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The Big Data of You: How your online reputation shapes economic outcomes

However, so far big data has focused on aggregating large data sets that group people based on shared characteristics and behaviours. It’s your similarity to the group that matters, not you as an individual.

A comprehensive guide on how to go about SEO on WordPress – keywords and...

WordPress and SEO-these two terms are gradually taking over the Internet in the context of an era when rank-based profit is growing an insane popularity.

Do you know the art of staff scheduling? Are you making the most of...

For most employers, staff scheduling is an ever-present drag. And it’s safe to say that without a strategy in place, most managers will face inevitable headaches.

5 ways to keep your staff motivated and productive instead of bored and lazy

Business adviser Lauren Fried examines the important issue of employee retention and shares her tips to keeping staff motivated and productive.

What to do when business success hijacks the original vision

RICHARD Chattaway and Michael Cusack are serious businessmen who spend their days playing with plasticine in South Australia.

5 Business Lessons from Dating On Tinder

SPONSORED: For small businesses, technology can make the difference in driving your company ahead and setting you apart from your competition. But the challenge...

Cashflow challenges continued… How to get paid on time.

One of the most difficult and often emotionally charged aspects of running a business is collecting accounts receivable. Yup. This instalment in our seven...

Cashflow dramas? How to get paid first and foremost

If you sell goods you have a supply chain in one form or another, it’s likely that you’re acquiring goods on credit and paying...

Are you an aspiring author? Meet Publishizer. It’s kind of like Kickstarter for books....

Writing a book is hard. Really, really hard. First, you have to be creative enough to come up with something worth writing about (and more...

You can sing but you don’t have a label. Who said you can’t get...

THP is now considered the independent and emerging artists’ viable alternative to world-wide music sharing platform Spotify. It is carving its own path and in doing so allowing for the first time, never-heard-before artists of all genres to carve their own paths too, and expose their music to the listening public and commercial buyers. Club bands and solo artists too can promote their music there to get gigs.

NSW Government shares sweet new plan for business growth

The NSW Government will make Sydney a global magnet for digital and ICT talent and pilot smart work hubs as part of its response to a high-level research in the form of the Industry Action Plan on the Digital Economy. Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner says the final Digital Economy Industry Action Plan identifies seven key areas of development for government and industry to position NSW as a global leader in the sector by 2021.

Think Silicon Valley, mate

Australian entrepreneurs with ambition need to add Silicon Valley to their horizons. The outlook is necessary to comprehend the sheer size of global markets, and to opens one’s mind to opportunities.

What did we search for this year? The Google Brand Zeitgeist will leave you...

There are a few surprises in the Google Brand Zeitgeist this year. For starters we were more likely to search for Gumtree than we were...

The tale of two Christmas deliveries that went wrong, and what happened next

It's a busy time of year. But, if you're a retailer and happily enjoy the boom of Christmas sales, ensure you're delivering on, well, delivery. This is the tale of two Christmas deliveries that went wrong.

Easing kids into financial literacy and entrepreneurship

Kids at Switch seeks to not only foster financial literacy in students, but to do so in a way that taps their passions and sense of play into a sense of unshakeable purpose. The concept is inspired by the disparate influences of highly successful investors such as Robert Kiyosaki and Warren Buffett, and innovative educationists such as Sir Ken Robinson, besides Finland’s education system.

Click Frenzy: Was it really a bomb? Or just a sympton of Australia’s fear...

The Australian culture is unforgiving to start-ups, unless it all goes ‘perfectly’. What I love about the approach from Click Frenzy is its refusal to accept the proposition that the event was a failure. In fact, the company was a victim of its own success - there were too many customers.

How does the Australian startup scene compare to Silicon Valley? Report reveals how we...

While that may sound a little disheartening, bear this in mind. If you're in Silicon Valley you've got an 8% chance, or a 6.7% chance if you're in Silicon Alley (New York). But how is the Australian startup ecosystem compared to the rest of the world, and, of course, Silicon Valley?

Awesome sauce alert: Startup Weekend Adelaide & Brisbane is shaping up for greatness

The next Startup Weekend event is happening 16-18 November 2012 in Adelaide. The event will host developers, business personnel and legal experts who will work collaboratively to try and hammer out a new idea over the weekend, with a focus on bringing to bear a new startup. The event is nearly all filled-up, but those of us watching from the side-lines have a whole lot to look forward to. Participants will arrive Friday afternoon and start networking. After dinner and a small round of pep talks, the “Pitchfire” will begin.

What can training do for business? Surveys says: a whole lot!

Technical skills are essential to a job, be it IT-related or elsewhere. But, simply knowing how to perform a techie function is no longer the endgame for personal development in the modern world of business. The most effective people are the ones practicing sound management and excellent communication bolstered not only by experience, but by training as well.

Five things the government can do to help Australian startups

We're not asking for a revolution, but there are some really simple things that the government could do to rock the world of startups and entrepreneurs. These five simple things would make a world of difference.

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Inbound Marketing Reloaded with James Tuckerman [FREE REPORT]

Leads always must come before sales. Then, it’s your job to build trust, educate, create rapport and demonstrate why your product and service is better than the alternatives. However, the tools at your disposal to achieve these outcomes -- to connect with strangers, to convert them to suspects, then prospects, then customers -- are constantly changing. That’s why we created this cheat sheet. To re-visit traditional inbound marketing strategies, and offer some helpful tactics to help ‘old school’ organisations embrace ‘new world’ tactics and strategies.

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Five essential things to get right if you want to raise...

So you’ve got a brilliant idea, or maybe you’ve even started building your nascent business, but you think it might help to bring on some extra money. You try to raise the money, but wherever you go it seems there are roadblocks and challenges, and it’s difficult to know where to start. To help tackle this tricky tropic, we interviewed Bryan Vadas. He’s the founder of iPledg (Australia’s leading crowdfunding platform for creative, commercial, charitable and community projects) and Capital Exchange Australia (an education and funding platform for startups).

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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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