The business plan is crucial for every business, particularly start-ups.
Start-ups are being encouraged to preserve their health and that of their employees, after it was revealed the average Australian takes almost 10 sick days a year.
A succession planning expert says start-up founders should be wary of “becoming the business” following the shock resignation of Apple chief executive Steve Jobs.
Even by Australia’s standards for extreme weather, the start of 2011 has been extraordinary. In the space of just a few weeks, Brisbane’s CBD was submerged, regional Queensland was lashed by cyclonic activity, rural Victoria was drenched and Perth was hit by bushfires.