How competing for students will transform universities

6:54PM | Wednesday, 3 June 2015 | Duncan Bentley

The future of universities is one in which they try much harder to serve as many people as they can.


Three strategies to increase email marketing engagement

6:32PM | Wednesday, 3 June 2015 | Nicole Kersh

How should you use email to increase conversions? Here are some strategies that will get your customers clicking.

 | Planning

Five ways to qualify an idea

6:00PM | Tuesday, 2 June 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

When you are an entrepreneur, it’s not unusual to be flooded with ideas. From midday brainstorms to midnight inspiration, ideas always come when you’re asking questions or looking for answers.

 | Planning  | Mentor  | Amanda Jesnoewski

How to motivate your staff: Top tips from Daniel Pink

6:43PM | Monday, 1 June 2015 | Eloise Keating

The businesses that succeed in the future will be the ones that fundamentally shift the way they think about motivating their employees, according to best-selling author and speaker Daniel Pink.

 | Planning

Compulsory science and maths is great but there’s more to be done

5:33PM | Friday, 29 May 2015 | Ragbir Bhathal

The federal government’s proposal to make science and maths compulsory for year 11 and 12 should be applauded.

 | Planning

A bit of coding in school may be a dangerous thing for the IT industry

5:21AM | Friday, 29 May 2015 | Robert Merkel and Robyn McNamara

What does Opposition Leader Bill Shorten actually mean when he says all secondary school pupils should be taught “digital technologies, computer science and coding”? And, equally importantly, why?

 | Planning

Two steps to better customer service: why measuring customer experience is so important

5:59PM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | Shane Goldberg

Delivering a great customer experience is important in driving business success. Here are the two steps you need to take to deliver that service.

 | Planning

Business valuations: Don't bait the shark

5:23PM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | Grant Field

Wondering about the lack of science involved in working out the value of a business on Shark Tank? You wouldn't be alone.

 | Planning

Newspapers' ongoing search for subscription revenue: from paywalls to micropayments

5:12PM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | Alex T. Williams and Victor Pickard

It’s no mystery that newspapers are struggling to make money: between 2006 and 2014, the industry lost approximately 30 billion dollars in advertising.

 | Planning

Wanted: UKTI on the hunt for nine Aussie fintech startups to take to London

5:25PM | Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | Kye White

The UK Trade and Investment Department (UKTI) will take nine Australian fintech startups on a mission to London in September.

 | Planning

Patent applications are down in Australia thanks to tougher rules

5:39PM | Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | Tyrone Berger

The latest figures released by IP Australia show there’s been a decline in the number of patent applications filed.

 | Planning

The seven books on Bill Gates’ reading list

5:25PM | Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | Eloise Keating

An explanation about how statistics can be manipulated and arguments about the sustainability of eating meat are just some of the topics on Bill Gates’ reading list.

 | Planning

Despite (selfie) appearances, digital has not really changed the way we experience travel

5:14PM | Monday, 18 May 2015 | David Glance

It might seem easy to claim that digital technology has disrupted the way we plan, prepare and experience, travel. But is this really the case?

 | Planning

Labor announces $500 million Smart Investment Fund policy, startups welcome move to ease funding crunch

5:55PM | Friday, 15 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

The startup community has welcomed Labor’s intention to increase the amount of capital available to startups, but some have questioned whether a proposed $500 million startup investment fund is the right mechanism to achieve that goal.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Business Grants  | Government and Regulation

Bill Shorten’s STEM policy wins startup support: “The best thing we’ve heard from either party in 20 years”

5:05PM | Friday, 15 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Labor’s Futuresmart policy aims to have coding taught in every Australian every primary and secondary school by 2020.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Business advice and education  | Government and Regulation

Ten smart tips for startups

5:30PM | Friday, 15 May 2015 | Allan McKeown

Here are 10 tips to help you create a startup that investors will want to fund.

 | Planning

Startups, it’s time to talk about copying each other

5:29PM | Thursday, 14 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Entrepreneurs aren’t shy when it comes to chasing similar business ideas, with a string of on-demand storage companies springing up recently after German startup SpaceWays launched in Australia.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Resilient, hardworking and quick to learn new skills: why veterans make perfect entrepreneurs

5:49PM | Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Veterans make perfect entrepreneurs and startup employees because of their work ethic and ability to adapt.

 | Business ideas

Startups and VCs welcome budget measures but concerned about government’s “overall strategy” for startups

5:33PM | Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Startups and venture capitalists have welcomed the Abbott government’s push to reform employee share schemes and implement a crowdfunding equity scheme.

 | Business planning

Not all corporate tax avoiders will be snared by new rules

5:55PM | Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | Kerrie Sadiq

Hockey’s budget announcement of two major tax integrity measures was flagged before the budget was handed down, but even that came as no surprise.

 | Planning