Planning

Ho ho ... oh: planning the office Christmas party

James Adonis ‘Tis the season to be organising the office Christmas party. Here are seven ways to minimise the risk.

The workplace narcissist

vanity and narcissism

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

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

business man

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

innovation

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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How to build your personal brand through networking

Business

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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The lost age

Closeup

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

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Cautious SMEs are missing out

retail

The domestic economy might be still chugging along but small business is missing out on investment opportunities as they worry about the wider global outlook.

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

istock

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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Find out what the staff are thinking, it really pays dividends

Office workers walk through a green lit foyer of an office building in Melbourne May 5, 2009.  Australia's central bank kept its key cash rate steady at a record low of 3.0 percent on Tuesday, choosing to save its remaining policy ammunition after 425 basis points of cuts in the past eight months.

Lanning Bennett SEEKING the views of employees is the best way of finding out what is really going on in a business, its issues, problems and challenges and what needs to be done to make the organisation perform...

Open your business with a bang

Opening with a bang.

Tony Featherstone Nine tips to get the most out of your store opening, and avoid common pitfalls.

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New one-stop shop for business registrations

Stamping your territory.

Max Mason Small businesses around Australia will now be able to register and renew business names in one central location, cutting red tape and registration costs.

MANAGING

Mate, this is serious business

Apple.

Jo-Anne Hui Some of the world's most successful businesses were launched by two mates with a great idea. Think Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak at Apple.

Letting go of the reins in your business

Dislike

Valerie Khoo Do you want the business you created to grow to its full potential? Then perhaps you need to step out of the way.

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$17 pay rise for country's lowest paid

Workers

Clay Lucas The national minimum wage for Australia's 1.4 million lowest paid workers should be raised by $17.10 a week, Fair Work Australia has said.