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These are the four biggest lessons I have learnt in eight years of business...

Starting any business can daunting and time-consuming, however, as an entrepreneur, you often find yourself working late (and sometimes, very early) to get your business off the ground.

This startup risked all of its $1.67m revenue on a thought bubble, and it’s...

PoweredLocal is a Wi-Fi and social media marketing startup that helps connect small businesses to their customers. At it’s most basic level it gives customers access to free Wi-Fi in return for a check-in on Facebook or other social media platform.

Are you ready for executives on demand? Why every SMB needs a part-time ‘CXO’

Working with on demand workers, particularly experienced C-suite executives, is a great way to bring in best practice from outside your company and upskill your existing talent in a way that fits with your business.

Why are Aussie small businesses clueless about online marketing? Blame it on ignorance!

Australian small businesses have often been shown to be laggards in online marketing. But a new survey zeroes in on two metrics to reveal...

Eight ways you should be using LinkedIn to generate business to business sales leads

LinkedIn allows you to showcase who you are and what your business is about with a company page. Use your page to build a brand narrative to be proud of. Post status updates and share content that is valuable to your prospects. One of the coolest features you must not ignore is the “services” or “products” tabs which showcase your solutions.

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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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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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