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HCF Caltalyst accelerator returns to help health tech startups shape the future of Australian...

The 12-week program, in partnership with Slingshot, is now in its fourth year and offers participants access to HCF mentors and hands-on resources such as funding, industry relationship-building, and strategic guidance to turn their ideas into investment-ready businesses.

Venture studio BlueChilli has opened applications for the tech accelerator designed specifically for female-led...

Australian venture studio and innovation group BlueChilli has opened applications for round three of its award-winning SheStarts program, the country’s...

The Aussie independent retail sector is among best performing in the world

Research from industry-leading cloud-based point of sale software company Vend reveals Australia’s independent retailers are among the best performing in the world, ringing...

Australia’s online advertising continues year-on-year growth to reach $9 billion

The latest IAB Online Advertising Expenditure Report, prepared by PwC, reveals that whilst year on year growth has slowed (7.1% compared to 11% in 2018) reflecting the downturn in Australia’s overall advertising market, all online revenue categories have experienced growth
One10 Founder, Geoff Gourley

Introducing One10Virtual: a new accelerator platform and program creating positive social and environmental impact

One10Virtual is a cutting-edge accelerator platform and learning program for founders and entrepreneurs that want to create a positive social or environmental impact through their startups.

Half of Australia’s small businesses consider throwing in the towel, but resilience keeps them...

New research released by accounting software provider Reckon reveals that resilience can make or break a business, with high resilience doubling the success of small business owners.

Kick-start your dream business in just 5 days with this entrepreneurship challenge

Future Females is launching an exciting free five-day challenge ‘5 Days to Start’, to support 2,000 entrepreneurs to take five active steps towards turning their ideas into a real business, from February 4th – 8th 2019.

This Melbourne-based startup has raised AU$15 million in Series A funding round led by...

Melbourne-based Elenium Automation recently announced it has raised AU$15million in Series A funding from high profile investors, spearheaded by Acorn Capital.

Tech-based staffing solution Sidekicker has clinched AU$10 million in partnership with SEEK

Technology-based contingent staffing company Sidekicker has raised AUD$10 million in funding from SEEK, a global leader in building and scaling online employment...

Christmas is not always merry for Australia’s small businesses: 3 out of 5 SMEs...

If Christmas 2019 is anything like last year, Australians will collectively spend around $51.5 billion between mid-November and 25 December. However, a study by Honeycomb Strategy on behalf of OnDeck Australia, found that the festive season can bring disruption to SMEs.

Far North Qld startup TomKat receives seed investment of $600k to help save the...

Far north QLD fishers secured a $450k seed investment round lead by the Australian Food & Farming Fund to launch its sustainable alternative to polystyrene boxes and single use plastic.

You can now get expert advice in the palm of your hands on home...

Echofied empowers consumers and enables them to access hundreds of independent professionals across home loans, finance, real estate, superannuation, insurance, legal, accounting and business at their own convenience, no matter what the time without giving away any personal information.

Are the federal budget initiatives for SMEs really what the small businesses wanted?

The federal government released its budget with some initiatives that were targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs). However,...

This communications and content company lands $2m funding round to bring first-of-its-kind Virtual Reality...

Curiious, the communication, technology and content company, has announced it has closed a $2 million funding round from a core group of...

A female startup founder is opening up about Silicon Valley ‘casting couch’ as she...

The female cofounder of an Aussie startup has revealed the hidden misogyny and sexual harassment that exists within the Silicon Valley investment...
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.

Australia’s largest startup survey reveals first slump in startup business numbers in 4 years

12.5% fewer startups were active in 2018 than in 2017, in a result compiled in collaboration with world-leading data analysis organisation Data61.

This Aussie wholesale food platform has raised AU$1.4 million to get a larger share...

Foodbomb, a wholesale food platform for the food service industry in Australia, recently announced a AU$1.4 million investment led by EVP Fund...

This Aussie software company has partnered with Microsoft to release a corporate wellness solution

LiveTiles (ASX: LVT), an innovative software company that empowers users to create their own intelligent workplace experience, is pleased to announce the...

90% of organisations say employee legislation and awards are confusing or contradictory, and need...

New research from Australia’s leading network in payroll training, consultancy and advisory has found that more than 9 in 10 organisations find government legislation or employee awards difficult to interpret, with most agreeing that many of these clauses need to be revised or made simpler.

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How To Grow Your Business and Profits with Jason Cunningham [CHEAT...

Recorded guerrilla-style in the basement of York Butter Factory, the linked video course is a rollicking, authoritative lesson (with some colourful language, mind you) from someone who has been through it all. In this Cheat Sheet, we cover three hot tips from the lesson, with a focus on helping business owners grow and increase profitability: Why entrepreneurs need to think about “the end," why cash flow is king – no matter what you’ve heard, and why you need to have a vision for success.

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Five ways to manage your time by managing yourself, with Helen...

Finding the time to tackle everything is one of the greatest challenges faced by business owners. To help time-starved business owners work smarter and not harder, we spoke with Helen Ebdon. The director of Affirming Business and Executive Coaching, she’s a serial entrepreneur who started her first business at age 25. She’s built and run direct marketing and communications businesses and she’s also the creator of the Take 15 Program for business effectiveness.

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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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