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Five tips to get through your work quickly and effectively

7:33PM | Tuesday, 1 July 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Every now and again you can have a work week that is daunting to say the least. Here are five tips to help you get through your work quickly and effectively.

Work/life balance

Four alternative ways you can fund your startup

6:33PM | Monday, 23 June 2014 | Nina Hendy

From growth hacking to moving overseas, there is more than one way to raise money for your fledgling startup. Here are four ways to do it.

Growth

Pollenizer launches an online community to help entrepreneurs connect

6:02PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Kye White and Andrew Sadauskas

Pollenizer has officially launched a new online community, called the Pollenizer Guild, which is designed to help startup entrepreneurs connect with one another.

Business planning

Accelerator calls on government for fast-tracked grants

6:43PM | Thursday, 19 June 2014 | Kye White

The federal government should introduce “fast-path” grant applications for tech startups and treat accelerators as consultants for the purposes of grant funding under the new Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Program (EIP), according to AngelCube co-founders Nathan Sampimon and Adrian Stone.

Government and Regulation

Six questions to position your brand effectively in the mind of your customers

6:40PM | Tuesday, 17 June 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

How your customers and potential customers perceive your brand directly impacts your bottom line. Here are six questions to help you ensure your brand is more engaging and appealing.

Marketing

Combining passion with computational thinking could help Australian startups

6:35PM | Monday, 16 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

In a follow up to his talk at last week at Vivid Sydney about growing Australian startup culture, Google engineering director Alan Noble has written a an official Google blog post about encouraging more computer science (CS) graduates.

Business planning

Tax tips to help tackle the ATO hit list

6:00AM | Monday, 16 June 2014 | Adrian Raftery

With the ATO announcing their hit list for 2013-14, it is time to do some urgent tax planning.

Tax

How to become a market leader, not a competitor follower

6:18PM | Tuesday, 10 June 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

In business, it can be easy to get distracted by what your competitors are doing. However, there are big advantages to leading a market rather than following it.

Marketing

Plain speaking (and writing) gets your message across

6:31PM | Tuesday, 10 June 2014 | Linnet Hunter

Your customers want things explained in plain English – so why are you smothering them with jargon?

Marketing

Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program details emerge

6:08PM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | Kye White

The federal government has released a discussion paper which provides details of the $484.2 million Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme’s proposed services.

Growth

Crowdfunding on the agenda for small investors and startups: CAMAC report

6:27PM | Thursday, 5 June 2014 | Eloise Keating and Kye White

The Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) has called for the government to make it easier for Australian businesses to raise capital through online crowdfunding platforms.

Financing a business

Your end of financial year business checklist: Five steps to save time and money

6:09PM | Thursday, 5 June 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

With June 30 fast approaching, here are five things you need to cross off your financial checklist.

Tax

Home-based business owner? There are some tax deductions you should be aware of

6:06PM | Tuesday, 3 June 2014 | Chris Ridd

There are broadly two types of expenses you can claim related to your home business area: Occupancy expenses and operating expenses.

Tax

A little less conversation, a little more (sales) action

6:58PM | Tuesday, 3 June 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Overloading your customers with information can sometimes be counterproductive. Here are five tips to help you say less and sell more.

Sales and marketing

Can Google convince us that an oversized golf cart is the car of the future?

6:04PM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | Nathan Pollock

Google have recently shown us a car of sorts. The self-driving Google Car is the internet giant’s latest foray into physical products.

Technology

Australian startups report confidence in growth, says Survey

5:23AM | Thursday, 29 May 2014 | StartupSmart

Australian startups are more confident of their revenue growth compared to 2013, according to a survey conducted by leading accounting software provider, MYOB.

Technology

Tips for designing your company logo

5:21AM | Thursday, 29 May 2014 | Dan Ferguson

A company logo is one of the most important design decisions a business will ever make. Here are some tips to help you out.

Marketing

Switching off: Why taking a break from the internet is so difficult

5:36AM | Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | Linnet Hunter

I took a four-day writer’s retreat recently and made a decision to switch off all my devices. I soon discovered switching off takes more than actually holding down the off button, or locking the phone in a box.

Work/life balance

Five ways to make your marketing more strategic

5:57AM | Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Taking an unplanned approach to marketing is the fastest way to blow your budget. Here are some tips for getting the right message to the right people, at the right time, on the right platform.

Marketing

Startup dreams and gaffer tape: Two Melbourne entrepreneurs take their business on the road

5:27PM | Friday, 23 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Jason Donald has lived the entrepreneur’s dream, sipping pina coladas on a remote island and running his global business from his laptop on a secluded beach. “It’s not that great after a while,” he says.

Growth
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