Over the week, the Castlemaine State Festival in Victoria put on a huge show to attract more visitors. But some things went wrong. People got angry. Complaints were made to the organisers, and the sponsors. Art work was actually defaced. So the question is, are some things so controversial they are not worth doing? Should we risk it?
Founder of Women as Entrepreneurs [WE] Orsi Parkanyi looks today at 13 critical habits Entrepreneurs should be in the habit of doing in order to remain at full charge and be able to run a successful business that grows.
It was a tough call, and that is why we totally outsourced the judgement on this one (and will do so in all future comps, because it totally gives me a scapegoat and I don’t have to think objectively) but the results are in and the Winner of the Top Technologist sponsored by Buffalo Storage Competition is…
Media Agencies sell and buy on behalf of their clients, and when it comes to “making a deal” and paying publishers revenue, I am not going to deny that it doesn’t happen and that in a lot of cases it is not lucrative to the publishers. It is. But as a publisher that has a publication which focuses on startups and small business, I see a big problem in the industry – I have been told “that’s how it works” and that may be so, but I feel that the advertising world online in a lot of cases full of lazy people that do not seek to look outside the box and deliver a one dimensional product taking no responsibility in actually helping grow their clients business.
Small business optimism has returned to levels not seen in almost two years according to the latest Bibby Barometer survey launched this month. Sixty-five per cent of small businesses are more optimistic about sales growth in the coming 12 months, up from 55% in July 2011.
Recently in an interview, I was asked if I considered myself a social media guru, my response was a resounding NO. The question really took me back and made me reel, it make me feel irksome and almost a little bit sick to the stomach.
Does your current resume begin with a generic objective statement telling the reader what type of jobs you are looking for? Let me guess that it reads something similar to this: “I am seeking the opportunity to expand my skills, knowledge and experience in a challenging professional environment. I am honest, reliable, eager to learn and open to tackling a range of tasks….
“I hate to disagree with another Shoestring blogger, but Natasha Hawker is wrong”. Dave Slutzkin CEO of Flippa talks today about his view on Natasha Hawkers advice around position descriptions. How did you approach your first hires when you started up, make sure you get involved in the conversation.
Globally the startup world is full of interns and young guns, who believe in a vision and stick with a founder to make that happen. They do end up reaping rewards in some cases, but in Australia there are strict laws around internships. Fill in the form below to access this free fact sheet: an important resource to assure your compliance as a business operating in Australia.
One of the most efficient methods of conducting business these days is through the Google Apps suite. Fill in the form below to download a free introductory video for the Google Apps novice who is just starting out.
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I truly believe that if we empower women and give them opportunities to become who they want to be, we will empower communities, nations and shape a better world. Therefore, I always try to encourage men and women to consider supporting another woman in business, whenever they can