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Have you got a great business idea, but are skint? Well, don’t worry. Not all businesses require a huge amount of money to get off the ground -- or even an office space. Here are eight tips that can help you turn your startup pipe dream into an affordable reality.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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This week, Woolworths sold off its Masters home improvement division, and now 7700 jobs are on the line. The Masters business has been losing about $200 million a year, unlike main competitor Bunnings which is a major contributor to profits at its owner Wesfarmers. Here's what went wrong according to Winning Appliances CEO John Winning.

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A strong testimonial can be a great asset for any business's online presence, allowing you to frame your business's appeal and strengths in a client's words. Yet in a world where reviews and comments can turn up anywhere and everywhere -- between Facebook, Twitter and Google Reviews -- it can still seem impossible to find them, even when your clients won't stop singing your praises.

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According to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, local businesses made a whopping $237 billion via online purchases in 2011-12. This is an increase of 25 per cent compared to the year prior. In other words, if you work in a consumer-facing industry and aren't selling online, today is the day to make the change...

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Knowing and understanding the needs of your business is one thing but delivering them is where the rubber hits the road for IT departments. Translating the requirements of key organizational stakeholders into solutions is a critical element of your IT strategic plan is where your team’s technical skills and delivery capability can shine.

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Over the next four afternoons, we’re going to take a look what you need for your IT strategic plan so that it doesn’t end up as another ignored document that sucked up a bunch of valuable resources. The first stage is getting the business engaged.