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This start-up has raised close to $1 million to help Australians embrace the Ideas...

A Sydney-based startup that’s raised close to $1 million in funds wants to make it easier for Aussie entrepreneurs to harness the Ideas Boom by reducing the amount of necessary paperwork to start a business.

SMEs have a bright outlook for the future but are still concerned about certain...

Employing 70 per cent of Australia’s labour force, it cannot be overstated how important it is to keep a finger on the pulse of...

Seven ways to reduce overheads (because money doesn’t grow on trees, you know)

Remember when your parents said, “Money doesn't grow on trees” or “A penny saved is a penny earned”? Employees and business owners need to re-visit these old truisms. Carelessness, complacency and failing to ask the right questions of staff and customers has resulted in Australian companies paying dearly in both time and money, according to Catherine DeVrye.

Quote: Eugene McCarthy on bureaucracy

“The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency.” –– Former US Democratic Senator from Minnesota, Eugene McCarthy.

Untangling the Red Tape – Standard Business Reporting starts July 2010

The tangle of red tape is shortly about to be made much simpler and more seamless as a result of an initiative led by the Australian Treasury called 'Standard Business Reporting', which will be available from 1 July, 2010.

Innovation versus Bureauracy (Yes Minister and the patient-less hospital)

Sitting there, the phone resting in the nook of my shoulder as the optimistic soundtrack of globalisation lolled along, I recalled that quintessential scene from the brilliant BBC series, Yes Minister, where the Right Honorable James Hacker MP, Minister for Administrative Affairs, is informed by his Private Secretary, Bernard, of a brand new hospital with 500 non-medical staff and no patients. A bureaucrat's idea of perfection.
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The Facebook Honey Trap with James Tuckerman [CHEAT SHEET]

This cheat sheet was developed to help small business operators harness the incomparable (and undeniable) potency of Facebook to recruit fans, spread the word, and (most importantly) generate inbound business.


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.


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...