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5 tips for women entrepreneurs to succeed in the business world

If you are a female entrepreneur, you might feel as though you are at a disadvantage. You may struggle to find mentors, or you may walk into meetings where it is assumed that you are a subordinate.

Beam Australia launches $1.5M world-first start-up to improve diversity, tackle burnout and support hybrid...

Beam helps organisations improve hybrid and flexible work design, recognise new risks in a hybrid workplace, create a more inclusive workforce and tackle fast-accelerating issues such as employee burnout.

Entrepreneurial approaches in tackling your business’ growing pains

Successful growth comes down to five important traits: people, process, training, culture and technology. If you can get these five in place, you’ll be well on your way to true, sustainable growth.

Why you should consider developing systems and software in-house from scratch

Of course, there are always pros and cons to developing your own systems. The obvious con is simply having the time and resources to design and build an entirely new system from scratch.

A beautiful equilibrium: Warrp’s mind changing innovation motley fools the marketplace game

Considering the layperson’s interpretation of the Nash Equilibrium, a cornerstone concept of game theory, Warrp’s relationship with the concept lies in creating the optimal outcome for buyers and sellers on its platform.

Why the catapult effect is key to long term success for Australian SMEs

The catapult effect is where businesses have to pull back on everything due to a crisis – such as COVID – and reduce spending, hiring, buying inventory and so on, but at the same time also improve their operations.

The inaugural Tech Nation International Growth Programme launches in Australia

This week sees 11 red-hot UK tech scale ups kick start the Tech Nation International Growth Programme in the land Down Under, stimulating jobs, new ideas, partnerships, and investment into Australia’s technology sector.

Groundbreaking app requires kids to answer math questions to unlock their favourite phone apps

1Question transforms this time into a learning experience by requiring a child to answer a study question before they can open their favourite apps

Australia’s virtual card technology secures a further $1.7 million in Series A funding.

DiviPay solves a common pain point for small and large businesses alike: issuing corporate cards to staff while staying in control of spending and collecting receipts and accounting data.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s x15ventures invests $1 million in Identitii’s subsidiary, Payble

x15ventures invests $1.0 million to acquire a minority stake in Payble, with funds used to accelerate growth plans. Payble is x15ventures’ first minority equity investment. Payble leverages Identitii’s participation in the ACCC’s Consumer Data Right(CDR) Trial, to fix failed and late payments before they happen. x15ventures has appointed Chris Austin to Payble’s Board of Directors

The five simple strategies you can do today to grow influence in your organisation

Influence is a powerful tool that can sway, motivate, and transform worldviews and ideologies, as well as tie hearts and minds to you or your brand for a lifetime.

Do you want to start your own online store without making a hefty investment?

E-commerce has had a yearly growth of 23% in the recent decade. Why? People love the idea of clicking a few buttons and getting what they need without having to sit in traffic, fight for a good parking spot or wait in long lines.

COVID has shifted customer expectations. Here’s how business has to adapt suitably.

With artificial intelligence automating a lot of the consumer interactions through the likes of chatbots, it means customer service teams can prioritise the tasks that matter the most and the interactions that could make or break the business. If there was ever a time to adopt artificial intelligence and chatbots in your business, it really is now.

New Aussie start-up puts people, not managers, in the driving seat of their careers

My Career Capital is a new online platform set to disrupt the status quo of performance and career management to empower employers, employees, freelancers, and job seekers to track, manage and plan their career growth all in one place
Deferit co-founders Mat Blas and Jonty Hirsowitz

Deferit in multi-million dollar raise to accelerate growth and build team

The bill now, pay later business has raised AU$15M in oversubscribed Series B funding round led by existing investor Carthona Capital and new investor Alceon Group.

What you need to know about how to make an as-a-service business model work

Rolls-Royce was historically a product business constructing engines that, for a large one-off sum, became the property of the aircraft manufacturers and operators. But these days Rolls-Royce operates in a very different way. The new business model does not sell engines, but instead the airlines pay only for the operating hours of the engines. The engine remains the property of Rolls-Royce, and the company is also responsible for the maintenance and repair of the engines
GreaseBoss' Peter Condoleon, Steve Barnett, Tim Hall

Aussie startup GreaseBoss selected by leading US seed accelerator Y Combinator

We put together an effective solution within just a few months and today are launching GreaseBoss technology into the hands of equipment maintenance teams around the world to enable safer, smarter and more productive industrial operations
Ben Thompson, CEO and co-founder of Employment Hero

Employment Hero raises $45 million in Series D funding round to fuel both local...

“This latest round of funding will allow us to continue building powerful features to simplify employment. It also enables us to reach more of the world. I started Employment Hero to help as many SMEs as possible and this is the next step in that journey,” said Ben Thompson, CEO and co-founder of Employment Hero
MoveMii brings specialised, on-demand training to Australians post-COVID

New fitness platform MoveMii launches to bring specialised, on-demand training to health conscious Australians...

MoveMii connects Australians with a community of on-demand personal trainers to choose from to find the perfect fit for their specific fitness goals and medical needs.
News Corporation & REA Group invest in BRICKLET Series A round

News Corporation & REA Group invest in property platform BRICKLET’s Series A round

BRICKLET will be looking to use its Series A capital raise to further scale the platform by investing heavily in branding and marketing activity.

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Five essential ingredients for a humming homepage with James Tuckerman [FREE...

Most homepages dedicate too much of their valuable space to predictable and generally unhelpful information, such as the purpose of the business, their products and services, their achievements and needy invitations to ‘buy, buy, buy’ or ‘contact us for a free consultation on no obligation quote’. Effective homepages focus on the needs and wants of the customer.

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THE ULTIMATE CASHFLOW CHECKLIST [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Most small business owners get caught up in the minutiae of a business. They become trapped like a hamster in a wheel, spinning, spinning, spinning,...

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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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