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Taking the leap

One of the most important stages in any entrepreneur's career is also one of the most exciting: shifting from the 9-5 grind to pursue your startup business full-time. This shift, while thrilling, is full of challenges. Without the right preparation and strategy, this transition can negatively impact your professional relationships and cause your business to suffer. Here are some tips to keep that from happening.

Idealog + Microsoft

There is a larger shift happening in business – and it’s about more than changing technology. It’s about people – how they work, where they work, and the culture that guides and motivates them. Technology is the how, not the why. Half of the global workforce will be mobile by 2020. The office is no longer restricted to a set of buildings – it’s at home, in a café, a city across the globe, or on a plane. With so many changing locations, your device becomes your office. Which is why Microsoft is bringing even greater mobility by making Surface Pro with LTE Advanced available to business customers

Opinion

After prime minister Jacinda Arden announced her pregnancy last week, there was an onslaught of opinions – some negative – about how good she'd be at her job while pregnant or as a new Mum. But Socialites founder and CEO Wendy Thompson says there's nothing to be concerned about – women can work and parent, and have been doing so for a while now. However, she says there are ways businesses can make it easier for Mums.