Posts belonging to Category business start up

Employees and Entrepreneurs Have Personality Differences

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Tweet This article appeared in Business Insider recently – the original is a bit hard to read so I’ve copied and pasted it below with a link to the original. Scientists Have Discovered a Personality Difference Between Entrepreneurs and Employees Around 13% of Americans are starting or running their own companies. Almost everyone else is […]

Employee or VA?

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Tweet Just a reminder: If you are setting your assistant’s rate or dictating their hours and manner of work completion, they aren’t a VA – they’re a teleworker or home-based employee. One defining feature of a VA is that they are SELF-EMPLOYED. That means – among other things – they: set their rates set their […]

Show me the money!

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Tweet I posted a quote recently to Google+ and a few other social media sites which caused a bit of a stir: “If you take a lot of time to ask, “how will this pay off,” you’re probably asking the wrong question. When you are trusted because you care, it’s quite likely the revenue will […]

Keep Your Business Viable

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Tweet I attended the NAB National Small Business Summit on Wednesday 27 July (via webcast). Of interest was the presentation by Tax Commissioner Michael D’Ascenzo who on the one hand presented the human face of the ATO and their belief in treating small business as people. On the other, he gave the very clear message […]

I’m the Boss!

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Tweet A common misconception in society seems to be that being your own boss means doing what you want. When I say no to coffee dates during the day, kick out friends who drop in, or respond to questions about what we’re doing over the school holidays with “I’m working”, many people say “But you’re […]