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Matching guru Hugh Williams teams up with Expert360 to develop the on-demand project matching...

Expert360, APACs leading freelance marketplace and management platform for professionals, this week announced that Hugh Williams, formerly a Product and Engineering leader...

Mother’s Day survey to gain insight into what mums really care about, with a...

Mums can have their voice heard and share their dream Mother’s Day, post-pandemic, via a new survey created by three Australian female entrepreneurs.

Singapore’s ASX bid meets with mounting opposition

The top business story of late has been the Singapore Exchange’s bid to take over the Australian Securities Exchange. Leon and Garry examine the growing political opposition to the bid and the conditions under which the Government might approve the merger.

Stripe: Aussie online businesses still falling behind Asia, Europe in race to go global

Online businesses in Australia have a strong appetite for international growth but are falling behind businesses in Asia Pacific and Europe, revealed new research published by payments infrastructure company Stripe.

“Each time you double the size of a company, you break it…” My lessons...

It is not something that you would expect anyone to say about a startup – but sometimes you need to slow things down.

Somebody pinch me! One new startup is bringing free stuff right to your door

Who doesn't love free stuff? You know, no money exchanged goodies that magically appear in the post. Somebody pinch me! Well, it would some that one new Aussie startup is doing just that. PINCHme has officially launched and it’s bringing freebies to homes all over the country.

How do you grow your business online? An expert gives a few pointers

In 2008, I founded and launched a website (DesignCrowd.com) with a laptop, $10,000 in savings and 3 credit cards.

Australian fashion ecommerce retailer theurge.com is launching in America and the UK this spring

theurge.com, an Australian-based technology company making it easy to “Shop the World,” recently announced it will launch in America, the UK, and across the globe this Spring.

Groundbreaking app requires kids to answer math questions to unlock their favourite phone apps

1Question transforms this time into a learning experience by requiring a child to answer a study question before they can open their favourite apps

The inaugural Tech Nation International Growth Programme launches in Australia

This week sees 11 red-hot UK tech scale ups kick start the Tech Nation International Growth Programme in the land Down Under, stimulating jobs, new ideas, partnerships, and investment into Australia’s technology sector.

The Aussie independent retail sector is among best performing in the world

Research from industry-leading cloud-based point of sale software company Vend reveals Australia’s independent retailers are among the best performing in the world, ringing...
MTPConnect Managing Director and CEO Dr Dan Grant

New research says Australian digital health technology innovators need to seize emerging opportunities in...

New research by MTPConnect and Asialink Business explores why it’s time for Australian businesses to explore Indonesia’s booming digital health ecosystem

ACCC’s decision against Metcash-Franklins deal ‘defies logic’, says IGA Chairman Mick Daly

Leon and Garry talk to the IGA National Board Chairman, Mick Daly, about the grocery industry and the Australian retail environment. In particular, he has much to say on the success of Metcash, IGA’s principal wholesaler, against competitors Woolworths and Coles, and the looming showdown with the ACCC over Metcash’s plans to acquire the Franklins supermarket chain.

Australian SMEs ‘punching above their weight’ amid tough competition [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tough competition is the number one barrier for growth for Australian SMEs. This is according to the inaugural State of Small Business Global Report by TradeGecko

How freelancers can climb the career ladder after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Industries hit hard by COVID shutdowns are drastically reducing their headcount and with the end of JobKeeper last month another 150,000 jobs are at risk of disappearing. In response, millions of workers around the world began freelancing for the first time, as a way to insulate themselves against the economic uncertainty.

Why every business needs to have an advisor

Seventy per cent of small businesses that receive mentoring survive for five years or more, which is more then double the rate compared with...

These traveltech companies have merged to create the region’s largest online marketplace for outdoor...

TH2, a global joint venture of the world’s best travel, technology and recreational vehicle companies, recently announced a merger of...

Why the catapult effect is key to long term success for Australian SMEs

The catapult effect is where businesses have to pull back on everything due to a crisis – such as COVID – and reduce spending, hiring, buying inventory and so on, but at the same time also improve their operations.

When the time is right, launching into new markets doesn’t have to be complicated

Exporting a business leads to better growth, opens up new ways of responding to market forces and exposes a company to new ideas.

How freelancers can climb the career ladder post-COVID

In times of economic stress the freelancer economy expands, bringing with it new opportunities to reimagine your career. In response, millions of workers around the world began freelancing for the first time, as a way to insulate themselves against the economic uncertainty.

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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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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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