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Legal: Joint development

THE FINE PRINT Joint development: covering all bases   Are you working with another company, consultant or research body to develop new or improved products or...

Cashflow: Why profitable businesses go bust

If business is selling products or services and buying labour and parts at the right price, why do so many go bust? Cash is often...

Hi-tech beer mat

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....

Ant Bytes — AA23

QUOTE "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." -- Napoleon Bonaparte       *************       CREATIVE ESPRESSO By Stephen Sammartino   Click image...

How the money flies by

When will large corporations understand that stinging customers for every cent through gotcha technicalities is commercial idiocy? Ray Beatty wants to know. Now.     Last week...

From Aussie battlers to dollar dazzlers

Do you find the soaring Aussie dollar depressing? Don’t despair. Austrade’s chief economist Tim Harcourt reveals some silver lining for Australian exporters.     The Australian dollar...

Graeme Wood, CEO, Wotif.com

Graeme Wood revolutionised the travel industry when he created the concept for Wotif.com, which he co-founded in 2000, an online booking service that links...

24-hour podcast people

It’s tough to change the world from inside a middle-management corporate cubicle. So Cameron Reilly dropped out and tuned in, creating the world’s first podcast network. Having turned down venture funding, the only thing that Reilly wants to lend is your ears.

Make borrowing go the extra stretch

Sponsored column GUIDELINES TO SQUEEZE YOUR FINANCE COSTS While equity, loans from shareholders, bank overdrafts and bank loans are the staple for day to-day company...

Bankruptcy: The B Word

If there is one word that scares entrepreneurs and businesspeople alike, it's the "B" word - bankruptcy. For the individual concerned, it means the loss...

Ant Bytes — AA22

BACK-ISSUE BULL-ANTS Web 2.0 pay day   You might remember our coverage in issue 19 (Dec’06/Jan’07) of Australian web entrepreneurs Nick McNaughton and Yorke Hinds, whose...

Crazy inventions: Chindogu

It's time to reach beyond the wayward solitary invention of a wayward solitary inventor to embrace an entire conceptual school of wayward invention: the artful Japanese science of Chindogu.

Bowling over your bank manager

Banks are in the game of lending money, so why do we often get hit for six when seeking finance and how can you...

How to conquer six life and death business scenarios

Life is rarely predictable. So why would business be any different? Paul Ryan and Jodie O’Keeffe square up to a meteor shower of corporate Kryptonite and figure out how to dodge commercial doom. Cyber-attack, idea theft, competitor outsourcing, cash-flow crises, disruptive innovation and fraud. Take a deep breath, assess risk, consider your options…and never turn your back on a clear blue sky.

Private equity and the death of the public company

"I TOLD YOU I WAS ILL!" It was once the apogee of commercial success. But now, many Australian business owners are challenging the notion that...

IP litigation

You might be feeling pretty good about yourself because you've secured your intellectual property. But the reality is, a patent or trademark is not...

Dr Bill Miller – Silicon Valley legend

At the age of 81, Dr Bill Miller has spent much of his career inside the ever-evolving success story that is Silicon Valley. He...

Solo-operable seesaw

Inventors are lone wolf types, too often misunderstood and under-appreciated. So is it any wonder that their inventions sometimes reflect their sense of isolation and defiant self-reliance? It speaks to the credo: ingenuity conquers all (love is overrated).

Counterfeiting – a global problem

Counterfeiting is rife in Australia and many people who would consider themselves law-abiding are involved. We're not talking counterfeit currency here, but the manufacturing, importation...

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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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