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Here are 5 ways how your business can use video to boost employee engagement

Considering millennials and Gen Zs will make up 50% of the global workforce by 2020, and already account for the highest consumers of video content – spending between 18 - 53 minutes a week watching videos – it makes sense for companies to communicate with them in a way they can relate to.

Looking to cross more borders? Here are essential tips to grow your export business

‘Knowledge is power’ as the old saying goes, and this could not be truer for businesses that export into international markets. Many clients I work...

5 key steps you can take to make your employee mentoring more effective

Employee mentoring programs are an important aspect for companies to foster connections between junior and senior employees. Large, successful brands, such as Time Warner, General Electric, and Deloitte, run these type of programs to keep employees informed, engaged and happy.

Salesforce launches new $50m fund to empower Aussie startups in its ecosystem

CRM giant Salesforce has announced that Salesforce Ventures, the company's global corporate investment group, has launched the Australia Trailblazer Fund, a new $50 million fund to empower Australian startups in the Salesforce ecosystem.

The 5 qualities every entrepreneur should have and the No. 1 skill they should...

Robert Kiyosaki is an American investor, businessman, self-help author and motivational speaker, who has written 15 books, with combined sales of over 26 million copies. In this Q&A interview with Alex Pirouz, Mr. Kiyosaki discusses what it takes to be successful in business, the No 1 skill every entrepreneur should learn and the five qualities required by every entrepreneur in order to become successful.

You’re not too small for hackers to notice: Here are 3 ways SMBs can...

With 48 million cyber security incidents in 2014 alone, one really dangerous thing for SMB owners to think is, “We’re not big enough for cyber attackers.”

To hire or not to hire? That is the question every startup should consider

To hire or not to hire? A pivotal question for any start-up. Growth and its potential are intensely important during the early...

Modern families are making business succession planning even harder

The complexities of modern families are making it even harder for business owners to plan for the future. With around...

This emerging tech startup is giving businesses an advantage in VR and AR

Australia risks losing pace with the advanced nations of the world by its failure to fully embrace immersive technologies such as Virtual...

Bulletin! Ingenious, inspirational ancestors of Anthill staff discovered!

We had a few minutes to kill here at the 'Hill and chose to waste it with some genealogical research. Expecting to find nothing of import, we were instead floored by the discovery is a distant yet ingenious cousin. Enjoy this rare video record of their fortitude.

This Aussie fintech has raised a total of $55 million after a $27 million...

Innovative payment plan provider and Australian fintech Payright has completed a $27 million Series D fundraise through a mix of debt and equity, bringing its total...

Ad tech across APAC is a complex, fast-growing industry. What does its future hold?

Digital advertising - and the ad tech that supports it - has in fact completely revolutionised the way that brands connect and communicate with potential customers.

Do you know your customer’s rights when they return an item? Here are 8...

Think customers need to produce a receipt, or the original packaging, to return an item? Think again. Retailers might have developed bespoke returns policies that they require customers to adhere to, but leading parcel delivery service CouriersPlease (CP) has done all the research to find out specific rules around returns every retailer should know about.

Meet the Aussie startup that is tackling seniors’ isolation epidemic with virtual reality

SilVR Adventures is providing highly immersive virtual experiences tailored to groups of seniors in aged care facilities across Victoria and planning to expand to more Australian states in 2020.
Shane Kerr, Hear Me Talk

These two startups are bringing accessibility to email via an app that reads emails...

Hear Mail reads text aloud, enabling users to check their inboxes hands-free. The app also allows users to skip from a current email to the next, or delete spam at any point along the way.

How startups can establish a cool office without breaking the bank [SPONSORED]

Whether you rent an office space or decide to operate from home, this will be a considerable investment. There are some essentials that you cannot imagine setting up your office space without.
Juggle Street Founder and father of four, David James

Childcare platform Juggle Street launches equity crowdfunding campaign, has grown to more than 93k...

The demand for flexible, last-minute childcare, as well as gig economy workers, is on the rise. Neighbourhood network, Juggle Street, has hit more than 93,000 registered users across Australia and New Zealand with 1000 plus new users signing up every week.

Startup 101: Why do it alone when you can learn from the legends themselves!

Entrepreneurship, some say, is a lonely battle. Rejoice, it’s no longer the case! The stories of the founders of legendary companies such as Google, Dyson, Facebook, Paypal, LinkedIn, Twitter and Square are, literally, at hand – via podcasts in the voices of their legendary founders, or articles penned by them.
Greg McLardie the founder and managing director of Two Hands

Australian start-up launches blockchain system to fight food fraud and future pandemics

The connection to our food source has been lost, their regions invisible and the supply chain unknown. This lack of transparency, along with food chain supply inefficiencies, costs the global economy over USD$100bn annually.
Kathryn Carter, General Manager, Snap Inc. ANZ

How Australian SMEs can find and grab online opportunities during COVID-19

As Australian businesses continue operations during these unprecedented times, we know many within the community are reaching out for guidance and support.

FREE BUSINESS TOOLS

Learn how to devise winning business ideas in four steps with...

It’s often said that everyone will have at least one big business idea in his or her lifetime. But how do you know if your next big idea is genuinely great or a genuine waste of time? This cheat sheet will help you formulate ideas, identify opportunities, evaluate their strengths and take your first big step forward. Learn how to get focus and clarity. Plus, score a bonus tip that will help you more than you might think!

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Five essential ingredients for a humming homepage with James Tuckerman [FREE...

Most homepages dedicate too much of their valuable space to predictable and generally unhelpful information, such as the purpose of the business, their products and services, their achievements and needy invitations to ‘buy, buy, buy’ or ‘contact us for a free consultation on no obligation quote’. Effective homepages focus on the needs and wants of the customer.

INFOGRAPHICS

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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