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Why ‘manageerists’, not managers, are the scum of the Earth

Friday, 25 July
Why ‘manageerists’, not managers, are the scum of the Earth

Yours truly is a gentle soul. There is only a small handful of things that cause the Taskmaster any distress. (Of course, by “handful”, I’m assuming here you’re a giant.)

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Xero’s Rod Drury tells how to negotiate failure into success

Failure is not the first word that comes to mind when looking at the career of Rod Drury, co-founder of online accounting software company Xero. But like many entrepreneurs before him, failure led him to his success.

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Apple iPhone 6 release: Australian app developers and startups react

Apple iPhone 6 release: Australian app developers and startups react

Friday, 19 September 2014 05:13 | by Andrew Sadauskas

Apple has now released its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in Australia, and the near inevitable crowds are lining up around the block. Here’s the reaction from Australian app developers.

Do we need to concentrate on one city or build at a national level?

Do we need to concentrate on one city or build at a national level?

Monday, 15 September 2014 04:35 | by Mick Liubinskas

Recent comments by Atlassian cofounder Mike Cannon-Brookes sparked a discussion about whether Australia's startup scene should be focused on one city. Here's another perspective.

Marketing

Three sales writing mistakes that will lose you business

Three sales writing mistakes that will lose you business

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 04:24 | by Amanda Jesnoewski

The common mistakes people make when writing sales letters are easily avoided – when you know what they are. So here are the three most common sales writing mistakes to avoid.

Three ways to be more compelling in your sales and marketing

Three ways to be more compelling in your sales and marketing

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 04:27 | by Amanda Jesnoewski

Your ability to compel your customers, readers and followers to read on, act or buy, directly determines your leads, conversions and business profits. Here are three ways to get you started.

Technology

Seven ways to become a world-class business blogger

Seven ways to become a world-class business blogger

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 02:00 | by Jeff Bullas

Becoming a successful business blogger is a lot harder than many people think and overnight successes are rare.

Founder admits he stuffed up when he said women in tech are a cheaper alternative than men

Founder admits he stuffed up when he said women in tech are a cheaper alternative than men

Monday, 22 September 2014 06:28 | by Kye White

LookSmart founder Evan Thornley says he “stuffed up” when he made sexist comments during a speech he gave at The Sunrise conference in Sydney on Friday.

Financing A Business

Perth accelerator hits rich seam with “substantial six-figure” investment

Perth accelerator hits rich seam with “substantial six-figure” investment

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 05:25 | by Kye White

Perth-based startup incubator and accelerator Atomic Sky has raised a “substantial six-figure” sum from a prominent Perth investor.

Invoice2go looks to expand on the back of $35 million capital raise

Invoice2go looks to expand on the back of $35 million capital raise

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 04:44 | by Kye White

Focusing on building a great product has been key to the success of Invoice2go, which has just announced it has raised $35 million in funding, according to founder Chris Strode.

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