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Reading about his future competitor in the paper inspired this entrepreneur’s idea

In July 2012, while managing a large Westpac branch, he came across an interview with the founder of a well-known personal budgeting company which claimed they had created a new category in personal finance.

Talking Business Analysis: Utility price jumps may call for intervention

In this podcast, RMIT Economist Alberto Posso talks about misleading inflation figures and job market data. While the consumer price index is slightly up, utility prices have jumped and may hurt working families without some short-term government intervention.

Works Central (SMART 100)

Someone mentioned to one of our team members that it would be great to have a central location for all planned works being conducted by councils, utilities and others to avoid them duplicating effort (after a roadway was dug up and resealed in his street for the second time in 3 months -- once by the Council and once by the water authority). A team was assembled and the business problem was identified before we started to think about what the business solution needed to look like.
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Five ways to manage your time by managing yourself, with Helen...

Finding the time to tackle everything is one of the greatest challenges faced by business owners. To help time-starved business owners work smarter and not harder, we spoke with Helen Ebdon. The director of Affirming Business and Executive Coaching, she’s a serial entrepreneur who started her first business at age 25. She’s built and run direct marketing and communications businesses and she’s also the creator of the Take 15 Program for business effectiveness.

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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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