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December is business planning time. Get these six things done before you pop the...

If you are in B2B and you’re not busy hustling and business planning this December, you’re missing out.  That´s right, if you treat this holiday...

The SME Guide: How to save your company from crash and burn

We know you entrepreneurs don’t like depressing statistics. But if you’re the real deal, you’d be able to handle the truth. One in three of...

Before you start, you need to plan the exit. Why every business needs a...

A smart small-business owner is a forward-thinker. He knows that at some point in the future there may come a time when he needs...

Look after your backend

Who doesn’t want to be part of a fast-growing business? Rapid growth, however, can spell the downfall of your company if your backend operations are not in order.

The power of provocative questions, or how to solve problems by appearing to do...

About three years back, I discovered this time of year is great for reflection. The pressure eases for most businesses, which creates an opportunity for great ideas to bubble to the surface.

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.

Does this company deserve $100k in seed funding? Heck, yeah!

Australia's richest business plan competition, offering $100,000 for one savvy Australian business, reached its conclusion at the Queensland State Library in Brisbane last Wednesday night. Does this company deserve $100k in seed funding? Heck, yeah! Now watch the clip.

Lessons from the young rich

The more I have seen in business, the more I’ve learnt the importance of learning from people who have achieved the results you are looking for. These days many people are willing to give advice. The question is: what advice do you take on?

Sequencing Investments: A Lego block approach to funding

It makes sense to build a company’s investment plan that has the interlocking qualities of Lego pieces, tightly fit, all supporting and connected to each other. To do that takes a carefully constructed financing plan with these specific elements:

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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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