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Say cheese! ‘Selfies’ set to make Australian SMBs online lending much more secure

Sail Business Loans is unveiling a new biometric security solution that uses a simple selfie to confirm user’s identities against official forms of ID, such as a passport or driver’s license.

This Perth-based search fund accelerator is redefining the term ‘entrepreneur’

An entrepreneur is not simply someone with an idea for an app. Many business people have what it takes...

Alternative lending startup Lumi secures $8 million in funding to expand operations

Australian financial technology company and alternative lender, Lumi, has announced it has completed an $8 million capital raise in a bid to turbocharge business...

An expert reveals 7 reasons why major companies get caught in employee underpayment scandals

Every few months sees a major employee underpayment scandal – companies announcing that they have made payroll errors that have impacted thousands...

Qumpit: online queuing, with benefits

Some things in life need to be spelled out very simply before they have any impact. Like learning how to say the name of new business ‘Qumpit,’ a digital startup that aims to provide a physical queuing experience online.

Here are key personalisation tactics to improve customer engagements

Customers today are faced with an overwhelming number of choices in everything they do. The digitisation of everything has led to consumers...

Looking to take the next step? How to use a business credit card to...

Getting a business credit card when you first start your venture helps separate your business and personal finances, which makes good financial sense. That, however, is just the beginning of how a business credit card can help you succeed.

Aussie fintech start-up Pelikin has partnered with insurance company Travel By Us

Working to enhance their already accomplished product offering, Aussie fintech start-up Pelikin, has announced an exciting partnership with Travel By Us, a Sydney based travel insurance company for Australians.

From $10k in savings to $2 million a month in sales: How two teenage...

Today, Oz Hair & Beauty employs 25 people, and is turning over $2 million a month – establishing the website to one of the leading haircare and beauty platforms in Australia.
David Davies, founder AgUnity

This Brisbane entrepreneur left banking to build a disruptive agtech startup, now looks to...

Former Goldman Sachs and Lehman Bros banker David Davies, founder of impact startup and agtech business AgUnity, recently announced the launch of its equity crowdfunding campaign with Equitise to raise $1.25 million.
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How startups are using explainer videos to sell their products successfully [VIDEO]

Here’s a list of the 10 best startup explainer videos that can offer you great inspiration for your own.
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Take your business on the road with the best tech for working remote in...

55% of Aussie small business owners run their businesses entirely from their smartphone. So, with a smartphone the only necessity for some business owners and fewer constraints tying you to that desk or cubicle, why not make 2020 the year that you explore remotely?

Who should be your co-founder? How to choose the right business partner [VIDEO]

Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. Not all entrepreneurs need co-founders,...

Here are 5 great tips on how to build business resilience in a climate...

It’s also critical to understand that contracting in fear is the worst response a leader can have to an economic crisis. In order to build business resilience, it’s time to push hard and get aggressive with your marketing spend.
Australian entrepreneur, Shark Tank judge and investor Andrew Banks

Entrepreneur Andrew Banks launches free online learning for Aussie parents during COVID-19

Business entrepreneur Andrew Banks today in partnership with ReadingIQ and ABCmouse has launched a free initiative to allow Aussie families to access its digital library and literacy platform for free.
MerchantSpring founders

Investible invests in seed funding round for e-commerce marketplace manager MerchantSpring

MerchantSpring’s self-service SaaS platform Marketplace Manager gives sellers a single view of all of their marketplace stores, making it easier for businesses of all sizes to optimise their product listings, improve SEO performance and increase sales across multiple countries and platforms.
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Befriending technology: Here are tools to help small businesses work smarter

While post-lockdown restrictions are easing, the situation remains complex in Australia and there are many restrictions that remain which will prevent businesses returning to ‘normal’ for the foreseeable future.

Bitcoin this, Bitcoin that. What’s all the hullabaloo about? This crypto-currency is whipping up...

Unless you have been living in a cave hidden under a rock trapped under the Titanic’s wreckage, you surely must have heard of Bitcoin...

A new Australian HealthTech Accelerator launches from the Gold Coast.

The Queensland Government’s coworking and innovation space, Cohort, has launched a brand new healthtech accelerator that is being backed by over 25 industry partners.

Investible welcomes new CEO, raises $50m fund positioning itself to lead in seed.

Investible expands its commitment to become Australia’s preeminent seed-stage investment group, announcing financial services industry veteran Rod Bristow as CEO and its plans to raise a second early-stage fund.

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The Top 5 Most Insanely Dumb Mistakes made by Rookie and...

LinkedIn is a professional and commercial platform. What you do on LinkedIn matters: it really matters, and if you’re not careful, your actions can backfire and tarnish your brand and your integrity. We're going to throw out a wild guess and say that you don’t want to get burned by your mistakes. Fair enough. This FREE REPORT from David Hobson has the five most common LinkedIn mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.

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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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