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In the past, some people lectured me about being so determined that a solution must exist and for never taking no for an answer. In reality, though, conviction combined with unconventional thinking is the only way I have been able to find better ways of doing things.

Cashrewards has seen tremendous success in creating an entirely new industry in Australia, achieving spectacular growth in less than four years. The company has grown from nothing to a 50+ person company, with a 2% share of the total national online shopping market.

The psychology of business can be used in your favor no matter which side of the metaphorical negotiating table you are on.

Still waiting to see if this internet thing catches on? No, I didn’t think so. Obviously, the retail landscape has changed significantly in the...

Social media automation revolves around automating repetitive and time-consuming social media tasks, allowing social media managers to work on other things that need human input and that have more direct impact on their companies’ wellbeing.

Payroll is a critical business function and now is the time for HR and Payroll managers to get ready for Single Touch Payroll (STP). STP compliance will be mandated from 1 July 2018 for “substantial businesses” (those with 20 or more employees as their headcount stands as at 1 April 2018).

Online marketing covers a set of powerful strategies and tools that can help you promote your business and services via the internet. Advertising, on the other hand, is only one of the many techniques that you can use to fulfill your online marketing goals.

The truth is most social enterprises are driven by a burning desire to change the world for the better – but that means you need to build awareness for your cause on a shoestring. Digital marketing, and social media in particular, is an incredible opportunity to do just that – but if you’re not doing it right, you could be flushing your hard-earned money down the toilet.

The issue of unpaid invoices is one that’s familiar to every business owner. While most businesses have a few late payers to deal with, having too much of your cash flow held up can have a lasting impact on the overall health of your business for years to come.

The Australian dollar has already fluctuated significantly this year, but overall, a slide is predicted for our dollar in 2018. With a weaker AUD, small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) working in overseas markets should begin to look for ways to protect their business from potentially volatile currency movements.

Business owners often look to Amazon for inspiration to success. The commerce and cloud computing giant’s profits rise every year, with 2017 seeing net sales revenue of over 177 billion.

It feels to me like the so-called mentors, disingenuous startup advisors and pseudo entrepreneurs are cheating the guys who have actually been in the trenches - and charging a premium for their empty advice.

Software that was once reserved for large corporations is now allowing one-person businesses to run their business entirely from a smartphone. From being more organized to automating more of your daily tasks, here are 5 ways simple technology can bring your business huge returns with little investment

A lot of start-up founders I’ve met believe that if they can raise money from professional early-stage investors such as The Sharks from Channel 10’s Shark Tank or a Venture Capital (VC) fund, then they’re guaranteed success, a large exit, and early retirement. But this is dangerous thinking.

Today turning your business into an ass-kickin’ data-driven company is quite easy, so it’s time to get rid of robot domination scenarios in your head and take a look at the benefits the future has to offer.

Small businesses often have little to no reserve. For them, cash flow is an ongoing concern that needs to be managed directly. If you consider that cash flow is the lifeblood of any business, it is easy to see why it is not something you want left to chance.

Entrepreneurs have to be everything to everyone, we wear multiple hats every day and throughout the journey. As a lifelong entrepreneur, I have identified five key ingredients to launching a successful startup and staying the course.

The gig economy is no longer something people experiment with – it’s becoming a real career choice for Australian workers almost as quickly as it’s becoming a vital resource for businesses.

With over 500 million daily active users, Instagram’s power as a communication and brand building tool is undisputed. Yet without the ability to use links in captions, its full ecommerce potential has re-mained untapped. Until now.

With a finely-tuned and optimised email campaign, you can draw customers into the community of your business and build a reliable base of incoming traffic.

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Liz Wald is Vice President of International for Indiegogo.com. She has been terrifically successful raising funds through the crowd model.  One of her successes...