Editor's Note

Monday 23 January

By Oliver Milman
Monday, 23 January 2012

Oliver MilmanToday on StartupSmart, we outline the value of having staff that are well equipped for challenging times.


Rob Davidson’s eponymous Brisbane recruitment firm was tracking along nicely before the GFC hit, bringing the unpleasant surprise that many of his employees didn’t have the skills to cope.

Davidson ended up slashing his workforce from 110 to 60, learning some valuable lessons along the way. Today, he explains how start-ups can cope with a similar scenario.

Elsewhere, mentor Brad Callaughan has some advice on whether to give your mentor a stake in your business and we have news of a $2 million start-up fund for developers.

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