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Suncorp invests $1.5 million in largest peer to peer car sharing platform, Car Next...

The Suncorp investment was $1.5m. It’s also part of a $10 million funding round, raising up to a further $1,000,000 on the Equitise crowdfunding platform.

This Sydney-based business is expanding globally in a bid to link up corporates and...

CoVentured, the Sydney business connecting thousands of startups and scale ups to corporates, has broadened its footprint beyond Australia.

IntelligenceBank rolls out enterprise apps for the cloud

IntelligenceBank, a software start-up that helps enterprises move to the cloud, has opened its online store, delivering on a $2 million funding round last November to build a compelling online sales channel.

Taming the Big Data beast (Or… “I thought you were into cats. But, it...

Big Data. It’s a double-edged sword. For example, what if that website you visited about “Cats that look like Hitler” led us to believe that you really liked Cats, so we used that Behavioural Data to target you with ads about Cats. But, in reality, you might actually be into moustaches. And Hitler.

So, you think starting a business is hard? Apparently, it’s not the most stressful...

A Newspoll survey, commissioned by Suncorp Life, has analysed what events are considered the most stressful for Australians. Having their house destroyed by natural disaster ranks in the first place, followed the by serious illness or injury. Curiously, many Australian men find marriage to be the most stressful event of their life.

Surprise: Australians’ year of living dangerously is age 40

We like to say that teenagers take risks because they think they're invulnerable. It turns out the teens may be right, at least comparatively. According to a study by insurance firm Suncorp Life, the riskiest age in an Australian's life is 40.

Is self-service the future of retail?

As consumer, we go to great lengths to find the best deals from banks and retailers -- and we tend to stick around when we find service tailored to our needs. Thus claims a new survey comparing Aussies with consumers around the world. The survey, which was commissioned by NCR Corporation, looks at the importance of self-service, personalisation, and technology when choosing a brand.

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The Top 5 Most Insanely Dumb Mistakes made by Rookie and...

LinkedIn is a professional and commercial platform. What you do on LinkedIn matters: it really matters, and if you’re not careful, your actions can backfire and tarnish your brand and your integrity. We're going to throw out a wild guess and say that you don’t want to get burned by your mistakes. Fair enough. This FREE REPORT from David Hobson has the five most common LinkedIn mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.

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Inbound Marketing Reloaded with James Tuckerman [FREE REPORT]

Leads always must come before sales. Then, it’s your job to build trust, educate, create rapport and demonstrate why your product and service is better than the alternatives. However, the tools at your disposal to achieve these outcomes -- to connect with strangers, to convert them to suspects, then prospects, then customers -- are constantly changing. That’s why we created this cheat sheet. To re-visit traditional inbound marketing strategies, and offer some helpful tactics to help ‘old school’ organisations embrace ‘new world’ tactics and strategies.

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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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