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Australia’s own Silicon Valley; Invest Wollongong launches with focus on attracting startups and scaleups

Invest Wollongong is focused on implementing practical programs that tangibly support startups and scaleups considering the thriving region as a place to call home

Forget lazy and entitled: New research shows millennials the fastest-growing small business operators in...

New research by Xero, the global small business platform, has revealed millennials — those under 35 — as the fastest growing segment of small business ownership

New study: Australian consumers prefer e-mails & texts over mobile apps & social media...

Cloud communications platform Twilio (NYSE: TWLO) has released new research showing that despite an explosion of new channels, email and text are still the preferred channels for consumers when talking to businesses.

The brand building impact of digital advertising has been underestimated, says new research

Digital channels are effective at delivering brand impact and more cost efficient than most offline channels according to an Australian first report released today by Kantar at IAB Australia’s MeasureUp conference.

1 in 3 Australian workplaces prone to bullying and harassment – with peers among...

A new survey by a workplace safety auditing and training organisation has revealed that bullying and harassment is occurring in nearly 1 in 3 organisations (30 per cent).

Indigenous startups finally get a national platform to showcase their successes – thanks to...

This national event will bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to showcase some of the best Indigenous entrepreneurs in Australia and show the world that Indigenous entrepreneurs exist (like black swans) and they can also build successful businesses.

Australian small businesses are in economic decline, new Invoice2go research finds

Australia’s micro businesses across almost every industry sector have reported significant negative revenue generation for FY 2019, invoicing for 7.6% less than the previous financial year, according to research released today by Invoice2go.

90% of organisations say employee legislation and awards are confusing or contradictory, and need...

New research from Australia’s leading network in payroll training, consultancy and advisory has found that more than 9 in 10 organisations find government legislation or employee awards difficult to interpret, with most agreeing that many of these clauses need to be revised or made simpler.

Employee burnout on the rise: sick leave increases across 1 in 3 organisations

In May this year, the World Health Organisation officially recognised burnout as a workplace phenomenon, and a result of chronic workplace stress.

Australia’s online advertising continues year-on-year growth to reach $9 billion

The latest IAB Online Advertising Expenditure Report, prepared by PwC, reveals that whilst year on year growth has slowed (7.1% compared to 11% in 2018) reflecting the downturn in Australia’s overall advertising market, all online revenue categories have experienced growth

Heads up! Startupbootcamp Australia launches World Tour to scout for 2020

In the past two years, Startupbootcamp Australia has supported 21 startups from all over the world. Alumni from the last two programs have achieved massive success by leveraging the mentorship from the FastTracks and Programs.

Study: 25% of senior marketing leaders still don’t know how to apply location-based data

The study also highlighted knowledge gaps within the Australian marketing community, with 25% of respondents stating that they do not know how to apply location data to their brand.

COS cements commitment to the Australian education market and acquires Vital Office

Australian education & office supplies company COS has purchased the business of Vital Office, a leader in paper and education solutions operating across Australia, cementing COS as a lead contender in the education market.

Is this Australia’s most undertrained technical job? 2 in 3 payroll managers admit...

Despite being responsible for putting payments into the accounts of millions of working Australians and interpreting legislation on pay and entitlements for each employee, a...

This Aussie fintech has raised a total of $55 million after a $27 million...

Innovative payment plan provider and Australian fintech Payright has completed a $27 million Series D fundraise through a mix of debt and equity, bringing its total...

Meet the startup that is taking the Hassl out of business offices

Less than a year since the software’s beta launch Melbourne-based agency Your Creative this month launched Hassl Business in over 50 countries.

A female startup founder is opening up about Silicon Valley ‘casting couch’ as she...

The female cofounder of an Aussie startup has revealed the hidden misogyny and sexual harassment that exists within the Silicon Valley investment...

This medical cannabis startup has appointed a top cancer doctor as CMO

An emerging player in the Australian medicinal cannabis market, Greenfield MC, has established a team of leaders from the medical and...

Venture capital investment in Aussie startups has hit a new high of US$1.23 billion

Venture capital (VC) invested in Australian startups hit a record US$1.23 billion in the 2018/19 financial year, according to Venture Pulse Q2...

This Sydney-based tech company has raised $4 million in a round led by Investec

Investec has expanded its local emerging companies’ portfolio by leading a $4million capital raise for Sydney-based technology company Fusion Factory. The...

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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