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From toolmaker to entrepreneur and investor: 5 lessons I learnt along the journey

It is my personal mission to help educate business owners, managers and marketers globally on digital and social media marketing, helping them make educated decisions when either employing an internal resource or engaging a 3rd party agency.

What venture capitalists look for when investing in start-up companies [VIDEO]

Richard Webb from StartMesh, a high-profile entrepreneur, mentor, investor and disruptor shares what VCs look for when investing in start-up companies.

How to put together a great start-up pitch for the next potential investor you...

While Bill highlighted that this was an effective framework to use, he stressed that it was a guideline only and that other pitch structures can be just as effective.

Five startup and investment lessons from Entrepreneurs’ Night Out Sydney

Recently, I attended Anthill's Entrepreneurs' Night Out event in Sydney. The event featured four panelists -- Domenic Carosa, Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin, Ian Lyons and Katey Shaw -- and a room of enthusiastic entrepreneurs. Here are five lessons, in particular, that stood out.

So you have a great idea that could make a lot of money, but...

It’s one thing to have a great idea that could potentially make you a lot of money or serve a social purpose, but it’s another to get that idea off the ground. To transform your idea into reality, you will need determination and, just as importantly, you will need funding.

Smart 100 nominations are now open!

Calling all innovators. This is your chance to nominate an Australian made product or service and showcase an innovation that Australian business builders simply need to hear about. Promote the spoils of your own toils or put one of your clients under the spotlight. This is your chance to refine your message and get exposure.

Nine Aussies among 25 entrepreneurs creating companies on The Startup Bus travelling from San...

25 entrepreneurs (including nine Aussies) board @TheStartupBus from San Francisco to attend the South by Southwest (SxSW) Conference in Austin. They are to build five businesses from concept to launch over the 48-hour road trip. Their biggest challenge so far is apparently overcoming motion sickness during the trip.

Seeking capital? Pitch Club is not a spectator sport!

Pitch Club is back in Melbourne! With a Panel of Angel Investors from Melbourne Angels, a selection of Melbourne's finest pitchers, this is not to...

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Five ways to manage your time by managing yourself, with Helen...

Finding the time to tackle everything is one of the greatest challenges faced by business owners. To help time-starved business owners work smarter and not harder, we spoke with Helen Ebdon. The director of Affirming Business and Executive Coaching, she’s a serial entrepreneur who started her first business at age 25. She’s built and run direct marketing and communications businesses and she’s also the creator of the Take 15 Program for business effectiveness.

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How to zig when everyone else is zagging, with Julio De...

Why is it that some business owners appear impervious to business obstacles and upsets? In some cases, it seems that it’s the obstacles that drive certain personality types to success. In this CHEAT SHEET, we share five ways of thinking to respond to INDUSTRY, ECONOMIC, BRAND, SOCIETAL and PERSONAL shifts.

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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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