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Everyone deserves a second chance. This Sydney start-up is looking to give one to...

70 years ago, as a 10-year-old boy, Josh Wermut’s grandfather was forced to endure the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps. Somehow, some way, he...

Rick Hooper, energising the developing world with Cool Company Barefoot Power [PODCAST]

This podcast features a chat with Rick Hooper, CEO of Barefoot Power, a highly lauded Australian company that distributes clean and renewable energy products, including solar panels and LEDs, in underdeveloped communities in Africa and Asia. Here, Hooper talks about the business model that defines Barefoot Power and his efforts to expand the company's outreach.

Multinational Corporations and Social Responsibilities: Let’s Eradicate Poverty

Multinational corporations (MNCs) have a pivotal role to play in promoting well-being and equity in our society. There are several types of ‘role’ and ‘scope’ that MNCs can play in conjunction with various local and international organisations such as local government, the UN agencies and NGOs in the host countries, and local social groups. One of the most prominent contributions from MNCs to the host countries is corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Got capital? Markets about to tighten. So start planning now.

Everyone’s aware that obtaining capital is a tougher task now than it was before the 2008 global financial meltdown. While there are constant murmurs about the markets bouncing back and lines of credit being freed up, those at the coalface will vouch that it remains tricky out there.


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.


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.


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...