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Which factors are influencing the price of Bitcoin and other crypto currencies?

If you’re interested in taking advantage of the recent Bitcoin boom by buying the coin on an exchange, or trading it through derivatives (such as CFDs) via a broker like easyMarkets, you first need to understand what factors influence the price of this token.

Beam Australia launches $1.5M world-first start-up to improve diversity, tackle burnout and support hybrid...

Beam helps organisations improve hybrid and flexible work design, recognise new risks in a hybrid workplace, create a more inclusive workforce and tackle fast-accelerating issues such as employee burnout.

Why you should consider developing systems and software in-house from scratch

Of course, there are always pros and cons to developing your own systems. The obvious con is simply having the time and resources to design and build an entirely new system from scratch.

A look at the Hospitality industry, one year on from the onset of COVID-19...

The adoption of digitisation just doesn’t stop at restaurants and cafes though. It has reached anywhere food and beverage is sold including stadiums and theme parks.

The inaugural Tech Nation International Growth Programme launches in Australia

This week sees 11 red-hot UK tech scale ups kick start the Tech Nation International Growth Programme in the land Down Under, stimulating jobs, new ideas, partnerships, and investment into Australia’s technology sector.

Managed IT services make the difference for Small & Medium Businesses future prospect

However, the demands of managing an IT department may be too much for SMBs to handle. These businesses usually have a small number of workers. The budget allocation is also limited, and workspace too.

Three entrepreneurs reveal how startups can use TikTok to grow their brand

Its fabled algorithm, coupled with a focus on authentic, unpolished content has given even the smallest of brands unparalleled opportunity to reach large audiences quickly and form genuine connections with their customers.

Monarc Global helping airlines and private charter operators to work together.

The program allows users to access TRAVECH and its unique multi-point API; operators can partner with other operators to share their fleet, obtain global reach, and access the aircraft’s instant live availability and accurate prices.

Groundbreaking app requires kids to answer math questions to unlock their favourite phone apps

1Question transforms this time into a learning experience by requiring a child to answer a study question before they can open their favourite apps

How to find the best partnerships to align with your startup’s growth plans

I truly believe strategic partnerships should be a part of every startup’s journey, as they help nurture relationships with others in the same industry, and help grow both your business and others’.

Australian businesses to lead by example in this new era for retail shopping.

The ripples from the pandemic will be felt for months and years to come, but a recovering economy, a reduced unemployment rate and growing consumer confidence are providing a very welcome glimpse of a new era of post-pandemic retail.

Australia’s virtual card technology secures a further $1.7 million in Series A funding.

DiviPay solves a common pain point for small and large businesses alike: issuing corporate cards to staff while staying in control of spending and collecting receipts and accounting data.

Expert guide on how to tackle business’ growing pains for Small Businesses.

Growing your business is a common goal for most business owners. While it seems like a natural desire for anyone who owns a business, the path to growth can be a rocky one, especially if you don’t have a few key things in place first. Successful growth comes down to five important traits: people, process, training, culture and technology.

Penny the Pig: World’s pioneering kid-friendly Bitcoin piggy bank unveiled.

Kid-friendly crypto piggy bank, Penny the Pig, integrates with crypto wallets like Coinbase and Metamask, and will enable mining in next product iteration.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s x15ventures invests $1 million in Identitii’s subsidiary, Payble

x15ventures invests $1.0 million to acquire a minority stake in Payble, with funds used to accelerate growth plans. Payble is x15ventures’ first minority equity investment. Payble leverages Identitii’s participation in the ACCC’s Consumer Data Right(CDR) Trial, to fix failed and late payments before they happen. x15ventures has appointed Chris Austin to Payble’s Board of Directors

Ollee, Australia’s pioneer local and ethical Business to Business marketplace launched

Connecting purpose driven Australian brands with retailers and businesses Australia wide, Ollee makes it easier for buyers to find natural, organic, ethical and eco-friendly products that a growing number of their customers are seeking today. A first of its kind, many brands have signed up already and onto the Ollee Marketplace platform, giving buyers access to many products at their fingertips, covering categories from food and drinks, health and beauty, home and lifestyle, kids, pets, fashion and jewellery, cards, gifts and more.

Health & lifestyle startup Sundose, raises US$6 million in Series A funding round.

Warsaw-based direct-to-consumer personalised supplement platform Sundose has raised $6 million in a Series A round led by DX Ventures and Atmos Ventures.

Protect your business from becoming the next cyber security cautionary tale

A recent survey conducted by the Australian Cyber Security Center found that small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) who outsourced their IT security believe they are better protected than they really are, and that one in five SMBs didn’t know ‘phishing’.

Four crucial considerations to keep in mind when designing & creating a catchy website

Creating a catchy website is not only about aesthetic design but also about functionality and excellent performance. The website should be user-friendly, easily accessible, easily located, and engaging.

The unequivocal requisite for strong customer communications within hybrid-working environments

Implementing remote-work operations was on the minds of many business owners well before the pandemic, just on a more gradual scale. While those that were embracing it then were doing so out of choice, last year it became a necessity. Australia, thus far, is ahead of the curve in its handling of the pandemic - with many offices nationwide busy again - a hybrid model, which presents both challenges and opportunities, has taken over. Therefore, building a business with strong communication weaved into its fabric is crucial.

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Five essential things to get right if you want to raise...

So you’ve got a brilliant idea, or maybe you’ve even started building your nascent business, but you think it might help to bring on some extra money. You try to raise the money, but wherever you go it seems there are roadblocks and challenges, and it’s difficult to know where to start. To help tackle this tricky tropic, we interviewed Bryan Vadas. He’s the founder of iPledg (Australia’s leading crowdfunding platform for creative, commercial, charitable and community projects) and Capital Exchange Australia (an education and funding platform for startups).

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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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