Running Your Business

Sunburnt country 'not convinced' by solar

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Adam Cooper Head of one of Australia's most successful solar start-ups admits negative perceptions are preventing the renewable energy industry fulfilling its potential.

Create a clear vision then take the plunge to go solo

Rohan Gamble.

Miriam Steffens How to quit your job and start your own business, with Rohan Gamble.

What makes a real entrepreneur believable?

Running

Tony Featherstone How believable are you as an entrepreneur? Lots of people say they are entrepreneurs, but in truth are small business owners, or unwilling to take true entrepreneurial risk.

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The workplace narcissist

vanity and narcissism

James Adonis Workplaces with narcissistic people have lower levels of job satisfaction and productivity.

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Preferential treatment a click away

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Alexandra Cain You may not have yet heard of s-commerce, but it has gained serious traction in the US.

How to start a multi-million dollar venture with $10,000

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Tony Featherstone Consider this: a young entrepreneur starts an online furniture retailer with $10,000. Another starts an online pharmacy with $20,000, and a construction franchise gets going with $25,000.

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Social media used to poach workers

Facebook

Chris Zappone Your best employees are most at risk of being poached by competitors in modernising economy.

Entrepreneur ‘failures’ can be heroes too

Factoring

Tony Featherstone Every so often, an interview sticks with you for weeks or months. I have thought about a refreshingly honest comment from Billie Goat Soap founder Leanne Faulkner, about the downside of media stories...

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Familiarity doesn't breed contempt, it results in repeat business

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Valerie Khoo To innovate or not? That is the question every business must answer

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Protect your best assets

Tony Featherstone Is hunger for business success wrecking your personal relationships?

Protect your best assets

Tony Featherstone Is hunger for business success wrecking your personal relationships?

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Start-up out to show Wyngle is no wangle

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Christopher Niesche Damien Cantelo is preparing his retail website for launch in the US market with a name change and a push for more investment.

How to build your personal brand through networking

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Valerie Khoo Are you looking to build your personal brand? Networking is the answer.

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All in a gay's work

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James Adonis The list of Australia's most gay-friendly organisations has just been released.

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Sisters-in-law find that if the shoe fits, sell it

BUSINESS. Sophie Richmond (left) and Sophie Carnegie, founders of the kids and womens shoe label Walnut Melbourne.
9 May 2012.
Picture by PAUL ROVERE / THE AGE

Miriam Steffens The world's most photographed kid, Suri Cruise, has been spotted wearing them.

The lost age

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Tony Featherstone Why do businesses let their ‘corporate memory’ go when older workers leave?

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10 Questions for ... Marie Enna-Cocciolone

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Marie Enna-Cocciolone left "no room for failure" when she aimed to corner the skin care market with inskincosmedics.

10 ways to grow your business by 10% (or 20% or 50%) in 12 months

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Anneli Knight If your business is not green and growing then it’s ripe and rotting, says serial entrepreneur Creel Price.

Can creative entrepreneurs really make money?

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Valerie Khoo You don't have to be a starving artist in the garret. It is possible to make money as a creative entrepreneur.

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FAMILY BUSINESS

Pluses and minuses to working with family

Gina Rinehart.

Transparency is important in avoiding feuds in a family-run business, says Family Business Australia chief Philippa Taylor.