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FORUM VIDEO: BabyBargains.com.au pitch from the Adelaide ANZ Innovyz START Demo Day

On average, Australian families spend $20,000 in the first two years of a baby's life. Do we have your attention? Watch the pitch video from the company founder of BabyBargains.com.au as she explains her business, the need and the future plans.

Seven questions every good pitch should answer [VIDEO]

At Anthill, we actively encourage world domination while wearing just your underpants. Some might say we are little obsessed with underpants references. I say, piffle. Tim Morris, a self-confessed 'underwear delivery specialist', spends a lot of time advising startups on starting up. Here he explains the seven questions every good business pitch should answer.

Pitch Club Hobart is on!

Promotion: On the back of Melbourne Pitch Club last month, we are off to Hobart next week (17th March 2011). Pitch Club assists aspiring entrepreneurs to launch their new business ideas. We provide a forum to Pitch ideas; tools to manage and syndicate ideas and match you up with quality advisors and business angels. Pitch Club chapters are in most major cities in Australia.

Five things I learned at Pitch Club in Melbourne last week.

Lesson #1: There is definite value in pitching unprepared. One of the pitchers on the night had not pitched before. You could tell he was hungry to get in front of the crowd and tell his story. This is because few of us ever get the opportunity to have our ideas challenged.

Three things every Australian startup needs to do this June

This month, in extreme contrast to the harsh winters of yesteryear, Australian startup entrepreneurs could almost be described as 'spoilt for choice'. In fact, my inbox is currently brimming with initiatives designed to promote and support entrepreneurship, seeking Anthill's support.

How to build a business in 7 days for under $500 [Day#3: The Pitch]

So you want to start a business but time and money are holding you back? Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin has set himself the challenge of launching a startup in seven days for less than $500. He’s posting daily summaries for seven days. This is his third post in the series. If you’re new to this series, it’s worth reading the preceding posts for context.

Diary of an entrepreneur raising capital: Life’s a pitch

Week 6: For me, whether it’s speed dating or a business proposition, a great pitch should help others understand your vision and get them excited about it as quickly as possible. For some reason my spiel has never generated that much enthusiasm in the speed-dating world, but the business environment is different (I hope). Generally speaking, my pitches usually follow a formula, which explains (in order) the following...

Guy Kawasaki’s 10-20-30 rule for effective business presentations

In this classic talk, Kawasaki outlines his "10-20-30 Rule" for ensuring that your business presentations are sizzle-fests rather than snore-athons.

Guy Kawasaki's 10-20-30 rule for effective business presentations

In this classic talk, Kawasaki outlines his "10-20-30 Rule" for ensuring that your business presentations are sizzle-fests rather than snore-athons.

It takes 100 cups of coffee to refine your start-up pitch

I often joke that it takes 100 cups of coffee to get a new start-up funded. Not because the investor is one out of 100 but because it takes a long time to get the story polished.

Five steps to winning the pitch every time

Here are five things that you can do to make sure you get the best results when pitching for new business.

Why do Australians suck at pitching?

Anthill helped put together Pitch Club’s third event, held in Melbourne late last month. I had a great time, watching nine eager business builders...

Perfect pitch: Courtship

J P Morgan, the famous American Industrialist, said: "People do things for two reasons... the right reason and the real reason". Understanding the real reason can be the ultimate point of differentiation when pitching for business.

Marketing: Presenting with impact

Public speaking is a core business skill that's often not taught in any business course. Many people avoid public speaking and don't understand the importance of using presentations to help build their business. Here are some tips to help you plan and deliver a presentation with impact.




Most small business owners get caught up in the minutiae of a business. They become trapped like a hamster in a wheel, spinning, spinning, spinning,...


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...