• Why startup giant Redbubble is tackling the world of augmented reality: Lessons in innovation for startups September 22, 2017 5:45 am
    Online art marketplace Redbubble is taking on the world of augmented reality after releasing a new feature that allows users to try before they buy on its mobile app. Released yesterday, the update uses augmented reality (AR) to place an item from the Redbubble store in their own homes. The idea came from the startup’s desire […] The post Why startup giant Redbubble is tackling the world of augmented reality: Lessons in innovation for startups appeared first on SmartCompany.
    Angela Castles
  • Acorns Australia chief George Lucas on the challenges facing Aussie fintechs, and the future of the industry September 22, 2017 5:27 am
    Since launching its fintech offerings early last year, Acorns Australia has been embraced by consumers looking for alternatives to traditional financial institutions, but its chief executive and director George Lucas says Australia still has a way to go to improve innovation and support for startups in the space. Acorns is an app that allows users […] The post Acorns Australia chief George Lucas on the challenges facing Aussie fintechs, and the future of the industry appeared first on SmartCompany.
    Angela Castles
  • Four things Aussie entrepreneurs wish they’d known before hiring their first employee September 22, 2017 4:32 am
    “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job, because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” Those words are attributed to Bill Gates, and while Microsoft doesn’t seem to have encountered too many issues attracting top talent over the years, earlier stage businesses may well be more sceptical of […] The post Four things Aussie entrepreneurs wish they’d known before hiring their first employee appeared first on SmartCompany.
    Emma Koehn
  • Yoko Ono puts a stop to “John Lemon” drink: Lessons for businesses in IP battles September 22, 2017 2:16 am
    Businesses are warned to think before using product names that could allude to famous figures, after artist Yoko Ono successfully stopped a Polish drinks startup from selling its “John Lemon” product range. Rolling Stone reports Ono took legal action in the UK, claiming drinks business Mr Lemonade had infringed on trademarks relating to her late […] The post Yoko Ono puts a stop to “John Lemon” drink: Lessons for businesses in IP battles appeared first on SmartCompany.
    Emma Koehn
  • Airbnb moves into restaurant bookings … L’Oreal heiress dies aged 94 … Google makes a billion-dollar smartphone move September 22, 2017 2:08 am
    Airbnb is expanding into new markets, announcing plans to roll out restaurant bookings through the accommodation booking platform in 16 US cities. Quartz reports the changes come as the platform attempts to tap into the $US6.5 billion ($8.2 billion) global Airbnb users reportedly spend at restaurants each year while staying at properties booked through the […] The post Airbnb moves into restaurant bookings … L’Oreal heiress dies aged 94 … Google makes a billion-dollar smartphone move appeared first on SmartCompany.
    Emma Koehn
  • Toys ‘R’ Us collapse leaves Moose Toys out of pocket: Protecting your business when a distributor falls over September 22, 2017 2:05 am
    The bankruptcy of US retail giant Toys ‘R’ Us will have flow-on impacts to one of Australia’s biggest toy brands, with one insolvency expert calling on small businesses to do everything they can to protect themselves against the collapse of distributors. The US arm of Toys ‘R’ Us filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on […] The post Toys ‘R’ Us collapse leaves Moose Toys out of pocket: Protecting your business when a distributor falls over appeared first on SmartCompany.
    Emma Koehn
  • Where does your power in negotiation lie? Walking away may not be the best outcome September 22, 2017 2:00 am
    Ensuring the best possible outcome during a negotiation may not come easily, even at the best of times, however there are tactics that entrepreneurs can employ to ensure they give themselves every chance of doing so. While some may view walking away from a negotiation as the ultimate display of power, and potentially a means […] The post Where does your power in negotiation lie? Walking away may not be the best outcome appeared first on SmartCompany.
    Martin Kovacs
  • Jo Burston’s Rare Birds launches world’s first women-only talent agency in Australia September 22, 2017 1:48 am
    It is hard to believe but September 21, 2017 is the day the world’s first full-service women’s-only talent agency opened its doors, with Australian women at history’s helm. Jo Burston, the Inspiring Rare Birds founder, has joined forces with Lucy Perry, the agency’s executive director, to bring Rare Birds Speak to life. By representing Australia’s most […] The post Jo Burston’s Rare Birds launches world’s first women-only talent agency in Australia appeared first on SmartCompany.
    Georgina Dent
  • Creative CVs: The most common lies told by job seekers in their resumes September 22, 2017 1:37 am
    Almost one fifth of job seekers in the Asia Pacific region admit to having lied on their CV or resume when applying for a job, while a large majority of Australian hiring managers say they’ve ruled out job candidates after discovering false of exaggerated information on their CV. These findings come from two separate pieces […] The post Creative CVs: The most common lies told by job seekers in their resumes appeared first on SmartCompany.
    Martin Kovacs
  • Try these eight tips to get more people reading your LinkedIn posts September 22, 2017 1:11 am
    The professional-social network of LinkedIn can be a fickle beast for businesses, because despite the platform’s functionality being similar to that of Facebook’s, getting one of your carefully penned blog posts to take off can be a lot harder. However, in a piece for Inc, Joseph Steinberg, chief executive of social media alert and monitoring […] The post Try these eight tips to get more people reading your LinkedIn posts appeared first on SmartCompany.
    Dominic Powell

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