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One10 announces two new accelerator programs that will combine two popular start-up business approaches

“At One10, we receive so many pitches from people who get lost between the idea and the execution, lacking the skills or process to create a viable, sustainable and impactful business," said Veronica Munro, One10 CEO.

Apptrepreneurs, beware of The App Trap

If you are looking to build an app in the near future, you want to pay close attention to this. There has been so...

What every business owner can learn from this golden retriever [VIDEO]

This is a video of a dog obedience school. The course is strewn with temptations - food, balls, squeaky toys, sausages. The first two dogs do...

How do the darlings of Silicon Valley make money? Or, do they make money...

I'm sure these are questions that you've asked yourself, while you've sat there pondering your idea, your business plan, and your bank balance. Now, there's...

TEENtrepreneurs need to build business ideas that ignite their imagination

Although much can be learnt from failed companies, most teenage entrepreneurs are just starting out, and it can be demoralising to have your very first company fizzle. That is why it is very important that you try to start a business that intrigues you or is in a rapidly changing industry. Here, 18-year-old Aonghus Stevens offers some advice to fellow under-20 business builders and aspiring teenpreneurs.

Should Anthill adopt the Groupon model?

Last week, I posted a story that asked Anthill readers to suggest new revenue streams. The post was triggered by a theft (and the loss of some expensive equipment). The surprising flood of responses to this post, received by phone, email, tweets, Facebook messages and, of course, your comments had me both thrilled and alarmed. It also got me thinking.

Seven Australian entrepreneurs vie for Enterprize 2010

An on-the-go device that measures several body functions at once and a technology that turns laptops and mobile phones into e-book readers are among the seven innovative ventures named finalists in Enterprize 2010, the University of Queensland's $100,000 business planning competition.

What startups can teach project managers (Execute or die!)

Unless you're involved in a startup, it's unlikely that you work in a highly adaptable organisation where change is normal and built into everything you do. In fast growth companies, founders, investors and staff plan on change. It is one of their greatest strengths and allows disruptive companies to topple larger competitors. But the sad fact is that, for the majority of us, this is not our reality.

10 sensible tips for business success in 2010

The New Year is a great time to take stock and prepare your business to gear up for a new operating environment. Westpac’s Sian Lewis provides the following New Year’s resolutions to kick-start your business for the year ahead…

Vision and Focus, the Capulet and Montague of business strategy

Some quick thoughts on one of the hardest things to do as an entrepreneur (or intrapreneur) -- holding both a big vision and a brutal focus in your mind at the same time. They sound like contradictions and in many ways they are the endlessly feuding families of a new venture. You need to make them happy neighbours though.

Seeking capital? Pitch Club is not a spectator sport!

Pitch Club is back in Melbourne! With a Panel of Angel Investors from Melbourne Angels, a selection of Melbourne's finest pitchers, this is not to...

Online: How to stand out from the online pack

It's not news that the number of eyeballs searching for products and services online is growing rapidly. But you're possibly not aware of just how rapidly growth in internet commerce is occurring.

Top marks: Business plan competition

There's a new reason for creating that great business plan... prize money! If the possibility of commercial success (or failure) isn't inspiration enough to do your basic business homework, perhaps you should consider the financial incentives offered to budding business planners. Scores of Australian organisations now hold annual business plan competitions, where entrants compete for cold hard cash... and the honour of being named 'most likely'. By Pi James.

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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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How Master the Art of Sales Even if it Makes You...

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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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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