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Fall in love with your business again: How to make an old, existing business...

Melissa Haywood, Head of Vistaprint Australia shares some tips on how to help make your old or existing business feel like new.
HashChing CEO Arun Maharaj

HashChing completes successful capital raise to transform its mortgage brokerage platform

Leading Australian mortgage broker platform, HashChing has announced it has recently completed a successful capital raise. HashChing has over 60,000 customers who have utilised the platform to find better loans and make lending more efficient for mortgage brokers.
Naby Mariyam, Coverhero

Insurtech startup launches Hustle Cover to protect freelancers and entrepreneurs in Australia’s growing gig...

Coverhero, a new Australian insurtech company, has announced that its first product Hustle Cover, an instant and customisable income protection insurance product tailored for gig workers, launches today in Australia.
William Choi, Posture360

The Aussie company with world-first wearable tech preventing back pain in the workplace [VIDEO]

With offices in Seoul and Melbourne, the Australian-based Posture360 has declared war on back pain with its innovative technology. A back pain sufferer himself, William Choi has been in the posture business for almost a decade and saw a gap in the market.
Spoke Phone co-founders Jason Kerr and Kieron Lawson

Spoke Phone raises $6.7 million Series A funding round to kill the desk phone

Mobile voice company Spoke Phone announced it has raised $6.7 million in Series A funding, in a capital raising round led by Australian venture capital firm, Marbruck Investments, with support from New Zealand-based Icehouse Ventures and Sir Stephen Tindall’s K1W1 fund.
Helen Roberts

What is holding women back in New Zealand and Australia’s financial advising industry?

A collaborative study by the University of Otago and RMIT University Melbourne has explored reasons for the low level of women in New Zealand and Australia’s financial advising industry.

3 key business tips for startups down under looking to succeed in the new...

From fintech’s, to e-commerce, to blockchain, to other nascent tech firms, we are becoming a well-connected ecosystem of entrepreneurs that are helping the country become an innovations and inventions hub.
Tracy Angwin, CEO of the Australian Payroll Association

New year, new rules: Payroll expert reveals 6 crucial employee awards and legislative changes...

A new suite of major changes to employee awards and legislation will come into effect this year, with a leading payroll expert warning large organisations and SMEs that they must comply with them or face consequences by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Adam Crow and Damon McMillan, Blended Digital

Why blending software rather than focusing on one vendor will be the way of...

Blended Digital, a marketing automation and digital transformation consultancy, founded by Adam Crow and Damon McMillan, smashed its first-year financial targets to surpass the million-dollar mark and is projecting significant growth into its second year.

Are e-wallets a threat to society? The threats presented by the rise of mobile...

And our love affair with apps and all things mobile show no signs of abating. With a few taps we could own the latest high-end fashion accessory or purchase a car. We walk around with virtual banks in our palms, making seamlessly transactions across borders.

Expert identifies 7 acts of food fraud that every Australian food brand should watch...

A leading food safety certification and training organisation explains the seven types of food fraud that all Australian businesses in the food supply chain – from farmers to manufacturers – need to look out for.
Jarred Baker, Groupee

Millennial-focused fintech app Groupee launches world’s first instant pay sharing platform

Millennial-focused fintech Groupee is pioneering the social payments landscape, introducing a world-first, real-time payment app that allows groups of people to instantly share the cost of any purchase, anytime and anywhere that accepts Visa tap-and-go payments.
Ben Hutt, CEO and Managing Director of Evergen

Australian renewable energy company Evergen secures its first international software licensing agreement in South...

Evergen, one of Australia’s fastest growing renewable energy systems and software provider today announced its first international software distribution deal, partnering with South African battery storage distributor Midnight Sun Energy Storage Systems.

Do millionaires lease or buy cars? A look into the vehicular habits of the...

As tempting as the proposition of leasing a car sounds, the rich actually prioritize their needs before diving into this deal. Generally speaking, there are some basic considerations to ponder upon before leasing anything.

The benefits of game-based learning for compliance training [SPONSORED]

While there have been numerous innovations to improve the effectiveness of compliance training, one that has shown extraordinary results is game-based learning.

Are you building a supply chain startup? Here are 6 tips you should keep...

The supply chain landscape is highly competitive, and without a solid plan in place, you will most likely not see through your first year. As long as you focus on your end game and are prepared to put in the time to go the distance, you will have every chance of success.

Get your head in the game: 5 things to know about mentally preparing for...

After recently securing our first round of funding from 8 experienced investors, we learned that there are 5 key things you can do to mentally prepare for the exciting but brutal process that is raising capital.
Selda Kaplan and Michael Kambouridis, RideshareTax

How a rideshare experience led two accountants to start a new fintech startup

Founded by qualified accountants, Selda Kaplan and Michael Kambouridis, Rideshare Tax has now officially launched to the Australian rideshare community and it already has the support of rideshare giant, Uber.
EzySt Mick Jarvie, Damian Funnell, and Ben Everitt

New Australian fuel app promises to be a game-changer for industry and motorists

EzySt differs from existing fuel pricing apps and schemes: it delivers special prices from multiple retailers straight to the user’s mobile phone (cheaper than advertised prices), doesn’t rely on crowd-sourced information, and is free to download and use.
Shane Kerr, Hear Me Talk

These two startups are bringing accessibility to email via an app that reads emails...

Hear Mail reads text aloud, enabling users to check their inboxes hands-free. The app also allows users to skip from a current email to the next, or delete spam at any point along the way.

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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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