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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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Management Matters
News, opinions and advice on managing business systems and people.

How we conduct business has changed, to survive and grow in today’s market you need to adapt to customers’ buying habits and continually know your market.

Leadership theory is no longer enough. In this volatile environment, it’s not what you know that matters, it’s what you do with what you know.

9 in 10 startups fail. Monica Rosenfeld, founder and MD of now 15 year old WordStorm PR, shares her top ten tips on surviving on the business world.

With the personal and professional pressures of Christmas, managing the tension between being good busy and overwhelmingly busy becomes more difficult.

Can you imagine hiring greatly talented employees, convincing them to work for free, and then releasing your product to the masses for free? Well it's...

Disruption has become a deep-rooted part of the start-up vernacular but keeping pace with disruptive innovation and staving off new competition is not easy

Middle management is a thankless job. Wedged between restless Gen Y’s and entrenched baby boomers. Want to keep your stars? Middle managers are your ace

The tech start-up scene is ripe with opportunity but whilst balancing the books are high on the agenda, one crucial factor is often overlooked, people

Finding the time to tackle everything is one of the greatest challenges faced by business owners. To help time-starved business owners work smarter and not harder, we spoke with Helen Ebdon. The director of Affirming Business and Executive Coaching, she’s a serial entrepreneur who started her first business at age 25. She’s built and run direct marketing and communications businesses and she’s also the creator of the Take 15 Program for business effectiveness.

There has been a growing realisation within organisations that there’s a direct correlation between an employee’s mindset and their performance.

As the boss, who you let in through the door can make or break you, especially in small business. How do you ensure you always choose the right people?

The ‘secret’ of high performance is not talent, it’s ‘fit’. If there is no fit it doesn’t matter how talented we are, we will never realise our potential.

Philip Bartholomew, the founder of My Pet Warehouse, Australia's largest online retailer of pet supplies, shares some tips on succeeding in retail.

Even a few aspects of mindfulness can make you step into a new space easier with your mind fully engaged – which is great for (often) flighty entrepreneurs!

Cash is the oxygen that enables a small business to not just survive, but prosper, and is the primary indicator of business health.

Almost half of business people polled recently indicated that they'd rather do any unpleasant activity than sit in one of their company’s status meetings.

Businesses, politicians and celebrities are often forced apologise by public outrage but are rarely truly sorry. Whatever happened to genuine apologies?

Entrepreneurs always reach a stage where they have to bring in employees to help with the business. Here is how to nurture great leaders among them.

Pulse Marketing agency founder and MD Lauren Fried reveals the eight steps she took to create a successful service business ... that now runs itself.

In her new book, The VIP Principle, Michelle Pascoe talks about the 12 challenges of building a VIP team. She shared them with us along with solutions.




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Australia’s rapidly growing digital economy has ballooned to $79 billion. That means it now represents 5.1% of GDP – bigger than traditional industry sectors...