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What every entrepreneur can learn from the Apple Watch pre-order event

So, the inevitable happened on Friday April 10. Within minutes of being available for pre-order and delivery 14 days later, Apple's Watch sold out. By...

Sexy business payments challenge your sexist assumptions [VIDEO]

You may have seen the 'Love your work' ads on television from accounting software provider MYOB. One that springs to mind includes a hipster...

Three things Game of Thrones taught business this week

The final scene from season 4, episode 8, of Game of Thrones, The Mountain and the Viper, provided three great lessons for anyone involved...

Strategy: The importance of culture

Every organisation has a culture. Spend time observing the day-to-day goings on within, say, a medical practice, a law firm, an airline and a fast food franchise, and you will notice some stark differences. While each business might have common objectives - serving clients, generating profits - it is very likely they go about these objectives in vastly different ways.

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5 Ways to get more out of your coffee shop meetings...

Far too much time is wasted in coffee shop meetings. More often than not, the conversation falls off topic, interruptions cause distractions and, before you know it, the meeting is over and you’ve achieved nothing. That’s what Antony Gaddie calls a Coffee and Doughnut meeting. You get a coffee and… zero. He’s the founder of Green Ant Marketing and he shared with us (over coffee) five things that you can do to help you make the most of your coffee shop meetings.

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How to confidently raise venture capital… with Jack Delosa [CHEAT SHEET]

Need to raise capital for your new business venture? First, you need to understand how investors think! So, you wanto to acquire cappital? But, as...

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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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