Small business management


BHP policy highlights office dos and don’ts

8:35PM | Tuesday, 23 August 2011 |  An etiquette expert says start-ups should ensure office etiquette is outlined from day one to avoid bombarding staff with rules further down the track, in light of BHP Billiton’s strict new employee policies.

Aussie businesses lacking leadership skills: Report

8:39PM | Thursday, 18 August 2011 |  Start-ups have been urged to “look in their own backyard” for skills after a new study showed that Australian SMEs are severely lacking in leadership qualities.

Work-related Facebook rant gets worker fired

8:16PM | Thursday, 18 August 2011 |  Legal experts say employers should set clear guidelines for the use of social media, after a man was fired for posting a work-related rant on Facebook outside of work hours.

70% of female manufacturing workers never promoted: Report

8:36PM | Friday, 12 August 2011 |  A new report reveals more than 70% of female manufacturing workers have never been promoted, suggesting small businesses need to take action to combat the skills shortage gripping the industry.

Hit the phones

8:06PM | Friday, 5 August 2011 |  It is only by gaining market intelligence that you can make good decisions about your company.

Recovering from a voucher slip-up

8:44PM | Friday, 5 August 2011 |  RY Hair & Beauty co-owners James Patten and Bradley Carr found themselves in the sticky situation of being heavy-handed with the discounts. They reveal how they turned their mistake around.

High expectations? Why not?

8:28PM | Monday, 1 August 2011 |  What role and impact does high expectation play within the dynamics of a start-up company? BY JO BURSTON.

ATO to tighten business viability rules

7:10PM | Thursday, 28 July 2011 |  Tax officials will use a new assessment tool to identify businesses that are not viable, singling them out for tougher action as the Tax Office seeks to recover a $15 billion debt.

Do something DICEE

7:53PM | Tuesday, 12 July 2011 |  I’d like to introduce you to a new acronym I’ve learned from management guru Guy Kawasaki: DICEE.

Entering into a partnership agreement

7:13PM | Friday, 8 July 2011 |  Brian Jones is the founder of Fortitude Financial Management, a Victorian-based business providing life insurance solutions across the business, personal and superannuation sectors.