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Research by leading online lender OnDeck confirms that one in three (30%) SME owners have no plans to take time off this year. Among the 70% that do intend to take a break, a holiday is likely to be a ‘workation’, with 95% of SME owners saying they check emails while away from their business.
Small business confidence remains high, despite media rumblings around economic concerns, according to a new report released at the end of...
The federal government released its budget with some initiatives that were targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs). However,...
Following the successful progress of the round one pilot (started in 2016), a second round of challenges for the government’s Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) is open for applications.
Winning a contract with a major retailer as a SME is often a cause for celebration. Along with the prestige of being associated with a big brand, it can often mean a higher and more secure revenue stream. There are, however, a few downsides to dealing with a much bigger client, so you need to handle the relationship correctly so the advantages outweigh any negatives.
My husband and I established Little Birdy & Me towards the end of 2016. We launched a laser cutting and engraving businesses, creating personalised...
Business insolvency is a very real risk for many new and existing Australian small businesses, but countless business owners are not spotting warning signs...
Sydney company Kontented wants to become “the Netflix of bite-sized content” aimed at the millennial generation with its mobile youth web platform and video network, SnackableTV.
Understanding and implementing current marketing trends is crucial to success, as it allows business owners to stay at the top of their respective industry and ensures objectives are achieved.
The private sector led, NSW Government-backed Jobs for NSW is calling on business accelerators, incubators and other start-up partnering services to sign up to the new Sydney Startup Hub, which it’s hoped will rival similar venues around the world.
Just as disruptive start-ups are rethinking almost every industry out there, alternative lenders are assessing risk in an innovative way, using big data in real time to enable more businesses to get the capital they need for growth.
The SME Index survey found the top three business goals for SMEs in 2017 are enhancing products and services, hiring new staff and improving accounting systems.
Working with on demand workers, particularly experienced C-suite executives, is a great way to bring in best practice from outside your company and upskill your existing talent in a way that fits with your business.
A Sydney-based startup that’s raised close to $1 million in funds wants to make it easier for Aussie entrepreneurs to harness the Ideas Boom by reducing the amount of necessary paperwork to start a business.
Thanks to digital disruption the world is getting smaller and global customers more accessible. Global e-commerce sales are growing at 20% per annum and are forecast to reach US$2 trillion in 2016. This will double to US$4 trillion by 2020.
Many scoff at networking, dismissing it as manipulative – using others to become more successful. Others believe networking is for the Donald Trumps of the world – those born into wealth and privilege who can use money and social clout to sway others to their will. Networking is neither of those.
There were 700,000 ransomware attacks in Australia between January and May 2016 alone. With Australia’s reputably strong economy and digitally-integrated businesses and consumers, we’re the perfect target.
Cyberattacks have been part of Australian organisations’ landscape for a long time now, and as businesses embark on a ‘digital-first’ approach we are seeing the cyber threat landscape expanding. Today, there are more cyberattacks, data leaks and ransomware activities than ever before.
Automated debt collection company ezyCollect has closed its oversubscribed capital raising at $1.25 million in a round led by Tank Stream Ventures.
Efic, Australia’s export finance agency, has launched the new Small Business Export Loan to help SME exporters access the finance easier and quicker