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Why Buttons ‘n’ Threads chose to pivot its startup using crowd funding

After more than six months of research and vetting suppliers my co-founder, Sanchit Baweja, and I launched Buttons ‘n’ Threads in September of 2013....

Little idea to big execution – part two

In part one of this series, we began to incubate your idea, validated that customers actually existed, that they were willing to engage with...

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...

Why we started a blog before we launched our start-up and, why you should...

Why did we start a blog long before we launched our startup? Well, it certainly wasn’t because we needed something to do until our...

Is your business making money? Here’s some ways to be sure

The pricing of products and services is vital to profit. To ensure you achieve a profit, it’s vital to know the true cost of...
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When startups go wrong: a true story of an unexpected spanner in the works

Picture this, you’ve been living and breathing your startup now for nine months. You’ve scored a seed round of funding from some reputable investors. You’ve...

What do girls get about business that women don’t?

My Club Kidpreneur Foundation celebrated International Women’s day this week with the launch of a unique new entrepreneurial program as part of our collaboration...

Anthill goes global and causes some serious outrage. (C’mon! What’s in a name? Really!?)

You may have already caught wind that something major is afoot at Anthill. Over the past few weeks, we've watched 200 Anthillians happily rampage through...

This is the survey that astonished our founder and shocked our readers. Are Australian...

How much web traffic is normal for a business in Australia? What do you think is normal strategic behaviour? Do Australians really know what...

Why it is okay to be stupid, for at least some of the time

'Before we are old and wise, we first have to be young and stupid.' I have always loved this saying. It resonates at so many...

Top three most common mistakes made on LinkedIn and, what you can do to...

Every year I speak with hundreds if not thousands of people on the topic of LinkedIn and, the biggest mistake I see across most...

Eights things I learned while using only a mobile device for 30 days

Over the course of November, I commenced a 30-day/30-blog challenge on my website, Tech Coach HQ. The aim initially was to write purely on...

100 words that stop your emails getting opened (They include “friend”, “your family” and...

This is a list that came to our attention by way of an email. It's headline featured none of the words below. That's because this...

Want to motivate staff and influence customers? Just ask a Level 40 Blood Elf....

Dr Jason Fox is an expert in motivation strategy and design, and all things gamification. Dr Fox works with companies all over the world,...

At some point in life, you will die. Tim Minchin’s brilliant de-motivational speech [VIDEO]

In a world full of useless folklore and a well-meaning-yet-inherently-flawed conventional wisdom about motivation and life, this presentation is utterly refreshing. Here, Australian musician comedian...

Not getting any love from the media? Three tips to master the media jungle....

Does this sound familiar? You have a great business. You’re doing exciting things. Your friends, family, customers, and clients are gushing with praise for your...

Getting startup investment in Australia is a headache. We need a revolution!

Hi! I'm Lauren Rielly, I'm an Australian entrepreneur, dog lover and serial explorer. I'm on a mission to revolutionise startup investment in Australia and am...

How to grow your business and profits with three red hot tips from Jason...

Jason Cunningham tells us he is a CPA – a “car parking attendant.” Wait, he means “certified practising accountant.” That’s more like it, eh? Seriously,...

How to give good headlines, and create emails that get opened [CHEAT SHEET]

If you have a beautifully crafted email with a thoughtless headline, no one will open it. It’s as simple as that. There are three main...

Want to raise your profile and attract opportunities? Just ask, “What would a masterchef...

If you've ever lost a big contract or project to a competitor, you'll know the true meaning of commercial frustration. Sure, we all deal with...

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