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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.