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Don’t over think it, just KIISS! Keep It Insanely Simple Stupid

Why do most businesses make it so complicated for themselves, as well as you and me as consumers? And how come some businesses get...

Looking for love: 10 ways to find the perfect match to grow your business...

In business, just as in personal life, finding a partner is very important to reaching your full potential and growing. Different cultures, geographies,...

How to sail the 7Cs to grow your international business

For many businesses and business owners, change can feel both exciting and challenging. For some, it feels downright daunting. However, what is universally true is...

A case study on reinvention and growth: Swisse is not selling vitamins, it’s selling...

We have all heard of the 4Ps of marketing but at Swisse they are different. At Swisse, the 4Ps stand for in order of priority: People, Passion,...

Extra, extra: Wow, the Mayans got it wrong – get back to work!

Well, here we are. Having made it past 21 December, perhaps now would be a good time for us to look back and reflect on the year that was so we can relax over the holidays and think about plans for the coming New Year. I’d like to share with you some advice from a morning that I spent last year with the Wizard of Wow himself, Paul Dunn. I think you might find these insights to be worth pondering over your happy holidays.

Are you a winner or a loser?

The wise words of Rosabeth Moss Kanter ring true for every entrepreneur: Everything can look like a failure in the middle. But winners must lose some of the time. How do you know if you, or your company, is a winner or a loser?

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Five essential things to get right if you want to raise...

So you’ve got a brilliant idea, or maybe you’ve even started building your nascent business, but you think it might help to bring on some extra money. You try to raise the money, but wherever you go it seems there are roadblocks and challenges, and it’s difficult to know where to start. To help tackle this tricky tropic, we interviewed Bryan Vadas. He’s the founder of iPledg (Australia’s leading crowdfunding platform for creative, commercial, charitable and community projects) and Capital Exchange Australia (an education and funding platform for startups).

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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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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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