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Why bad checkout experiences are hurting small business - Fast chief's insight

Why bad checkout experiences are hurting small business – Insight from a chief at...

If you want to sell something – anything – online, Fast makes it easy for you to do so.

Auto giant Hyundai injects $6.2m investment into car sharing platform Car Next Door

South Korean automotive manufacturer, Hyundai, has just announced an investment of $6.2m in car sharing platform Car Next Door, taking its total injection in the last 12 months to more than $8m - and marking what is believed to be the biggest investment from an automotive manufacturer in an Australian service mobility player.

What is the difference between marketing funnels and customer journey maps? [INFOGRAPHIC]

It can seem as if a lot of terms related to business refer to the same things but if you dig deeper,...

Australian startups and young tech companies secured over $1 billion in funding in the...

During the December Quarter 2018 Australian Startups and young tech companies received $1.066B in funding. The December quarter was strong in general with a small reduction in funding from the September Q 2018

Aussie space startup Fleet disrupts satellites, books 3 million sensors on its IoT network

Satellite Internet of Things (IoT) startup Fleet Space Technologies has announced the major success of Project Galaxy, registering a million devices to its low-cost satellite network in less than 24 hours, with an additional two million devices and counting on its waiting list.

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.

Melbourne artificial intelligence startup Soapbox.ai raises $550,000 funding round

Soapbox.ai, the Australian start-up provider of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) service automation platform that combines predictive search, natural language understanding and machine learning for service management, has raised $550,000 in an initial funding round.

3 things you should be doing right now to kickstart your digital marketing in...

For many industries, January is a slow period, where leads trickle to a halt, customers are on holidays and key stakeholders are ignoring their inboxes until February. But don’t despair - this is the perfect time to kickstart your digital marketing initiatives with some fantastic groundwork.

WeWork forms world-first partnership with disruptive Aussie edtech startup Zambesi

Described as the Airbnb of education, Zambesi disrupts traditional education with a marketplace model that enables high-profile business leaders to create and lead their own accelerated face-to-face training programs whilst retaining their IP.

HR tech startup GO1.com has secured its Series A funding round led by SEEK

SEEK has had a long-term relationship with GO1.com – both as a customer and more recently inking an Australian-first partnership for the benefit of job seekers.

Maven Judges – SMART100 2018

They are mavens in their field and have created remarkable businesses of their own! They are the judges who busily shared their combined wisdom to...

Fintech start-up Credit Clear closes an oversubscribed $8.5 million Series A raise, IPO planned...

The raise was led by Bell Potter, one of Australia’s largest full-service stockbrokers. The raise was focused on dramatically accelerating Credit Clears' technology and product functionality to scale its impact and to expand its disruptive payment technology in to the United States.

Startup social app Sweep aims to immerse millennials in a new world with geo-location,...

Sweep, a new social app has recently launched, unveiling Geochats as one of its initial hero features. Aimed primarily at millennials and digital natives, Sweep creates...

From eBay to bricks and mortar: Eclectic retailer Matt Blatt celebrates 18 years

Like any retailer with longevity, Matt Blatt has had its moments, but with the designer furniture and homewares business celebrating 18 years and opening three new stores before Christmas, Drexler’s customer-centric philosophy, and eye for the eclectic, has served him well.

Short-term thinking is killing our businesses in the long run – what can we...

It’s time that companies regard their own inertia as ticking time bombs and wake up to the urgency of sustainable investment. But for this to happen, we need to adopt a new narrative to motivate change.

Sydney company Freight Exchange drives clever convoy using GPS tracking technology

Sydney company Freight Exchange has capped a watershed year with exceptional growth and is now looking to take its online freight capacity marketplace overseas with support from the NSW Government.

Keep these 5 SME marketing trends for 2017 in mind to stay ahead of...

Understanding and implementing current marketing trends is crucial to success, as it allows business owners to stay at the top of their respective industry and ensures objectives are achieved.

Fintech startup HashChing is looking to raise $6 million ahead of strong growth plans

This additional capital will turbocharge our growth, drive more mainstream brand awareness and provide a platform for more innovation and disruption.

This new product will help Aussie businesses save thousands in electricity and other utility...

The Ohm base unit is installed in proximity to meters or sub meters, and utilises industry standard connectors to monitor electricity, solar, water, steam, gas and other natural and built environment elements.

This is how Scooter Tutor is revolutionising the Australian tutoring landscape

Unlike other tutoring providers, a rating system is also in place where users can give a score to their respective tutor, ensuring a high standard is maintained.

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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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Want more credibility and influence? Unlock the 12 principles of persuasion...

Have you ever felt uncomfortable with sales? Or maybe you have found yourself feeling awkward at a networking event? Perhaps your marketing activities just...

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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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