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Buying a car with Approval Buddy can be done from a smart phone or PC – cutting out having to deal with sales teams and finance departments. Customers fill out an application form, attach an ad of a car they’re interested in.
A Sydney-based startup that’s raised close to $1 million in funds wants to make it easier for Aussie entrepreneurs to harness the Ideas Boom by reducing the amount of necessary paperwork to start a business.
A company that started as a two-man shop in a Sydney kitchen and now stands as one of Australia’s largest mobile technology firms has taken top honours at the 2016 Sydney City Regional Business Awards.
Mojo Co-Founder James Myatt believes the Mojo offer is a real game changer. Mojo customers pay a flat monthly subscription, called EnergyPass, to access wholesale prices which are around 30% below other retailers’ standing tariffs.
Thanks to digital disruption the world is getting smaller and global customers more accessible. Global e-commerce sales are growing at 20% per annum and are forecast to reach US$2 trillion in 2016. This will double to US$4 trillion by 2020.
You’ve delivered a flawless pitch. Overcome every objection so far and are moving in for the hard sell. You can see them signing the dotted line and becoming another satisfied customer. But then there’s a pause.
Unlockd closed a $AU15 million Series A Round in early 2016 from some of the biggest names in the business community, and has recently appointed an advisor to assist with their Series B raise of up to $US30 million
The company - SurgicalPerformance - has developed online auditing software that allows surgeons to record not only details of their surgical procedures but also important details of their patients' state of health before the operation and how they fare afterwards.
mPort’s expansion into the US represents its first international market, and the technology company has received interest from every major market around the world. A three-month pilot with LA Fitness led to mPort signing an agreement with the fitness chain that will see mPods in LA Fitness centres nationally in the US, starting with California.
Swedish start-up Natural Cycles, the hormone-free fertility app, has helped over 5,000 Swedish women to get pregnant within less than three months of using the app, on average, and now wants to empower women in the UK who are planning to conceive.
In only its second year, having rebranded from the highly successful Startup Week Sydney in 2015, Spark Festival is Australia's leading startup festival, organised by the startup community for the startup community. The first round of Spark Festival’s program features over 50 events across tracks including The Startup Journey, HealthTech, Going Global, Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Security, Social Enterprise, Fintech, Education, Diversity and more.
But today, with the advent of technology, more awareness about the opportunity to become an entrepreneur, and more support to help them on their journey, local business woman Yvette Adams says more young people are starting businesses.
Owners utilizing GetMyBoat are not only offsetting the cost of ownership, but many also rent out their boat frequently enough to make it their main source of income. We’ve also allowed owners the opportunity to expand their fleet and purchase additional watercraft.
Following the Q1 announcement of its US $6 million in seed funding earlier this year, led by Golden Gate Ventures, MindWorks and Bluebell Group, the GRANA team will move into a new 18,000 square-foot centralised warehouse in Hong Kong this month to manage business growth and plans to double its headcount to 100 employees by the end of 2017.
The difficulty lies in scaling. As an entrepreneur, it wasn’t starting up that I found difficult, but making the right calls that would allow my business to grow without losing the fundamental nature of what I wanted it to be.
Company culture describes the workplace environment – including how employees work, interact and collaborate as well as the policies to which they adhere. Positive environments improve productivity and help businesses and employees earn more money.
Monitoring cash flow should be your number one priority if you are a business owner; after all, cash is king. Part of this process is having careful control of debtors, for anyone that has experienced times of tight monetary control you know how critical this is in tough times.
Online shopping in Australia has annual revenue of $16 billion and records average annual growth rates of around 14 per cent (according to Ibisworld). It’s no surprise then that every man, his dog and his dog’s fleas wants to get a slice of the immense pie.
Australia Post has partnered with Regional Pitchfest to provide locals with a platform to showcase their business ideas, and build a culture of entrepreneurship in regional Australia.
Known as ‘the nectar of the west’ during its heyday from the late 1890s to mid-1920s, Walkers pale ales, bitters, stouts and lagers were famed throughout the central western region of New South Wales and beyond.