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The stage is set for success, all you need to do is stay focused, keep costs and distractions low, and execute. Why then spend your valuable time and money exploring intangible things such as intellectual property (IP)?

There’s a new buzz phrase in tech circles these days: The Internet of Things. And it’s promising to be bigger than the Internet and the World Wide Web ever was.

One of the most important things to remember is that you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help because many connections will be able to put you in touch with new connections and help you grow your network.

Australia’s largest online craft beer retailer, BoozeBud, formerly known as BeerBud, has today announced its expansion into premium and boutique wines and spirits, adding hundreds of alcohol brands to its already comprehensive range of craft beers.

Redbubble, the online creative marketplace powered by more than 400,000 independent artists, announced recently that it will be opening its first European office in Berlin in early 2017, signalling a period of rapid international growth for the company.

The home loan, from a leading Australian specialty lender, is available to start up business owners with no credit scoring. While there is a legal requirement to be able to service the loan and repay the debt – the loan’s terms and conditions are far more favourable to people with new or emerging businesses.

The biggest mistake you can make when pitching your company to a crowdfunding platform is to over-value your company. A good business idea is a powerful thing but without funding it will likely come to nothing. So don’t make the mistake of assuming the idea is worth more than the funding that will make it a reality.

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is one approach Australian companies can take to assist in freeing up fiscal and human capital. At a minimum, businesses can save up to 60 per cent on current contact centre costs, which can then be reinvested back into the core business and enable a shift towards high value tasks.

JoinMyWedding.com is the first online global platform that enables to-be married couples to open up their weddings to travellers who seek authentic cultural experiences on their holidays by connecting them via selling and buying tickets to weddings.

QSIC, Australia’s first and leading commercially licensed music streaming service, has exceeded 1.5m streams in the last quarter and has added Melbourne, super-venue, Garden State, to its expanding client database.

Queensland cruise operator Frankland Islands Cruises, and New South Wales technology company Intersective are among the first Australian small businesses to benefit from export funding through the Small Business Export Loan, the latest finance offering for small businesses from Efic, Australia’s export finance agency.

Mahuki, an innovation hub within the innovation hub has opened its doors to ten entrepreneurial teams. They will respond with digital solutions to challenges faced by Te Papa and other cultural service providers across New Zealand and the world.

Jackware – a termed suggested by fellow senior ESET researcher Stephen Cobb – is malicious software seeking to take control of a device. Ransomware such as Locky and Cryptolocker use codes to encrypt documents on computers and demand a ransom to unlock them.

The service, which is 100 percent online and free, will give small business owners access to a clearer picture of their financial situation and eligibility for a business loan.

Astrophysicist and and StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Marques Brownlee, one of the best technology reviewers in the planet, to talk about the self-driving cars, handheld gadgets, the future of privacy, and everything else.

Sendle is levelling the playing field for the 90 percent of Australia’s businesses who operate with less than 10 employees. Since launching over a year ago, Sendle has clocked 100 million kilometres of 100 per cent carbon neutral parcel delivery.

The funding will accelerate the launch of RedEye’s new workforce mobility solution, RedEyeWFM, which aims to help the business grow its share of the projected US$320 billion global enterprise mobility market.

Deliveroo, the global on-demand food delivery service, recently announced a AU$361 million Series E investment, led by Bridgepoint, existing investor DST Global, and General Catalyst with participation from existing investor Greenoaks Capital.

Rarely is a business founded with the perfect team. How does one recruit an ideal start-up squad?

There were 700,000 ransomware attacks in Australia between January and May 2016 alone. With Australia’s reputably strong economy and digitally-integrated businesses and consumers, we’re the perfect target.

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