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How to build an online business : Australia’s top digital disruptors reveal their secrets for launching and growing an online business (book)

Author: Bernadette Schwerdt The Internet of Things. Machine-learning. Artificial intelligence. Augmented reality. Advanced robotics. What do they all mean and more importantly, what do they mean for you and your start-up or small business? As we become an increasingly ‘connected’ society, the way we work, play, buy, learn and communicate will change. Dramatically. Are you … Read more

Study finds nimble and agile leadership informs behaviour of women CEOs

A recent study of the habits of Australian women CEOs reveals the road to the top is haphazard for many female leaders. The study released by Korn Ferry and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD),  Australian Women CEOs Speak, examines the careers of current and recent women CEOs in Australia and highlights the shared factors to … Read more

Power profits : a comprehensive 9-step framework for reducing electricity costs and boosting profits (book)

Author: Michael Williams Are you experiencing an increase in your electricity costs that is hurting your bottom line? Do you know how the electricity market works and why costs are increasing? Do you want to have a clear and concise framework that you can follow to take control, reduce your costs and increase your profits? … Read more

Aussie drone defender to join international ‘Night Hawk’ military exercise

Sydney-based drone defence company DroneShield (ASX: DRO) has been selected by Danish Special Operations Command to participate in the annual international ‘Night Hawk’ initiative. DroneShield will take part in the major military training exercise which is run annually by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).and attended by around 1,800 personnel from 10 NATO countries. Led by … Read more

‘Huge advantage’: Senate extends equity crowdfunding legislation

Small businesses across the country can fast-track fundraising after the Senate extended equity crowdfunding to proprietary companies. The passing of the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced funding for proprietary companies) Bill on Wednesday builds on the government’s 2017 equity crowdfunding legislation, allowing businesses to do this without converting to unlisted public company status. Christophe Hoppe is excited … Read more

The paradox of choice. Why made-to-order might not solve the fashion industry’s problems

How could you go from winning awards for “Store Design of The Year” and “Best Shoe Ever” to selling nothing? In 2009 the Australian startup Shoes of Prey set out to make exactly the shoes its customers wanted. Customers could pick the designs, sizes and exact specifications, and Shoes of Prey would deliver exactly what … Read more

Leak reveals government plan to bring forward small business tax cuts and change $20,000 instant asset write-off

The federal government is seeking to bring tax cuts aimed at Australia’s small and medium businesses into effect four years earlier than originally planned, costing the government $3.6 billion over four-year forward estimates. Treasury costings leaked to Fairfax reportedly reveal the government has decided to adopt industry calls to bring forward the already legislated tax cuts … Read more