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Michael Baker

Giving up on the store?

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

Are you resting on your laurels?

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

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.

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What's your problem?

Got a problem?

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

WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM?

Finding the right manufacturer

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

A hard day's work: doing more with less

Overtime.

James Adonis It’s no longer enough to just be productive; the command from above is that businesses must always be increasing productivity.

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A nip and tuck to get ahead

Cosmetic surgery.

James Adonis A survey released this week has revealed one-fifth of working women admit they’d consider getting cosmetic surgery to further their career.

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Richard Branson's leadership tips

Richard Branson.

James Adonis Sir Richard Branson had his first jolt of entrepreneurial success when he published a magazine at 16.

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Insuring yourself online

Got a problem?

Whats Your Problem Q. I'm selling sports equipment to customers around the world, but can't find insurance.

MANAGING

The man behind the Aesop brand

Aesop.

Rachel Wells Dennis Paphitis likes to share an inspiring quote - just don't mention the weather.

Dragging a family business to new heights

Fiona Mackintosh.

Anneli Knight Fiona Mackintosh is driving new markets and raising the fashion stakes at Draggin Jeans, the rider-safety gear business her father founded 15 years ago.

Aussies clean up in global contest

Now that's an Aussie invention.

Valerie Khoo Three Australian businesses have beaten a field of more than 3000 entrants in Shopify’s prestigious Build-A-Business contest.

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The emergence of the celebrity business adviser

The newly refurbished Hollywood Sign

Valerie Khoo Startups are looking towards celebrity business advisers to lend their advice and expertise to their fledgling brand.

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How to turn your passion into profit

collective

Valerie Khoo Never underestimate the power of passion for what you're doing when running your own business.

How an app can turn your business around

Ipad for app file.

Valerie Khoo An app can be the perfect way to enhance your business's current offerings and create a whole new revenue stream.

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The end of capitalism?

James Adonis, Work in Progress

James Adonis Modern-day capitalism is in trouble, but is there an alternative?

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What makes a real entrepreneur believable?

Running

Tony Featherstone How believable are you as an entrepreneur? Lots of people say they are entrepreneurs, but in truth are small business owners, or unwilling to take true entrepreneurial risk.

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Mark Bouris

Raise your profile with mix of marketing and word of mouth

Mark Bouris

Mark Bouris I WISH to advise my friend, an audiologist who has been operating his practice for the past few years, on the best approach to marketing, and growing, his business.

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

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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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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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