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In the words of Heidi Klum – in fashion one day you’re in and the next you’re out ... The same apply for businesses. One...
Are you an employee? Well, we are about to snitch you to your boss. A major survey recently released by the Australian Institute of...
Think of your organisation as a dress shop. Now, why are you in business? Are you out there to sell clothes? Run a supply chain?...
So you run that exit interview when a valued employee walks out the door. But then what? It is a question many bosses find hard...
It’s easy to forget what the most important thing in your business is. And, it turns out that we can learn a lot from modern history about how to run a business at this exact moment in time.
Are you finding business tough? Is the struggle to get ahead becoming an uphill climb? Want to achieve more but have no idea where to start? Well, I have just what you need. Playing a bigger game in business is easier than you think. Put these five tips in your arsenal and you won’t miss a single target.
The move to a new role is a challenge for anyone, including your team, and there is often the temptation to continue doing the work you used to do as well as take on the new role. As much as you feel you want to follow what your boss is expecting from you it is your skill in managing yourself, as well as both up and down here that will set you free.
The weeks leading up to Christmas may be demanding for shoppers, but they’re even more so for business owners and their staff. Now is the perfect time to plan for this busy period to increase the likelihood of a successful and happy selling season.
Technical skills are essential to a job, be it IT-related or elsewhere. But, simply knowing how to perform a techie function is no longer the endgame for personal development in the modern world of business. The most effective people are the ones practicing sound management and excellent communication bolstered not only by experience, but by training as well.
This may sound like a broken record, but if you do not have a clear business plan, you are already setting yourself up for failure. A business plan could be just a couple pages long that describes what you would like to do and how you would want to do it. The important thing is that it will show how much you are willing to spend and how much profit you are planning to make and how long you plan on surviving before you break even. A business plan is like a road map not a prediction of the future.
54% of Australian workers admit to falsifying sick days in the last 12 months. 73% of those admit they do not feel guilty. Whilst 82% of employees who take sickie days say they will do it again. I bet many of you will be summoned to explain yourselves when your bosses read this.
With the prevalence of digital media and online sharing, an Australian company, Veridocx, has launched a cost effective way for people to protect their intellectual property and digital files.
While I am all for short, sharp meetings that actually achieve something, stand-up meetings tend to suck. Mainly because they tend not to be a comedic performance by all who attend. So, what can you do if your stand-up meetings suck? Here are a few helpful suggestions.
“If we are to truly address the problems associated with workplace bullying and its cost to the economy, we need to broaden our focus beyond punitive measures and how we deal with incidents once they have occurred,” Dr Gutierrez said.
Remember, the longer you try to control everything with your own two hands, the longer you are condemned to keep doing it. Realise your controlling ways and set yourself up to manage through others and watch your life get simpler.
The ACCC’s one day crack down on website T&Cs should just be a reminder to business owners that not protecting themselves against legal liability could bring heavy fines. Is your website in the cross hairs?
When researching to start up Bubbler Deals I saw a clear need for a customer service focused deal site. Pretty much everyone I spoke to told me of a bad experience they had purchasing from a deal site. The industry was fast losing the trust and respect of their members – their reason for being.
What happens when you are sitting down with your supplier, customer or contractors, discussing business or a project or a product idea and in the course of the discussion some valuable new intellectual property (IP) is identified? It's an inevitable scenario that can arise almost anytime you have a group of bright and innovative people gathered for a meeting.
Directors of struggling companies will have to act earlier on unpaid super and PAYG if they are to avoid tough new personal liability penalties, warns an insolvency expert. Don’t say we did not warn you.