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Small business

Managing

Five ways to boost your memory

Caroline James 5:36am Imagine pitching to a room of 100 people and leaving knowing everyone’s name?

Do you have a terrorism plan?

Are you ready for an attack?

Kate Jones Businesses are being urged to assess their security measures in the wake of the Sydney siege and Charlie Hebdo attacks.

Every business owner should take maternity leave

maternity leave

Katie Mills You can step away from your 'first baby' with careful preparation.

How much is your business really worth?

Investment bankers

Caroline James Probably not as much as you think, warn strategists.

Is the customer really always right?

Customers who know how to get what they want are weighing on the minds of technology decisions makers.

Nigel Bowen In an age of social media and review sites, customer service can make or break a small business. Here's some advice from the experts.

Make the most of your commute

commuter

LARISSA HAM Don't waste your travelling time this year, use it to be productive.

Will your business die gracefully?

generic thumbnail, death, dying, mortality

Caroline James How to ensure a dignified end when rot is terminal.

I've disgraced myself. Do I quit?

christmas party

Caroline James Can careers survive seriously cringe-worthy moments on the job?

The one sign you'll be rich

'SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR': Mike O'Hagan has expanded into four countries, with interests in six businesses.

Louis White It's not a silver spoon upbringing. It's not even luck. So what is it?

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There is nothing wrong with the 24/7 work culture

Work

Matthew Lynn It might be stressful, but we're better off for it.

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What makes a great Santa?

Seasonal star: David Fonti as Santa.

Kate Jones A twinkle in the eye and a jolly disposition help. As does the patience of a saint.

Get fit at your desk

Exercise: a vehicle for narcissistic self-torture?

Kate Jones There are lots of things you can do to beat the sedentary blues.

It's a doll's life

One of The Doll's Hospital's patients before surgery.

LARISSA HAM This festive season, spare a thought for some of the toys of Christmas past.

COMMENT

The risks of letting employees work from home

Work from home

John Argent It's a strategy that offers multiple benefits, but it's also important to be aware of the risks.

Help! I've got no elves!

Santa

Kate Jones This is what you should do if you've reached the pointy end of the year and find you don't have enough staff.

Business confidence improves

Arrow

Su-Lin Tan But smaller enterprises are still reluctant to invest.

COMMENT

Are you at breaking point?

Stress

Juliet Bourke We send more than 100 billion emails a day. We check our phones 150 times a day. This can't continue. What needs to change?

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COMMENT

Red tape reduction and small business

Red tape, humanitarian visas and Arthur Sinodinoa (Thumbnail)

Chris Ridd Small businesses are set to benefit from a more sensible approach to paperwork.

COMMENT

Is your reputation at risk?

Reputation

Harvey Christophers It can vanish in an instant, unless you protect it properly.

How to cope with abusive customers

Abuse

Christine Long Unfortunately, every business owner needs to know what to do when things get nasty.

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