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Kirsten Black, Halo Headphones

Kirsten Black started her entrepreneurial career developing her innovative Halo Headphones, which feature specially designed high fidelity speakers that can be inserted into a comfortable headband. If you're sick of headphones dropping out of your ears or the wires flicking on the side of your face, perhaps give this new Australian innovation a try.

‘Bean-talk’ — a golden egg for small business

Running a small business inevitably means becoming a jack of all trades, most notably of which is ‘doing the books’. This in turn requires getting to grips with tricky accounting packages, an understanding of spreadsheets and becoming conversant with accounting jargon. The result is waving goodbye to your evenings, weekends and regular sleep.

Why Seth Godin is the master of ‘sharable’ (Anthill’s first rule of online marketing)

We all now realise that it's not what you say about your product or company that matters. It's what your customers say. Marketers and business owners can no longer control their message by sheer volume of advertising. We also now understand that a quality idea, concept, tool, product or service can receive unprecedented exposure, at little or no marketing cost, if its owners understand the value of making it possible for others to share it.

Why Seth Godin is the master of 'sharable' (Anthill's first rule of online marketing)

We all now realise that it's not what you say about your product or company that matters. It's what your customers say. Marketers and business owners can no longer control their message by sheer volume of advertising. We also now understand that a quality idea, concept, tool, product or service can receive unprecedented exposure, at little or no marketing cost, if its owners understand the value of making it possible for others to share it.

Tenille Bentley, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

Tenille Bentley is putting Australia on the map with her impressive philanthropic work. She is the founder of The Greater Good Foundation (GGF), a charity to support women and children affected by domestic violence.

Kane Black, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

For three times in his life Kane Black has cracked into markets and industries he knew nearly nothing about. His story is mixed with both dazzling success and catastrophic failure, and each time he has demonstrated the versatility of a swift young entrepreneur.

Fleur Madden-Topley, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

Fleur Madden-Topley launched Red PRwhen she was only 23. After six years of hard work she has developed the agency into a force in the industry and a player on the international PR scene.

Jeremy Levitt, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

Jeremy Levitt once had a promising career at the international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson. For him, entrepreneurship was just a pipe dream, and it wasn't until the moment he finally shook off the guilt associated with leaving the law firm that the dream had become reality.

Yaro Starak, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

With no employees or office space, Yaro Starak makes half a million dollars a year sitting in a café typing on his laptop. He represents a new breed of digital entrepreneurs, one of just a handful of people who make good money from professional blogging.

Robert Castaneda, 2009 Anthill 30under30 Winner

When the global recession hit, Robert Castaneda packed his bags and moved his family to California. To him, the financial crisis was a perfect opportunity to launch a USA office for his company, CustomWare, a business integration and collaboration services firm.

8 steps to buy out the boss

If you ain't the Big Cheese, it's likely you think (at least occasionally) that you could run the company better. So get a team together and make it happen! Here are eights steps to buying out your boss and seizing the reins.

Vanessa Cullen, 2009 Anthill 30under30 Winner

Vanessa Cullen left her former employment after discovering a colleague had been plagiarising design works for many years. She refused to turn a blind eye to dishonesty, and started her own design firm Forward Thinking Design so that she could make work ethics the number one rule in the studio.

Zoe Warne, 2009 Anthill 30under30 Winner

Strange as it sounds, Zoe Warne refuses to admit she has worked a day in her life. As the director and co-founder of digital marketing and communications agency August, this 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner describes entrepreneurship as both business and pleasure.

Matthew Bourke, 2009 Anthill 30under30 Winner

For those of you who think accountants are beige bean counters, introducing Matthew Bourke – the new wave of accountant / business leader. He has, perhaps, the most diverse business interests of any of this year’s 30under30 winners.

Online Marketing by Design (Seminar)

Success in online marketing requires excellence in two areas – an understanding of the ‘purpose’ and ‘personality’ of any given project. ‘Online Marketing by Design’ will draw on the experiences of real business owners and creative professionals to determine what constitutes well designed and commercially effective online marketing.

Leon Hayes, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

Leon Hayes began his web startup, Switchselect.com, in the energy market and developed Australia's first free comparison website, providing a one-stop-shop for the retail sector.

New tool for innovators looking for grants

Design Victoria today launched Transform Your Design Business, an online guide that aims to equip designers with the know-how to successfully navigate the grants space and write strong grant applications.

Skye Blackburn, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

Girls are not known for having a harmonious connection with bugs. However, for Skye Blackburn, insects have been an obsession since childhood. She even built a butterfly release and insect education business, Butterfly Skye, around this passion.

Read the most important books of the year in less than 30 seconds each

"Book Rapper was born out of the idea of earning money from doing the things that I love. I love reading books so I asked myself, how can I get paid to read books? I knew I didn't just want to do reviews because I think what a book is about is almost like the booby prize. I want to know what the big ideas are but more importantly I want to know how to apply them."

Adrian Bold, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

Combining his passion for drawing, construction and architecture through multimedia technology, Adrian Bold and his startup Bold Impressions creates Hollywood-style animation for the corporate world.

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