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Education through storytelling inspires global literacy app

Children’s communication specialist and television production co-ordinator Kristen Souvlis has turned her passion for educating children through storytelling into a global literacy app, Kindergo. Kindergo’s...

Let’s Talk: Social Media

How can small businesses make the most of social media?  Now, more than ever, small and medium businesses are using social media to engage with...

Film Victoria funds $50,000 Games Career Incubator

Melbourne start up Girl Geek Academy is encouraging budding gamers to apply for the Games Career Incubator program, which aims to support the future...

SMEs delay hiring new staff until after the Federal Election

A recent study has revealed that 19 per cent of Australian small business will delay hiring staff until after the Federal Election as fear...

Australian dairy farmers struggle to earn a profit

A fresh milk crisis taskforce will be established to help Australian dairy farmers who are doing it tough in drought ravaged towns. The Fresh Milk...

Businesses must prepare for new Modern Slavery laws

Australian businesses are encouraged to begin training human resources professionals in modern slavery compliance in preparation for the lodgement of their first reports in...

Melbourne’s Swinburne University partners with Microsoft to prepare students for 21st Century jobs

Students at Melbourne’s Swinburne University of Technology have an opportunity to participate in Microsoft’s pilot employability skills program, designed to equip students with the...

Aussie mum’s maternal instinct inspires goat’s milk business

Aussie mum and entrepreneur Elke Pascoe realised her dream ‘to never see a child go hungry and to help them to be happy and...

Let’s Talk: Flexibility

How can more ‘traditional’ leaders see the value in flexible working? Flexible working arrangements is not a new concept, yet why are so many ‘traditional’...

Top10 Dynamic Entrepreneur: Ben Thompson, founder and CEO, Employment Hero

Employment lawyer turned entrepreneur, Ben Thompson, has established an award winning employment solutions software, which allows SMEs to manage payroll, HR, employee engagement and...

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‘An unjust joke’: Melbourne business owners respond to Victoria’s continuing restrictions

Melbourne business owners are displeased with Premier Daniel Andrews' plans to keep customer-facing businesses closed under his government's latest COVID-19 response plan....

Australia’s unemployment rate is creeping up but the real danger is underemployment

Australia’s unemployment rate increased to 6.9 per cent in September, however Australians should be focusing on another more troubling labour statistic.

$540 million in equity capital available to Australian SMEs

The Australian Business Growth Fund (BGF) has been formally established, providing eligible Australian SMEs between $5 mn to $15 mn in long-term...

Applications for Indigenous Angel Investor and Entrepreneur Masterclass now open

Applications for Australia's first Angel Investors and Entrepreneur Masterclass pilot program are now open. The WA Government, Generation...

How to apply for Phase 2 of the Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme

Phase 2 of the Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme commenced on the 1 October 2020 and includes a range of new measures to...

RBA Governor encourages spending, says cash rate will not rise for 3 years

Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Dr Philip Lowe, made a speech this morning encouraging Australians to spend more money...

‘Stop bleeding from research and development’: Daniel Petre

Daniel Petre is a Founding Partner at AirTree Ventures, one of the largest venture capital funds in Australia. Prior to AirTree, he...

‘Digital businesses are the future’: Airwallex’s journey from café to one of Australia’s fastest growing fintech firms

The pandemic has prompted an explosion of digital and global business services. Airwallex, an online business account for SMEs, has seen this...