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Meet Budge, Anthill 2012 Cool Company Award Winner [Coolest Company 2012]

Budge is a mobile app that ties charitable giving to friendly competitions. Whatever the challenge, the loser has to give a small donation to the charity of the victor's choice.

Meet Doin Time, Anthill 2012 Cool Company Award Finalist [Social Capitalist Category]

Since 2007, Doin Time has been a portal between the "real" world and one that gets easily tucked away. The company manufactures and embroiders T-shirts, polos and shorts -- employing inmates within the confines of a maximum security prison.

Meet TOM Organic, Anthill 2012 Cool Company Award Finalist [Social Capitalist Category]

Almost all women's hygiene products made of cotton include a long list of chemical ingredients. TOM Organic's products, on the other hand, come with a list of reassuring adjectives for those intimate moments each month. Non-toxic. Certified organic. GMO-free. And 100% biodegradable.

Meet TLC for Kids, Anthill 2012 Cool Company Award Finalist [Social Capitalist Category]

Every day, thousands of children in Australian hospitals undergo scary procedures. TLC for Kids acts as a relief agency to give these kids immediate attention. Distraction, to them, is a noble goal.

Meet STREAT, Anthill 2012 Cool Company Award Finalist [Social Capitalist Category]

A hybrid charity/business, STREAT is a cafe that recruits, by its own admission, the most unemployable people in the labour pool: homeless youth. Many are kids from broken homes, who have fled domestic abuse, or recovering from (or still struggling with) drug addiction.

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Strategic Alliances with Simone Novello [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you heard the often touted claim that the average lifespan of a business is two years? Have you ever wondered why that is? Often, it’s because, in the rush and intensity of starting up, business owners get caught up in day-to-day op-erations and overlook fast growth opportunities, like strategic partnerships. In this FREE INFOGRAPHIC, Simone Novello helps to answer your three most common questions about how to harness the power of... FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS.

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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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