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People who say "fail fast" have probably never failed

We humans have fear of failure baked into our DNA. If our ancestors stuck around a little longer to gather a couple extra nuts, they might risk being the last one remaining in the group and the first one to get eaten by a nearby predator.<p>The danger of being eaten (hopefully!) remains in the distant …

“How to Get a Meeting With Anyone:” Guerrilla Marketing Meets Influencer Networking

The book “How to Get a Meeting With Anyone” covers exactly that – with a slight twist. The goal of the book is to help readers find ways to actually …

Marketing

SMBs and the need to invest in mobility

<b>‘Mobility’ has been finding its way into companies both large and small since the 90’s, but the proliferation of smartphones and tablets has</b> …

Employment

How to perform at your peak every day as a small business owner

<b>As a small business owner, more often than not you may find yourself starting the day with a clear idea of what needs to be done, but by the</b> …

Time Management

14 Tips for Finding Office Space for Your Growing Team

Good news — you’re growing. But you want to make sure your team feels comfortable and can do their best work in your space. That’s why we asked 14 …

Real Estate

Almost 80% of small businesses don’t have adequate workplace policies: Research

The vast majority of small businesses don’t have adequate workplace policies in place, according to research published today by legal startup …

Small Business

Australia’s top 30 female entrepreneurs 2015

<b>Trailblazers in their industries, determined, hardworking and inspiring: these are Australia’s top 30 female entrepreneurs for 2015.</b><p>Each year</i> …

Breast Cancer

Your company is the sum of your people

<b>There are two kinds of startups – those who succeed and others who constantly try. In Britain, at least half the companies fail to last more than</b> …

Startups

Hey SME, you need to harden up

Starting and running a small business is hard.Harder than a corporate job. Harder than a lot of things in life. It takes a lot more work than people …

Small Business

Cafe wins support after closing children’s playroom because of “upsetting” and “disgusting” behaviour

A Sydney cafe that says it was forced to dismantle its children’s playroom after badly-behaved customers refused to clean up their act, has won …

Behavior

“You are the ones who make our economy tick”: Small business minister Kelly O’Dwyer praises Australia’s fastest-growing SMEs

<i>Smart50 finalists show off their awards</i> Small business minister Kelly O’Dwyer has praised the resilience of the nation’s fastest-growing small …

Small Business

The Steve Jobs Movie Casts Entrepreneurs as Orchestra Conductors

“Steve Jobs,” the movie about the late entrepreneur behind Apple, bombed at the box office in its first weekend of release. And critics’ reviews have …

Small Business

How to increase your business tenfold in less than two years

<b>When you first set up your business, you probably dived in head over heels, researching, forming new relationships, setting up an office space, and</b> …

Small Business

Happy customers vs healthy cash flow: Striking the right balance between keeping a client happy and getting them to pay on time

<b></b> There are few things more difficult for a small business than trying to collect outstanding debts from customers while simultaneously keeping them …

Personal Finance

ACT to be world’s first capital to legalise ‘disruptive’ Uber

<b>The ACT is set to be the first national capital to regulate online ride-sharing service, Uber, as the service prepares to legally enter the Canberra</b> …

Regulation

Six things SMBs can learn from large enterprises

<b>Small businesses are the heart of the Australian economy, but how do they compete with the big end of town? The big end of town is big businesses</b> …

Small Business

The Virtual Assistant: A Startup's Secret Weapon

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest secret of highly productive people isn’t in any way ground breaking, but it is most often forgotten: They don’t try and do everything themselves. In theory, delegating work sounds like a fairly easy mantra, but in reality it’s …

'Chase Excellence and the Dollars Will Take Care of Themselves'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most valuable business and life advice I ever received came from an unlikely source in an impromptu moment. In 1994, one of my best friends from college worked for the New Jersey Nets and the franchise brought in football coaching …

The more women in business the better - for all of us

The percentage of businesses owned by women is growing. An Australian Bureau of Statistics report <i>Perspectives on Regional Australia: Business Owners</i> …

Gender

The Question That Steve Jobs Used to Ask Jony Ive Every Day | Inc.com

Steve Jobs once called Apple design chief Jony Ive his "spiritual partner," and the two execs had an incredibly close professional and personal relationship.<p>When Ive remembers his friend and co-worker four years after Jobs's death, what stands out is the ability he had to stay fully focused on …

Richard Branson's key to productivity? Be on time

Billionaire Richard Branson wrote an essay on LinkedIn giving the advice that punctuality is key to success for workers.<p>“If you want to be more …

Small businesses missing out online

<b>Location, location, location. While once the buzzword for retailers, today traditional bricks and mortar retailers face increasing pressure from</b> …

Customer Experience

Six tips to help start a business on a budget

<b>Successful entrepreneurs have lots of things in spades – great ideas, the passion to bring them to life and the guts to turn them into a business.</b><p>But …

Small Business

5 Timesheet Best Practices Your Small Business Should Implement

One of the biggest challenges many companies face when trying to stay compliant with certain government regulations is properly implementing …

Xero to heroes: Why aren't we calling small business owners entrepreneurs?

The business world is not afraid of celebrating the ingenuity and hard work of entrepreneurs. While tall poppy syndrome does undoubtedly crop up from …

Small Business

ATO admits to SuperStream “teething issues” as deadline for SMEs approaches

The Australian Taxation Office has admitted there has been “some teething issues” with the implementation of SuperStream, but says the vast majority …

Superannuation

Embrace disruption and reap the rewards

<b>We’ve all heard the word ‘disruption’ being bandied around in a business context, but how does it really impact businesses and as its urgency</b> …

Innovation

Why Franchisors and Franchisees Fight

Buying a franchise can provide you with instant customer recognition, a well-designed business model, marketing and operational support, and volume …

Small Business

Criteria to Consider When Renting Commercial Space

This story appears in the September 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Q: Any advice on how to lease my new location without getting ripped off?<p><b>A:</b> Renting commercial space can mean stepping into a minefield of hidden costs and steep fees. The commercial real estate field is full of experts with …