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Friday, 30 January 2015

Just the ticket: How Oliver Hinton went from high-profile sales exec to the founder of $3 million startup Ticketebo

Ticketebo founder Oliver Hinton on why sales are still a big part of his life as an entrepreneur and his plans to take his startup global. by Kirsten Robb

Thursday, 29 January 2015

The best 18 free online courses for small business owners in 2015

From accounting basics to tips for managing the company of the future, these courses will help you work on, instead of in, your business. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Competitor wars: how to deal with dirty tricks

Being an entrepreneur is serious business. While some seem to thrive under the pressure of growth and competition, others harden, taking their focus off their own businesses to think up ways to sabotage their competitors. by Amanda Jesnoewski

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Cool rider: How Meindert Wolfraad is making cycling Lekker (that’s tasty in Dutch)

Meindert Wolfraad struggled to find the right bike to ride when he moved to Australia, so like any budding entrepreneur, he set about fixing his problem by creating a business. by Eloise Keating

Five top entrepreneurs among those honoured in Australia Day gongs

While the Prime Minister’s decision to knight Prince Philip may have grabbed the headlines, a large number of entrepreneurs have been lauded in this year’s Australia Day honours list. by Cara Waters

Friday, 23 January 2015

Diary of an entrepreneur: How LatAm Autos founder Tim Handley is driving a $72m auto classifieds company into the fast lane

Melburnian Tim Handley didn’t take the decision to quit his job as a successful investment banker and found a business in South America lightly. by Kirsten Robb

Friday, 23 January 2015

Repairing a damaged personal brand

Your personal brand is a hard-won commodity and in business it is your most valuable asset. But what happens when that brand is damaged in some way? by Catriona Pollard

Thursday, 22 January 2015

The mindset female entrepreneurs need to build an empire

Rather than focusing on what women might be doing wrong as entrepreneurs, let’s focus on the things they could do doing right. by Nicole Thomson-Pride

The top eight issues facing chief executives today: PwC Global CEO survey

Sentiment among Australian chief executives is deteriorating month by month, according to PwC’s annual Global CEO Survey released today. by Cara Waters

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