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Largest Asia-Pac ICT event to hit the region

Information and communications companies will converge in Singapore this June for the industry’s largest event in the Asia-Pac region.

How to grow a personal brand and transform it into a business

Personal brand based businesses are becoming increasingly popular, and if you are at the centre of your own personal brand you could potentially become extremely successful. However a lot of hard work to grow and promote it.

Hallmarks of eroding trust and how to avoid it

Australian business leaders have access to an array of research and commentary around how to foster trust in the workplace, yet common mistakes prevail.

Forgotten traits of great leaders

Leaders create value. They drive a powerful team and try to paint a vision of the future that inspires people to do whatever it takes to get there.

Are you prepared to leave the business you built?

As boomers approach retirement, more and more small business owners are looking to pass the reigns of leadership to the next buck, or in...

December is write a business plan month

December is National Write a Business Plan Month – so designated to encourage unhappy employees to become their own satisfied bosses.

Poor sales culture behind lacklustre business results

Career salesmanship is a lost art – firms have become soft, and forgotten how to chase new leads and business.

Organisations not investing in learning

Employees are more interested in learning and career development than ever before, yet 1 in 3 organisations are cutting their learning and development (L & D) budget.

Australia’s first Master of Social Entrepreneurship

The world’s top universities, like NYU, Oxford and Columbia, all offer postgraduate programs in social entrepreneurship – yet not one university in Australia offers such program.

Spotlight on business failure

More often than not, the spotlight is firmly on success. And rightly so. Success is hardly likely if the focus is on failure.

The top 5 lifestyle apps to boost your productivity

Taking time out to de-stress is key to maintaining positive mental health, and it can also lead to an increase in productivity. Check out our top 5 lifestyle apps to help you make the most of your downtime.

Five ways to save time with your marketing

Marketing can be a time-consuming activity for even the most organised business owner. Here are a few time-saving tips that can help you increase your marketing productivity, and enjoy the same results for less effort.

The secret to preparing a winning award application

Winning a business award is a great PR opportunity for your business and can help build your profile and reputation, ultimately leading to even greater business success.

Educational program for entrepreneurs set to launch

A pilot educational program series is being launched in Sydney from November 6.

Free online incubator for start-ups: MOOCs

It’s the model completely disrupting the education sector, but Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) also offer massive potential for start-ups.

Putting new life into an existing small business

For any small business owner, there comes a time when you reach a stage in the business life cycle where you feel like business has stopped moving forward and the business is just going through the motions.

3 keys to developing trust in a working relationship

Whether you're working in a team, leading a team or working with a client, an indispensable factor in being effective is the element of trust.

Gen Y more accepting of mental illness than Boomers

New research has found the youngest generation in the workforce is actually the most accepting of mental illness.

Grow your network of support for entrepreneurial success

The businesswomen who gathered in Sydney this week for the latest Startup Spring event had lots of advice to share – yet one key message stood out: take advantage of all the support you can.

Small changes to make your business interactions successful

It’s those little things too many people brush aside, but it’s so important to understand how your attitude and body language can affect your everyday business interactions.