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The Lean Startup principles – how to make better and faster business decisions [VIDEO]

Bringing principles from lean manufacturing and agile development to the process of innovation, the Lean Startup helps companies succeed in a business landscape riddled with risk.

What mindset does it take to succeed in the world of start-ups? Well, it’s...

So you’ve come across all the Lean Startup principles and think you have all the tools for start-up success but it is this one thing that will set you apart

This is what governments and corporates can (and really should) learn from start-ups

Governments and corporates are increasingly being challenged by smaller, more agile start-ups, who are able to rapidly innovate and disrupt their industries

How Dropbox followed the Lean Startup to get 4 million users [VIDEO]

The founder of Dropbox, Drew Houston had an idea. But, once he discovered Eric Ries's Lean Startup blog, he put these lean ideas into action. What...

Are you getting the MVP right?

Since the emergence of the Lean Startup, the Minimum Viable Product or MVP has been one of the most widely spread notions in startup...

Why startups and entrepreneurs continue to freak out traditional businesses [VIDEOS]

You'll know Eric Ries as the author of Lean Startup. This book has become the guide for many a startup business and, indeed, entrepreneurial...

Why you need to learn to code or, doom your tech startup to failure

Learning to code is starting to become an inevitable reality in not only the push for schools to add to their curriculums, but also...

Can you learn to be an entrepreneur? Eric Ries believes you can [VIDEO]

Eric Ries has reached celebrity status in the land of startups. His book, The Lean Startup, is essential reading for anyone launching a new business. In...

Ten lessons from Dr Seuss on how to be an entrepreneur

I recently decided to start my own business as a virtual CFO. I’m a voracious reader and, as part of launching my business, I...

Lean startup techniques: Can they be applied to B2B environments?

Can startups in the Business to Business (B2B) environment apply the Lean Startup approach? What differences are there to the Business to Consumer (B2C) world and how should it be handled?

Why even big businesses should be lean start ups [VIDEO]

Every business, even big businesses, should be thinking lean when it comes to getting a new idea off the ground. There are two ways to do anything. The smart way, and the hard way. Guess which way is the lean way?

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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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5 Ways to get more out of your coffee shop meetings...

Far too much time is wasted in coffee shop meetings. More often than not, the conversation falls off topic, interruptions cause distractions and, before you know it, the meeting is over and you’ve achieved nothing. That’s what Antony Gaddie calls a Coffee and Doughnut meeting. You get a coffee and… zero. He’s the founder of Green Ant Marketing and he shared with us (over coffee) five things that you can do to help you make the most of your coffee shop meetings.

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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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