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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.
Testing and real-time monitoring might sound like basic things every organisation is already doing, but this is not the case, and our mission is to educate the market.
The outcome was a lightweight and thoroughly considered design that was BPA free and non-toxic; the world’s first barista standard reusable cup, KeepCup was born.
In July 2012, while managing a large Westpac branch, he came across an interview with the founder of a well-known personal budgeting company which claimed they had created a new category in personal finance.
Xref, at its core, is an automated, cloud-based candidate referencing platform – that in itself is a major win for its clients in terms of the time and money they save on resources otherwise wasted on calling and chasing referees.
Westpac’s annual Innovation Challenge is one way that we support Australian businesses with the drive and imagination to shape the future of Australia. I’d like to congratulate all of this year’s finalists and the winner, Surgical Partners, for the outstanding quality of their ideas
Westpac recently announced the five finalists for its Innovation Challenge, a platform for entrepreneurs to put forward innovative new solutions to further improve Australia’s healthcare sector.
Back in 2003 Emily McWaters decided at the age of 20 to drop out of law school and start an online gifting service with her 10,000 worth of life savings
Peer-to-peer lending has already grown significantly in the UK and the US, but remains in its early stages in Australia. However, it's now set to take off
During the last few weeks we’ve seen the government go through what is most likely the worst politician travel scandal in the history of Australia. here is a list of five tools that could have prevented it.
Fintech start-up Stockspot raises an additional $1.25 million to manage more Australians’ money smarter...
Stockspot, Australia’s first ever online, automated investment adviser and fund manager, has raised an additional $1.25 million to help it reach more Australians and enhance its product.
Australian social media network Nabo has secured additional funding from its initial launch investors
Australia’s first hyper-local social media network, Nabo, recently successfully completed an additional round of funding from investors Seven West Media and Reinventure, an independent...
Westpac is calling on start-ups and agribusiness entrepreneurs to develop new ideas to revolutionise Australia’s agricultural sector as part of a competition called the...
As you might have heard, Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer is looking to end the reign of PowerPoint within the company, stopping the ‘death by...
Banking on Google Glass? Pocketbook – which lets users aggregate your finances in one app – thinks innovation in banking will revolve around Glass, among other things. The start-up says it has begun working with cutting-edge technology around Glass.
Westpac’s new corporate venture capital (CVC) fund, Reinventure, is less than a week old and already has made an investment. SocietyOne raises $8.5 million SocietyOne is...
LinkedIn or bust? That might explain the view of many Australians as get in on the world’s largest professional networking group at a furious...
In case you didn’t know, Australians are cutting a huge slice off the cake of the multi-billion dollar apps industry. From broadcast media to...
Last year, Commonwealth Bank debuted on the BrandZ Top 100 ranking, becoming the first Australian brand to do so. This year, three more broke into the elite league – ANZ Bank, Westpac and Woolworths. Together, the four Aussie brands surged in value by a combined US$54.5 billion, reflecting Australian brands’ growing expansion into the rest of Asia.
Brisbane is keen to spread the word: floods won’t dampen spirits or finances for long. Industry forecasters, IBISWorld, predict the city will receive a $10 billion economic boost due to rebuilding efforts, while Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Campbell Newman says it’s vital at this time to assure business and industry that Brisbane has resumed operations.
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