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Not just for kids – social networks just grew up

Social networking tools, such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo, are diabolical time-wasters. They suck millions of minutes from tens of thousands of people in...

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.

Victorian Technology Profiles Apr/May 08

Robot makes a clean sweep Automation is an integral part of modern life: machines answer phones, wash cars and dispense cash. But there’s one aspect...

Leigh Jasper, Co-founder and CEO, Aconex

The timing was bad, but the growth was fast. In March 2000, with many internet start-ups disappearing off the radar, 25-year-old Leigh Jasper quit...

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...

Anti-climax

Champ acquires golding contractors   In March CHAMP Private Equity, along with existing Golding Management, acquired Queensland-based mining and civil infrastructure services company Golding Contractors Pty...

Book reviews

Standard business philosophy states that there’s always something to learn from failure. Not so, according to Barry Moltz, author of Bounce! Failure, Resiliency, and...

What’s hot and what’s not

Let’s face it, sex sells! That’s no great epiphany. But have you ever considered whether or not you have the attractor factor to bring...

Storytelling giants

Storytelling is a really important skill for entrepreneurs or any start-up. Quite often ‘a story’ is the first thing we have (after our idea...

Systems = Sanity

A major challenge for any business owner is how to get others to help run the business, so that it doesn’t completely take over...

Slap your web developer with a large fish

It's hard enough getting found in Google without having to struggle against complete stuff-ups by your web developer. Ever wondered if web design might be...

Taking on the opposition

Companies that value their own intellectual property (IP) and are aware of their competitors’ and the competitive IP landscape will routinely watch for the acceptance and/or grant of patents by competitor companies or related entities.

You are your headcount

One of the traps that some business owners fall into is thinking that if they announce their underlying vision for their business repeatedly, it...

Don’t forget the customer

Consumers are overloaded with information, choices and marketing. If you want to ensure that your marketing efforts are being applied effectively, shift your marketing...

Transcript: interview with Scott Karp, CEO, Publish2

INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT Interviewer: Paul Ryan, Editor, Anthill magazine Interviewee: Scott Karp, CEO, Publish2 Interview conducted on 14 February, 2008 Paul Ryan: In your blog post launching Publish2 back...

The future of news

The solemn burial of The Bulletin earlier this year sent even the most stoic media professional into a long, hard navel gaze. Things used...

The SWOT approach

Business plans don’t end with the final word being penned. They require constant re-assessment and tweaking. Never ignore the value of a regular SWOT...

Time to get serious

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....

Shut the bleeding door!

Have you ever wandered off a cold and rainy street, through the open doors of a shop into somewhere warm, dry and seemingly a...

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