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Here’s how to successfully start and run multiple businesses in different industries

Founding a new business is akin to starting a family – it’s great thinking about it, almost anyone half-capable can do it and it’s quite exciting too – especially at the start.

How this phoenix rose from the ashes and launched a new business after her...

Laura Moore started to realise that everywhere she looked people around her, particularly women, were suffering from similar issues to varying degrees.

How to lead by example: Four top tips for leaders

Becoming a leader requires a lot of learning – about your field, your company, competitors, your staff, your skills, strengths, and of course your...

You already know that every business needs a vision to succeed, but do you...

The role and importance of a powerful vision in business strategy is not a new idea. It has long been recognized that an intense...

The pitfalls of having a plan for your business [PODCAST]

PreneurCast is a marketing + business podcast. Each week, author and marketer Pete Williams and digital media producer Dom Goucher discuss entrepreneurship, business, internet...

The lost interview with Steve Jobs: a must watch for every entrepreneur [VIDEO]

It still seems a little impossible to believe that Steve Jobs died just over two years ago. Regardless of what you think of him as...

Three little words I hate to hear: design by committee [VIDEO]

We've all been there. You've been working on something and, whether you want it or not, everyone feels compelled to add their two cents. I notice...

What exactly is a pivot and have you done it without realising? [VIDEO]

I grew up on a farm. So, to me, I always think of fertiliser when I hear the word. And, that's not such an odd...

How fast is fast? And what does fast internet really mean for the masses?...

Having fast internet access is so ubiquitous in our lives that we take it for granted. So, it may surprise you to know that there...

At 31, Steve Jobs had a moment of insight. He shared it in a...

There is no doubt that technology is changing education. Sugata Mitra has a vision for how education needs to change from this moment onwards. But, back...

Is Kryptonite draining your email marketing success? New report tells us why

Ever get the feeling your emails sometimes drift off in to cyber space to collect digital dust unopened? Yeah, it’s a chronic problem faced by businesses and individuals alike. But don’t worry super peeps, if email marketing Kryptonite has your business’ success in a vice, some recent data can help you get back on your feet.

Vision and Focus, the Capulet and Montague of business strategy

Some quick thoughts on one of the hardest things to do as an entrepreneur (or intrapreneur) -- holding both a big vision and a brutal focus in your mind at the same time. They sound like contradictions and in many ways they are the endlessly feuding families of a new venture. You need to make them happy neighbours though.

Website of the Week: Intel sponsors… “Tomorrow”

Forget "Intel Inside". The world's biggest manufacturer of microprocessors has a new tagline: "Sponsors of Tomorrow". Intel's new three-year advertising campaign kicked off in May with the launch of a thoughtful new website, viral video ads and interactive display advertising in New York's Times Square and other branding hotspots around the globe.

Website of the Week: Intel sponsors… "Tomorrow"

Forget "Intel Inside". The world's biggest manufacturer of microprocessors has a new tagline: "Sponsors of Tomorrow". Intel's new three-year advertising campaign kicked off in May with the launch of a thoughtful new website, viral video ads and interactive display advertising in New York's Times Square and other branding hotspots around the globe.

Strategy: Effective leadership

While it may be heretical to some, I believe great leaders are made, not born. Undoubtedly, there are those among us who inherited certain traits that naturally lead them to leadership roles. But any individual with the right character, willpower and discipline can become a great leader.

Dr Don Fry – Aussie all-rounder

Dr Don Fry's ultimate objective in life is to see every home on Earth powered by sun and water. As owner and director of AIMTEK, Fry has designed and built 225 ships and trained 1,000 apprentices. Now he wants to fly from Sydney to London in two hours and unleash the sun's nuclear power.

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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.

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How to pitch sales and marketing ideas to your boss with...

If you work in sales and marketing, part of your job is to demonstrate your value. In fact, this is a universal rule in any workplace. So, how do you get the attention of your immediate boss – team leaders, sales managers, marketing direc-tors, the CEO or even the Board – to, ultimately, make your ideas happen? Check out this FREE REPORT

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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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