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.

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.

Startup

What's your problem?

Got a problem?

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

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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Leaving an audience bored speechless

Meeting.

James Adonis Business speeches don't need to be boring - but how do you become a better presenter?

Are recruitment agencies worth the trouble?

Are recruitment agencies helpful?

James Adonis Thinking of hiring new staff? If so, two words have probably crossed your mind: recruitment agencies.

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They like me, they like me not

Big fan of your workmates?

James Adonis Do employees need to like each other in order to work well together?

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