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COVID-19 restrictions may ease but payments have moved online for good

For the payments industry, the biggest difference is the fact that we have a virtual world to replace aspects of the real world in ways we did not at the height of the GFC in 2008.
Virtual Gaming

Virtual Gaming wins $2.5 million from Triple C Consulting to advance ‘social gambling’

Stung by the ouster from the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, the Perth startup –that delves into “social gambling hit pay dirt with a $2.5 million Series A round, led by Triple C Consulting, a boutique investment brokerage in Perth.
Operating in the cloud to drive retail innovation - A Vend founder's take

Operating in the cloud to drive retail innovation – A Vend founder’s take

While this was once dependent almost exclusively on beautiful products and memorable service, savvy retailers are now leveraging the power of the cloud technology to build sophisticated, streamlined and sustainable businesses.

The top five mistakes that cause most investment deals in Australia to fail

Mistake #1 – Assuming the other side are idiots Mark Carnegie, the founder of M. H. Carnegie & Co. Investment Committee, was recently quoted as...

Search is the low hanging fruit

Did you know there are people on the web right now searching for your products and services? The majority of web users are researching...

What’s up, Adelaide? Apparently, a lot, thanks to New Venture Institute

Flinders University has just launched a new department, New Venture Institute (NVI), aimed at helping entrepreneurs get a good footing in the business world...

Fertility pioneer Genea has secured $30 million in an oversubscribed capital raising

Australian fertility pioneer, Genea has raised $30m from sophisticated investors including its first institutional investor, in an oversubscribed round

Don McKenzie, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Winner

After a spate of natural disasters, Queensland residents are no strangers to the insurance claims process. "I saw how much time and labour was wasted and thought, 'There's got to be a better way to do this,'" says Don McKenzie, 28, who started up the Stream Group in 2006 after a series of storms in Southeast Queensland.

Curiosity didn’t kill the cat: Why being curious and pushing the comfort zone is...

Curiosity may well have killed the cat; but just as a cat has nine lives, in business we have to be prepared to reincarnate...

Michael Overell, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Up-and-Comer

Michael Overell had a solid career in strategic consulting with McKinsey & Co. But corporate life was a grind. So he decided to break out on his own. He is now CEO and a co-founder of RecruitLoop, an online service that connects SME owners with a selected network of employee recruiters.

How one new curated subscription box is bringing a taste of Europe to Australia

Looking for goodies from Europe? Fortunately, there is now help with getting just that via post thanks to Europe in a Box. That’s right - the innovative new Aussie startup is bringing the best of European treats, cuisine, and drink to the Australian marketplace. They’re making it all the more simple to get awesome European goodies, ingredients, and drinks delivered right to your doorstep.

Hospitality post-COVID: How to remain profitable with restricted customers

Through careful consideration and planning, businesses can start to rebuild steady profits during the transition back to ‘business as usual’.

Are You Lazy Enough? The Value of the Lazy Employee

Gruen Planet regular Dan Gregory and behavioural researcher Kieran Flanagan have written a book about laziness. Specifically, the value of the lazy employee. If...

Tech start-up Mentorloop raises $300,000 to bring mentorship into the modern age

Mentorloop is a cloud based platform designed to make mentoring relationships easier to start, run and participate in for corporates, NFPs, government, universities and individuals themselves.
InMoment CEO Andrew Joiner

InMoment merger with Aussie company MaritzCX creates world’s largest CX company

InMoment and MaritzCX, recognised market leaders and proven innovators in the global customer experience (CX) sector, have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine the two companies.

This Silicon Valley startup accelerator is expanding to Melbourne in early 2018

Like its US partner, the Australian accelerator will focus specifically on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies targeting corporate and enterprise clients. Applications are now open, with the first cohort to launch in February 2018.

Finch ‘a financial app for your social life’ has secured $2.25 million in seed...

Founded in 2016, Finch is a fintech startup with a vision to reimagine the consumer finance experience. Its first product, “a financial app for your social life” combines social payments and spending insights

Australia’s Demand Film reaches out to half a billion people with North American expansion

The team that brought cinema on demand to Australia and New Zealand four years ago is excited to announce its expansion into North America, increasing its potential audience to more than half a billion movie goers

Here are 4 powerful collaboration examples that you can use to propel brand growth

With that being said, collaboration marketing is an alternative way for brands both large and small to achieve their business goals by looking for smart ways to drive growth. That means, working with each other—and the key to this is looking for business synergy by creating win-win scenarios.

Phillip Kingston, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Winner

Phillip Kingston wears many hats -- software programmer, company director, board member, published author and business tip dispatcher -- but it's his role with Kingston Development that brings him global acclaim. In operation since 2008, Kingston Development is a software development and management consultancy firm that provides organisations with new strategies for connecting with users and customers online.



Instagram for Business… in 12 steps [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

This FREE INFOGRAPHIC will teach you how to effectively work through these restrictions to maximize the benefits of your business usage of Instagram.


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...