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Report suggests that Australian women are more likely to be successful if they work...
The Hydrogen Group, through its report ‘Global professionals on the Move 2011’, has found that women are more likely to advance in their professions if they have experience abroad. Yet, according to the survey, of all the Australians working overseas, 67% are men and 33% are women.
How can you help your business boom in foreign markets?
Taking your small business to the international stage can be very challenging particularly considering your small budget, limited international exposure, and economic uncertainties in...
David Truong, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention
It's not easy to get kids to learn maths, which is why David Truong is gaming things up. The Adelaide native made the leap to Melbourne to establish Broccol-e-games (named, of course, for the food equivalent of maths). In July, the company released its first educational game, Maths With Springbird, which hit Number One on the Australia/New Zealand Education App Store.
When the economy picks up again, which market categories will surge first?
Markets progress through calculable patterns cycling through expansions and contractions, and consumers respond in predictable ways. Things might be worse than normal given the nature of a pandemic, but things always get better.
Here’s just how much damage IT downtime can cause to your business [INFOGRAPHIC]
Every year, an average of 545 working hours is lost to a company because of IT downtime. That would be equal to a company not being able to do business for almost 23 days, or nearly a month.
Real lessons on real business networking from real life
How many times have you been to a business networking event and seen "those people." You know the ones I'm talking about - the...
Can Canada capitalise on its Olympics achievement?
As Sydney 2000 illustrated, the Olympic Games present a wonderful opportunity for the host country to channel the attending global attention into commercial momentum. But with the global economy on the slow road to recovery, will Canada be able to parlay the triumph of Vancouver's recently concluded Winter Olympics into sustained business success?
Asia Pacific awards a vote of confidence for Australia’s innovation in ICT
Global honours are always reassuring and on that front, there was a lot that warmed the cockles of Australian hearts. Three of this year’s iAwards winners went on to win the Asia Pacific ICT Awards, or APICTAs. Two others received Merit Awards as Australia finished third among 14 nations at the 2012 APICTAs in Brunei earlier this month.
Aussie startups more quickly becoming global scale-ups thanks to this startup stack
Startups today are no longer reinventing the wheel. Given that they’re often nimble innovators themselves, startups are trusting other startups with handling some of the most fundamental parts of their business.
A serene pod office for your back yard
It might look like something out of Lord of the Rings, but the UK-designed Archipod contains all the modern comforts of a compact office, transplanted into the sanctuary of your back yard.
When building your online profile, don't be bullied by the internet
The internet can be a bully. It can be your best friend one day and your mortal enemy the next. Anything from a high school school achievement to a business complaint, your footy team photo to a survey you took years ago – can all be found in a single Google search. A little scary isn’t it?
How much does your site search suck? [VIDEO]
Lots of companies invest heavily in search marketing. However, one form is searching is often overlooked, and it leaves customers confused and frustrated.
Melbourne beauty start-up Bellabox is on an express route to China thanks to Market...
When Melbourne-based beauty start-up Bellabox decided to expand its operations to China, it chose to use Market Engine's unique retail management platform.
How much is your business worth: valuations based on assets versus cash flow [Part...
Last week, Kevin Lovewell emphasised the importance of undergoing a business valuation, noting how the large share of business value today is based on intangibles off the balance sheet. Here in Part Two, he reviews the specific methods for performing a valuation based on one of two measurements: the physical assets of the company and the cash flows the company provides to the owners.
3 things you will experience when you leave your job to start and run...
Becoming an entrepreneur after being an employee my whole career was a case of aging five years in five minutes. I’m the guy walking around the street with big bags under his eyes and more grey hair than when you last saw him.
Powering wheelchairs with brain waves earns third spot in Anthill SMART 100
At the University of Technology, Sydney, Professor Hung Nguyen and his research team are developing a system operates a wheelchair with nothing but brain waves. The tech can be revolutionary for people with severe disabilities. It earned position No. 3 in this year's Anthill SMART 100.
New report: Australian businesses are losing staff over lack of future opportunities
Most interestingly, the report found top reasons for voluntary resignation were factors all within organisations’ control and could be prevented. 79% of staff left to seek new challenges, 58% resigned due to limited career advancement, and 46% left over insufficient financial reward
Hanging loose. The youth of today could soon make yesteryear's heroes a reality.
Hibiki Kono is a 13-year-old, self-confessed, Spiderman fan who spent five months developing the technology to climb like his idol. Using two 1,400-watt vacuum cleaners (purchased from a local supermarket), the King's College School, Cambridge, UK student, modified a suction device that enables him to crawl up walls.
If these six phrases sound familiar, SEO is not for you.
One of the most misunderstood areas of online marketing is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). The main aim of SEO is often forgotten: to build traffic from your target audience and increase action on your website. If you understand this, you’re off to a good start. But if your attitude is, “I want to rank first NOW!” you may want to quit while you’re ahead.
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.