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Here are the 6 biggest reasons why startups fail and how you can avoid...

In fact, despite lofty ideals and best intentions, 90% of startups fail. That number shouldn’t scare you—it should alert you to the fact that there are many pitfalls and obstacles on the road to business success.

Losing steam? Here are five ways to supercharge your business to new levels

The most successful entrepreneurs are those who believe business should be dynamic. Here are 5 tips on how to boost your business to new levels.

Does anyone want your app? Six reasons why no one may use your app...

This video from Google's app developers outlines some of the common mistakes businesses make when creating an app. Whether your business is your app, or...

Should you pivot or should you proceed? How do you decide? [VIDEO]

Every day entrepreneurs make decisions - big ones, small ones, ones that may not even seem to matter. But, there are often bigger decisions to...

The subscription economy: Is it the right business model for you?

We are, without a doubt, in the era of the 'subscription model'. You can subscribe to anything from magazines and food delivery through to...

How do you become the fastest growing eCommerce site in the history of the...

In it's two year history, Fab.com has grown from nothing to a $700 million valuation. The site has 10 million registered members and sells in 26 countries. In the lead up to Christmas 2012, the site was achieving an average of $500,000 in sales a day. How do they do it?

How do the darlings of Silicon Valley make money? Or, do they make money...

I'm sure these are questions that you've asked yourself, while you've sat there pondering your idea, your business plan, and your bank balance. Now, there's...

Stop! Thief! How to protect your business ideas (plus, your patents, trademarks and copyrights)

Poor, poor entrepreneurs. No sooner have they had the Best. Idea. Ever, then they start fretting that someone’s going to thieve it. Other than never telling another living, breathing soul about your plans, there are several ways to protect your business model, invention or confidential information.

Busting the 7th Myth of Commercialisation Australia: It’s not about the money!

Both good and ill sentiments have been shared about Commercialisation Australia since its launch in early 2010. Recently, Adrian Spencer pinpointed six myths about CA. But are we overlooking the benefits of the competitive process by dwelling on the shortcomings? Andrew Weller thinks so. Here, he argues that the point of CA isn’t merely to fund good ideas but to encourage strong business models that withstand the rigours of competition.

Are assumptions killing your business?

Assumptions – those nasty things that sit around in the back of your head and stop your thinking going anywhere interesting – are one of the biggest creativity killers in organisations of all sizes. Chances are, if you have a problem you are trying to crack, your assumptions or pre-conceived notions are boxing in your thinking. Set them free.

Free is not a business model

Quite simply, any business without a revenue-generation model won’t exist over time. We only need look at the dot-com bust of the late 1990s to see this reality. The real question in the so-called ‘Freeconomy’ is how many businesses can be supported by the advertising sales model? Why the idea of ‘Free’ is being touted as new is beyond me.

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Five essential things to get right if you want to raise...

So you’ve got a brilliant idea, or maybe you’ve even started building your nascent business, but you think it might help to bring on some extra money. You try to raise the money, but wherever you go it seems there are roadblocks and challenges, and it’s difficult to know where to start. To help tackle this tricky tropic, we interviewed Bryan Vadas. He’s the founder of iPledg (Australia’s leading crowdfunding platform for creative, commercial, charitable and community projects) and Capital Exchange Australia (an education and funding platform for startups).

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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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