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So you’re waiting to start marketing after launching your start-up? Get ready for failure

Too many start-ups address their marketing needs too late in their business journeys. Marketing should be there from the outset – as soon as you...

How Connecting Up is putting Not-for-Profits up in the cloud

United States-based TechSoup Global conducted an international research survey to provide insight for the NFP sector. The project was facilitated by TechSoup Global’s partner for Australia and New Zealand, Connecting Up. The study found that 66% of Australia’s NFPs will likely be operating from the computing cloud. This will put NFPs at league with say, seemingly everyone else in the world, all of whom are going the cloud-computing way these days.

Flattery [CARTOON]

Imitation is meant to be the sincerest form of flattery. But would you be flattered if someone copied you, or your business? We live...

Wanna know the hottest 20 startup ecosystems in the world? Intuit’s gotcha covered… [Infographic]

Ever wonder what the entrepreneurial world’s top entrepreneurial hotspots are? The resourceful gals and guys at Intuit have put together yet another intriguing infographic. They’ve...

Investments in fintech startups more than doubled in 2018 both locally and globally

Global investment in financial technology (fintech) ventures more than doubled in 2018, to US$55.3 billion, led by a surge in funding in China and strong gains in several other markets as investors placed larger bets in more mature startups, according to Accenture

321 Water wins Silver award at the Spark: Pro Awards

Among the latest Spark: Pro Winners is an Australian product which was distinguished with a Silver award. You might recognise the name, as earlier this year the innovation also scored top spot in Anthill's Smart 100. Created to promote the use of tap water, 321 Water turns tap water into clean, fresh and tasty water through the use of a filter which uses activated carbon to capture chemicals, including chlorine and other tastes and odours.

So, you like to like things other people like? Does this make you an...

This video captures the tale of some nice, shiny, red robots. Robots, as you probably already know, are really good at doing repetitive things. This video...

Two-sided marketplace ShareRing closes $3.8m capital raise, launches $62m token generation event

A two-sided marketplace within the $100B+ sharing economy ShareRing has announced it has closed a AU$3.8 million capital raise. The seed funding round comes as ShareRing launches its Token Generation Event with an aim to issue four billion tokens, with a hard cap of USD$48 million (AU$62 million), through the sale of its utility token ShareToken (SHR).

Ikea mocks Apple. I think Ikea wins [VIDEO]

All the hype around the iPhone 6 has created more content than was ever thought possible. (Yes, I'll be getting one.) But, Ikea found a way...

Business school for kids: These guys will teach your child how to build the...

Any kid with start-up dreams has some great examples to look up to. Nick D’Aloisio was 17 when he sold his news app Summly for...

Yes, Bitcoin can now pay your bills.

Attention Bitcoin lovers.  The future that you've been waiting for has just arrived. Australians can now pay their bills and rent using the increasingly popular...

As virtual reality makes its comeback, is augmented reality poised to take over?

Brands like NRMA and HSBC are finding success with virtual reality, it's catching on quite steadily now. So how will augmented reality take over the game?

Influenza sucks.Why businesses need to be flu smart, this year in particular

First, the story of an Anthillian down. Recently, the flu got me down. I’d never had influenza before, so the experience was really new for me....
Jack Zhang, CEO Airwallex

Airwallex closes US$160 million Series D round – its biggest raise to date

Global fintech leader Airwallex has announced that it has closed its Series D fundraising round at US$160M, marking its biggest raise to date.

Does Schrödinger’s Cat apply to business? Think about it for too long and you...

Schrödinger's Cat is a very famous thought experiment based on quantum physics. This two-minute video will give a quick overview of the theory behind...
COVID-19 challenges in Australia put focus on cost reduction and utilisation of fleet

COVID-19 challenges in Australia put focus on cost reduction and utilisation of fleet

LBM Fleet Solutions customers have seen a reduction of up to 88% in safety incidents across their fleets by implementing their Driver Safety program, which includes a proprietary Safety Scoring system.

Netflix, wet weather and laziness are fuelling the Aussie home delivery industry, new research...

Young Australians are the keenest for airborne deliveries with 24 per cent of 18-24 year olds hoping drones can deliver their goods faster, compared to the national average of just 16 per cent.

Fledging social entrepreneurs can look forward to a $1.5 million boost

Australian social entrepreneurs have much to rejoice about, for help is (finally) on its way. The School of Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) Australia has committed to...

IBISWorld identifies best, worst growth industries for 09/10

A report released this week by business analyst IBISWorld points to what it predicts will be the top 10 best and five worst growth industries for the coming year.

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The Top 5 Most Insanely Dumb Mistakes made by Rookie and...

LinkedIn is a professional and commercial platform. What you do on LinkedIn matters: it really matters, and if you’re not careful, your actions can backfire and tarnish your brand and your integrity. We're going to throw out a wild guess and say that you don’t want to get burned by your mistakes. Fair enough. This FREE REPORT from David Hobson has the five most common LinkedIn mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.

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Strategic Alliances with Simone Novello [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you heard the often touted claim that the average lifespan of a business is two years? Have you ever wondered why that is? Often, it’s because, in the rush and intensity of starting up, business owners get caught up in day-to-day op-erations and overlook fast growth opportunities, like strategic partnerships. In this FREE INFOGRAPHIC, Simone Novello helps to answer your three most common questions about how to harness the power of... FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS.

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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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