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Seven tips to avoid the new year cash flow squeeze

The start of a new year is an exciting time for all, but it’s also the time when small businesses are most likely to...

Growing up global: Meet Owen Kerr, CEO of Pepperstone [VIDEO]

I recently chatted to Owen Kerr, who is CEO of Australian forex broker Pepperstone. Pepperstone is a hot business in a fast growing space....

Are you actively creating your business’ future or still thumping your chest over past...

When was the last time you gave any serious thought to your future? Can you say with confidence and honesty that you are consciously...

These two brothers left $200,000 worth of combined salary to sell cakes. Now they...

Michael Khatib and his brother Ibrahim always wanted to run a business together. You see, even though they both had stable well-paying jobs -...

Do you have perfect timing? The success of your business may just depend on...

Good timing can turn a mediocre product into a breakout success; bad timing can destroy an otherwise successful career. In business, timing is everything....

The evolution of the accountant

Ask any entrepreneur who their top three most trusted sources of information are and, nine out of ten will put forward their accountant in that list. Does your accountant make your list of 'most trusted'?

The world belongs to the askers. Don’t believe me? Well, I have six questions...

Advanced Selling Strategies author Brian Tracey said: “The world belongs to the askers.” The habit of asking must be developed, not only in daily life, but also in business activities. Here are just some of the wonderful things you can achieve in business if you dare to ask. Chicken?

Small businesses that use Facebook and Twitter enjoy higher online revenues, survey finds

Australian small businesses that use social media as part of their online business strategy are more likely to achieve greater revenue returns from their websites than those that don't, according to a new research report launched by Melbourne IT. The results also found mobile applications on the rise and confusion around cloud computing.

Free online ‘starting a business course’ for those with an idea

Sponsored message: There’s a special place for those with a vision and the get-up-and-go to start something. www.thesbhub.com.au is an information resource and online community where you can learn a thing or two about starting a successful business! The course will help you assess the feasibility of your business idea and develop it further.

Free online 'starting a business course' for those with an idea

Sponsored message: There’s a special place for those with a vision and the get-up-and-go to start something. www.thesbhub.com.au is an information resource and online community where you can learn a thing or two about starting a successful business! The course will help you assess the feasibility of your business idea and develop it further.

Free online ’starting a business course’ for those ready to start

Sponsored message: There’s a special place for those with a vision and the get-up-and-go to start something. www.thesbhub.com.au is an information resource and online community where you can learn a thing or two about starting a successful business! The course guides you through the practicalities of opening a business and completing a business plan.

7 things you must do before attempting to sell your website

Just like dressing up a house for auction, giving your website a spit and polish prior to sale will ensure you achieve the best outcome. The following seven steps can help make your treasured site shine, prior to putting it on the market and attracting top dollar.

Want to sell your business or raise capital? First, do you have a ‘deal...

Thinking about selling your company, buying a competitor, or maybe raising capital? According to Kenneth H. Marks, you’ll need a deal team with the right mix of talent and experiences to get the best value and to assure the transaction happens.

Introducing The Edisonian Method Awards, for trial-and-error entrepreneurs

This proposed new awards ceremony would be about celebrating the journey entrepreneurs take and acknowledging that iterating, growing, learning, changing or modifying the plan according to evidence and experience shouldn't ever be seen as a 'failure' of the original plan... but is in fact 'business as usual’.

There’s actually only one way to build a business

Business is best defined as: “Creating wealth through profitable transactions.” I came to this definition many years ago after winning a job as General Manager of a medium-sized company and later boasting to a friend that revenue had increased threefold under my guidance. “Great,” he said, “but what about profit?” This was a great question.

The 10 best strategic business slides of all time: #10 — The Creative Brief

In the final post in this popular series, Nigel Malone shares his thoughts on creatives in a business context. “Many a client has told me the creative process is foreign to them, and they don’t really understand how ‘creative people’ do what they do. By the same token, many creatives, to their detriment, fail to understand the consumer and prefer to operate in an artistic vacuum. And if some clients pitched their wares directly to the consumer, well they’d lose interest pretty quickly.”

The 10 best strategic business slides of all time: #9 — Integrated Communication

In the ninth post in this series, Nigel Malone shares the contents of another of his favourite business keynote slides, drawn from a cross-section of sources that includes some of the great business, brand and military planners of all time.

The 10 best strategic business slides of all time: #8 — The Sales Funnel

Anyone in sales will tell you it’s a process -- and they are dead right. But what is that process? Enter the Sales Funnel, another of my favourite slides.

The 10 best strategic business slides of all time: #7 — Positioning

In the seventh post in this series, Nigel Malone shares the contents of another of his favourite business keynote slides, drawn from a cross-section of sources that includes some of the great business, brand and military planners of all time.

The 10 best strategic business slides of all time: #6 — Competition

In the sixth post in this series, Nigel Malone shares the contents of another of his favourite business keynote slides, drawn from a cross-section of sources that includes some of the great business, brand and military planners of all time.

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