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Aussie tech start-up mPort expands into US market via the world’s largest fitness chain

mPort’s expansion into the US represents its first international market, and the technology company has received interest from every major market around the world. A three-month pilot with LA Fitness led to mPort signing an agreement with the fitness chain that will see mPods in LA Fitness centres nationally in the US, starting with California.

Why would a 19 year old business want to reinvent itself as a tech...

Why would a successful 19 year old business want to be a start-up again? Well you can ask FM Innovations, a leading FM software company started back in 1997

This smart app has secured a $2.85 million funding round to make shopping a...

Smart local shopping app, Booodl recently secured a $2.85 million strategic investment round led by Scentre Group, to make shopping easier than ever

LEGO can make anything better, even Christmas [VIDEO]

Well played Sydney Westfield. What do you do if you want to bring attention to your city and your company? You create the Australia's biggest...

Westfield goes for a spin with Facebook Places

It’s been nearly a year since the world’s most popular social networking site launched Facebook Places, a mobile location-based feature that allows users to tell their friends where in the big wide world they are at any point in time. Now, Westfield is running an experimental program offering exclusive discounts to users who sign into Facebook Places at its outlets nationwide. The retailer is partnering with specialty firms including Angus & Coote and Cotton On for these “check-in” deals.

Talking ’bout my generation: Will Gen X become Generation X-port?

It seems like only yesterday that Bob Hawke and Paul Keating floated the dollar. Australia, the so-called lucky country, made its own luck as our leaders opened up our economy to Asia and the emerging world. Back then, baby boomers began taking their business out of ‘Fortress Australia’; trying their luck on the world stage, often in new lands that weren’t as affluent or familiar as they are today.

The Reserve Bank is spending millions on furniture. Why?

In the latest episode of Talking Business, Leon and Garry discuss the bucketloads of profit BHP Billiton recently announced – a 71.5% jump to over $1.1 billion, no less. And it seems it’s something of a trend, with Westfield, Wesfarmers, Bendigo and Adelaide Banks, and Dominos Pizzas also announcing significant profit growth.

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The Gaddie Pitch in three simple sentences with Antony Gaddie and...

The personal elevator pitch is an essential tool in the entrepreneur’s utility belt. Your pitch is also essential for success on the web, for placement on landing pages, in emails and blogs. The medium might change but rarely will the structure of an effective pitch. Antony Gaddie is the creator of “the Gaddie Pitch,” an internationally-renowned set of tactics designed to help business owners deliver an effective elevator pitch, time and time again.

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How To Grow Your Business and Profits with Jason Cunningham [CHEAT...

Recorded guerrilla-style in the basement of York Butter Factory, the linked video course is a rollicking, authoritative lesson (with some colourful language, mind you) from someone who has been through it all. In this Cheat Sheet, we cover three hot tips from the lesson, with a focus on helping business owners grow and increase profitability: Why entrepreneurs need to think about “the end," why cash flow is king – no matter what you’ve heard, and why you need to have a vision for success.

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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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