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Cash killer

The man who brought us e-finance Belgians are famous for exporting delightful, frivolous products like beer and chocolate. However, leading Belgian entrepreneur Michel Akkermans is...

No parade for our returning IT expats

In the game of soccer, we sadly accept that for top players, furthering their careers means living overseas. When they come back, we welcome...

Strategy: Responding to stealthy market changes

It is a truism among seasoned entrepreneurs that the business you plan to launch is never the business you will be running in three...

Lend me your wings

Is there anywhere angels fear to tread? To be an angel investor, you need personal wealth, a sense of adventure, a pretty strong stomach,...

Ant Bytes — AA09

“Genghis Khan started with a tribe of seventeen people, including his mother. He conquered everything. It seems to me you don’t need much in...

Ant Bytes — AA08

“Traditionally, most of Australia’s imports come from overseas.” Former Australian Cabinet Minister, Keppel Enderbery Bulls, Bears, Beers and Cheers Watermark, a bar located in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct,...

Anti-eating mouth cage

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. ...

Legal: Talking term sheets

Venture capital financing is a complex transaction and involves significant commercial risks for all parties. Many founders simply sign the term sheet presented to...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Legal: Spam – not in a can

The Spam Act became law on 12 December 2003 with a proviso that its penalty provisions would come into effect 120 days later -...

The Entrepreneur vs. Venture Capitalist

A meeting of minds or clash of heads? It is little wonder that only a small proportion of investment proposals ever successfully attract venture capital....

Exporting IP… trader beware

The US-Australia Free Trade agreement has got everyone talking. Like it or loathe it, smart companies are reading the fine print. They are doing...

Memoirs of a tech wreck insider

It's now four years since the 'tech-wreck' of April 2000. Four years!!! Can you believe it? Yet, it's so hard to move on. We continue...

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How to secure lucrative sponsorships in five steps [CHEAT SHEET]

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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...

OPINIONS & ADVICE