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Senate innovation inquiry: the same old lines?

There is a saying, “a camel is a horse designed by a committee”. The implication being that each member of the committee advocates their...

Establishing a Not-For-Profit: The Governance Lasagne

In part one of this series, I told you about how I came to be doing an internship for a 12-year-old. This is instalment...

Australian Innovation: We’re doing it wrong

Last week, the Hon. Ian MacFarlane, Minister for Industry, launched the seventh Global Innovation Index (GII) report, highlighting Australia’s place in the top ten...

The decline of Australian startups: What can we expect from the Government?

Last week’s ANZ Bluenote highlighted an alarming fall in the number of new Australian startups, total startups, and an acceleration in those exiting. This...

Why I’m doing an internship for a 12 year old entrepreneur

In late 2011, Oliver hatched a plan to hold a unique fundraising event. Having found out about the amazing support a friend received while undergoing...

More lessons for every entrepreneur from the final episode of Season 4 of Game...

The final episode of season 4 of Game of Thrones, The Children, yielded some interesting lessons. And, as with last week and the one...

Another three things Game of Thrones taught businesses this week

Last week's episode gave us three stellar business lessons. This week, Season 4, Episode 9, of Game of Thrones, The Watchers on the Wall, was...

Is the government planning on salting the earth of the Australian startup ecosystem?

A lot has been made about the latest budget, with the focus among Anthill readers probably on how it is not particularly kind to...

Three things Game of Thrones taught business this week

The final scene from season 4, episode 8, of Game of Thrones, The Mountain and the Viper, provided three great lessons for anyone involved...

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Five essential ingredients for a humming homepage with James Tuckerman [FREE...

Most homepages dedicate too much of their valuable space to predictable and generally unhelpful information, such as the purpose of the business, their products and services, their achievements and needy invitations to ‘buy, buy, buy’ or ‘contact us for a free consultation on no obligation quote’. Effective homepages focus on the needs and wants of the customer.

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5 Ways to get more out of your coffee shop meetings...

Far too much time is wasted in coffee shop meetings. More often than not, the conversation falls off topic, interruptions cause distractions and, before you know it, the meeting is over and you’ve achieved nothing. That’s what Antony Gaddie calls a Coffee and Doughnut meeting. You get a coffee and… zero. He’s the founder of Green Ant Marketing and he shared with us (over coffee) five things that you can do to help you make the most of your coffee shop meetings.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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