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What is Anthill? It's a business magazine. What’s it about? It's about innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid business growth. Until Anthill was launched in September 2003, the bulk of existing business titles in Australia were mainly concerned with issues of relevance to small/micro businesses or large corporations (one or the other). Anthill was developed to bridge this gap, appealing to highly innovative and ambitious ‘fast’ growth businesses - SMEs with rapid growth potential and larger companies that realise the value of reinvention to stay ahead. It does not focus on the traditional ‘nuts and bolts’ of business development (although this is a key element of editorial content), but instead it highlights the inspiring thrills, spills, trials and tribulations of business development and rapid commercial growth. Business can and should be fun, right!

What lessons are available for corporates to learn from farming businesses?

Typically, you’ll see this mindset passed down from generation to generation, with decades or even centuries of constant care and consideration. For the truly successful farming businesses, a farm, brand or food product becomes a household name that lasts for decades.

Back to the future to revisit my sweet spot; entrepreneurs should revisit market gaps

When my opportunity to exit for $39 million presented itself, I thought it was time to seek new opportunities and travel the world.

Which factors are influencing the price of Bitcoin and other crypto currencies?

If you’re interested in taking advantage of the recent Bitcoin boom by buying the coin on an exchange, or trading it through derivatives (such as CFDs) via a broker like easyMarkets, you first need to understand what factors influence the price of this token.

5 tips for women entrepreneurs to succeed in the business world

If you are a female entrepreneur, you might feel as though you are at a disadvantage. You may struggle to find mentors, or you may walk into meetings where it is assumed that you are a subordinate.

How freelancers can climb the career ladder after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Industries hit hard by COVID shutdowns are drastically reducing their headcount and with the end of JobKeeper last month another 150,000 jobs are at risk of disappearing. In response, millions of workers around the world began freelancing for the first time, as a way to insulate themselves against the economic uncertainty.

One of a kind, not one size fits all: Customer segments and how to...

No two customers are the same, though, and understanding the subtle and not-so-subtle differences that set each segment apart is what sets some retailers ahead of the pack.

Experimentation with adventure in creating new life designs for pleasure in work

Imagine this for a moment. Working three days a week and exploring the beauty of another State the other four.

Beam Australia launches $1.5M world-first start-up to improve diversity, tackle burnout and support hybrid...

Beam helps organisations improve hybrid and flexible work design, recognise new risks in a hybrid workplace, create a more inclusive workforce and tackle fast-accelerating issues such as employee burnout.

Entrepreneurial approaches in tackling your business’ growing pains

Successful growth comes down to five important traits: people, process, training, culture and technology. If you can get these five in place, you’ll be well on your way to true, sustainable growth.

Why you should consider developing systems and software in-house from scratch

Of course, there are always pros and cons to developing your own systems. The obvious con is simply having the time and resources to design and build an entirely new system from scratch.

A look at the Hospitality industry, one year on from the onset of COVID-19...

The adoption of digitisation just doesn’t stop at restaurants and cafes though. It has reached anywhere food and beverage is sold including stadiums and theme parks.

A beautiful equilibrium: Warrp’s mind changing innovation motley fools the marketplace game

Considering the layperson’s interpretation of the Nash Equilibrium, a cornerstone concept of game theory, Warrp’s relationship with the concept lies in creating the optimal outcome for buyers and sellers on its platform.

Hyper announces marketing partnership with Ask Marketing to assist with Go To Market Strategies

Hyper is setting the strong foundation for a founders’ success early on in partnering with Ask, which will enable them to safely launch their go-to-market mission to achieve sustained success and potential virality. Together, it’s a winning combination.

Why the catapult effect is key to long term success for Australian SMEs

The catapult effect is where businesses have to pull back on everything due to a crisis – such as COVID – and reduce spending, hiring, buying inventory and so on, but at the same time also improve their operations.

The inaugural Tech Nation International Growth Programme launches in Australia

This week sees 11 red-hot UK tech scale ups kick start the Tech Nation International Growth Programme in the land Down Under, stimulating jobs, new ideas, partnerships, and investment into Australia’s technology sector.

Managed IT services make the difference for Small & Medium Businesses future prospect

However, the demands of managing an IT department may be too much for SMBs to handle. These businesses usually have a small number of workers. The budget allocation is also limited, and workspace too.

Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Melbourne members share cutting out the middleman

Switching to D2C can not only help boost online sales, but allows a brand to take greater control of their communications strategies, supporting customers with greater empathy, managing their expectations better and learning what their customers want!

Three entrepreneurs reveal how startups can use TikTok to grow their brand

Its fabled algorithm, coupled with a focus on authentic, unpolished content has given even the smallest of brands unparalleled opportunity to reach large audiences quickly and form genuine connections with their customers.

How customer experience can help your business to achieve success

Companies that are putting time and money into building a consistent customer experience are seeing increases in profits, customer retention, and overall performance. In fact, according to PwC, 82% of top-performing companies maintain a strong focus on using technology to boost human experience.

Small businesses can leverage marketing benefits out of the social media platforms

Struggling to build your social media following? Franziska Iseli, bestselling author and co-founder of marketing education platform Basic Bananas, is launching a new book on social media marketing to help.

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The Alchemy of Negotiation with Matt Lohmeyer [FREE REPORT]

Negotiation is part and parcel of everyday life. Despite this, the idea of honing our negotiating skills doesn’t go down well with most of us. We fear that we’ll end up being manipulative, exploitative, scheming. To help us break the chains of this retrogressive mentality, we have Matt Lohmeyer. He has worked as a professional negotiator in various fields for over eight years and before that, negotiated deals with biotech pharmaceutical and chemical companies. In short, he’s an Alchemist in the Art of Negotiation.

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Five essential ingredients for a humming homepage with James Tuckerman [FREE...

Most homepages dedicate too much of their valuable space to predictable and generally unhelpful information, such as the purpose of the business, their products and services, their achievements and needy invitations to ‘buy, buy, buy’ or ‘contact us for a free consultation on no obligation quote’. Effective homepages focus on the needs and wants of the customer.

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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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