Wednesday, 12 September 2012
And why they need to act now, before the recovery is in full flight.
Wednesday, 08 August 2012
Professional women of today don't just want to achieve – they are achieving. This has big ramifications for society and business.
Tuesday, 08 May 2012
No tax cuts, no vision - a disappointing budget.
Thursday, 15 March 2012
Are small businesses a protected species, deserving of special treatment? Apparently not, according to economist Judith Sloan.
Monday, 20 February 2012
We are thrilled to have achieved this milestone and even more excited to have helped change our world in these five ways.
Friday, 27 January 2012
Selling will be difficult in 2012. Don't make it even harder by ignoring the people who make most of the purchasing decisions.
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Is politics getting in the way of a government that should be changing tactics to cope with a deteriorating situation?
Friday, 20 January 2012
The way to stop rising job losses is staring the Government right in the face.
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Faced with a major crisis, as the captain of the Costa Concordia did, would you step up to the plate?
Thursday, 17 November 2011
Just to balance up the overwhelming pessimism out there, here is my list of why I feel optimistic about next year.
Thursday, 06 October 2011
Di Gribble was an icon in media and the arts and a great inspiration for female leaders.
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Small businesses are carrying unsustainable losses and we could see a wave of business collapses before Christmas unless something is done.
Thursday, 01 September 2011
We had five weeks to launch StartupSmart. One year on and we’re flying. But it’s not been without its learning curves.
Friday, 19 August 2011
Valuable leadership skills are being lost because too many companies ignore older workers.
Tuesday, 08 March 2011
Let's avoid just focusing on women on boards. We need to get more entrepreneurial women starting businesses to drive real change.
Thursday, 23 December 2010
For entrepreneurs, now is the time to relax, unwind and evaluate how you want your 2011 to look.
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Suffering from burnout? Alter your perspective and come back to work in 2011 renewed and reenergised.
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Consumers are saving the most they ever have since 1987. But will it continue into 2011?
Monday, 20 December 2010
Why the furore over online retail by our country’s billionaires? Could be diversion tactics.
Monday, 29 November 2010
The rising dollar has finally pushed the point home for Aussie retailers - shoppers are choosing online retail in droves.
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
The stats don’t lie – most of Australia’s brilliant start-up entrepreneurs are successful.
Friday, 08 October 2010
Accountants need to get more involved with the strategy of their clients if they really want to add value.
Friday, 01 October 2010
Australians talk bullsh*t, I was told this week. In Asia there was no crisis. In Australia there was no crisis. Yet every Aussie I meet talks about the GFC.
Monday, 23 August 2010
The election has thrown up some uncertainties, but there could also be some big opportunities for smart companies.
Friday, 13 August 2010
A new survey suggest workers have trouble with “authentic” female leaders. It’s a problem that continues to dog Julia Gillard.
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
It’s getting harder for SMEs to get a competitive advantage online – all the more reason to study the winners of our Web Awards.
Thursday, 05 August 2010
The Coalition is apparently considering a Government guarantee for small business loans, but it looks unlikely to succeed.
Tuesday, 03 August 2010
Kristy Fraser-Kirk’s $37 million claim against David Jones should drive home a message to those men still behaving badly.
Friday, 30 July 2010
There are loads of clever women out there who are ready, willing and able to join company boards.
Thursday, 29 July 2010
A series of leaks from deep within the Labor camp are painting Julia Gillard as a leader who lacks vision.
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Industrial relations is still a hot topic for SME voters, but business groups appear to have given up on forcing change.
Friday, 16 July 2010
Banks seriously risk doing damage to the economy by ignoring small business lending.
Thursday, 15 July 2010
We all know how bad we feel when things mess up and if we can make ourselves feel better by taking a lesson from our misery, then why not?
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Australian families are planning major purchases in the September quarter fuelled by debt.
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
We don’t have a clue about an issue that we are passionate about yet we are taking action.
Monday, 12 July 2010
With a new breed of women will come a host of opportunities for business providers.
Thursday, 01 July 2010
As Kevin Rudd fades back into obscurity, top female entrepreneur Therese Rein can re-emerge.
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Gillian Franklin’s decision to fight a discrimination case from a former employee shows protecting principles can be costly, but also priceless.
Friday, 18 June 2010
The resignation of David Jones boss Mark McInnes should serve as a warning.
Tuesday, 08 June 2010
Access to finance is getting worse not better. The government needs to act.
Monday, 24 May 2010
Other countries have tried to find creative solutions to the SME funding crisis. Why aren’t we following their lead?
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Why has Jaye Radisich left COSBOA? And what will she do now? That's the question swirling through the SME community this morning.
Thursday, 06 May 2010
New labour rules that make it tougher for school kids to get work are ridiculous and the Government needs to act.
Sunday, 02 May 2010
If you're a profitable small business with less than $2 million revenue, you're a clear winner from the Henry Tax Review response.
Thursday, 15 April 2010
This morning I held the iPad for the first time. It was not the romantic moment I had hoped for.
Thursday, 08 April 2010
It’s still hard for SMEs to get bank finance, but industry sources suggest this is about to change.
Monday, 29 March 2010
Telstra's decision to pull back from its media ambitions shows just how hard and expensive it is to create great content.
Friday, 26 March 2010
A new report on the gender pay gap suggests systemic sex discrimination is at the heart of the problem. But tackling this issue is not easy.
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
It is a boss's worst nightmare: discovering that a trusted employee has been stealing money from under your nose for years.
Thursday, 04 March 2010
Some women simply refused to tell us their revenue, a problem we rarely encounter with men.