Archive for June, 2009
Today we’re lucky to have a post from Joanna Maxwell, owner of WorkInColour. Joanna specialises in helping people tap into their creative side and also coaches those looking for a change in career. In today’s tough times, standing out from the pack is more important than ever – so let’s get those creative juices flowing!
I’ve been [...]
I believe it’s beyond the power of humans to maintain communal kitchens. In every workplace and share house I’ve occupied, visited or heard about, there have been tea room or kitchen dramas:
One poor, abused soul does all the cleaning.
Emails fly about brown, furry things in the fridge.
People tip half-full mugs in the just-run dishwasher.
The cutlery [...]
Over the years, I’ve peppered my accountant with (mostly outrageous) questions about what I can legally claim against my business income to minimise my tax. My learnings are summarised below.
With any luck, you’ll spot something you haven’t considered. Even better, you’ll table things I’ve missed. If we all contribute, we’ll create a comprehensive list [...]
When I ordered a new PC, my software activation code wasn’t emailed to me or included with my machine. Rather, it arrived separately in what must be world’s best practice in packaging.
Simply follow these steps and the (oceans of the) world will beat a path to your door!
1. Print your activation code on a plastic [...]
Angie’s back! Today she’s written a great post about how small businesses can use mobile technology, social media and viral marketing to compete with bigger organisations.
In my first post, Wired for…Everything, one of our readers raised an interesting discussion point around small businesses using mobile technology.
The question was about whether the accessibility of today’s technology tools [...]
Twice a year there’s a loud thud on my porch. Each time, I look out to see youths, stripped to the waist, hoicking white or yellow tomes from a flat-bed truck. Lately, the Yellow Pages have been joined by Local and In-Car editions. As I don’t use any of these books, this escalating waste of [...]
Today we’re lucky to have a great guest post from Malcolm Owens. Malcolm’s a bit of a marketing guru who’s had experience as a business owner and works at a senior level in the corporate sector – so with a foot in both camps, he’s got a unique perspective.
Have you noticed that some business people have little [...]
Megan brilliantly suggested that my wife describe her experience of my home-based business. Fonnie’s job title at The Feisty Empire is Voice of Reason – a thorny, thankless role that she performs admirably.
Now, while the Voice of Reason was happy to share her thoughts on life at Empire House, she wanted the Senior Writer [...]
Today we welcome guest blogger Kate Bezar to Small Business Owner. Kate is the founder, publisher, editor and dreamer of Dumbo feather, a self-described ‘mook’. What’s that, you ask? You’ll have to read Kate’s profile to find out…
I was once asked in an interview what the best and worst things about being a small business owner [...]