How to reduce your hazard as a company owner

As company owners, we sure do have a lot on our plates. Balancing the day-to-day of running a company with high-level strategic and growth activities can be enough of a challenge by itself. However, stuff can go completely off kilter if something goes wrong, and you don’t have the proper protections in place. A dispute […]

“There is nothing more transformational”: Melissa Richardson on the financial worth of mentors

Employers who equate mentor-mentee relationships with a quick coffee catch-up hazard missing out on the huge financial gains of having a structured mentoring program, according to Melissa Richardson, the Managing Director of Art of Mentoring. The mentoring program design and implementation company was spun out of Horizons Unlimited, a mentoring consultancy where Richardson is a […]

Government endorses reforms to .au domain authority to ahead backing internet users

A Federal Government review of auDA – the not-for-profit organisation responsible for administering the .au domain – has found its management framework is “no longer fit-for-purpose” and requires urgent reforms to meet the needs of Australia’s internet community. The review, undertaken by the Department of Communications and the Arts, outlines 29 recommendations for the auDA […]

WORK180 raises $1m for jobs platform as it seeks to improve employment for women globally

Gender equality startup WORK180 has secured $1 million from seed investors including Skip Capital – the private investment fund of Atlassian Co-CEO Scott Farquhar – to fuel the international rollout of its unique jobs platform. WORK180 (formerly known as DCC Jobs) was launched in 2015 by co-CEOs Gemma Lloyd and Valeria Ignatieva to disrupt the […]

How to spot a dodgy SEO agency

The impact of undertaking dodgy SEO shouldn’t be underestimated – it can cripple your business. Adopting what’s known as ‘black hat’ tactics may claim to offer your company short-term gains, but in actual fact run the hazard of harming your company in the long-term. Website success today means following fantastic ethical SEO practices, based on […]

Sydney named the best location in the Asia Pacific for startup ecosystem connectedness

Sydney is the number one location in the Asia Pacific for startup founders to connect and premises strong relationships, the results of a global startup survey show.   [Related: “Huge coup for Sydney” –  $35m startup hub to host exclusive Microsoft accelerator program, The NSW Government is launching a $35 million innovation hub; the startup […]

Let’s Talk… Innovation

Customer obsession and innovation are “very much on a continuum”, Russ Grandinetti – Amazon’s Senior Vice President, International Consumer – signified to the audience at Amazon Innovation Day in Sydney, last week. Grandinetti, who was amongst Amazon’s first 2000 hires and sits inside its leading 40 employees in terms of tenure, communicated of the require for […]