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Effective marketing design requires more than just technical knowledge and an eye for what is beautiful or attractive. How a design can effectively engage the mind and influence human behaviour is far more important than simple aesthetics.
Bad news just in from BizExchange: it seems that private company values are on the fritz, According to the BizExchange Index, fiscal reporting for the second-quarter of 2012 shows an increased number of failed businesses, while the number of businesses put up for sale dipped slightly over the first-quarter. In short, it looks like gloom and doom are in the forecast.
Financial systems aggregator platform, FrankieFinancial, recently announced it has signed deals with Xinja Bank and Novatti Group (ASX:NOV), as it works to...
The capital will also be used to drive further global growth of the platform, which has seen its user base explode from 1.1 million to 3 million users over the last 12 months. The business plans to triple its headcount, growing to a team of 75 over the coming months.
The product developers describe the innovation as "the snazzy way to sleep while you travel". What they don't explain is how this innovation hasn't yet caused race riots in a country already irrationally fearful of similar headware and community centres. Could this be the most brainless innovation ever?
Founded in 2012 by former Bain & Company management consultants Bridget Loudon and Emily Yue, the Sydney firm brings together the world’s top business experts and connects them with companies seeking diverse expertise.
Andrew Watson, the Executive Director, Export Finance, Efic shares three different ways that Australian SMEs can drive export growth through innovation
This six minute commercial for scotch whiskey manufacturer Johnny Walker shares the entire history of the brand in one engaging monologue. It's hard not to watch and feel a warm and fuzzy feeling about the whiskey and its origins. (Or is that just Johnny Gold Label kicking in?)
Sudoku. What a wonderful puzzle game. Calisthenics for the brain. Keeps the ol' gray matter in fighting trim, yes, it does. To which Google replies: Pppbbhhhhttt.
When we last left Mr 1% Spend, he was asking some tough finance and tech accountability questions of bemused Sydney business manager “George” and his increasingly exasperated cohorts. Today, the story reaches its climax as the author questions whether spending $15,000 to upgrade Microsoft Office is the most intelligent use of company funds.
The most recent report of The Pew Research Center for the People and Press reveals the internet has surpassed television as the main news source for American young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 years old. And this year, for the first time, the internet surpassed radio as the main source of news for Americans aged over 50, including the over 65 demographic.
Slexicon, founded by school buddies Vito Grigorov and Andrew Iliadis, finds a lot wrong with the daily deals. On top of their list is the high fees that are apparently killing margins and businesses – two-thirds of businesses that once participated in a Groupon deal suffered losses, according to a study in the U.S.
Advances in the physical, mathematical and biological sciences in the past 20 to 30 years underpin $330 billion a year of Australia’s economic output
Founded by qualified accountants, Selda Kaplan and Michael Kambouridis, Rideshare Tax has now officially launched to the Australian rideshare community and it already has the support of rideshare giant, Uber.
From the tender age of 15, Andrew Morello has always had a drive and passion for business. From running dance parties, working in the real estate industry to winning channel 9’s TV series The Apprentice, he now works with Mark Bouris at Yellow Brick Road Management as its head of Business Development. In this Q&A interview with Alex Pirouz, Morello reveals the importance of working with the right people, why it’s about the journey and not the goal and why challenges are a vital part of achieving success in business.
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.
Gartner Inc., the information technology research and advisory company, recently forecast its top 10 consumer mobile applications for 2012. The applications are judged on their impact on consumers and industry players, considering revenue, loyalty, business model, consumer value and estimated market penetration.
Many businesses believe they’re ‘forward-thinking’ and have escaped the ‘cave’ of analogue to ‘see the light’ of digital – but the question begs: have we even left the cave yet? Or have we only made it as far away from the wall as the fire?
Employers be warned: January 27 is shaping up to be 2017’s perfect storm for the biggest single day ‘to chuck a sickie’; contributing a large chunk to Australia’s annual payroll and lost productivity cost of $32.5 billion.
Now firmly installed as the new chief at Mashable, Conan shows his real power. He gets the scoop of 2012 by stealing the latest prototype from Apple. Behold, the Apple TV! Apparently, it's set to hit the market within six months.