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How I Succeeded: Centrify's Lachlan McKenzie

How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business owners for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Lachlan McKenzie from Centrify.


Ask LH: How Do I Grow Medical Marijuana Legally?

Dear Lifehacker, The Australian Government recently passed a bill to give licence for cultivation of Medical Marijuana in NSW. I would like to know the licencing formalities, application process and other related details. I look forward to hearing from you.


A Great Idea Will Only Take Your Business So Far - You Need Business Skills Too

I have met many brilliant and entrepreneurial people in my life who have had grand ideas for a businesses. They enthusiastically give me details about their ideas and some actually go through with them. I can see they’re determined to succeed and yet I’ve seen many of them fail. It’s often the ones who don’t know much about the ins and outs of running a business that stumble. Here’s why.


Don't Let Negative Opinions Drag You And Your Business Down

Running a small business or startup isn’t easy and there will be times when you are confronted with a vocal and disgruntled customer or receive criticism about your offerings. It can be a disheartening experience, but don’t let those negative opinions consume you.


Elevator Pitch: Ozen

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Akiva Szental, co-founder of Ozen.


Ask LH: Do I Need A Licence To Sell Homegrown Fruit And Vege?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve been tossing up the idea of selling the homegrown vegetable and fruit produce from my garden. I was thinking about local farmers’ markets and cafe’s. I was wondering what regulations and permits I would need to be aware of. Could you help me?


Be Strategic With Your Procrastination To Get Things Done

If you’re a serial procrastinator who is struggling to get things done, one small business owner believes that you can harness this foible and make it work to your advantage. Read on to find out more.


How I Succeeded: OpenAgent's Zoe Pointon

How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business owners for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Zoe Pointon from OpenAgent.


Hire The Right People To Bolster Your Business (And Let Go Of The Ones Who Don't)

Every company is driven by people. When you first start your own business and need to expand your workforce quickly, it’s tempting to hire the first decent person that walks through the door or take on an individual that isn’t asking for too much money. But the important thing to remember is that hiring the right people can elevate your businesses to new heights. One startup investor has some advice about recruitment and why you shouldn’t hesitate to let go of people who don’t fit into your business.


Are Sunday Penalty Rates Really Killing Aussie Jobs?

Two big claims underpin attempts to cut penalty rates for Sunday workers in the retail and hospitality sectors: that they are no longer needed or relevant, and that they cost jobs. These claims are at the centre of a review by the Fair Work Commission of awards in those industries. The review began in late 2014. Employers have applied to have those penalty rates cut.


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