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How to sell your business – Invest to Exit (ebook)

This eBook by celebrated Australian entrepreneur and lecturer Dr Tom McKaskill features strategies for profitable exits by angel and VC investors.

Need a finance template for a bank loan?

Are you seeking a template that is purposely designed to accompany a business bank loan? BusinessPlans.com.au has prepared hundreds of business plans for bank loans...

Angel investors are important for Australian growth

Angels are private people investing their own money and their own time (experience, expertise, networks) in high growth companies. The 2008 survey conducted by the Australian Association of Angel Investors Limited (AAAI) estimated that there are 16,100 Australians who can identify as active angel investors. Together those individuals, in 2008, invested an estimated $1.69b in over 5,000 entrepreneurial companies, which fuelled over 35,000 jobs.

Future Capital invests into OurWishingWell.com

The Future Capital Development Fund has invested into OurWishingWell.com, an Australian online gift registry service.

Are you seeking capital? August is 'Venture Capital Month' at Anthill!

So you have the commitment, the creativity, the cojones. But do you have the capital! This August, we've decided to explore the many facets of capital raising - from angel investment and grants to venture capital and private equity. For want of a better name, we're calling this exercise Anthill's VC Month.

Are you seeking capital? August is ‘Venture Capital Month’ at Anthill!

So you have the commitment, the creativity, the cojones. But do you have the capital! This August, we've decided to explore the many facets of capital raising - from angel investment and grants to venture capital and private equity. For want of a better name, we're calling this exercise Anthill's VC Month.

Seeking venture capital? Need angel funding?

This first event in Anthill's upcoming 'Tunnel Talk' series, held in conjunction with Design Victoria, is a two-part initiative developed for business builders, commercial innovators, aspiring entrepreneurs and creative professionals seeking to identify investment ready ideas and acquire growth capital.

Two Free Tickets – Domenic Carosa Workshop (Valued at $2,950 each!)

Domenic Carosa, a former BRW Young Rich List Member, is running a workshop designed to teach attendees how to accelerate business growth through the...

Pitch Club delivers a knockout to Melbourne

Pitch Club in partnership with Melbourne Angels hosted its latest event in Melbourne last week. Over 140 people attended the event at Life.lab in the...

Survey: high-net-worth individuals are looking to invest in private companies

With business and consumer confidence languishing, it would be logical to think that investor confidence would be similarly depressed. However, according to a recent survey of 4,169 Australian investors conducted by Wholesale Investor, investor sentiment is buoyant.

Succession planning for strategic success

Like the royal successions that have taken place for centuries, succession planning is all about being ready for the future. However, unlike the monarchy, today’s succession planning in business not only focuses on replacing talent, but also on developing the talent that will fulfil the organisation’s long-term goals. Is your organisation prepared for a changing of the guard?

Crisis creates once in a lifetime opportunity

The current global financial crisis has been described as a “once in a lifetime recession”. However savvy business owners, entrepreneurs and investors recognise it as a once in a lifetime opportunity to make money.

Lessons learnt this year = more profit next year

There is an old saying: "If you aim at nothing you will hit the target with amazing accuracy." If you want to improve the results in your business, you need a target to aim for and a system for monitoring progress.

Taking the Reins: The risks and rewards of a management buyout

For most managers, conducting a management buyout (MBO) can be a life-changing experience. An MBO offers the management team (either as a whole or a few individuals) an opportunity to purchase the business from its current shareholders, usually with the backing of a private equity fund. The transaction allows the individuals involved to enjoy a significant stake in their own business and be given the opportunity to "run the show".

Australia’s Master Innovators speak their minds

Last week, we posted the first in a series of video excerpts from a panel discussion at the 2009 Anthill Smart 100 Awards, held in April at Digital Harbour in Melbourne's docklands. We received lots of positive feedback about Liesl Capper's insights on innovation and commercialisation in Australia, but it turns out you are an impatient bunch. So here we're posting the introductory insights of all five members of our master innovator panel - Ryan Trainor, Campbell Rose, Janine Kirk, Liesl Capper and Tim Pethick. We'll post part two – a more free form discussion – next week.

Australia's Master Innovators speak their minds

Last week, we posted the first in a series of video excerpts from a panel discussion at the 2009 Anthill Smart 100 Awards, held in April at Digital Harbour in Melbourne's docklands. We received lots of positive feedback about Liesl Capper's insights on innovation and commercialisation in Australia, but it turns out you are an impatient bunch. So here we're posting the introductory insights of all five members of our master innovator panel - Ryan Trainor, Campbell Rose, Janine Kirk, Liesl Capper and Tim Pethick. We'll post part two – a more free form discussion – next week.

How to improve the value of your business

SPONSORED EDITORIAL As a business owner contemplating an exit, you need to be strategic but opportunistic. While your levers of long–term business value are your people,...

The art of simplicity

If the simplest ideas are often the best, it stands to reason that simplicity is the essence of successful business. Growing companies are confronted with complexity every day. We asked three busy professionals to weigh in on the art of simplicity.

Grooming your business for exit

Pointers for maximising value when selling your business Getting the best price when selling your company is a little like selling a property or vehicle...

Media shake up – only the moguls will gain

The Packer deal took everybody by surprise. It coincided perfectly with the media reform announcements, but in fact had more to do with maximising shareholder value than with media reforms.

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