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Growth beyond our shores: Are you are beating the odds by “e-Exporting”?

According to the OECD, Australian exports rose from 18 per cent of GDP to 21 per cent from 2004 to 2010, with a 23...

TARGET LOCKED. This Aussie start-up has the US recruitment market in its cross hairs.

Disruptive online recruitment startup RecruitLoop has set its sights on US expansion, establishing an office in San Francisco’s famous tech-hub alongside tech giants Twitter and Yammer.

The toughest assignment ever: teaching a dog to drive a car [VIDEO]

How do you tackle the incorrect perception that dogs that end up in animal shelters are 'second class' puppies? Naturally, you teach them how to drive a car.

Organisations continue to ignore the elephant of fraud in the room

“Fraud, bribery and corruption are not top of mind for senior management. Executives continue to ignore the problem despite knowledge that fraud is on the rise,” says Gary Gill, KPMG’s National Head of Forensic.

Sing glory for the angels are flying down to the Gold Coast! I mean...

At this 6th Australian National Conference on angel investment, we shall have representatives from Mumbai Angels, the largest angel investment group in the world, and New Zealand’s ICE Angels, the largest Angel Group in Australasia. These will join a number of other international speakers and guests from China, Singapore, the UK, Canada and the US.

Catching up with epic Aussie Startup Weekend winners

Recently, two Startup Weekend events have wrapped up in Australia. These events place would-be entrepreneurs in a 54-hour crunch to pitch, plan, and produce a new product or service. The format is global, with happenings going on all over the globe on an almost monthly basis.

Got a charity, or know one? You could get a free website – but...

Bloomtools, one of Australia’s most ambitious website design firms, is celebrating its eighth birthday in style by offering a free website to charities throughout Australia and Kiwi-land.The total package is quite worth having, valued at $5850! Word!

You can market research anything, including song lyrics [VIDEO]

When the organisers of Red Nose Day in New Zealand realised they didn't have a charity song for 2012, who did they call? Eventually,...

eWAY founder Matt Bullock on plans to ‘smash’ U.K. market, and foray into China,...

In an interview with Anthill’s Cynthia Karena, Bullock talks about how his resolve never to accept no for an answer landed him his first big client – St. George Bank. Entrepreneurship also means creating a win-win situation and scaling from small to medium, and probably to large, because of the huge potential that still exists, he adds.

Upstart Paycycle acquired by New Zealand’s Xero

Payroll entrepreneurs Stuart McLeod and John Freeman will no longer be needing to count their pennies. Their two-year-old bootstrapped startup, Paycycle, which provides an online payroll system, is being acquired for $1.5 million by New Zealand’s accounting software provider Xero. Of the amount, $500,000 will be paid in cash and the rest in shares of Xero, which is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. The shares will fully vest over three years.

Business coach Andrew McCombe promises magic elixir on golfing green

As long as the sport has existed, golf and business have gone together like balls and sand-traps. Andrew McCombe is taking this natural relationship one step further, building a business around handing out networking tips, not just golfing wisdom, to business executives out on the green.

Innovation challenge launched by Telstra to equip Australia during natural disasters

Brilliant minds across the country are being summoned to stand up and make a difference. Telstra is challenging all Australian researchers and innovators to come...

Meet the Aussie dot-coms in this year’s Webby Awards

Since 1996, the Webby Awards has recognised and celebrated the best of the internet. Last week, the awards celebrated their 15th year and five antipodean companies were among the nominees: four from Australia and one from New Zealand.

New Zealand and Australia are the fastest places in the world to start a...

According to “The Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011” compiled by the World Economic Forum and INSEAD The Business School of the World , New Zealand and Australia are the two most fastest places in the world to start a new business.

Allegro launches new $250 million private equity fund for Australia

Australian private equity firm Allegro Private Equity, last week, announced it had launched a new fund, Allegro Fund II, to raise more than $200 million to invest in the growing number of smaller mid-market private equity opportunities emerging in the post-GFC environment.

Which markets matter most to Australian exporters?

While our trade data is dominated by swings in the commodity cycle, some new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) tells us a little bit more about the Australian exporter community and how its members have been affected by the GFC.

David Bussau: The economics of enough

David Bussau is all too familiar with the concepts of under-privilege, survival and dignity. He spent much of his childhood in a New Zealand boys' home, an experience that taught him the value of lateral thinking and risk-taking as a means of survival. But unlike many people born into a position of disadvantage, Bussau has been able to turn the tables, achieving the lofty status of self-made multi-millionaire by the age of 35 and changing the lives of countless individuals, families and communities in the process.

A conversation about entrepreneurship with expat Australian Terrie Lloyd (part 1)

A couple of weeks ago I had the good fortune to sit down with Terrie Lloyd, a 51-year dual-national of Australia and New Zealand, who has lived in Japan for 26 years. A "self-made man" in the truest sense, he formed his first company on a working holiday visa at the age of 25, in Japan, and has established more than 17 companies since then. Terrie was extremely generous in sharing his experiences. Below is part one of this two part interview.

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