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The threats being faced by the world economy in 2020 [SPONSORED]

We got into 2020 with our hearts in our mouths because no one wants to go through an economic recession. Especially those who were around during the last one.

Australian small businesses are in economic decline, new Invoice2go research finds

Australia’s micro businesses across almost every industry sector have reported significant negative revenue generation for FY 2019, invoicing for 7.6% less than the previous financial year, according to research released today by Invoice2go.

How has this family business survived two world wars, the great depression and two...

It's a story of entrepreneurship and, resilience. One hundred years ago, William Richard Warner stepped off the boat from England with his two children...

When entrepreneurship runs in the family: these two sisters have taken mum’s business beyond...

After years of being a stay-at-home mum, Jenny Folley started to get itchy feet. She missed the thrill of work but didn’t want to...

Seth Godin explains why you need to listen to your lizard brain [VIDEO]

Customers are expecting more for less. What may have begun as a retail revolution, has resulted in a discount war. Essentially, for most businesses, it's a...

The economy is… wait, it’s actually looking good for once!

The prophets of gloom and doom suggest that the economy will struggle without a high-flying mining sector. But the fact is that the economy is constantly evolving and responding to change. One huge change in the operation of the economy is the trend for consumers and businesses to purchase goods online, requiring the goods to be stored and distributed to end purchasers.

Worker Engagement vs. Layoffs? You’d be surprised what works better

Some of our worst fears about unemployment seem to be coming true. But there might be economic salve in engaging with the employees, rather than letting them go en-masse.

Marketing wisely in an economic downturn

Historically, the marketing budget is the first to get cut back when companies feel the squeeze. As Darwinian principles take effect, the unprepared marketer...

Is this possibly the stupidest headline you’ve read all year?

We decided to ask you, our very innovative readers, to tell us how you have tweaked your own business models to build new revenue streams and make money in this destructively distracting economic climate (rather than 'save' it). And, of course, we'll publish the most interesting, innovative, inspiring and instructional in our Apr/May/Jun print edition.

Is this possibly the stupidest headline you've read all year?

We decided to ask you, our very innovative readers, to tell us how you have tweaked your own business models to build new revenue streams and make money in this destructively distracting economic climate (rather than 'save' it). And, of course, we'll publish the most interesting, innovative, inspiring and instructional in our Apr/May/Jun print edition.

Innovation has nothing to do with downturns. Just ask Eric Schmidt.

You may have noticed that every second Thursday, over the last few months, I have posted a blog on a topic that explores entrepreneurship....

The recession your business needed to have

We've noticed a strange trend in our circulation data these past six months. Subscription numbers have dipped while retail sales have increased. It's all 'swings and...

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Five essential things to get right if you want to raise...

So you’ve got a brilliant idea, or maybe you’ve even started building your nascent business, but you think it might help to bring on some extra money. You try to raise the money, but wherever you go it seems there are roadblocks and challenges, and it’s difficult to know where to start. To help tackle this tricky tropic, we interviewed Bryan Vadas. He’s the founder of iPledg (Australia’s leading crowdfunding platform for creative, commercial, charitable and community projects) and Capital Exchange Australia (an education and funding platform for startups).

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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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