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What will give Australian business owners sleepless nights in 2015?

The Allianz Risk Barometer 2015, the fourth of its kind, has recently been released, highlighting the biggest challenges Australian business owners will face this...

Growing up global: Meet Owen Kerr, CEO of Pepperstone [VIDEO]

I recently chatted to Owen Kerr, who is CEO of Australian forex broker Pepperstone. Pepperstone is a hot business in a fast growing space....

Yes, Big Data is good news for your business, but don’t let its hidden...

The techies over at IT research and advisory firm Gartner Inc have defined Big Data as “high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets”. Some industry observers...

James Griffin, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

James Griffin, 27, sensed that risk management in social media would grow in importance. So sure was he that he quit his job in 2008, amidst less than favourable (read: risky) economic conditions, and founded SR7 Social Media Intelligence. "I knew my idea had legs," says Griffin -- an idea that has since become an essential service.

Need help from a bank? Here’s how to get Bank Ready

Even in these tight economic times, the task of getting financial support from a bank can be greatly eased if a business owner learns how to speak a bank’s language and use similar risk-management tools and techniques.

Who should be on your company’s board?

Reforming the board’s composition proved to be essential for the turnarounds at Credit Suisse and UBS. But in both cases it took a severe crisis to provoke the reform. Will other companies learn to reform their boards before they are hit by a crisis? Or will the old maxim continue to apply: no change without a crisis? Paul Strebel proposes five requirements to encourage healthy corporate governance.
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How to zig when everyone else is zagging, with Julio De...

Why is it that some business owners appear impervious to business obstacles and upsets? In some cases, it seems that it’s the obstacles that drive certain personality types to success. In this CHEAT SHEET, we share five ways of thinking to respond to INDUSTRY, ECONOMIC, BRAND, SOCIETAL and PERSONAL shifts.


How to build a retail empire with James Webber [FREE REPORT]

Starting any new business is hard, but starting an online retail business is particularly hard. You see, this is one industry that combines technology, logistics and, of course, marketing – it’s a juggling act. To help us crack this hard nut, we sought the wisdom James Webber, CEO at Bookworld.


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...