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Small business

Managing

How to handle a pay rise request

Kate Jones Money is always a tricky subject, so how should you respond when a staff member brings it up?

Can you sell your business to a client?

Smile

Christine Long For many it's the ultimate exit strategy. Would it work for you, too?

COMMENT

How to get 'in the zone'

Zone

Chris Gaborit Top athletes aim for this mindset and business people can apply the same thinking to their endeavours.

What's the new trait employers want?

Nice

Kate Jones Ruthless types might want to start reconsidering their approach as niceness becomes prized.

Why sole parents make great staff

Single parent

Gayle Bryant What do you look for in an ideal employee? Chances are single mums and dads will more than meet your expectations.

What will work look like in 2025?

Robot

Christine Long Robots will probably be doing your existing job - and you'll be in a role that hasn't been invented yet.

How to find your ideal client

Tessa White

Christine Long There's no need to settle for customers who don't appreciate you if you follow our tips.

Should you employ friends?

Friends

Sylvia Pennington Jobs for the boys - or girls - can go very, very wrong if not handled the right way.

Improving your staff's health

Sick

Employees are encouraged to get outside for at least 10 minutes a day as part of National Vitamin D Awareness Day.

Five tips for better performance reviews

Genevieve George

Gen George Treat the annual staff review process as more than just a box ticking exercise.

Mixing business with pleasure

Office party

Kate Jones Should bosses have to go to their employees' private parties?

COMMENT

Billion dollar bullying problem

Bully

Hilary Friedland It's a $13 billion issue. So what's your workplace doing about it?

Comments 24

Training key to engaging new pool in franchising

Education

John O’Brien Education is a great way to differentiate a business to attract the best and brightest.

Supercharge your meetings

Meeting

Caroline James Replace a slumped boardroom with a pumped group of people primed to contribute.

I never said that!

Anger

Nina Hendy Being misquoted in the media can be harmful to your business, but there are ways to help repair the damage.

Fostering positivity in the workplace

Hands touching.

Ray McLean How can you encourage your team to care about your business as much as you do?

Would you hire a 49-year-old?

Simone-Novello

Christopher Niesche A $10,000 bonus for businesses that hire workers over 50 is bad news for people in their late 40s.

Welcome mat needed for home-based businesses

work from home

Greg Bondar More research needs to be done to help support people that run a business from home.

OPINION

How to hire the right people for your business

jobs

Michael Folmer Hansen Great talent can make all the difference to your success.

Why the customer is not always right

Angry man

Christine Long Sometimes it pays to stand up to disgruntled patrons.

Editor's picks

Is this the new Lululemon?

Twin entrepreneurs are heading to the US with their online activewear enterprise.

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