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Admire to inspire [CARTOON]

How did your entrepreneurial journey begin? Desire for something that didn't exist? Admiration for something you wanted to improve on? There are many steps in...

What matters to you? [CARTOON]

When you do what you are passionate about, you tend to do it well. I think it's everyone's dream to do what they love,...

Ignore the Ants [CARTOON]

Entrepreneurs are an antsy bunch. Full of good ideas, movement, excitement and buzz. But sometimes, in order to move forward, we need to ignore...

Be Different

Being different is cool. It helps us to stand out and to be known. Like anything, being in business is about defining your point of difference. Otherwise...

Success For Me [CARTOON]

Success is a very personal thing and it's different for everyone. Success can be about your emotions, your peace of mind, your value, your...

Never Ready [CARTOON]

Some things will never be ready. Like your startup. It's almost impossible to have a perfect product at launch, and if you do, chances...

Unplug [CARTOON]

When is the last time you unplugged? Truly disconnected from technology? Chances are we all need to unplug more. When we are constantly absorbing and...

Commit to more [CARTOON]

If you aren’t pushing yourself, if you aren’t making some mistakes, are you trying hard enough? Rise to the challenge   Sometimes it's good to commit just...

Startup, then scaleup [CARTOON]

It's easy to start a company, but it's increasingly difficult to grow one. Everyone idolises famous startups like Facebook and Google, but companies of...

Startups are everywhere [CARTOON]

It is now so easy to get a domain name and launch a website. And then "boom" you have a startup! There is more...

Leaders [CARTOON]

Some leaders are born, some leaders are made. And something that true leaders have in common is that people want to follow them, people...

Flattery [CARTOON]

Imitation is meant to be the sincerest form of flattery. But would you be flattered if someone copied you, or your business? We live...

All of Us [CARTOON]

Christmas time is about giving and being thankful. In a business context, I am thankful for the work I do, but also for the...

More Fun [CARTOON]

Life is short. Are you having enough fun? Real fun? The type that makes you really happy? Hopefully we all have some fun in our...

Live Digital [CARTOON]

The Interactive Industry is one where you really have to take an active role in “being” digital. Not just loving digital, but living digital....

Big for Me [CARTOON]

Priorities are one of the things that differentiate people. It’s the varied focus and attention that we put on our family, our work, our...

Being The Best [CARTOON]

If you're good at what you do, being the best isn't too much of a leap. You only have to be a little bit...

Aggressive Growth [CARTOON]

Most companies strive to achieve aggressive growth. It is something that is ultimately a sign of success. But as any entrepreneur knows, it's rarely...

Create A Need [CARTOON]

It’s easy to tell people about your product - but it takes a lot more effort to really sell your product to someone. You...

Make Time To Connect [CARTOON]

As the saying goes, it's not what you know, it's who you know. Connections are the lifeline of business. They can get your foot...

FREE BUSINESS TOOLS

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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5 Ways to get more out of your coffee shop meetings...

Far too much time is wasted in coffee shop meetings. More often than not, the conversation falls off topic, interruptions cause distractions and, before you know it, the meeting is over and you’ve achieved nothing. That’s what Antony Gaddie calls a Coffee and Doughnut meeting. You get a coffee and… zero. He’s the founder of Green Ant Marketing and he shared with us (over coffee) five things that you can do to help you make the most of your coffee shop meetings.

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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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