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According to David Thomas, "The Australian China SME Association has forged a ground breaking alliance with The Guangdong SME Association in China and many of its members have strong interest in investing in new technology and solutions from overseas.

In the past, some people lectured me about being so determined that a solution must exist and for never taking no for an answer. In reality, though, conviction combined with unconventional thinking is the only way I have been able to find better ways of doing things.

Cashrewards has seen tremendous success in creating an entirely new industry in Australia, achieving spectacular growth in less than four years. The company has grown from nothing to a 50+ person company, with a 2% share of the total national online shopping market.

The app currently has 32 vets approved to work across Melbourne with a target of 50 vets and 5,000 customers across Melbourne by September 2018.

Still waiting to see if this internet thing catches on? No, I didn’t think so. Obviously, the retail landscape has changed significantly in the...

Bookwell, beauty and wellness booking platform, has received a $1.25 million investment led by Gabby and Hezi Leibovich, founders of Catch Group - one of Australia’s leading eCommerce organisations.

Snooper, the crowdsourcing platform disrupting how brands and retailers collect data recently announced a $1 million AUD investment led by Microequities Venture Capital Fund to further accelerate growth in Australia.

Next Address Founder and CEO Julie O’Donohue’s own experience as an ex-real estate agent led her to create a platform that is transparent, offers a more affordable way of buying and selling property, saves people time and puts the customer in complete control.

The issue of unpaid invoices is one that’s familiar to every business owner. While most businesses have a few late payers to deal with, having too much of your cash flow held up can have a lasting impact on the overall health of your business for years to come.

Founded by singer and professional musician Javier Trueba, The Hip Stars Band is a cooperative of national musicians – singers and instrumentalists.

Business owners often look to Amazon for inspiration to success. The commerce and cloud computing giant’s profits rise every year, with 2017 seeing net sales revenue of over 177 billion.

It feels to me like the so-called mentors, disingenuous startup advisors and pseudo entrepreneurs are cheating the guys who have actually been in the trenches - and charging a premium for their empty advice.

Known as Industry 4.0, the Predictive Maintenance market is expected to be a USD $5bn industry by 2021. With its disruptive FitMachine technology and uniquely customer-focused business model, MOVUS is poised to rapidly capture share in this growing market.

Start-ups, social entrepreneurs and charities can now submit their tech solutions to the Optus Future Makers program for their chance to secure a share of $300,000 in funding and the opportunity to work with some of Australia’s best talent to help bring their ideas to life.

The eight carefully selected founders lead successful businesses across different industries such as healthtech, agritech, real estate, wellness and fashion.

Vygo works as a mobile platform that helps university students improve grades with better access to affordable peer tutors, whilst also giving students a ‘business in a box’ to earn money on campus, tutoring classes they have recently aced.

The new platform has already successfully matched over 1,500 mentors to mentees and Art of Mentoring is looking to reach their first 10,000 matches by June 2018.

The capital will also be used to drive further global growth of the platform, which has seen its user base explode from 1.1 million to 3 million users over the last 12 months. The business plans to triple its headcount, growing to a team of 75 over the coming months.

Today turning your business into an ass-kickin’ data-driven company is quite easy, so it’s time to get rid of robot domination scenarios in your head and take a look at the benefits the future has to offer.

The overwhelming response among investors eager pay $50 to be among DC Power Co’s first 95,000 customers set a record for the world’s biggest equity crowdfunding launch.

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