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A tech start-up has secured over $900,000 in investment to put every employee at...

Tech start-up PlanDo, a new career management platform which encourages individuals to ‘self-direct’ their careers, has secured an investment of $916,000

Governments world over are finally walking the talk when it comes to supporting start-ups

Start-ups and SMEs in general have many enviable characteristics, among them being passion, ambition, risk taking and forward thinking. Unfortunately, healthy cash flow has never...

Growth beyond our shores: Are you are beating the odds by “e-Exporting”?

According to the OECD, Australian exports rose from 18 per cent of GDP to 21 per cent from 2004 to 2010, with a 23...

Australia ranks high on innovation but low on the environment, says OECD report

Australia’s bid to foster innovation and measure its progress is a laudable one. Its candour even more so, because rare is the government that shines a light on its darker areas. The Australian Innovation System Report – the second since the nation officially hitched its bandwagon to the one thing that is most likely to make a difference in how we live – is short on data, especially latest international numbers to compare progress. But what it lacks in numbers, it makes up with honesty on at least two critical areas of shortfall.

Australia an entrepreneurship paradise, according to OECD report

Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2011 takes a look at OECD countries entrepreneurial activity and finds that the number of startups in Australia is returning to its 2007 levels.


How to expand into New Markets with Elsita Meyer-Brandt [CHEAT SHEET]

Most organisations begin with aspirations to start local, then grow global. But, in reality, very few ever take the big leap into new markets. In this Cheat Sheet, Elsita Meyer-Brandt, Head of Market Expansion and International Marketing for Eventbrite, shares five rules to help organisations, just like yours, expand into new markets.


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).


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...