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Excelling on a budget: 7 steps to building a winning website for less than...

Building a winning, professional, functional website doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise, in fact you can do it for less than $300, and here's exactly how.

This guy is filling up Melbourne’s empty fitness classes with his innovative new website

With the launch of his new FILLMYCLASS website, 33-year-old fitness entrepreneur Daniel Waide is making it easier for people in Melbourne, where he was...

James Greig, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

James Greig knew he had a powerful web-development product. The problem was how to stand out among hundreds of boutique-y competitors with more marketing muscle. So he took the "white label" route, setting out a network of resellers who put their own brand on the product. And Greig's Bloomtools, well, bloomed.

New Australian T-shirt biz’s grand designs (How to build a tiny global operation. Don’t...

New Australian online t-shirt biz, HelloFresco, wants to trim the tricky business of having to choose your own new clobber. Instead of hitting the shops whenever your clothes fail the sniff test, they’ll send you two new tees each month, because “less choice is fresh choice”. HelloFresco founder and tee-signer (thunk that word-play up all by ourselves, we did.) Jono Chatterton says the website is the end result of five years of designing and printing t-shirts for friends.

If these six phrases sound familiar, SEO is not for you.

One of the most misunderstood areas of online marketing is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). The main aim of SEO is often forgotten: to build traffic from your target audience and increase action on your website. If you understand this, you’re off to a good start. But if your attitude is, “I want to rank first NOW!” you may want to quit while you’re ahead.

Third-party Twitter developers are toast [VIDEO]

Twitter has signalled that third-party Twitter services will soon get some new competition. From Twitter. In this video below, Loren Feldman from 138media delivers the unvarnished version as he sees it (as always).

How Anthill turned a $900 blog into one of Australia’s Top 50 Business &...

Like most would-be web-entrepreneurs, we discovered very early on that the 'Fields of Dreams' approach to web development is, unsurprisingly, flawed (i.e. 'if you build it, they will NOT come'). If building a profitable (or even sustainable) website were that easy, every web developer would be too busy swimming in their personal Jacuzzis of cash to apply their web-developing expertise to the many projects of small business owners and marketing professionals.

How Anthill turned a $900 blog into one of Australia's Top 50 Business &...

Like most would-be web-entrepreneurs, we discovered very early on that the 'Fields of Dreams' approach to web development is, unsurprisingly, flawed (i.e. 'if you build it, they will NOT come'). If building a profitable (or even sustainable) website were that easy, every web developer would be too busy swimming in their personal Jacuzzis of cash to apply their web-developing expertise to the many projects of small business owners and marketing professionals.

How to supercharge employees: Just ask them to buy the company, like Bam Creative...

Late last year, Miles Burke, the founder of Perth-based Bam Creative, engineered a coup d’état within his own business. He invited all the company’s employees to become shareholders. Bam started the new year with everyone buzzing around the office, genuinely working for the collective good rather than selfish individual ends. Here’s Burke’s account of how (and why) it happened.

How to build a business in 7 days for under $500 [Day#7: The Launch]

So you want to start a business but time and money are holding you back? Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin set himself the challenge of launching a startup in seven days for less than $500. He’s posted daily summaries for seven days. This is his seventh and final post in the series.

How to build a business in 7 days for under $500 [Day#6: The Gateway]

AutoCarLog was quickly becoming a fully-functional system to manage vehicle mileage logbooks online. Now I needed a way for my customers to update their log books using SMS, and for this I needed an SMS gateway.

How to build a business in 7 days for under $500 [Day#5: The Design]

So, you want to start a business but have no time or money? That’s no excuse, according to Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin. In early 2010, serial...

How to build a business in 7 days for under $500 [Day#4: The Function]

So you want to start a business but time and money are holding you back? Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin has set himself the challenge of launching a startup in seven days for less than $500. He’s posting daily summaries for seven days. This is his fourth post in the series. If you’re new to this series, it’s worth reading the preceding posts for context.

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