Business team


How can I convince people to join my start-up?

2:00AM | Wednesday, 27 February 2013 |  Your colleagues probably feel secure in their current jobs, and you should probably give up trying to persuade them.

Is there a low-cost alternative to a big Christmas party?

12:00AM | Monday, 10 December 2012 |  Start by asking your team members how they want to be rewarded for Christmas.

Make your IT division sexy

9:13PM | Thursday, 8 September 2011 |  As Myer’s Bernie Brookes highlights, the importance of supply chain management and IT means you should treat these guys as heroes.

I’ve just hired my first lot of new staff. Can we all work from my home office?

12:39PM | Thursday, 16 December 2010 |  The signs are right for your move beyond the family home, subject to your finances.

How can I effectively delegate tasks to my staff?

12:35PM | Wednesday, 1 December 2010 |  For the business to grow, you have to let go and trust your staff.

Hold a sales idea blitz (and use these four free ideas)

8:00AM | Wednesday, 1 August 2012 |  It’s a tough time to be a salesperson right now, which means it's more important than ever to properly support your sales teams.

Take your informal board to the next level

6:00AM | Wednesday, 27 June 2012 |  You probably have some sort of informal board of directors – made up of mentors, trusted friends and family members and colleagues. Time to take it to the next level.

How willing are your people to bet on a sure thing?

11:59PM | Monday, 7 November 2011 |  Great leaders know how to excite their teams, they know how to influence critical mass and they know how to get people to take risks. BY JO BURSTON.

Develop a brag board

10:03PM | Thursday, 20 October 2011 |  When we had our first child, my mother dragged around an album of baby pictures in her handbag for months. Could the brag book concept work outside the world of the doting grandmother?

Offering lunch to our team

9:28PM | Tuesday, 20 September 2011 |  Providing your staff with snacks and lunch has numerous benefits – from creating a positive culture to delivering tax breaks.