Category Archives: Management Back

Uber’s new boss details “cultural norms” in bid to stop employees being “assholes”

The past year has been a firestorm for global ridesharing powerhouse Uber, with then-chief executive Travis Kalanick resigning after numerous allegations of sexual harassment in the company and high ranking executives streaming out of the startup. Ex-Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi was brought in for the job after two months of the company searching desperately for a female chief … Read more

Dunedin booking software startup Timely raises NZ$7 million to further product development

Dunedin startup Timely, which has created a booking software platform for businesses in the beauty and wellness industry, has raised NZ$7 million ($6.34 million) in a funding round led by local venture capital firm Movac. The startup, founded in 2012 by Ryan Baker, Andrew Schofield, and William Berger, previously raised NZ$1.3 million in 2014. With … Read more

OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND IN CHINA FOR AUSSIE SMES BUT ON-THE-GROUND RELATIONSHIPS ARE ESSENTIAL

China’s booming economy and rapidly growing middle-class present a wealth of opportunities for Australian businesses, particularly those companies able to tap into the rising demand for high quality goods and services. But many local SMEs with international expansion goals have discovered it’s not as simple as heading overseas and establishing operations. In a culture such … Read more

IntelliHR raises $4 million in pre-IPO funding to take its people management software global

After raising $4 million in a pre-initial public offering capital raise, Robert Bromage — managing director of data-driven people management software company intelliHR — says the next step is “telling the world we exist”. IntelliHR, which launched in 2013, was founded by Bromage in an effort to bring data analytics and collection to the world of HR, … Read more

‘Like Lego’: Tribe’s modular hotel business stacks up against Airbnb challenge

Unlike many building projects, the construction of Tribe Hotels’ first hotel in Perth was on schedule. It helped that most of the construction of the hotel, which opened in June, took place in China. “We’ve done it by modular construction,” says Tribe co-founder Mark Peters. “We manufacture the hotel rooms in a factory in China and … Read more

VITA GROUP DIVERSIFIES INTO SKIN TREATMENT BUSINESS IN $9.5M DEAL

VITA Group (ASX: VTG) has undertaken a major change in direction with the $9.5 million acquisition of non-surgical cosmetic treatment business Clear Complexions. The purchase marks Vita’s entry into the non-invasive medical aesthetics market (NIMA), estimated to be worth $1 billion a year in Australia, as it looks to diversify away from its current core … Read more

The Power of People Skills : How to Eliminate 90% of Your HR Problems and Dramatically Increase Team and Company Morale and Performance (ebook)

Author: Trevor Throness People are the problem. They’re always the problem. If a business person goes home frustrated, if they talk with their significant other about it, if they lay awake at night stewing about it, inevitably the problem is some person at work—a colleague, subordinate, or boss. Handling people issues is every leader’s major … Read more

FROM ‘GLORIFIED LAWN BUSINESS’ TO TECH-CENTRIC MARKET LEADER: A CHAT WITH HIRE A HUBBY’S CEO

With more than 330 active franchisees nationally, Hire A Hubby (HAH) is today the third largest player in Australia’s tradesman and handyman industry, claiming a market share of 5% – and of the big three, it’s reportedly the only one to have gained market share since 2011*. Under the leadership of CEO and owner Brendan … Read more