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Small business remain strongly confident despite media speculation due to economic concerns

Small business confidence remains high, despite media rumblings around economic concerns, according to a new report released at the end of...

Why it’s just business as usual – an entrepreneur’s 2017/18 budget wrap-up

Scott Morrison delivered his second budget in May and there is barely a ripple in the water. No huge sweeping reforms, no budget emergencies, it was almost a non-event.

More Australians are embracing micro-entrepreneurship, social media and digital pathways to success

One in four Aussies are now self-employed in their own business, and many more have indicated their intentions to launch a start-up in the future.

Regional Pitchfest 2017 is here to showcase the best rural and regional entrepreneurs

Regional entrepreneurs, innovators, artisans and small business owners across the country will have the opportunity to pitch their big business ideas when Australia Post Regional Pitchfest launches nationwide from March next year.

Strong winds of disruption: how alternative lenders are beating the Big Four banks

Just as disruptive start-ups are rethinking almost every industry out there, alternative lenders are assessing risk in an innovative way, using big data in real time to enable more businesses to get the capital they need for growth.

Stress levels escalate for Australian small business owners, a quarter feel burnt out

New research shows almost half (45 per cent) of Aussie small business claim their stress levels have increased in the past year and a quarter feel burnt out

SMBs learn from their business mistakes and move on

The best way to awesomeness is to learn from your business mistakes. The next best way? Learn from others’ mistakes! Telstra spoke to 1,000 Australian...

Why small business owners will be hit hard when Facebook organic reach becomes history

Lately, I have been experimenting with social media networks for my own marketing purposes. Very quickly, I have had to zoom in on one particular...

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Ever considered crowdfunding? [FREE REPORT]

Liz Wald is Vice President of International for Indiegogo.com. She has been terrifically successful raising funds through the crowd model.  One of her successes...

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The Alchemy of Negotiation with Matt Lohmeyer [FREE REPORT]

Negotiation is part and parcel of everyday life. Despite this, the idea of honing our negotiating skills doesn’t go down well with most of us. We fear that we’ll end up being manipulative, exploitative, scheming. To help us break the chains of this retrogressive mentality, we have Matt Lohmeyer. He has worked as a professional negotiator in various fields for over eight years and before that, negotiated deals with biotech pharmaceutical and chemical companies. In short, he’s an Alchemist in the Art of Negotiation.

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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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