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The secret of success… it's no secret

One of the most disappointing aspects of writing about start-up companies is that in most cases there is no secret to their success. Having...

Victorian Technology Profiles Feb/Mar 05

The path from start-up to success story can be a challenging journey. These two Victorian innovators are taking the path less travelled, turning good...

The secret of success… it’s no secret

One of the most disappointing aspects of writing about start-up companies is that in most cases there is no secret to their success. Having...

Strategy: Is your idea really an opportunity?

All new business ventures start with an idea. However, not all ideas can (nor should) become business ventures. Being able to efficiently differentiate between...

‘A-Ha’ moments

Simplicity is the common thread that links all great ideas. and sometimes they arrive like a lightning bolt. We asked three innovators about their...

'A-Ha' moments

Simplicity is the common thread that links all great ideas. and sometimes they arrive like a lightning bolt. We asked three innovators about their...

Making a killing

Are you ready to rumble? These six young entrepreneurs have a net worth exceeding $100 million... and their average age is only 32! There is...

Why big companies are morons

Why is it that the endless opportunities available to large Australian companies - through their vast resources and global networks - are all too...

Wireless Nation

Internet junkies are shedding their umbilical cables and roaming the streets. The nation is going wireless, heralding a revolution more profound than the birth...

Strategy: Tips and traps for business developers

Securing competitive advantage Before spending a single dollar launching your new venture, you should have a clear view of how it is going to compete...

Marketing: The secrets to web success

How does your website fit into your overall marketing strategy? If you don't know, then it's time to review your online activities. When the Internet...

Legal: Getting strategic with your intellectual assets

Intellectual asset management (IAM) is the catch cry of 21st century innovators. Innovation is no longer reactive to market forces; it is a proactive...

John Brumby – No Oxymoron

Innovation and good fiscal management are unlikely bedfellows. Yet when Victoria's chief number cruncher Treasurer John Brumby adopted the Minister for Innovation mantel in...

Strategy: Attracting capital – are you ready?

The statistics are disturbing. A typical venture capital (VC) firm receives around 1,000 business plans a year, and quickly rejects 90% without a detailed...

Ant Bytes — AA06

BACK-ISSUE BULL-ANTS Glass of steel If you’ve been with Australian Anthill since issue #1 (Sep/Oct 2003), you might remember one of the first herd of bull-ants...

Hijacker Injector

BI-GOODNESS is a bi-monthly column dedicated to the quirky, generally funny and often dangerously impractical inventions and business concepts that occasionally come our way....

Going global: Exporting 101

Most Australian entrepreneurs claim to think big from the outset. But you need more than a good idea and a broad Aussie smile to conquer the world. Bi-lateral free trade agreements are tearing down barriers, but exporters must still negotiate the vestiges of international protectionism and the rollercoaster Aussie dollar.

Marketing: The art of giving

Could the art of giving be the key to boosting your sales, motivating your employees and enhancing your market position?  According to a US...

Steve Vamos: Aussie growth and humble pie

What do you do when you your market is finite and your brand is ubiquitous? That is the challenge faced by Microsoft Australia’s Managing...

Where’s the gold?

Imagine if Australia's innovators and entrepreneurs received the same media attention as sporting celebrities. Maybe we would find Ziggy Switkowski being tested for caffeine ingestion...

FREE BUSINESS TOOLS

How to zig when everyone else is zagging, with Julio De...

Why is it that some business owners appear impervious to business obstacles and upsets? In some cases, it seems that it’s the obstacles that drive certain personality types to success. In this CHEAT SHEET, we share five ways of thinking to respond to INDUSTRY, ECONOMIC, BRAND, SOCIETAL and PERSONAL shifts.

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Have something to sell but hate sales people? You have a...

Phil Anderson is an ex-bodybuilder who gave up the weights to pursue a career in property investment. So, what do these two seemingly distinct career...

INFOGRAPHICS

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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