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Why are more entrepreneurs relocating their businesses from major to regional cities?

With major cities offering limited and expensive office space, high production costs and a cutthroat competitive environment, more and more small business owners are...

No, working with China doesn’t mean we are ‘losing young Aussie talent’ and I’ll...

The rhetoric in the Australian start-up and business communities around “losing young, talented Australians to other competing markets” has been around for a long...

Meet REND Tech, Anthill 2014 Cool Company WINNER [Social]

In a country as large as Australia, it’s quite hard for health professionals to reach remote patients or for remote health businesses to reach resources to deliver better care to their patients. That’s why REND Tech Associates created Cloud for Health. This solution enables remote health professionals to have access to software, resources and support that’s the same as city based health professionals. No longer can it be said that the Australian medical professions suffers from the ‘tyranny of distance’. REND Tech is helping doctors save lives in remote areas, and that’s cool.

Sound the kazoo! 121,000 new jobs for Australia highlights drop in unemployment

The latest ABS Labour stats for Australia are out, and (relax!), there's good news. Labour, according to the released statistics, shows significant increases in jobs...

Jane Lu, 2014 Anthill 30under30 Winner

What is the 30under30? 30under30 is an Anthill initiative launched in early 2008 to encourage and promote entrepreneurship among young Australians. Each year, we invite our...

Janine Zappini-Rosa, 2014 Anthill 30under30 Winner

What is the 30under30? 30under30 is an Anthill initiative launched in early 2008 to encourage and promote entrepreneurship among young Australians. Each year, we invite our...

40,000 stores later, Bigcommerce is singing a happy song!

While there’s been a lot of talk about the big online retailers in Australia, barely a thing has been said about the small businesses...

Meet Project Tripod, Anthill 2013 Cool Company Awards FINALIST [X-Factory Category]

Show your support for this outstanding company. Tweet this article. “Like” this post. Leave a comment. Share the love! What are the Anthill Cool Company Awards? The...

Meet Bendelta, Anthill 2013 Cool Company Awards FINALIST [Big Kahuna Category]

Show your support for this outstanding company. Tweet this article. “Like” this post. Leave a comment. Share the love! Anthill Cool Company Awards The Cool Company Awards...

Do you have an awesome app concept? There is an OzAPP Award waiting for...

Do you have a creative concept for a mobile, web or cloud app? Then how does this sound? An award from one of Australia’s...

How one new startup is helping small architects go big, and big architects go...

Here is something you might not know about the architectural business. Up until now, big architectural firms had a big advantage over small ones: space. That...

The way to innovation heaven is via collaboration

The New South Wales government, which has run diverse innovation programs over the past several years, wants to drive collaboration among varied groups – a critical gap in the innovation machine. To do so, it has announced a self-labelled “radical new initiative,” called Innovate NSW.

NSW Government shares sweet new plan for business growth

The NSW Government will make Sydney a global magnet for digital and ICT talent and pilot smart work hubs as part of its response to a high-level research in the form of the Industry Action Plan on the Digital Economy. Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner says the final Digital Economy Industry Action Plan identifies seven key areas of development for government and industry to position NSW as a global leader in the sector by 2021.

Meet Jason L, Anthill 2012 Cool Company Award Finalist [Online Business Category]

Jason L is a relatively young startup providing unique, commercial quality office furniture. The company sells direct to the public at wholesale prices, leading to discounts of up to 40%. The best part is that Jason L offers fully customized, ergonomic designs that ship fast, direct to your door. That's right – if you see something on the company's website that you like but would like another colour, the company will build to suit. Now that's thinking convenience.

Meet The Messenger Group, Anthill 2012 Cool Company Award Finalist [Micro Business Category]

The Messenger Group was started in 2001 by (drum roll please!) Lisa Messenger. The fatefully named CEO had decided to write a book and donate the proceeds. Realising a shortcoming in the Australian publishing offerings, Messenger found a way to fuse corporate sponsorship and publishing, ultimately getting her book funded.

Meet Bay & Fyfe, Anthill 2012 Cool Company Award Finalist [Micro Business Category]

Awesomely Australian are the words that spring to mind when it comes to qualify the coolness of Bay & Fyfe. The company takes the artwork of Aussie artist Daimon Downey and applies it to lush silk scarves. The result? An artistic statement to wear round your neck that is basically an Australian exclusive. Cool points? Cha-ching!

Skipping lunch? Your boss owes you a week long holiday!

A separate survey of 1000 Sydney workers by the Grill'd hamburger chain found employees were clocking up an extra week's worth of unpaid work each year by skipping lunch breaks. Almost a third cut short their lunch breaks for fear of getting into trouble with the boss.

NSW set to pump $291,000 into four lucky projects

Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner today announced the latest round of funding from Screen NSW’s $3 million Interactive Media Fund (IMF) established to support the creation of new digital content in NSW.

Expert says the workplace bullying blame game is bleeding millions out of the economy

“If we are to truly address the problems associated with workplace bullying and its cost to the economy, we need to broaden our focus beyond punitive measures and how we deal with incidents once they have occurred,” Dr Gutierrez said.

Ethical food advocates demand ACCC investigate Coles and Woolworths. Are farmers and families being...

Australian local food pioneers Food Connect and CERES Fair Food have joined with the National Farmers Federation to call on the ACCC to break up Australia's supermarket duopoly and ensure a more just, equitable and sustainable food future for Australian families.

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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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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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