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We’re productive—says Monash University research

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New research “…debunks the myth that IPros (self-employed professionals) are less committed to their work than permanent employees… One of the biggest differences between a permanent employee and an IPro appears to be that IPros are results-driven from day one. They recognise the value of time and deliver accordingly.” Summary and link to this important Monash University research (sponsored by Entity Solutions) is hereMore...


Construction Violence: “It’s a long way to fall, mate!”

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

ICA has released its report and submission to a Victorian inquiry into construction union violence. The report—“It’s a long way to fall, mate!”—calls for action to prosecute violence and harassment on worksites and to investigate and address bikie gang and drug trafficking problems on Victorian construction sites. The Herald Sun has given the report major coverage todayMore...


Self-employed people. We’re evil!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

These two reports from the International Labour Organisation and the UK’s largest public sector union claim that being self-employed (precariously employed and vulnerable) threatens social stability and is even evil! We say that self-employment is great!  More...


ZOPA. Small business finance revolution

Friday, August 24, 2012

Funding circles, like Zopa, look like part of a revolution in finance. Already this year in the UK half a million cheque accounts have been shifted from the big banks to smaller ones as people have had enough of the fiddling.  More...


Flexible Work: Get with it! (updated)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Australian Institute of Management has produced an excellent discussion paper on flexible work. But the discussion only applies to big organizations and misses the 70 per cent of the workforce working in small business situations. More...


Lessons for all entrepreneurs

Saturday, July 07, 2012

No matter how small our business, it's all about being an entrepreneur. Here are some great lessons from others.
Entrepreneurs learn from the Dalai Lama
There are 3 distinct types of entrepreneurs. Which are you?
5 top tips
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