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Does your website have these five essential qualities to rock the internet?

Most businesses today agree that they should have some online presence, of which a website is the most common. But what's less clear is...

The 10 Start-up Commandments: a lawyer’s perspective

If you're thinking this is the year to launch that start-up of yours, you've probably watched countless interviews of successful entrepreneurs hoping to get...

Wait, a tax deductible Christmas party? Tell me how!

We all hate doing party-pooper taxes. But, if you knew how to make that office Christmas party tax deductible, it may just be more...

Never stop starting. It’s sound advice [VIDEO]

Ok, so this is an ad for a New Zealand telco but, it makes a wicked good point. The ad makes the point that, as...

How to find the right investors for your startup

In the early days of starting up a business, it's common for entrepreneurs to accept any money that comes their way. Yet, this can backfire...

Seven of the most disrespectful things people say to entrepreneurs (and how they can...

When you start your entrepreneurial journey, all sorts of people will want to give you advice. Some of it (hopefully) will be good. Some of...

Six tips every startup founder needs to know before they actually start

You don’t have any clients, and all the potential clients out there don’t know who you are. You’ve got an office, a computer and...

Sage advice for everyone from one of Silicon Valley’s top VCs [VIDEO]

John Doerr is a Partner at one of the most famous venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Just last week, he...

Sometimes we need to be heard. But, sometimes we also need to hear what...

I laughed at this way more than I should have. Hands up if you've ever said "Don't try to fix things. I just need you...

Not beating the competition? Your attitude to training could be keeping you out of...

When it comes to training staff, many businesses approach the process in a way similar to older, amateur sportsmen, when in fact they should...

Fact: the best way to succeed in business is to be in business [VIDEO]

There are a million blogs, courses and people willing to give you advice about starting a business. But, this simple video really sums up the...

What do you use your computer for? “Work. You know, email and stuff.” (Good...

Your computer is dead and you need to buy a new one. Well, have you actually taken the time to think about what you use a computer for? “Work. You know, email and stuff,” is not a proper answer.

How to WOW a US business conference crowd (advice needed)

Essentially, it all comes down to this: We are going to a trade show to demonstrate our product. What do we need to do to ensure it is a success?

The eight scams peddled by SEO consultants

In the earlier years of internet marketing, the most common question I heard about search engine optimisation was, "SEO? What's that?" Today I am more likely to hear, "SEO? We tried that and it didn't' work." The biggest challenge I now face with new SEO clients is cleaning up the mess left by their previous search engine optimisation company or individuals.

Opportunities in the US for high growth Australian firms

The US remains the largest developed market in the world and a big influence on other global markets. It remains important for any company with global ambitions. The current economic environment does not do a lot to encourage Australian firms to focus on the US. However, innovative new models and technology have dramatically changed the cost of entering and developing the US market. Australian firms can now do much of the early market development work without having to hire a US-based team.

8 steps to buy out the boss

If you ain't the Big Cheese, it's likely you think (at least occasionally) that you could run the company better. So get a team together and make it happen! Here are eights steps to buying out your boss and seizing the reins.

You know those Idol auditions where people make fools of themselves on national television?...

We laugh at the people in Australian Idol auditions who are completely oblivious to that fact that they can't sing. But hang on... These people pop-up in business all the time. You might even have had an 'Idol moment' yourself when you were younger.

Fake it til you make it: 10 ways to make your business appear bigger...

Being perceived as professional by outsiders is a common challenge for small businesses. Many startups reach a stage where meeting clients in cafes no longer cuts it. Here are 10 simple ways that your company can make itself look bigger it is.

Giving advice? Practice what you preach!

These days it’s a normal thing for anyone to write about what people should and shouldn’t do. But do you really do everything you tell others they should be doing? It seems that people who give advice (including me) don’t always adhere to it. So does that make us hypocrites?

Small Business Support Line workers trained by beyondblue?

Today, the Australian Federal Minister for Small Business, Dr Craig Emerson, officially launched a free phone service that will provide advice and support for people running and working in small businesses.

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