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Aussie logistics start-up Ofload secures AU$2.8M seed funding led by Maersk

Aussie logistics start-up Ofload secures AU$2.8M seed funding led by Maersk

In order to address the significant issue of wastage in the road freight industry, Ofload’s digital platform live matches quality shippers with vetted and reliable carriers―reducing empty miles and idle time for small to medium businesses and ultimately providing better service at a lower price.
Socialsuite secures $1.5 million funding as social issues pressure not-for-profits

Socialsuite secures $1.5 million funding as social issues add pressure on not-for-profits

The proceeds from the capital raise will be used to support growth and continue to enhance the product.
From India to Melbourne: the rise and rise of digital media tyro, Sagar Sethi - Xugar

From India to Melbourne: the rise and rise of the digital media tyro, Sagar...

So confident is Xugar in its ability to deliver the digital goods it created something during the COVID-19 crisis called the 'Trust Package' which guarantees results or the client won't be charged.
Safeguarding your business against the impending insolvency rise - Immediation

Safeguarding your business against the impending insolvency rise – Immediation

There is an increasingly important role for external mediators and facilitators to support Australian businesses and entrepreneurs get back on their feet by using their skills to ensure that the conversations that need to be had between employers and employees are handled clearly, consistently and compassionately.
Sendle raises $19 million to help small businesses thrive, as eCommerce grows

Sendle raises $19 million to help small businesses thrive, as eCommerce grows in Australia...

The additional capital will be used to ensure Sendle’s network is stronger and more reliable than ever, and ensure small businesses can deliver to increased customer demand in the coming months and ahead of Christmas.
Sydney-based Lyka Pet Food secures $1.57 million in funding during the recession

Sydney-based Lyka Pet Food secures $1.57 million in funding during the recession

Lyka successfully addresses two key needs of the modern dog owner: nutritious produce in a delivery subscription format that suits their lifestyle.”
Insurtech disruptor Open receives backing from AirTree to support its global growth

Insurtech disruptor Open receives backing from AirTree to support its global growth

By using tech to automate insurance, from quote to claim, we’ve significantly improved the product experience, simplifying insurance for brokers, brands and customers” Jason Wilby, co-founder and CEO of Open said.
Longtail UX gets an extra $2.25 million led by Woolworths Group’s VC arm W23

Longtail UX secures $2.25 million supplementary investment led by Woolworths Group’s VC arm W23

The investment will further support Longtail UX’s international expansion and delivery of its full self-service platform, as well as enhancing the launch of Longtail UX’s new product - LUX Shopping.
Digital Wine Ventures raises $6m to fund launch of a wine trade marketplace

Digital Wine Ventures raises $6m to fund launch of a wine trade marketplace

The volume of cases processed through the cloud-based platform over the last three months doubled as Australians took advantage of online ordering to purchase from their favourite wineries as an alternative to visiting retail outlets and shopping centres.
Transitioning to a hybrid workforce - Expert insight from a technology chief at Poly

Transitioning to a hybrid workforce – Expert insight from a technology chief at Poly

Ultimately hybrid working is a change that offers both employees and employers flexibility and choice, where collaboration and communication drive productivity, and where businesses thrive through motivated and engaged teams.
Why bad checkout experiences are hurting small business - Fast chief's insight

Why bad checkout experiences are hurting small business – Insight from a chief at...

If you want to sell something – anything – online, Fast makes it easy for you to do so.
Operating in the cloud to drive retail innovation - A Vend founder's take

Operating in the cloud to drive retail innovation – A Vend founder’s take

While this was once dependent almost exclusively on beautiful products and memorable service, savvy retailers are now leveraging the power of the cloud technology to build sophisticated, streamlined and sustainable businesses.
Australia’s most sturdy esports franchise, ORDER, publicly launches Series B funding

Australia’s most sturdy esports franchise, ORDER, publicly launches Series B funding

For any sporting organisation to thrive in recent times, they have to have taken risks and driven a fan-first culture.
Curiosity or Catastrophe – How managers can impact employees in the second wave

Curiosity or Catastrophe – How managers can impact employees in the second wave

Remember, as a manager you’ve had some practice at this in lockdown one, and whilst it feels different, there is a constant here.
Whether you’re just getting started or have been running your business for years, making the decision to hire your first employee is a significant one, especially today in a time of increased uncertainty.

How to know when it’s time to bring on an extra pair of hands...

Whether you’re just getting started or have been running your business for years, making the decision to hire your first employee is a significant one, especially today in a time of increased uncertainty.
Stone & Chalk acquires Ribit, digital matchmaker for students and businesses

Stone & Chalk acquires Ribit, digital matchmaker for students and businesses

We will continue to ensure that students from every institution around Australia can access the most rewarding jobs and career opportunities in the country and to ensure as much talent as possible is able to flow to the sectors with the highest growth potential.
In the battle between freemium and free trial, there’s one clear winner - Zuora insight

In the battle between freemium and free trial, there’s one clear winner – Zuora...

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Technology Sydney and published in Management Science found that the free trial model is more effective than the freemium model.
Neuromersiv just received a million dollars in grant funding for VR neurorehabilitation

Neuromersiv, a MedTech startup developing a VR solution for neurorehabilitation just received $1 million...

“We plan to position ourselves as a world-leading, clinically validated VR based rehabilitation therapy solution”, Neuromersiv’s CEO, Anshul Dayal said.
CareApp funded to connect families with aged care residents during COVID-19

CareApp receives $500k funding to expand its app connecting families with aged care residents...

The funding will help us to support up to six additional staff within our Adelaide team, including developers and account managers to deliver the service to new customers.
Productivity: Hacks, habits and routines to efficiently and effectively run businesses

Productivity power up: Hacks, habits and routines to ensure businesses run efficiently and effectively

Even if we’re the most efficient, organised, time-management obsessed humans, it’s meaningless unless we’re also being effective.

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Five essential ingredients for a humming homepage with James Tuckerman [FREE...

Most homepages dedicate too much of their valuable space to predictable and generally unhelpful information, such as the purpose of the business, their products and services, their achievements and needy invitations to ‘buy, buy, buy’ or ‘contact us for a free consultation on no obligation quote’. Effective homepages focus on the needs and wants of the customer.

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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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