It's fair to say not too many Australian SMEs keep their bank manager high on their Christmas card list. Reasonable or not, banks are often seen as not giving a fair go to the average Aussie start-up. What other options do they have?
A new Google-inspired HSC learning centre will open its doors today with a mission to train the brightest young minds in Sydney for stellar careers in science, medicine, mathematics and English courtesy of Richard Chua's Talent 100.
Liz Wald, Vice President of International for Indiegogo.com has been terrifically successful raising funds through the crowd model. She secured a USD4 million national health grant for muscular dystrophy by biking across the United States. She has also illuminated some interesting data that will help us to unravel why some crowd-funding efforts do well and why others die a slow death. There are five steps she has discovered that will dramatically increase the odds of a successful funding campaign.