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  • October 29 2015 Top tips for a winning pitch from Winning Group CEO and Founder of Appliances Online

    Today I am proud to be throwing my support behind Australia’s startup sector by getting involved in UberPITCH as part of the 2015 SydStart Conference. The initiative, which has successfully run in San Francisco and India, gives entrepreneurs the chance pitch their idea to accomplished entrepreneurs for fifteen minutes. I’ve travelled the world for business Read More…

  • October 13 2015 StartupAUS outlines Federal policy priorities to improve start-up scene and strengthen economy

    Australia’s national peak advocacy group for technology entrepreneurship, StartupAUS, has outlined its Federal policy priorities to improve capital and talent for Australian startups and strengthen economic prosperity. The recommendations were presented to The Hon. Christopher Pyne, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science last Friday 9th October at a special board meeting. Policy action items recommended Read More…

  • October 7 2015 Marketing as a startup with a tight budget

    “You must spend money to make money”, said Titus Plautus, a Roman playwright from the BC era. This quote that has stood the test of time probably rings truer to those marketing their products or services. For startups trying to grow their business, this is a paradoxical situation. While technology and social media has enabled Read More…

  • October 6 2015 SMEs prospering with Prospa as more turn to alternative lenders

    From and early age, Greg Moshal has always been involved in small business. With his beginnings in a family venture to owning his own, the struggles of obtaining finance to start and grow a business became an all too familiar story. Speaking of his own experience starting and running a business, Greg told Dynamic Business Read More…

  • September 29 2015 Six tips to help start a business on a budget

    Successful entrepreneurs have lots of things in spades – great ideas, the passion to bring them to life and the guts to turn them into a business. But budgets are tight in the startup world and an entrepreneur also needs to be great at managing them. Couple this skill with the right mix of work Read More…

  • September 28 2015 Delivering Australia an alternative to the supermarket: Marley Spoon’s unique approach to international expansion

    Launching your brand internationally is a growth strategy that follows from success. But success in one market shouldn’t be construed as a right of passage to success in another. The failure of Starbucks in their attempt to import an Americanised version of ‘coffee culture’ into Australia, a country already au fait with it’s coffee habits, Read More…

  • September 28 2015 How to build customer loyalty when starting out

    Building customer loyalty can be a challenge when getting a new business off the ground. The secret is to get to know your customers, find a way to relate to them and exceed their expectations at every turn. This will create positive word-of-mouth, and bring in more business for you. Here are some tips to Read More…

  • September 25 2015 One business leads to another with The Next Pair

    Have you ever travelled, offered to bring something back and ended up with a shopping list and half your luggage allowance already accounted for? For Alex Hsu, this was an all too common predicament. Frequently travelling to the US for his IT business trading computer parts, Alex became inundated with requests for running shoes, typically Read More…

  • September 18 2015 Planting the seed for business

    For Andrey Shirben, entrepreneurialism is not defined by simply starting and running a business. Beginning in Israel at the early age of 19, Shirben soon identified himself as an entrepreneur with wider aspirations to build and grow businesses of the future. Anticipating an impending boom of online business, Shirben sought to realise his goals by Read More…

  • September 10 2015 Startup Spring is back

    For a third year running, the Startup Spring festival, hosted by StartupAUS, has returned to Australia following a launch event at Sydney Town Hall last night. Startup Spring is a three-week long, Australia-wide festival of events and activities that aims to celebrate and promote the startup community and to encourage more Australians to get involved Read More…

  • August 19 2015 Getting with the digital game at the Small Business Festival Victoria

    With consumers juggling multiple digital devices, the value in having a digital presence as well as a physical presence has never been greater. Despite this, according to the Sensis e-Business Report 2015, only 17 per cent of SMBs have a digital business strategy. The pressure on SMBs to navigate the digital sphere is building as those Read More…

  • August 19 2015 Business chained to debt? These 5 steps will set you free?

    Some of the leading causes of small businesses failures are unrealistic budget, unnecessary costs, overexpansion and ignoring debt payments. Though borrowing makes sense for start-ups, sometimes entrepreneurs are borrowing large amounts of money without sufficient capacity for returning it. Business debt is like a labyrinth, it’s easy to go in and difficult to go out. Read More…

  • August 12 2015 Everything you need to know about your startup’s brand identity

    When people hear about your business, what do you want them to think? How do you want them to respond to your products? How do you want them to see your organisation? That’s your brand identity – quite literally your business’ reputation. It’s one of the most important elements involved in starting a business. This Read More…

  • August 10 2015 4 Reasons why the cloud is a boon for startups

    It’s become common knowledge by now that the cloud is a vital tool for business success. Few companies are operating without at least some involvement in cloud computing. While much of the focus is mostly placed on established organisations finding new ways to use the cloud, the true success stories are coming from startup companies Read More…

  • August 6 2015 Experiencing knowledge gaps? New startup mentoring scheme unveiled

    In an environment that encourages new start-ups, more of us are finding the motivation to ‘bite the bullet’ in an attempt to carve a successful future from our own passions and skills. From fitness and hospitality to retail, technology and many more, there is a diverse range of new businesses out there – all driven Read More…