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Everyone deserves a second chance. This Sydney start-up is looking to give one to...

70 years ago, as a 10-year-old boy, Josh Wermut’s grandfather was forced to endure the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps. Somehow, some way, he...

Rick Hooper, energising the developing world with Cool Company Barefoot Power [PODCAST]

This podcast features a chat with Rick Hooper, CEO of Barefoot Power, a highly lauded Australian company that distributes clean and renewable energy products, including solar panels and LEDs, in underdeveloped communities in Africa and Asia. Here, Hooper talks about the business model that defines Barefoot Power and his efforts to expand the company's outreach.

Multinational Corporations and Social Responsibilities: Let’s Eradicate Poverty

Multinational corporations (MNCs) have a pivotal role to play in promoting well-being and equity in our society. There are several types of ‘role’ and ‘scope’ that MNCs can play in conjunction with various local and international organisations such as local government, the UN agencies and NGOs in the host countries, and local social groups. One of the most prominent contributions from MNCs to the host countries is corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Got capital? Markets about to tighten. So start planning now.

Everyone’s aware that obtaining capital is a tougher task now than it was before the 2008 global financial meltdown. While there are constant murmurs about the markets bouncing back and lines of credit being freed up, those at the coalface will vouch that it remains tricky out there.

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Five ways to manage your time by managing yourself, with Helen...

Finding the time to tackle everything is one of the greatest challenges faced by business owners. To help time-starved business owners work smarter and not harder, we spoke with Helen Ebdon. The director of Affirming Business and Executive Coaching, she’s a serial entrepreneur who started her first business at age 25. She’s built and run direct marketing and communications businesses and she’s also the creator of the Take 15 Program for business effectiveness.

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Have something to sell but hate sales people? You have a...

Phil Anderson is an ex-bodybuilder who gave up the weights to pursue a career in property investment. So, what do these two seemingly distinct career...

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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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