oshua Foer was once just a science journalist for publications like National Geographic, Slate, and the New York Times. After a year of exploring ancient memory training, he can add accidental U.S. Memory Champion to his list of accomplishments. If he can do it, anyone can.
Tom Cruise has a lot to answer for. The least of which is that classic scene in the movie, Risky Business. As an entrepreneur, you know only too well that legal compliance can make or break a business. The legal considerations for employees and the terms of their engagement with your company has many legal considerations to consider. If you're not adhering to these, you are indeed, running a risky business.
Are you sitting at your computer wondering where your marketing dollars went? You’re not alone. Many business owners start marketing plans with grand ambitions, then quickly lose track of what’s been spent where, with what, if any, return.
What was the last thing you did before booking your movie tickets? One in five logged on to Facebook and checked out what their close friends said about the movie, and an even higher 38% found other ways to do the same, suggesting a clear shift in the dynamics of viral marketing.
People are at the centre of almost every business. Customers, shareholders, staff and other stakeholders are increasingly talking to one another. Lately, their conversations increasingly are taking place online and even more so on social media platforms. So, whether you like it or not, you are in a social media business.
There comes a time in the life of a startup when it is, happily, meet with the opportunity to expand its frontiers. To mooo.com.au, a seller of diverse personalised and stylish products for kids, that moment came last year. Not all founders seize the opportunity when it presents itself. The founders of mooo embraced the opportunity with open arms. Now, they are taking on the world.
It might have been inspired by the Founder's quest to find part-time or freelance work to suit their unique needs. Or, it might be a broader thing, given our changing society. Regardless, HireMeUp got it right, and now they're heading to Silicon Valley.
Apparently work isn't fun enough. Now, work has to become a game to foster innovation and staff engagement. And, it's not just the social networks and startups taking this path. The World Bank and the U.S. Army have begun to gamify their workplaces.
What happens on the internet, stays on the internet. The Onion has again risen above all other media outlets with this exclusive report into what Facebook means for the future of American politics.
Do you cut prices, and give up your margin, because you don’t know how to say ‘no’? If you do, it’s time you realise that it is no good for anyone — not you, your customer or the industry.
Two months ago, I made one of the hardest decisions in my life. I decided to shut down my startup business, Skimp. It took me three years to build the business. In the end, it took me just three days to close it.
There are Australian companies galore in the 16th Annual Webby awards nominations. With more than 10,000 entries received this year, eight Australian companies have made it to the finals. All of these companies will now be fine tuning their five word acceptance speeches.
An ageing population of business owners and a generational shift in business succession strategies is poised to bring unprecedented opportunities for major investments. This will be in the form of small to medium businesses for sale, as the baby boomer generation continues to reach retirement age and exit the business sector.
Is coworking the 'future of work'? Brendan O'Connor, the Minister for Small Business believes it may be the case. Melbourne Hub, one of many coworking spaces, is one example of how these environments attract companies both large and small. Is coworking the next step in mobile, 'knowmadic' workforce?
So, who won the big prizes at the Sydney Hackathon? Apps that help everything from planning a great date, to organising the internet were awarded. Plus, Eric Bae shares his five point success plan that helped him score the major award and a $10,000 investment.
Prospecting is the oxygen that fuels the fire of sales. Now, take a deep breath and grasp the full significance of that statement! Then, stop hyperventilating at the thought of selling, and read on. Simply put, there is no business without prospecting.
Big Richard Industries Pty Ltd has launched a monthly condom subscription to combat embarrassment about buying condoms. The company cites a recent NSW Health report that of people aged 20-29, only 40.51% of people admit they always use condoms during sex. Its deduction was that problems of availability and awkwardness of over the counter sales were to blame, and that it could offer another solution.
A Brisbane coffee mogul has beaten Starbucks at its own game. Launching into India, before the U.S. behemoth, Di Bella Coffee has had an overwhelming response from a nation of tea drinkers.
A whopping 85% of email sent worldwide is spam. Plus, personal emails now account for only 14% of inbox email. Half of what’s left is made up of opt-in newsletters and deals. That’s a lot of marketing emails! So, how do you make sure your marketing emails don't end up being classified as spam?
What's the first rule of professional speaking? Don't do it in your underpants -- unless you are Superman, in which case undies-on-the-outside is probably to be expected. However, that doesn't mean that you can't learn the skills to become a confident, professional and outrageously awesome public speaker... sans dacks. That's right. We're bringing back Anthill's UndieEmpire Webinar series.