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Why start-ups should act like big brands and big brands should act like start-ups

Start-ups and big brands are like the Davids and Goliaths of the business world.

What these CEOs had to say about the $15 billion government announcement to support...

The government yesterday announced an investment of up to $15 billion to enable smaller lenders to continue supporting Australian consumers and small businesses.

How the Commonwealth government economic stimulus package will help your business

Last week, the Morrison Government announced a multi-billion-dollar economic plan to mitigate challenges faced by the impact of COVID-19, in a move that was seen to be timely, sensible, and proportionate.
Siobhan Savage; CEO Reejig

Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup Reejig raises $2.2 million to transform HR

Reejig, an AI company that uses big data, deep learning and audited AI to help companies find, recruit and move talent today announced it has completed its first capital raise of A$2.2 million.
Ombudsman Kate Carnell

New national research shows SME average payment times are double what Ombudsman is seeking,...

The average SME is waiting 56 days to be paid – almost double what Ombudsman Kate Carnell is seeking big business to commit to – and it is smaller businesses who are most impacted.
Hay CEO Andrew Laycock

This new Australian fintech is focusing on mobile-first money solutions

Hay will first offer a digital transaction account through the Hay smartphone app packed with features like enriched payment information, monthly insights and travel budgeting features with fee-free foreign exchange rates via the Hay Visa card.
Screeny co-founder and Managing Director Dave Jackson

Ride-share drivers score a new income stream with the launch of Australia’s first in-vehicle...

Screeny, a new in-vehicle ad-tech platform for rideshare and taxi drivers, has launched a closed pilot program in Sydney ahead of a broader, interstate launch mid-year.
Dr Vijay Paul and Dr Nishanth Krishnananthan, Vantari

This Australian medtech startup is bringing the power of virtual reality to healthcare

Vantari empowers doctors and patients to better visualise and read medical imaging such as CT and MRI scans. The company’s cutting-edge rendering technology takes the current visualisation of these images into Virtual Reality by creating an immersive and intuitive environment.
InMoment CEO Andrew Joiner

InMoment merger with Aussie company MaritzCX creates world’s largest CX company

InMoment and MaritzCX, recognised market leaders and proven innovators in the global customer experience (CX) sector, have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine the two companies.
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Here are the 6 biggest reasons why startups fail and how you can avoid...

In fact, despite lofty ideals and best intentions, 90% of startups fail. That number shouldn’t scare you—it should alert you to the fact that there are many pitfalls and obstacles on the road to business success.
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KPMG has established a new business specifically aimed to support Indigenous entrepreneurs

Building on a strong track record of investment in Indigenous Australia over the past 15 years, the launch of KPMG Indigenous Services will meet a growing demand for professional services from the 10,000-plus Indigenous enterprises across Australia.
Jo Palmer, Founder of Pointer Remote Roles

St.George is offering $100,000 to support Australia’s brightest business ideas

St.George is calling for nominations from entrepreneurs and small-medium enterprises (SMEs) across NSW, QLD and ACT to enter its Kick Start program to win a share of a $100,000 grant to help start their business or bring an idea for their existing business to life.
Coassemble CEO Ryan Macpherson

E-learning platform Coassemble lands $4.4m Series A funding round to democratize online training for...

Coassemble, a company democratizing online training for global brands, has announced a $4.4M Series A funding round led by Equity Venture Partners (EVP) and advised by Clinton Capital Partners.
Juggle Street Founder and father of four, David James

Childcare platform Juggle Street launches equity crowdfunding campaign, has grown to more than 93k...

The demand for flexible, last-minute childcare, as well as gig economy workers, is on the rise. Neighbourhood network, Juggle Street, has hit more than 93,000 registered users across Australia and New Zealand with 1000 plus new users signing up every week.
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FlexCareers and mwah launch CareerSwitch, a disruptive career transition startup tailored to the new...

Two organisations leading the way on the future of work - FlexCareers, Australia and New Zealand's #1 platform for flexible jobs, consulting and return-to-work programs, and mwah, a leading consultancy rethinking people and culture - have launched CareerSwitch, an innovative career transition and coaching business reinventing traditional outplacement models.

2020 vision: Here are 5 key trends that are shaping the Aussie retail industry...

Australia's retail industry, like the rest of the world, is going through a period of uncertainty and challenges. And so far 2020 has brought little relief for the struggling retail market, as evidenced by many big-box retailers shutting down shops or downsizing their operations to mitigate the economic downturn.
Founder and CEO of Her Lawyer Pty Ltd, Courtney Bowie

This founder of an innovative female-only law firm has been named a Telstra finalist

The firm aims to turn the traditional law firm on its head, being the first in the country catering solely for women-owned businesses.

These Aussie startup founders are looking to disrupt the active lifestyle market by putting...

Seasoned startup founders Andrew Jacobs, Joe-Bramwell-Smith and Mikkel Bergmann have announced the launch of their new disruptive Aussie RetailTech business Kitfit.
LiveTiles co-founders Karl Redenbach, and Peter Nguyen-Brown

Two of Australia’s fastest growing SaaS companies LiveTiles and Canva have partnered for global...

The integration will provide LiveTiles’ end users with access to Canva’s best-of-breed and simple to use graphic design tools and library of designs without having to leave the LiveTiles platform.

Meet the innovative social enterprise that is curating office spaces like art galleries

Award-winning social enterprise, ColourSpace, is bringing art-as-a-service to Sydney, on a mission to turn cities into galleries supporting local artists.

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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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