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Does ‘no’ mean ‘not yet’? Only an entrepreneur would think like that! [VIDEO]

This is a frank, first person video from Karen Cheng. She shares her fear of failure and the struggles she encounters with her first...
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I lost $2.4 million, 96 per cent equity and ended up bankrupt. Ask me...

Failed start-ups are like failed marriages - they're painful events and those involved often find it difficult to discuss their experiences. That's a shame...

Terrifying. Addictive. Awesome. What’s it really like being an entrepreneur? [VIDEO]

This video from Google will warm the cockles of every entrepreneur's heart. Incidentally, no one really knows what a 'cockle' is or, why they need...

Another small business social media FAIL. Do you agree?

Our bloggers have been critical of its longevity (Can social media sell anything but itself) and equally dazzled by its potential (How I used social media to put my CEO on the street). Of course, the following example (first published as a 'Discussion' on the Social Media Academy LinkedIn Group) had me from the get-go. Its author is Paul Rickett, Founder and Principal at VARKETING!.
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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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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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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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