-saving tips for the busy entrepreneur

2:11AM | Tuesday, 19 February 2013 | Jonathan Weinstock

Working efficiently is essential when you’re starting a business. Here are 32 simple ways you can save time and boost your productivity. BY JONATHAN WEINSTOCK.

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No such thing as dumb technical luck

2:51PM | Friday, 15 February 2013 | Brad Lindenberg

On the internet, no one builds ‘everything’ in a new product from scratch. ‘Technical luck’ is the opportunity to leverage an existing platform or technology into a new business opportunity. BY BRAD LINDENBERG.

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A cloudy business forecast

2:42AM | Friday, 15 February 2013 | John Russell

Cloud computing is forever changing the way businesses are run. Is your business taking full advantage of this new opportunity? BY JOHN RUSSELL.

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Don’t ignore tax obligations if you are a company director

2:21PM | Thursday, 14 February 2013 | Greg Hayes

Did you know that company directors can become personally liable for their company’s tax obligations? If you run a business, here are the key details you must be aware of. BY GREG HAYES.

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Not such a Better Place

2:01PM | Thursday, 14 February 2013 | Jason Rose

In many industries, the status quo makes no sense. However, instigating change can be tough, as the collapse of electric car innovator Better Place shows. BY JASON ROSE.

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Hiring for a start-up

2:30PM | Wednesday, 13 February 2013 | Rebekah Campbell

When you hire staff for a start-up, there are a few essential characteristics you must look for in your candidates. Here are four key lessons I’ve learnt during the recruitment process. BY REBEKAH CAMPBELL.

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The three Ws of writing about your service

2:53AM | Wednesday, 13 February 2013 | Linnet Hunter

Do you need to write some copy for an advertising flyer or your website? It’s time to brush up on a few basic writing skills. BY LINNET HUNTER.

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Eight tips for maintaining and growing your cashflow

2:29AM | Wednesday, 13 February 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Cashflow management can literally make or break your business. Here are eight essential tips to help you through the lean months. BY AMANDA JESNOEWSKI.

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