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Australian crowdsourcing start-up DesignCrowd has hit $20 million in sales and is expanding to...

Sydney-based crowdsourcing marketplace DesignCrowd recently hit a remarkable milestone of $20 million worth of payments to its designers. Now the most astonishing bit is that...

Australians continue their love affair with finance app Pocketbook as it clocks 100,000 users

Finance app Pocketbook has reached the impressive milestone of 100,000 users in Australia following six months of some really rapid growth. These guys are on...

Airtasker has acquired Occasional Butler and is now exploring expansion to overseas markets

Airtasker has acquired Melbourne-based odd jobs outsourcing business Occasional Butler, strengthening its position amongst Australia’s online platforms for outsourcing local services. The acquisition caps off...

This Melbourne-based file-sharing service is giving Google Drive and Dropbox a run for their...

Sixty Digits, a small Melbourne-based business has created a file-sharing service more than three times faster than the big boys of file sharing: the...

This Australian mum’s unique sleeping bag has hit the shores of the UK, US...

Thousands of families, both here in Australia and the rest of the world, are trudging through life with the burden of sleep deprivation caused...

Australia is one of the three best places in the world for female entrepreneurs

The second annual Gender-Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI), commissioned by Dell, has revealed that Australia is one of the three best countries in...

What challenges are women entrepreneurs facing all over the world today?

According to the second annual Gender-Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI), more than 75 per cent of the 30 countries surveyed are not meeting...

This Australian cloud-based software lets you manage your business remotely, even while abroad on...

Australian company, simPRO has developed a cloud-based job management system that is responsible for the surge in business owners that are managing their companies...

Would you leave a comfortable finance career at GE to buy a beauty company?...

Ben Skeggs completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business at the University of Otago in New Zealand, and upon finishing his Masters,...

Influenza sucks.Why businesses need to be flu smart, this year in particular

First, the story of an Anthillian down. Recently, the flu got me down. I’d never had influenza before, so the experience was really new for me....

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.

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.

How local startup iSwimToo is helping users hit the water the fun way, all...

Breakout the bikinis and speedos, floaties and sunscreen: swimming is a healthful activity on the rise thanks to one new Aussie startup,.iSwimtoo, The company has rapidly received recognition and just been nominated by the World Open Water Swimming Association as the World’s Best New Open Water Swimming Offering for 2012! The Manly based global business, nominated as World’s Best New Swimming Offering for 2012.

How big? Really big! The global online video market will be worth US$37 billion...

Online video remains a small, but growing, proportion of total TV and video revenues. Informa estimates that it will account for 8% of such revenues by 2017. By the end of the decade, if current growth rates continue, it will account for over 10% of revenues. However, its value in the market today is concentrated among only a few players.

How much work do you do for a pint of beer?

You may never have thought about, but Aussie workers average 12 minutes of work in order to afford a pint of beer, according to a new report from The Economist. The average cost per pint Down Under is around $3.70 – nearly twice what some other nations pay. To give some perspective to this figure, The Economist’s chart shows that workers in India are faced with putting in nearly an hour of work to afford a pint of beer at the Indian national-average price of $1.40.

How Connecting Up is putting Not-for-Profits up in the cloud

United States-based TechSoup Global conducted an international research survey to provide insight for the NFP sector. The project was facilitated by TechSoup Global’s partner for Australia and New Zealand, Connecting Up. The study found that 66% of Australia’s NFPs will likely be operating from the computing cloud. This will put NFPs at league with say, seemingly everyone else in the world, all of whom are going the cloud-computing way these days.

How Ernst & Young is opening doors for new startups

Ernst & Young has announced the launch of its Global Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a new online platform that is designed to provide guidance to entrepreneurs and innovators on their ascent toward business growth, and of course, eventual success. The concept hinges on enabling fast-growing companies to connect to each other and share ideas proactively.

BizExchange Index says private company values going wonky

Bad news just in from BizExchange: it seems that private company values are on the fritz, According to the BizExchange Index, fiscal reporting for the second-quarter of 2012 shows an increased number of failed businesses, while the number of businesses put up for sale dipped slightly over the first-quarter. In short, it looks like gloom and doom are in the forecast.

Three reasons why 2011 could be a great year for US market entry

Historically, the US tends to set up for a long period of growth after a major downturn. While the rebound from what Americans call the Great Recession has been slow, there are indicators suggesting that the US economy could be setting for a multi-year bull run. The time is now to put US expansion plans on the front burner.
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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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