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THE ULTIMATE CASHFLOW CHECKLIST [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Most small business owners get caught up in the minutiae of a business. They become trapped like a hamster in a wheel, spinning, spinning, spinning,...

Unlockd has raised a US$23 million Series B funding round and is expanding into...

The partnership is the result of Axiata Digital’s lead investment in Unlockd’s Series B round and will accelerate the company’s entry into Asia by leveraging Axiata’s carrier list, which has presence across ten countries

Meet atmail, Anthill 2014 Cool Company Award WINNER [Global Growth]

Atmail is the outlaw of email providers. They are the rebels with real smarts. Atmail is making customers and other stakeholders their accomplices to transform the way they are used to see email. Atmail technology can be adapted and customised to meet the customers business' requirements. Atmail has more than 4,500 customers, including 7 of the 10 biggest ISPs in Australia

What lessons are available for corporates to learn from farming businesses?

Typically, you’ll see this mindset passed down from generation to generation, with decades or even centuries of constant care and consideration. For the truly successful farming businesses, a farm, brand or food product becomes a household name that lasts for decades.

Optimism grows in Oz business trading market

Online business trading site BizExchange recently published its 2009 fourth quarter findings Index for Australian Private Business Values. Overall market sentiment surged for the second quarter running – in contrast to the lows experienced nine months previously – and has reached its highest levels since the Index survey began in 2006.

ASX-listed tech startup HearMeOut brings voice filters to the US social media market

The filters function is the latest feature to be added to the HearMeOut repertoire, following an app revamp for the official US launch in March, as well as the launch of the LifeSpan feature, which can make posts disappear after 24 hours.

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.

Small is still beautiful

Small is still beautiful…. when it comes to exporting, that is. That’s the word from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), which estimates that...

Cool Company Awards Readers Choice 2013 [MAKE YOUR VOTE]

The Cool Company Awards Readers’ Choice Index was created to provide an opportunity for Anthill readers to vote on Cool Company Award finalists, in one of three ways: Commenting, Like-ing and Tweeting. This way, readers not only direct attention to a worthy cool company but also introduce new people to these awards.

What will the average Australian of the future look like? Is it all beaches,...

On the eve of Australia Day, 26 January, business information analysts IBISWorld has released a report on what it means to be Australian – both today and in the future. Is it all beaches, barbies and beers?

The beliefs that limit your business growth

One of the most common complaints of business owners is ‘I don’t have enough time.’ The pressure the clock puts on how much you get done, how much your business grows, and how much profit you make is massive. Or is it?

Global Growth by Design Seminar, Melbourne – Part 4 [VIDEO]

On 25 February 2010, Anthill Magazine hosted "Global Growth by Design", a panel event in Melbourne discussing business strategies for going global. The stellar panel featured Matt Tett (Enex TestLab), Mark Saba (Connect Language Services), Gerry Mussett (Sprocket Design) and Jarmal Richard (jdrlegal) and was hosted by Anthill founder James Tuckerman.

This Australian start-up that lets you do yoga in the sky has flown straight...

As many companies world over still try to enter china Australian tech start-up FLYWELL is saying, "We’re in! So where are you at, Google and Facebook?"

Why companies should never waste a good crisis: An Interview with Deloitte Chief Giam...

This podcast features an interview full of insights from Giam Swiegers, CEO of Deloitte Australia. Advising that a company should always seek opportunity in times of crisis, Swiegers has stayed true to form: Deloitte continues to take on new staff and maintain an aggressive acquisitions strategy. Swiegers also talks about innovative people and his firm's welcoming of social media as a tool to increase accountability.

The return of ethics to the world of business and entrepreneurship

Being ethical in business is not only common sense, it makes business sense as well. Thanks to many social and technical shifts, this is...

Strong business confidence means sunny December for Australian businesses, says D&B (hold the barramundi)

If only confidence was a tangible commodity, like coal or iPhones or barramundi. Because Australian businesses appear to be investing heavily in it. Confidence about sales, profits and capital investment are heady and strong for the final quarter of 2010, according to Dun & Bradstreet's latest National Business Expectations Survey. This could indicate a sunny December for Australian business.

Expert360 soars global with its first international office right in the Big Apple

Aussie consulting startup Expert360 continues to drive the global demand for flexible work, recently opening its first international office in New York City

Fanshake's Dana Al Salem talks about commercial ways to harness 'fan love'

In this podcast, Fanshake's Dana Al Salem tells Brad Howarth about the opportunities for brands of all kinds to engage with the people that love them and gives some tips on how to work with that most fickle of audiences, like Generation Y.

Seven simple strategies to cut costs and boost cashflow [INFOGRAPHIC]

When you started your business, you probably had certain ideas about how things were going to play out. The goal was a humming, streamlined...

8 Additional Stuff You Will Have To Do To Enhance Your Online Presence.

While being on social media is important for business, it doesn't suggest you have got to air all the massive platforms.
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If you work in sales and marketing, part of your job is to demonstrate your value. In fact, this is a universal rule in any workplace. So, how do you get the attention of your immediate boss – team leaders, sales managers, marketing direc-tors, the CEO or even the Board – to, ultimately, make your ideas happen? Check out this FREE REPORT

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The Gaddie Pitch in three simple sentences with Antony Gaddie and...

The personal elevator pitch is an essential tool in the entrepreneur’s utility belt. Your pitch is also essential for success on the web, for placement on landing pages, in emails and blogs. The medium might change but rarely will the structure of an effective pitch. Antony Gaddie is the creator of “the Gaddie Pitch,” an internationally-renowned set of tactics designed to help business owners deliver an effective elevator pitch, time and time again.

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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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