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Australian SMEs aren’t keeping up to the consumers transition into an online world, says...

While more and more Australians are using the internet to interact with brands and buy goods, most Australian small businesses lack a digital strategy, says the latest Sensis e-Business Report. Nevertheless, SMEs usage of the internet to sell goods has been slowly but steadily growing over the last years.

If cash is king, here’s one way to get yours flowing…

For small businesses, there’s no question about it – cash flow is king. Unfortunately, thanks to the GFC, keeping cash flowing and preserving a line of credit is proving a challenge for many Australian businesses. According to a recent Dun & Bradstreet report, the average time it takes to get an invoice paid in Australia has risen to 53.4 days. Furthermore, many small businesses are finding it difficult to acquire the capital they need from traditional lending institutions, especially the big banks. Here's one way to get yours flowing.

For Red Balloon ‘CEO’ Naomi Simpson, entrepreneurship is all about creating the experience

In an interview with Anthill’s Cynthia Karena, Simpson recalls the circumstances in which she started out her online gift-buying venture – months after the first dotcom crash of 2001. She says her focus was on creating something that couldn’t be done without the Internet. Simpson also talks about what she has learned, over the past decade, about business, entrepreneurship, creating an “experience” in gifting and managing social media.

How to get X-Ray like vision to see what’s really happening with your salespeople

Everyone measures sales as dollars done after the cash is in the bank or after the agreement is signed but good business operators know that there is more to it than that. Looking at your sales figures is like looking at your rear view mirror to check if you're going to have an accident ahead.

What I learnt about leadership, teamwork and innovation by watching Junior Masterchef

Much intellect and literature has been devoted to trying to figure out Gen Y. And, now, Generation Z/Internet Generation/Generation @ (whatever you want to call them) are already entering the early stages of their productive working lives. I'm tipping they'll be just as different to Gen Y as what Gen Y is to Gen X and the Baby Boomers. While watching Junior Masterchef tonight, I had an epiphany.

Most underrated marketing tip: Networking

We’ve all heard the expression “it’s not what you know, but who you know”. In today’s business world, there is more competition than ever. Networking is becoming a fundamental skill to promote your business, its expertise and ultimately its growth.

Why are Australian retailers losing the online battle to offshore companies? They’re not engaging...

With Australian online retail sales increasingly going to offshore sites, eMarketingConnected decided to examine the online practices of national retailers. The results presented in its Beyond the Basics report show that Aussie retailers are failing to engage consumers and to provide them with a full online experience.

Advertising, marketing, public relations… and selling

When we think of the marketing mix, the avenues of advertising, marketing and public relations normally spring to mind. It’s often difficult for many individuals and businesses to see past the television, print and radio ads, and publicity campaigns.

Is Bottled Water Making You Stupid?

Bottled water is one of the most profitable drink products in the world, selling for 3000 to 9000 times what most of us pay for the perfectly safe, inexpensive liquid that comes out of our tap at home.

AngelCube announces the companies chosen for their first startup accelerator program

Melbourne’s first startup accelerator AngelCube has just announced the names of the four companies that will take part in their inaugural program. RentWant.com, Lexim.com.au, TestPilot.me and Goodfil.ms have been selected to receive $20,000 seed capital, marketing support, travel opportunities, office space and mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs.

ANTHILL’S ONLINE MARKETING MASTERCLASS (ANTMART DEAL)

Are you embracing the world’s largest marketplace? Or are you letting the future slip by? Is your website under-achieving or over-delivering? Do...

Management expert Andrew Kakabadse says Australian boards can be the world’s ‘guiding light’

Company boards were initially formed to police the organisation on behalf of its numerous shareholders who couldn’t directly oversee the business. However, in practice, boards have transformed into a bunch of part-timers meeting occasionally to oversee a company, rather than active monitors, especially of any wrongdoings. What can boards do to fix this tricky problem?

Do you need branding advice you can trust?

For over 20 years, SIGNARAMA consultants have been working closely with companies to create customised branding and signage strategies.

Five ways to create a gamified, viral marketing campaign… we’re calling it Anthill’s Inaugural...

Over the past 10 days, Anthill has experienced more technical issues and downtime than in its entire digital history. We won't bore you with the details. Suffice to say, it was hellish. Rather than take a long-weekend to lick our wounds and recoup, it wasn't a hard decision to attempt to turn this negative into a positive, and create a compelling 'living' lesson for Anthill readers instead.

ANTMART DEAL: Need a business plan? Want it finished in only four hours?

An accurate business plan – the roadmap of where you want your business to be – is vital to the success of any venture. But it's a daunting task that can often take weeks to complete! This is often time you don't have. You could always outsource the job? But professional costs can also be prohibitive.... seriously prohibitive.

Pitch Club Sydney

For those who are not familiar with the phenomenon of Pitch Club, it offers aspiring entrepreneurs a proven pathway to develop, evaluate and get the assistance they need to capitalise on their ideas.

Entrepreneurs Night Out [Sydney]: Share a drink. Have a laugh. Gain insights from mover...

Building a business can be a lonely undertaking. But entrepreneurs have it tougher than most. Our friends and family often don’t understand the complexities of running a business… or the personal stress that comes with the job. Meet and learn from other business builders. Share a drink. Have a laugh. Gain insights from successful business builders who have ‘been there, done that’ and created successful ventures. Benefit from the experiences of other attendees.

ANTMART DEAL: Would You Like To Meet 300 Young Entrepreneurs In One Day?

Check out this upcoming deal on Antmart -- Anthill's group buying website for Australian business owners. To sign-up to the Antmart newsletter, and...

ANTMART DEAL: How many leads could you create from a new set of business...

Check out this upcoming deal on Antmart -- Anthill's group buying website for Australian business owners. To sign-up to the Antmart newsletter, and be...
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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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