The six golden rules of soloist collaboration

10:33PM | Wednesday, 24 October 2012 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Forming partnerships and alliances with others can help to increase the reach of your solo business. BY AMANDA JESNOEWSKI.

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Measuring how far you’ve come

10:20PM | Wednesday, 24 October 2012 | Linnet Hunter

Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel and don’t be afraid to congratulate yourself for how far you’ve come. BY LINNET HUNTER.

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Are your KPIs killing powerful initiatives?

10:22PM | Tuesday, 23 October 2012 | Walid El-Khoury

The acronym “KPI” usually stands for “Key Performance Indicator”. However, if you’re measuring the wrong things, it’s an acronym that can quickly come to stand for something else. BY WALID EL-KHOURY.

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Video Interview: Sovy Lie, Couture Roulette

10:47PM | Monday, 22 October 2012 | Orsi Parkanyi

Couture Roulette founder Sovy Lie grew up in an extremely creative Indonesian family. In this video, she discusses some of the challenges faced by female entrepreneurs from migrant backgrounds. BY ORSI PARKANYI.

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Is the email still the king of marketing?

10:57PM | Friday, 19 October 2012 | Adam Franklin

With the proliferation of social media services such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, is email still relevant? The answer might surprise you. BY ADAM FRANKLIN.

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How to work around your family when working from home

10:12PM | Thursday, 18 October 2012 | Cas McCullough

Establishing a home-based business allows for a more flexible lifestyle, but it can also mean working around your family. Here are some ways you can manage the challenge. By CAS McCULLOUGH.

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Five advantages to becoming a franchisee

10:44PM | Wednesday, 17 October 2012 | Marc Peskett

When you decide to start-up, a key decision is whether you should go it alone or buy a franchise. Here are five major advantages to becoming a franchisee. BY MARC PESKETT.

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The three Fs of soloist motivation

10:16PM | Wednesday, 17 October 2012 | Linnet Hunter

Going solo means you probably won’t get the external encouragement from colleagues you would in a work environment. Thankfully, with these three F’s, it’s easy to keep yourself motivated. BY LINNET HUNTER.

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Seven steps to a powerful business elevator speech

10:11PM | Wednesday, 17 October 2012 | Amanda Jesnoewski

The opportunity to promote your business can come when you least expect it, so it’s crucial to have a short sales speech ready. If you’re creating your elevator pitch, here are seven key things to aim for. BY AMANDA JESNOEWSKI.

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The only mistake I regret: Important advice for start-up founders

10:43PM | Tuesday, 16 October 2012 | Rebekah Campbell

While most of my mistakes have helped me grow as a leader and a person, there is one decision I truly regret. Today, I’m sharing the story to hopefully prevent you from making the same mistake. BY REBEKAH CAMPBELL.

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My “closed door” 100% engagement policy

10:16PM | Monday, 15 October 2012 | Jonathan Weinstock

There is a piece of office technology that can help ensure you always focus 100% on the task at hand. The trick is learning to use it effectively. BY JONATHAN WEINSTOCK.

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Still searching for investors? It’s time to get strategic

10:15PM | Friday, 12 October 2012 | Brad Lindenberg

Are you looking for a source of funding? It might be worth calling some of your larger customers or suppliers to see if they’re interested in making a strategic investment. BY BRAD LINDENBERG.

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Take a break before you start to run on empty

10:37PM | Thursday, 11 October 2012 | Jason Rose

A couple of years ago, I had a job writing gags for a breakfast radio show. Along the way, I learnt an invaluable lesson that has helped me as an entrepreneur. BY JASON ROSE.

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10 more must-have apps for mumpreneurs

10:35PM | Wednesday, 10 October 2012 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Recently, this blog examined 10 must-have smartphone and tablet apps for busy mumpreneurs. However, with great new apps being created every day, here are 10 more that are worth checking out. BY AMANDA JESNOEWSKI.

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Life’s not always a beach for soloists

10:23PM | Wednesday, 10 October 2012 | Linnet Hunter

Is going solo the right move for you? Here are three takes on the pluses, minuses and interesting points about going it alone. BY LINNET HUNTER.

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Video Interview: Kim McGuinness, Network Central

10:13PM | Monday, 8 October 2012 | Orsi Parkanyi

Kim McGuinness runs Network Central – a large organisation for women in management. She is probably the most connected person I know, and an expert on business networking. BY ORSI PARKANYI.

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Are happiness, success and freedom somewhere over the rainbow?

10:55PM | Friday, 5 October 2012 | Cas McCullough

I’ve always been a goal orientated person. However, becoming a work at home mum taught me some valuable lessons about the goals that are truly worth pursuing. BY CAS McCULLOUGH.

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Is blogging worth the effort?

10:35PM | Friday, 5 October 2012 | Adam Franklin

Blogging is to your digital strategy what going to the gym is to your physical health. Sure, it can be tough staying motivated at first, but the long-term results make it worthwhile. BY ADAM FRANKLIN.

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Taking stock of your first quarter

10:21PM | Wednesday, 3 October 2012 | Marc Peskett

We’ve just come through the first quarter of the financial year. It’s a good opportunity to have a look at how your business is performing in these three key areas. BY MARC PESKETT.

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Nine top outsourcing tips for mumpreneurs

10:32PM | Wednesday, 3 October 2012 | Amanda Jesnoewski

As a busy mumpreneur, it can be tough to give each area of your business the attention it deserves. However, there are also many outsourcing horror stories from unwary businesses. Here are nine key tips to make sure you outsource effectively. BY AMANDA JESNOEWSKI.

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