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Aussie start-up organisations unite to respond to review of the R&D Tax Incentive

StartupAUS, supported by FinTech Australia, StartupWA, StartupTas, TechSydney, Startup Adelaide and Startup Victoria, proposes recommendations to the Federal Government review that would see the scheme enhance its investment in innovative, high-growth businesses.

This crowdfunding campaign aims to make Sydney the Silicon Valley of APAC by 2023

TechSydney is a not-for-profit enterprise led by some of Australia’s most successful and influential entrepreneurs and innovators who have a mutual determination to see Sydney boom onto the global tech stage.

Australia needs more angels: Spreets co-founder Dean McEvoy shares some hard truths at VIVID...

Australia could always use more angel investors, says Dean McEvoy, co-founder of the wildly successful group-buying site Spreets. "Doing a startup in Australia is kind of like growing a plant in a dark cupboard. It's really bloody hard," McEvoy said in a talk presented at VIVID Creative Sydney.

Spreets founder Dean McEvoy shares the art of romancing investors [VIDEO]

Dean McEvoy, founder of Spreets -- the subject one of the most jaw-dropping business acquisitions in recent Australian history -- shares his insights about raising money and wooing investors (two talents in which he appears to excel).

Spreets sold to Yahoo!7 for $40 million: What does this mean for online retail...

This morning, it was confirmed that Yahoo!7 has acquired Australian group-buying business Spreets for $40 million. The deal is the first of what is expected to become a consolidation of the Australian group-buying market. However, what's truly remarkable about this announcement is the short time-frame between Spreets' launch and its sale, after only 10 months on the Australian market.

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The art of selling is a social minefield. Have you ever been on the wrong end of a ham-fisted, awkward or just plain obnoxious sales conversation? Of course you have! Why is it that some sales conversations magically delight, while others make us want to manically bolt for the door? This Phil Anderson FREE CHEAT SHEET will help you to master the art of sales!

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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.

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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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