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Are all angel investors ruthless?

If you haven’t hit up your family, friends and fools to investment in your new venture, angel investors have every right to be sceptical. Sahil Merchant has a bunch of ruthless angles crowded on his shoulders, and he thinks it’s a damn fine thing.

How to improve the value of your business

SPONSORED EDITORIAL As a business owner contemplating an exit, you need to be strategic but opportunistic. While your levers of long–term business value are your people,...

Gauging the mood of private business in Australia

With Australia’s private business community facing the spectre of economic uncertainty and the credit crunch, it is tempting to batten the hatches and wait...

The tools to launch a new business

Found a gap in the market for a new product or service? Got a great idea for a business venture? The following guide provides...

The SWOT approach

Business plans don’t end with the final word being penned. They require constant re-assessment and tweaking. Never ignore the value of a regular SWOT...

How to get IPO ready

Listing on the stock exchange is a complex and expensive process, often consuming up to 10 percent of the funds raised, so it’s important to get it right.

Make borrowing go the extra stretch

Sponsored column GUIDELINES TO SQUEEZE YOUR FINANCE COSTS While equity, loans from shareholders, bank overdrafts and bank loans are the staple for day to-day company...

Why cause a stink

BEING GREEN IS NOT JUST GOOD FOR THE SOUL, IT'S GOOD FOR PROFITS. Ensuring compliance with environmental laws and guidelines is not only a matter...

Who needs an audit?

While keeping a close eye on the activities of your competitors is advantageous, it's important to keep your own affairs in order.   STAY ON THE...

Grooming your business for exit

Pointers for maximising value when selling your business Getting the best price when selling your company is a little like selling a property or vehicle...

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How to build a retail empire with James Webber [FREE REPORT]

Starting any new business is hard, but starting an online retail business is particularly hard. You see, this is one industry that combines technology, logistics and, of course, marketing – it’s a juggling act. To help us crack this hard nut, we sought the wisdom James Webber, CEO at Bookworld.

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Strategic Alliances with Simone Novello [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you heard the often touted claim that the average lifespan of a business is two years? Have you ever wondered why that is? Often, it’s because, in the rush and intensity of starting up, business owners get caught up in day-to-day op-erations and overlook fast growth opportunities, like strategic partnerships. In this FREE INFOGRAPHIC, Simone Novello helps to answer your three most common questions about how to harness the power of... FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS.

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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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