How to pick the right mentor for you

10:22PM | Wednesday, 3 October 2012 | Linnet Hunter

We can all do with a bit of good advice or assistance from time to time. Here are a few ways to find the right mentor for your business. BY LINNET HUNTER.

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Three core qualities an entrepreneur needs

10:22PM | Tuesday, 2 October 2012 | Rebekah Campbell

After my recent National Student Leadership Forum speech, a bright young student asked me about the core qualities needed by entrepreneurs. Here’s my answer to that tricky question. BY REBEKAH CAMPBELL.

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Top tips from Mark Bouris – a true inspiration

10:57PM | Monday, 1 October 2012 | Jonathan Weinstock

Last weekend, Mark Bouris addressed the Entrepreneurs Organisation’s Melbourne chapter. Here are some key lessons from the Celebrity Apprentice host and Yellow Brick Road founder. BY JONATHAN WEINSTOCK.

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The secrets behind the best restaurant in the world

9:28PM | Thursday, 27 September 2012 | Oliver Milman

In this week's best of the web, we examine the world’s most successful restaurant. We also look at the future of smartphones, hiring untrained salespeople and where old logos go to die.

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Beware of false profits

9:45PM | Wednesday, 26 September 2012 | Jason Rose

It can be beneficial to learn how successful people got to be where they are today. However, you should be careful of succumbing to idol worship. BY JASON ROSE.

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How to respond effectively to a media call-out

9:49PM | Wednesday, 26 September 2012 | Amanda Jesnoewski

It can be tough to know what to do when a journalist calls, especially if you don’t have a lot of media experience. Here are six tips to help you out during a media call-out. BY AMANDA JESNOEWSKI.

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Giving your start-up a spring clean

9:47PM | Wednesday, 26 September 2012 | Linnet Hunter

The cleanliness of your work environment can have a huge impact on your productivity. Now that spring is here, it’s time to give your workspace a spring cleanup. BY LINNET HUNTER.

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It takes three to tango

9:21PM | Tuesday, 25 September 2012 | Walid El-Khoury

All businesses have three sets of stakeholders: Shareholders, clients and employees. Balancing their interests is critical to the success of your business. BY WALID EL-KHOURY.

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Video: Balancing entrepreneurship and motherhood

9:02PM | Monday, 24 September 2012 | Orsi Parkanyi

Many women in the start-up community are balancing entrepreneurship and motherhood. It’s a topic addressed in this interesting video from The New York Times. BY ORSI PARKANYI.

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September's top business books

9:36PM | Friday, 21 September 2012 | Alan Hargreaves

Richard Branson is far from a traditional businessperson, which is why his Virgin empire makes such an interesting business case study. BY ALAN HARGREAVES.

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Are you repelling business?

9:17PM | Thursday, 20 September 2012 | Cas McCullough

Recently, a graphic designer lost me as a customer due to her poor communications skills. What message are you sending to your potential customers? BY CAS McCULLOUGH.

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Five questions you should be able to answer

9:58PM | Wednesday, 19 September 2012 | Marc Peskett

Do you have a clear idea of who you are, what you do and why you do it? If you want your business to succeed, here are five questions you should be able to answer. BY MARC PESKETT.

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What to do when you’re overcome with ideas

9:42PM | Wednesday, 19 September 2012 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Ideas are funny things. They always seem to go missing when you need them, only to overwhelm you later. Here are five key tips to managing the creative moments when inspiration strikes. BY AMANDA JESNOEWSKI.

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How to master face-to-face networking: Part two

9:36PM | Wednesday, 19 September 2012 | Linnet Hunter

Last week, this blog featured a number of business networking tips for soloists. However, it is just as important to make sure you avoid falling into the trap of making one these five classic mistakes while you’re networking. BY LINNET HUNTER.

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This is actually working!

9:13PM | Tuesday, 18 September 2012 | Rebekah Campbell

There comes a tipping point that makes the sleepless nights worthwhile. It’s the moment when the product you’re working so hard to develop really starts taking form. BY REBEKAH CAMPBELL.

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Seven quirky signs your employees have officially moved in!

9:39PM | Monday, 17 September 2012 | Jonathan Weinstock

Are your employees feeling comfortable in their jobs or insecure? If you aren’t sure, here are seven examples of what you should look for. BY JONATHAN WEINSTOCK.

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Convertible notes and priced rounds

9:33PM | Friday, 14 September 2012 | Brad Lindenberg

In the past week, a debate has raged across the start-up blogosphere about two funding structures used by VCs. As an entrepreneur who recently launched a business, here’s my take on the debate. BY BRAD LINDENBERG.

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Are smartphones making us dumb?

9:23PM | Thursday, 13 September 2012 | Oliver Milman

In this week's best of the web, is your smartphone making you dumb? We also examine a key customer service lesson: Don't sell someone a dishwasher with a snake inside.

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Seven ways to keep your late-paying customers in check

9:18PM | Wednesday, 12 September 2012 | Greg Hayes

They are the bane of every entrepreneur’s existence: The customers who don’t pay their bills, or are months overdue. Thankfully, there are effective ways to deal with them. BY GREG HAYES.

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Making the cut

9:07PM | Wednesday, 12 September 2012 | Jason Rose

A visit to a surgeon made me think about the differences between doctors and entrepreneurs. While medicine might be a better guarantee of financial success, an entrepreneur’s life is far more exciting. BY JASON ROSE.

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