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Why it’s just business as usual – an entrepreneur’s 2017/18 budget wrap-up

Scott Morrison delivered his second budget in May and there is barely a ripple in the water. No huge sweeping reforms, no budget emergencies, it was almost a non-event.

Here’s how to make a business partnership work well when your personalities differ

At the end of the day, business partnerships may be hard work but they are also a blessing. It can be comforting when there’s another person as invested in the success of the business as you are, who’s willing to work hard to make the vision a reality.

Regional Pitchfest 2017 is here to showcase the best rural and regional entrepreneurs

Regional entrepreneurs, innovators, artisans and small business owners across the country will have the opportunity to pitch their big business ideas when Australia Post Regional Pitchfest launches nationwide from March next year.

If you doubt the power a great review can have on your business, I...

This entire chain of events can be attributed to that one review done by a mum in business who did not know me. It was a genuine review from someone who wanted to help other women in business.

3 things you will experience when you leave your job to start and run...

Becoming an entrepreneur after being an employee my whole career was a case of aging five years in five minutes. I’m the guy walking around the street with big bags under his eyes and more grey hair than when you last saw him.

Feel at home at the office – is ‘domesticated’ design the future of the...

Workplace well-being is a growing trend. When a company fully integrates a ‘domesticated’ workplace with high levels of social interaction, opportunities to relax, and amenities to eat and exercise, the increased rates of productivity, retention and satisfaction are exponential.

How to attract the best senior talent when your business is just starting out

Hiring the best talent straight off the mark is not easy, not cheap and it can be risky. It may be tempting to take the ‘safer’ option of hiring less experienced staff at the start with the intention of attracting more experienced talent as the business grows.

This new tech start-up has got taxi drivers switching lanes into parcel delivery

New service recently launched in Sydney, allows taxi drivers to deliver parcels 24/7. After two months of operations, the Sydney-based company expands its activities to more cities across the country.

6 reasons why point-of-sale breaches are not about to stop making headlines

Although it’s still early in 2016, already we are seeing reports of point-of-sale (PoS) breaches around the world. Hilton Hotels was hit by a POS-related...

The ‘Uber of couriers’ is here to disrupt how Australians send and receive packages

People Post has set out to be a game changer for the Australian courier industry, with the new crowd sourced courier service launching early this year

StartupAUS launches new report on how we can boost innovation in Australia

StartupAUS, Australia's peak advocacy group for start-ups, recently released its report on the outcomes of the Federal Government's innovation Policy Hack.

This bird’s eye view of the evolution of Australia’s fastest-growing suburb over the years...

Crace, located in the north of Canberra, is one of Australia’s fastest-growing suburbs. Geospatial mapping and visual analytics company, nearmap has exclusive photos of the evolution of Crace — since its bushland times.

What Canberra needs are champions and cheerleaders (and can you stop that bashing, please?)

Stop this Canberra bashing, will you? It’s not merely the home of politics. And, you Canberrans, it’s time you began to take a little...

Meet StageBitz, Anthill 2012 Cool Company Award Winner [X-Factor Category]

StageBitz is a service that is changing the entertainment business for the good. In the past, prop masters (for example) always made their own lists of materials in inventory inside a desktop office application like Word, then emailed it to someone else working in Excel, and then printed it out and ticked each item off in pencil. Now, with StageBitz, users can put their entire inventory up in the cloud with photos to boot!

Coffee. Can we ever have too much of it?

Right now, the average cost of a takeaway cappuccino in Australia is $3.47. On average, Australians are paying no more this quarter for their cappuccino than last quarter. The Gilkatho Cappuccino Price Index™ has slowed this quarter in comparison to the CPI, but still shows a marked increase on the CPI over the year.

Upstart Paycycle acquired by New Zealand’s Xero

Payroll entrepreneurs Stuart McLeod and John Freeman will no longer be needing to count their pennies. Their two-year-old bootstrapped startup, Paycycle, which provides an online payroll system, is being acquired for $1.5 million by New Zealand’s accounting software provider Xero. Of the amount, $500,000 will be paid in cash and the rest in shares of Xero, which is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. The shares will fully vest over three years.

What Australia’s solar power initiatives really need: A boy and his ‘death ray’

When Australia decides to get serious about its renewable-energy initiatives, we recommend that Ms. Gillard give Eric Jacqmain a ring. The youngster from the American Midwest created a portable "death ray" that, at its focal point, boasts the heat of 5,000 suns.

Future Fellowship research grants try to stem Australia’s brain drain

The government's Future Fellowships program hands out money to researchers at the midpoint of their careers. In other words, Canberra is trying its darnedest to put a plug in Australia's brain drain.

Despite spectre of big tax, mining goes boom with jobs

“Since the Henry Tax Review recommendations were released in January, miners have not curbed their hiring activities in anticipation of a tax on profits," said Robert Olivier, director of global market intelligence for Advantage Resourcing. "In fact, they have done quite the opposite. They’ve hit the employment button hard to meet surging global demand.”

Electric cars ready to go mainstream

Better Place, an ambitious, venture capital backed company, is building electric car infrastructures targeting major cities around the world. The idea is simple yet constitutes a radical departure from conventional wisdom – instead of stretching the technological limits of a battery’s life, Better Place is constructing a network of battery swap stations that will allow electric cars to replace its depleted battery for a new one in less than 60 seconds.

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