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Website of the Week: Lost At E Minor

Something a bit different this week. At Anthill, we're keen advocates of great design as a gateway to untapped creativity. We place immense emphasis on...

Where are all the web entrepreneurs?

When we launched our inaugural 30under30 Awards in April (Anthill's award program to recognise young entrepreneurs), we were immediately surprised at the lack of...

NameThis.com

So you’re worried that your new product name might prove to be commercial Kryptonite? Or perhaps you just want to share your genius for...

Magazine 2.0: Use your smarts to help us write the next edition of Anthill

Could we be about to create Australia’s first reader-generated magazine article? Probably not. Many magazine articles are already written by readers. But! We might be the first...

UserVoice.com

For developers of new products and services, accurate feedback is worth its weight in gold. That’s why corporations spend billions of dollars on market...

Commercial Ready ‘Flash’ protest gathers steam

Thanks to everyone who emailed, posted comments on this blog and volunteered to participate in Anthill's imminent 'flash' protest against the federal government's axing...

Commercial Ready 'Flash' protest gathers steam

Thanks to everyone who emailed, posted comments on this blog and volunteered to participate in Anthill's imminent 'flash' protest against the federal government's axing...

IP 101

Editor’s note: We often jump straight into the minutia of intellectual property affairs on this page without sufficient regard for those of you who...

Adrian Giles, co-founder, Hitwise

Spotting a niche for web traffic measurement, Adrian Giles co-founded Hitwise in 1997 and took it from a $5k start-up to $250 million trade...

Ant Bytes — AA28

CREATIVE ESPRESSO By Stephen Sammartino ************* ANT BYTES CrackBerry, with benefits While entrepreneurs typically relish a 24/7 relationship with their labour of love, many professionals have been dismayed by...

Australian small business is bullish in the China Shop

For years, Australian entrepreneurs dreamed of riding the Chinese dragon. Now, at last, Aussie SMEs are too busy wheeling and dealing in China to...

Commercial Ready scrapped. Time for a 'flash' protest?

Have you ever heard of a 'flash protest'? It's similar to a 'flash mob,' where a group engages in seemingly spontaneous but actually synchronised...

Commercial Ready scrapped. Time for a ‘flash’ protest?

Have you ever heard of a 'flash protest'? It's similar to a 'flash mob,' where a group engages in seemingly spontaneous but actually synchronised...

Startup School 08

On 19 April, over 650 tech entrepreneurs and students attended the fourth annual free Startup School, held at Stanford University in California. The event,...

Do you see the world differently?

It's often said that entrepreneurs see the world differently. It has been observed that entrepreneurs have a higher tolerance for risk. They are also...

Look who's entered 30under30

Like many growing businesses, technology is our greatest friend. But it can also be the cause of enormous frustration. You may have already noticed that...

Look who’s entered 30under30

Like many growing businesses, technology is our greatest friend. But it can also be the cause of enormous frustration. You may have already noticed that...

The art of simplicity: Lisa Gorman – Podcast

Lisa Gorman has been designing and running her own clothing label since 1999. She was so dedicated to the concept of simplicity that she refused to hire any employees for five years. Now, with 32 staff and five stores along the eastern seaboard, Gorman is an established presence in the Australian fashion industry. But she never forgot those early lessons.

The art of simplicity: James Tutton – Podcast

James Tutton, founder of the hugely successful Moonlight Cinema, knows a thing or two about simplicity. After all, there aren't too many things simpler than watching movies with friends and family under the stars. After taking the business national and finally selling to an ASX-listed corporate group in 2005, Tutton has now turned his sights to simplifying the medium-density property development sector, as director of Neometro.

Are you grant ready? Grant Writing

Grant Writing Grant writing is a specialist art. Writing from the heart or what you think an assessor wants to hear is not usually the...

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The Gaddie Pitch in three simple sentences with Antony Gaddie and...

The personal elevator pitch is an essential tool in the entrepreneur’s utility belt. Your pitch is also essential for success on the web, for placement on landing pages, in emails and blogs. The medium might change but rarely will the structure of an effective pitch. Antony Gaddie is the creator of “the Gaddie Pitch,” an internationally-renowned set of tactics designed to help business owners deliver an effective elevator pitch, time and time again.

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Strategic Alliances with Simone Novello [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you heard the often touted claim that the average lifespan of a business is two years? Have you ever wondered why that is? Often, it’s because, in the rush and intensity of starting up, business owners get caught up in day-to-day op-erations and overlook fast growth opportunities, like strategic partnerships. In this FREE INFOGRAPHIC, Simone Novello helps to answer your three most common questions about how to harness the power of... FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS.

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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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