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This Australian mum’s unique sleeping bag has hit the shores of the UK, US...

Thousands of families, both here in Australia and the rest of the world, are trudging through life with the burden of sleep deprivation caused...

Aussie businesses are looking for offshore expansion opportunities in the wrong place

While China is clearly Australia's largest trading partner and export market, there are other high-growth Asian economies right on our doorstep. These options offer expansive growth opportunities and are potentially less complex with smaller set up investments required.

This Telstra-backed AI platform has raised US$100 million for expansion and new offerings

Near, the platform that uses AI to make real-world data actionable, today announced that it has raised USD$100M (AUD$143M) in a Series...

Five lessons learned from setting up international deals and partnerships

There are obvious differences between the local Australian market and those overseas, although on the surface things may look similar. Even if there is no language barrier, Australians doing business overseas usually find that what works in Australia does not work anywhere else, particularly in the marketing space.

What are the dangers of TikTok? Does the app really pose a threat to...

The likes of Amazon, Wells Fargo Bank, and the United States Military have all been reported to have told employees to delete the entertainment app from their devices.

The platform for designing other platforms is expanding to Australia with the appointment of...

InVision, the platform used to design the apps and websites we use every day, has appointed Tom Richardson as its first...

Licence to sell: This is the secret to scaling globally in a matter of...

Three years, minimal staff one flagship product – that’s what it takes to have a global business in my experience.

How did this guy go from selling lollies on the school bus to conquering...

They say a true entrepreneur shows signs of potential right from a tender age. AussieCommerce CEO, Adam Schwab may not be selling lollies to...

4 ways Australian businesses can make the most of China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA)

Although the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement may make your goods more affordable as a result of the elimination of tariffs, this won’t be enough to attract and retain Chinese shoppers.

Australia’s $90 billion creative industries have been identified as a key growth sector

In Australia, creative industries currently contribute $90 billion annually to the economy – with CEA arguing that Federal Government support could drive that contribution much higher as it has in the UK and other international economies.

Five mistakes I made so you don’t have to

In the business of starting a business, making mistakes is inevitable. When I started working on Boot Armour, I had no idea what I...

NSW Government shares sweet new plan for business growth

The NSW Government will make Sydney a global magnet for digital and ICT talent and pilot smart work hubs as part of its response to a high-level research in the form of the Industry Action Plan on the Digital Economy. Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner says the final Digital Economy Industry Action Plan identifies seven key areas of development for government and industry to position NSW as a global leader in the sector by 2021.

Are you a tech start-up ready to conquer the US? This accelerator is looking...

KPMG Australia and Advance have launched the 2016 elevate61 accelerator, opening up applications to Aussie tech start-ups ready to conquer the US market.

Aussie expats

  According to DFAT, approximately one million Australians live overseas. That’s one in 20. With so many of us having a red hot go “over...

How one new curated subscription box is bringing a taste of Europe to Australia

Looking for goodies from Europe? Fortunately, there is now help with getting just that via post thanks to Europe in a Box. That’s right - the innovative new Aussie startup is bringing the best of European treats, cuisine, and drink to the Australian marketplace. They’re making it all the more simple to get awesome European goodies, ingredients, and drinks delivered right to your doorstep.

A Blue Christmas for retailers, says Talking Business economist

Talking Business is a podcast review of the Australian economy, presented by seasoned business journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker, produced in association with the RMIT College of Business. In this podcast, RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson talks about retail and current account figures and explains why shopping figures are down for the Christmas season. He also gives his forecast on the resolution of Europe's economic mess following the bailout of Ireland.

Letter from China | China, one scoop at a time

Shanghai. You would think that in China - with its growing power base, its population of more than 1.4bn people and its status as a...

Why retailers just can’t wait for Christmas!

The retail sector's sales expectations index is 12 points above the national average. This result comes off the back of a June quarter that was stronger than expected. Basically, if the rest of the country is smiling, the retailers are smiling 12 inches wider!

Destination America: Local start-up RecruitLoop raises $500,000 for expansion

Australian start-up RecruitLoop recently closed a $500,000 seed round, all part of their efforts to stake their banner firmly in the sands of the...

Generating Web Traffic with Mark Middo and James Tuckerman [FREE REPORT]

Not all websites are created equal. That’s the first – and perhaps harshest – lesson when venturing into the ever evolving world of online marketing. Websites don’t draw visitors just by existing; they require love, attention and an understanding of how search engines think. In this Cheat Sheet, Anthill Magazine’s James Tuckerman and guest Mark “Middo” Middleton share their combined wisdom on generating web traffic for new and old websites.
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How to price your product or service in 8 steps with...

The world is littered with products that do little more than cover their cost, and underpaid service industry professionals. But there are some entrepreneurs who set their own prices and receive what they ask with apparent ease. Steve Major teaches you how to become one of these entrepreneurs in this 8-step infographic.

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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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