Tag: aunty b

Business Advice

This week in 2007: Making predictions and the internet’s long memory

Be careful what you say on the internet, cause it’s there forevs. You know what’s my idea of a fun Friday evening? Kicking back on...

Business Advice

This week in 2007: Branson’s search for a hero, and Murdoch’s Myspace bet

Ah, Valentine’s Day. My absolute favourite time of year. The flowers, the glassy-eyed couples parading themselves down boulevards, the ACHING DISAPPOINTMENT OF BEING FORGOTTEN ENTIRELY. Yes. It’s...

Business Advice

This week in 2007: John Howard’s voter troubles, and life before iPhones

While Jennifer Aniston was confirming that, yes, she’d had a nose job, and veteran magazine publisher Hugh Hefner chose one of his three young...


Aunty B: When will I ever have “free time” away from my business?

Dear Aunty B, I've always been my own boss and loved the flexibility that it has offered me, especially when my kids were little. The...


Aunty B: Should I make my star performer a manager?

Dear Aunty B, Last year my business went through a growth spurt, which involved me hiring several new employees. Until now, all my employees have...

Business Advice

Aunty B: Speaking in public scares me silly — please help!

Dear Aunty B,  I’ve been asked to speak at industry event for the first time next month and the thought of getting up on a...

People & Human Resources

Aunty B: My employee just asked for a pay rise and I don’t know how to respond

Dear Aunty B, One of my sales executives has recently asked for me for a pay rise. They’ve been with our company for around 10...


Aunty B: My email inbox is out of control and I’m not getting any work done – Help!

Dear Aunty B, I’ve become one of those people I can’t stand – I’m forever complaining about how many emails are in my inbox and...


Aunty B: What’s the right way to interrupt a colleague who just won’t shut up?

Dear Aunty B, I read your column last week in which you offered some advice to a business owner who was having trouble running effective...


Aunty B: My staff are hopeless at team meetings – help!

Dear Aunty B, My business partner and I have somehow managed to employ a group of people who seem completely incapable of running or participating...

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