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This angel investor will give one woman entrepreneur a $5,000 cash grant and mentorship...

Women-focused angel investor, Forming Circles Global (FCG) has put up for grabs a $5,000 cash grant and the opportunity to be mentored by industry leaders.

What every angel investor wants you to know [PODCAST]

Marketing podcast, PreneurCast, is for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. Each week, author and marketer Pete Williams and digital media producer Dom Goucher discuss entrepreneurship, business,...

Crowdfunding: ‘Dumb money’ or democratisation of capitalism?

From what we have seen so far, crowdfunding is here to stay. It can be a boon to countries like Australia where the entrepreneurial spirit thrives and high-growth startups can be an engine of growth. Still, there are a lot of questions, notably about its structure and regulation.

Why is my company worth more than nothing?

Valuation of an early-stage venture can set you on the right path for future success. Most entrepreneurs rocking the pre-revenue stage base their valuation on Discounted Cash Flow, Net Present Value, or using the early valuation of more successful companies deemed to be comparable.

Calling all Angels! AAAI wants to know what made you tick in 2011.

AAAI is asking angel investors, individuals and groups who provide capital to start-ups to complete the National Angel Survey before next Monday, 16 January. The results from the survey will be revealed at the upcoming National Angels Conference in Melbourne on 29 February.

Pushing an investor for a fast investment decision may be the worst mistake you...

Many of our young entrepreneurs in Australia glean their understanding of business, market and investment from vicarious or direct experience of Silicon Valley or Silicon Alley. However, Australia is not the USA. Our culture, business environment, market structure and consumer behaviour are all quite different. Assuredly there are similarities but, in thirty years of doing business in all these markets and many others, I have learned that it is the differences rather than the similarities which underpin the biggest opportunities.

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How to zig when everyone else is zagging, with Julio De...

Why is it that some business owners appear impervious to business obstacles and upsets? In some cases, it seems that it’s the obstacles that drive certain personality types to success. In this CHEAT SHEET, we share five ways of thinking to respond to INDUSTRY, ECONOMIC, BRAND, SOCIETAL and PERSONAL shifts.

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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.

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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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