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10 lessons I learnt from founding 3 businesses and selling 2 of them, all...

Starting your own business is a huge sacrifice and investment. Here, Ronan Bray, shares his insights and advice to start you on the front foot.

Here are 5 key tips to keep in mind as an Australian startup doing...

Following the introduction of the free trade agreement between Australia and South Korea (KAFTA) in 2014, trade between the two countries has boomed. Korea is Australia’s fourth largest trading partner, making the Korea-Australia corridor ripe for business-savvy Aussies.

HR tech startup myInterview secures $AUD1.6 million second round of investment

myInterview, a leading video job interview platform developed in Australia and Israel, has successfully completed a second round capital raise of $AUD1.6million, through a consortium led by VC firm Entrée Capital, and former LinkedIn ANZ & SEA MD, Cliff Rosenberg.

StartCon is on the hunt for new tech startup talent in APAC as Silicon...

The barriers to entry for young companies in Silicon Valley are skyrocketing because of soaring costs, and longtime locals fed up with Valley are departing for greener, fresher pastures. Indeed, Peter Thiel, who co-founded PayPal with Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk, left Silicon Valley after becoming dissatisfied with the culture in the Valley, among other reasons.

Slingshot announces a massive 20 startups for its second Horizons global travel and tourism...

Last year, Slingshot launched Horizons, a tourism industry accelerator backed by Brisbane Airport Corporation, Amadeus IT and the Queensland Government’s $650 million Advance Queensland initiative. The program was such a success, it opened again for applications early this year.

EdTech startup Ed App raises $4m from workplace solutions provider SafetyCulture

Ed App, the leading mobile-first technology company that facilitates more than 35,000 micro lessons daily, has announced it has raised $4 million from workplace solutions tech company, SafetyCulture.

What my business taught me about handling the struggles of running a startup

Having a startup is not what one may think, it’s not leaving at 4pm and having flexible hours, a ping pong table or long Friday lunches – it’s a lot of work, the constant struggle of aligning meetings with competing international time-zones, making hard decisions and being all in 100 per-cent.

Stockland partners with BlueChilli to accelerate startup innovation in proptech

Powered by Australia’s largest tech start-up accelerator BlueChilli, The Stockland Accelerator offers start-ups the opportunity to refine their bold idea and develop it into a prototype, with $38,000 upfront investment and up to $500,000 in follow-on funding.

These 18 local startups will battle it out for $1m backing at StartCon Pitch...

$1 million at stake as the hottest local startups go head-to-head at a major pitch competition hosted by StartCon in Brisbane on 5 October.

Slow down, guys: crowdfunding may not be the capital raising answer for start-ups

Crowd sourced funding is not for everyone unless you're ready to behave like a public company. Pounding the pavement and selling your story to investors may be your best bet.

New report finds $83 billion funding gap for Australian small businesses—but most business owners...

Australian small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are facing a “funding gap” of around $83 billion but the vast majority of business owners do not trust the Big Four banks to do the right thing, a new report says.

How strong is the Australia-Asia startup connection? What do we need to with it?

Looking beyond the sheer scale of China, or the crowded startup hubs of Hong Kong and Singapore, reveals a market that’s brimming with opportunity for Australia’s creatively minded entrepreneurs.

Are you investing enough in your business’ frontline staff? Here’s why you should

We don't have any control over customers, but we can invest in our front line. When you focus on nurturing your staff, then everything else comes together and that in turn increases the chances of attracting and retaining customers.

New research has found that most Aussies lie about their spending habits [VIDEO]

New research, commissioned by money expert and author of ‘The Breakfast Club for 40-Somethings’ Vanessa Stoykov, reveals that only 43% of Australians are honest when they talk to their loved ones about their spending habits.

Microsoft welcomes 14 Australian startups to its debut Sydney ScaleUp Program

The Australian startups who will take part include, Auror, Daisee, FreightExchange, Hyper Anna, InDebted, Kapiche, Karbon, Makers Empire, Teamgage, SimpleKYC, StartVR, VendorPanel and Winimy AI.

5 key tips women in startups should keep in mind when seeking grants and...

Statistics show female entrepreneurs get awarded funding at a disproportionately smaller rate than their male peers, even though women who receive venture funding bring in 12% more revenue than male-owned tech companies and are likely to have greater success overall.

Here’s how to work with big retailers and not ruin your small business along...

Winning a contract with a major retailer as a SME is often a cause for celebration. Along with the prestige of being associated with a big brand, it can often mean a higher and more secure revenue stream. There are, however, a few downsides to dealing with a much bigger client, so you need to handle the relationship correctly so the advantages outweigh any negatives.

5 great tips to keep in mind on how to make the great leap...

Founder of Sharley Consulting and Co-Founder of personalised shopping app, Shop You, Emma Sharley made the switch from corporate to start up a few years ago. Emma shares her experience and her top five ways to seamlessly make the transition from corporate to running your own business.

59% of Aussie shoppers believe most of our retail industry will be online within five...

With Australian consumers increasingly turning to online shopping, multiple stores have closed in recent years, with Toys ‘R’ Us, Gap, Esprit, and selected Target stores the casualties this year alone. Australians have become so used to these closures that a recent survey revealed 59 per cent of Aussie shoppers believe most of the industry will be online in the next two-to-five years.

Are you suffering from a severe case of Mondayitis? Here’s how to cure and...

Mondayitis. The Monday Blues. Manic Monday. Call it what you like, but that feeling of dread that sets in on a Sunday night is not a figment of your imagination. Mondayitis is very real, and while a mild case can result in a struggle to get out the door on time, extreme cases can result in not being able to get out of bed at all.

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