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These are the industries set to boom this year. Give me a high five...

While we have been settling into the new year (some of us are still struggling to write the correct date on our checks), the...

iVvy takes hospitality into the future with Australia’s first 360-degree 3D tours and floor...

Award-winning innovator iVvy has released the ability for organisers to now experience 3600 3D tours and floor plans for venues on the marketplace

Little businesses command a big role in Australia’s economy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Not only do Australia's small and medium enterprises 70 percent of the nation's workforce, but they're more likely to employ your Aunt Mathilda than that industrial behemoth down the street. That's just a couple aspects of a snapshot of the little companies than can, as snapped by the SME Association of Australia, a nonprofit support organisation.

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The US ‘incubator’ craze comes to the rescue of Australian start-ups, super hero style

Leading Australian business strategist, commentator and author Kerwin Rae believes the ‘incubator’ craze gathering momentum in Australia could stem the flow of local talent leaving our shores. Meanwhile, the federal government is becoming increasingly aware that they must do something or we face economic collapse within our economy as SMEs make up such a huge portion of GDP. If SMEs fail, we fail.

This live pitch event is out to unearth big and brilliant business ideas in...

Australia Post has partnered with Regional Pitchfest to provide locals with a platform to showcase their business ideas, and build a culture of entrepreneurship in regional Australia.

4 common mistakes Australian exporters make which hold them back on Alibaba.com

Just as you would not treat a traditional B2B transaction like this, you should not expect this from Alibaba. You need to spend time negotiating with interested buyers, building their trust and coming to an agreement.

Here’s how to make a business partnership work well when your personalities differ

At the end of the day, business partnerships may be hard work but they are also a blessing. It can be comforting when there’s another person as invested in the success of the business as you are, who’s willing to work hard to make the vision a reality.

Mike Watkins, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

Most marketers say they have 'social media experience'. Mike Watkins has eight years of it. Knowing Facebook inside-out pretty much from its inception has made the founder of Digiocial into a guru among gurus. Brand Temper is Watkins' latest innovation for helping brands to gauge their social media influence.
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Here are 4 key tips to keep in mind on how to write a...

Today, the video has become a vital part of every successful marketing strategy. And why wouldn’t it be? It helps companies promote the brand and showcase the overall message in front of the target audience.

Worried that your industry might soon become obsolete? Here are five that survived (and...

Despite predictions of obsolescence, brought on by the world-wide-wide, some unexpected industries are not just surviving. They're thriving! Cinema screens did not go blank. Human resources agencies didn't get the axe. Travel agents were not sent on a long vacation. Department stores were not put on indefinite lay-by. And Postal services were not sent packing.

Competing with free

While some may only grudgingly admit it, competition is good for business. The presence of competitors means that there are plenty of paying customers...

The market-building dilemma

Having a strong market-based business is great. You are a power broker and can often profit from both sides. But how do you get over the chicken and egg problem? From my experience working with more than 12 market-based businesses, there are two things you need to do.

What you need to know when managing a remote team [PODCAST]

Marketing podcast, PreneurCast, is for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. Each week, author and marketer Pete Williams and digital media producer Dom Goucher discuss entrepreneurship, business,...

Hi Def or Death: OpenLIVE to bring High Quality Music to the Download Market

In a nutshell, OpenLIVE is about better music. Based on ‘a-la-carte’ downloads (pay per purchase and own the track) OpenLIVE aims are twofold: first,...

From MySpace to My Marketplace

It’s 8.45am. I sit at my desk, check my Facebook profile and laugh at my friends’ shenanigans over the weekend. I answer a poll...

Ruslan Kogan, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Winner

This year marks a departure for Anthill and Ruslan Kogan, who hits the big 3-0 next month. An occasion for sadness, you say. Frankly, we at Anthill couldn't be happier. As we see it, one new spot on the 30sub30 for another Australian wunderkind just opened up. Besides, we're pretty sure the founder of Kogan Technologies, Australia's number one online electronics retailer, isn't leaving the headlines anytime soon.

SMBs firmly sold on Internet but who’s to nudge them onto Facebook?

The Small Business Council of Australia may have jumped the gun in declaring that “small business is in crisis,” but make no mistake, Australian SMBs operate in a challenging environment. Insolvencies are at a 10-year high and consumer spending is falling. But Australia’s small businesses are undaunted and see technology as the silver lining among the cloudy economic forecasts, according to a new report.

pantree.co is here to disrupt the hospitality industry and is making the most of...

At Startup Weekend Melbourne in 2013, Leigh Sherman pitched his idea for a disruptive tech business that would bring a digital product solution to...

The Top 11 rules to make you a master of your own finances

I believe there is no decision more important than to take charge of your own financial future. We live in a country of opportunity and yet most Australians are buried in credit card debt, car loan debt, personal debt and other debt. Don’t get me wrong, debt is not a bad thing per se, but there’s good debt and bad debt.

Marketing assets you should know for you business [PODCAST]

Marketing podcast, PreneurCast, is for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. Each week, author and marketer Pete Williams and digital media producer Dom Goucher discuss entrepreneurship, business,...
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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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