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Business insolvency is a very real risk for many new and existing Australian small businesses, but countless business owners are not spotting warning signs...

Sydney company Kontented wants to become “the Netflix of bite-sized content” aimed at the millennial generation with its mobile youth web platform and video network, SnackableTV.

Understanding and implementing current marketing trends is crucial to success, as it allows business owners to stay at the top of their respective industry and ensures objectives are achieved.

The private sector led, NSW Government-backed Jobs for NSW is calling on business accelerators, incubators and other start-up partnering services to sign up to the new Sydney Startup Hub, which it’s hoped will rival similar venues around the world.

Just as disruptive start-ups are rethinking almost every industry out there, alternative lenders are assessing risk in an innovative way, using big data in real time to enable more businesses to get the capital they need for growth.

The SME Index survey found the top three business goals for SMEs in 2017 are enhancing products and services, hiring new staff and improving accounting systems.

Working with on demand workers, particularly experienced C-suite executives, is a great way to bring in best practice from outside your company and upskill your existing talent in a way that fits with your business.

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.

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.

Many scoff at networking, dismissing it as manipulative – using others to become more successful. Others believe networking is for the Donald Trumps of the world – those born into wealth and privilege who can use money and social clout to sway others to their will. Networking is neither of those.

There were 700,000 ransomware attacks in Australia between January and May 2016 alone. With Australia’s reputably strong economy and digitally-integrated businesses and consumers, we’re the perfect target.

Cyberattacks have been part of Australian organisations’ landscape for a long time now, and as businesses embark on a ‘digital-first’ approach we are seeing the cyber threat landscape expanding. Today, there are more cyberattacks, data leaks and ransomware activities than ever before.

Automated debt collection company ezyCollect has closed its oversubscribed capital raising at $1.25 million in a round led by Tank Stream Ventures.

Efic, Australia’s export finance agency, has launched the new Small Business Export Loan to help SME exporters access the finance easier and quicker

Flex Able Jobs is a new online job board targeted exclusively at skilled professionals seeking flexible work arrangements and has already signed on ANZ

Bank aversion to unsecured SME loans has led to a $240 billion yearly opportunity for investors according to online marketplace invoice lender, FundX

Commercial real estate disrupter JAGONAL has launched with over 6,000 listings of offices for sale or lease - 65 per cent of Australia’s vacant office space

Coworking is all the rage nowadays because it has been found that shared or flexible working spaces can greatly benefit SMEs, freelancers and start-ups

Efic director Andrew Watson discusses how 2016 will be a mixed year for the world economy and the significant export opportunities that exist for SMEs

Australia has an excellent economic relationship with China and with its growing economy and rising middle class more Aussie SME exporters should look there

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