Running Your Business

How would you rather be sacked?

Tony Featherstone By using a blunt axe, some companies make redundancy programs a whole lot worse.

START-UP

Pushing the right buttons: new help for start-ups

New help for start-ups.

Alexandra Cain Forget traditional venture capital - a new approach to helping start-ups with potential is emerging.

Michael Baker

Giving up on the store?

Online shopping.

Michael Baker Ten questions to answer before committing to an online-only future.

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Are you resting on your laurels?

Valerie Khoo The small business owner's creed: don't just sit there, do something!

Mining boom blamed for rise in business failures

Mining

Courtney Trenwith The mining boom is being blamed for much of the dramatic rise in the number of failed WA businesses forced into external administration.

Staff don't care too much for money

Max Mason A new study shows pay and bonuses are unlikely to help drive success for SMEs.

Michael Pascoe

Spare a thought for the self-employed

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Michael Pascoe Small businesses treated as second-class citizens, but they keep the country functioning.

61 jobs go as Fletcher Jones tailors for buyer

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Henrietta Cook Menswear chain to shed staff and close a third of its stores immediately.

On the 10th day of Xmas, my boss gave to me...

Christmas time.

Belinda Williams Frugal bosses cop a lot of flak at Christmas time. But are employees expecting too much?

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Taking out key man insurance

Insurance.

Business Maxims Don't neglect one of the most vital pieces of insurance for a small business owner.

ASIC alert: running on empty

ASIC

Henrietta Cook Almost one in two companies that spiralled into administration last financial year were suspected of insolvent trading, report says.

Furniture maker pushes its own barrow to success

Hannah Vickers At a time when companies around the world are struggling, some businesses are soaring.

MANAGING

It's survival of the agile amid tough times

Agile businesses are more likely to succeed in this climate.

Alexandra Cain Small businesses are increasingly adapting their operations to survive in a challenging market.

Setting up for success

Janna Fikh.

Get the basics right when establishing a home office and your enterprise stands a better chance of being efficient and profitable, writes Dan Warne.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media marketing: how to get your message heard

It's important to get your social media strategy right from the start.

Tony Kaye There's an ever-increasing number of online channels to grow your business - but where do you start?

Startup

What's your problem?

Got a problem?

Whats Your Problem Let our experts solve your small business challenges.

Winner takes all: the global design race

99 designs chief executive Patrick Llewellyn.

Anneli Knight Crowd-sourcing designs is one way to get your website, logo or business card created on the cheap. But there are downfalls.

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Wake-up call for female entrepreneurs

Kim Kiyosaki.

Valerie Khoo Author and entrepreneur Kim Kiyosaki is calling on women to dream big when it comes to wealth and business.

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WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM?

Finding the right manufacturer

Got a problem?

Whats Your Problem Q. I am starting a business selling shoes I have designed myself. How do I find manufacturers?

Are restructures a waste of time?

Rubik's Cube.

James Adonis It seems the restructure is back in vogue, but what’s the point really?

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