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Whether it’s a fixed price, usage-based or hybrid subscription, the user always wins

While it’s true that Netflix and Spotify have made fixed-price or “all-you-can-eat” subscriptions perhaps the best-known variant, many other versions exist and usage-based pricing is just another of them.
How R&D grants can fast track your project to success

How R&D grants can fast track your project to success

“Don’t skip this step,” warns Jason, “You might discover later that there’s a limit on your R&D spend abroad. You may set up an entire team offshore only to discover you could have employed someone locally, and saved money!”

Overcoming the ‘innovation for the sake of innovation’ culture

Ideas will never meet all elements of a proof of concept exploration. And if they do, well, you’re not asking all the questions you need to. Success comes when failure is an acceptable outcome in the process.

Agtech in Toowoomba – Building Australia’s next frontier

QLD based Advisory Group Innovation Architects will partner with the Toowoomba Agtech and Logistics Hub (ATLH) to deliver a series of open...

Here are the top 3 ways how big data is empowering retail decision-making

As online sales grew, a new trend emerged, in which shoppers would do their research in the stores and then make their purchase online, after shopping around online for the best deal.

Aussie businesses need to embrace hybrid working in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

According to a study by Slack, 1 in 2 workers would quit their jobs if employers provided no hybrid work offerings and forced full-time office work on them.

Which career should you choose when playing in EVE online? [SPONSORED]

Wherever there is intelligence in the universe, there is also going to be conflict, and in EVE that couldn’t be any different. By taking a career in the military of your chosen empire you are sure to see a ton of action throughout the galaxy.

Brisbane founder lands $500,000 for smart composting business

Orders for the world’s first smart composting device have opened after female-led sustainability tech startup Monty Compost Co closed a $500,000 capital...

Back to the future to revisit my sweet spot; entrepreneurs should revisit market gaps

When my opportunity to exit for $39 million presented itself, I thought it was time to seek new opportunities and travel the world.

Which factors are influencing the price of Bitcoin and other crypto currencies?

If you’re interested in taking advantage of the recent Bitcoin boom by buying the coin on an exchange, or trading it through derivatives (such as CFDs) via a broker like easyMarkets, you first need to understand what factors influence the price of this token.

Beam Australia launches $1.5M world-first start-up to improve diversity, tackle burnout and support hybrid...

Beam helps organisations improve hybrid and flexible work design, recognise new risks in a hybrid workplace, create a more inclusive workforce and tackle fast-accelerating issues such as employee burnout.

Why you should consider developing systems and software in-house from scratch

Of course, there are always pros and cons to developing your own systems. The obvious con is simply having the time and resources to design and build an entirely new system from scratch.

A look at the Hospitality industry, one year on from the onset of COVID-19...

The adoption of digitisation just doesn’t stop at restaurants and cafes though. It has reached anywhere food and beverage is sold including stadiums and theme parks.

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.

Managed IT services make the difference for Small & Medium Businesses future prospect

However, the demands of managing an IT department may be too much for SMBs to handle. These businesses usually have a small number of workers. The budget allocation is also limited, and workspace too.

Three entrepreneurs reveal how startups can use TikTok to grow their brand

Its fabled algorithm, coupled with a focus on authentic, unpolished content has given even the smallest of brands unparalleled opportunity to reach large audiences quickly and form genuine connections with their customers.

Monarc Global helping airlines and private charter operators to work together.

The program allows users to access TRAVECH and its unique multi-point API; operators can partner with other operators to share their fleet, obtain global reach, and access the aircraft’s instant live availability and accurate prices.

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

How to find the best partnerships to align with your startup’s growth plans

I truly believe strategic partnerships should be a part of every startup’s journey, as they help nurture relationships with others in the same industry, and help grow both your business and others’.

Australian businesses to lead by example in this new era for retail shopping.

The ripples from the pandemic will be felt for months and years to come, but a recovering economy, a reduced unemployment rate and growing consumer confidence are providing a very welcome glimpse of a new era of post-pandemic retail.

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The art of selling is a social minefield. Have you ever been on the wrong end of a ham-fisted, awkward or just plain obnoxious sales conversation? Of course you have! Why is it that some sales conversations magically delight, while others make us want to manically bolt for the door? This Phil Anderson FREE CHEAT SHEET will help you to master the art of sales!

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5 Ways to get more out of your coffee shop meetings...

Far too much time is wasted in coffee shop meetings. More often than not, the conversation falls off topic, interruptions cause distractions and, before you know it, the meeting is over and you’ve achieved nothing. That’s what Antony Gaddie calls a Coffee and Doughnut meeting. You get a coffee and… zero. He’s the founder of Green Ant Marketing and he shared with us (over coffee) five things that you can do to help you make the most of your coffee shop meetings.

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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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