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  • April 16 2019 Skalata Ventures’ Seed Investment Program open for start-up applications

    Skalata Ventures is seeking applications from early-stage businesses with proven traction to join its seed investment program. The six-month program, customised for each company, will offer operational support and up to $250,000 in funding to early-stage businesses to become significant and sustainable. Backed by noted business leaders Paul Little and Carol Schwartz, the seed investment Read More…

  • April 15 2019 Banks rejecting SMEs for finance

    The challenge of securing bank finance is seeing a growing number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) turn to online lenders. One in four SMEs have been knocked back for bank finance Among SMEs rejected by a bank, one in three have turned to family/friends or a credit card for funding Of those SMEs that Read More…

  • April 15 2019 Crowdfunding tips from Audeara headphones founder

    Dr James Fielding founded Audeara Headphones in 2014 with Dr Chris Jeffrey – two doctors who saw patients with hearing issues and decided to act to solve a problem. In the public system, the wait for an appointment could be six months or longer – and then people could be turned away because they didn’t Read More…

  • April 9 2019 Unnecessary and complicated compliance draining small businesses

    Small business council (COSBOA) launches ‘Fair to Small Business, Good for Everyone’ campaign With the Federal election looming, the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) has launched a campaign; Fair to Small Business, Good for Everyone, which is calling for Governments to employ sensible policies to help small business people to get back to Read More…

  • April 5 2019 25 year old Newcastle entrepreneur launches ‘Tinder for Food’ app

    Meet Jessica Koncz: the founder of new food app EatSee where people can see their menu options before ordering A 25 year old female social media and technology entrepreneur from Newcastle, Australia, has won a $100,000 investment and a spot in the LAUNCH Accelerator program in San Francisco, after pitching the ‘Tinder for Food’ App Read More…

  • April 4 2019 Aussie start up founders react to the budget

    These Aussie start up founders share their thoughts on the Federal Budget reveal earlier this week, giving us an insight into how SMEs are going to be affected – the positives and the negatives.     Carl Hartmann, Co-founder at ShortLyster “The part of Mr Frydenberg’s speech most relevant to the startup sector was his Read More…

  • April 3 2019 Let’s Talk: The X Factor

    Today we’re discussing customer retention and what businesses need to do to in order to achieve the so-called “X Factor” with their audiences. Customer experience is becoming increasingly important as the ability to share positive or negative reviews online is so easy in today’s digital age – and it can be very damaging to a Read More…

  • April 2 2019 Xero’s Small Business Insights shares key small business findings

    The accounting app Xero share their Small Business Insights with us to shed light on what small businesses should be aware of, which is now made especially relevant with the federal budget announcement later today. The anonymous and aggregated data is collected monthly from hundreds of thousands of Xero’s Australian subscribers through the Xero platform. Read More…

  • April 2 2019 Meet YQueue: the new competition for Uber Eats and Deliveroo

    A new food ordering app called YQueue is set to launch on the Gold Coast in May. The recent start up has seen a successful first launch in Singapore and now the founder George Lim looks to recreate that success in Australia. YQueue has been designed with the local food and beverage merchants in mind, Read More…

  • March 29 2019 LVLY Co-Founder Hannah Spilva discusses the biggest challenges entrepreneurial women face

    LVLY is an Australian start up that has become the Uber of gift giving since it was founded by Hannah Spilva and Verity Tuck only 4 years ago. In 2015, Hannah and Verity saw a gap in the market when they themselves found that they weren’t easily and conveniently able to send gifts quickly to Read More…

  • March 29 2019 Is outsourcing a positive or negative for businesses?

    Jacqui Miller, founder of Dynamic Business Outsourcing Solutions (DBOS), believes that the right kind of outsourcing can be instrumental in accelerating business growth and financial wellbeing. Outsourcing can be viewed as negative, particularly by unions and job hunters, however with changing work cultures and technological advancements, outsourcing is now more widely available as an option Read More…

  • March 26 2019 Female investors support One Roof’s expansion in Melbourne

    Female only co-working space One Roof has secured investment from female investors to secure their next premise in Melbourne. Sheree Rubinstein, CEO of One Roof, set up the company with the inspiration to help women succeed in business and address the gender gap in entrepreneurship. After major success as a simple pop-up using an Airbnb Read More…

  • March 22 2019 Deliveroo partners with Australian tech startup Doshii

    Leading food company Deliveroo has announced a partnership with Melbourne-based Hospitality and Retail API Platform Doshii to streamline processing orders for restaurant partners. Restaurants who partner with Deliveroo will be able to utilise the Doshii API (Application Programing Interface) to connect customer ordering direct to their in-store point-of-sale (POS), eliminating the need for restaurants to manually Read More…

  • March 13 2019 Most profitable startup ideas in Australia in 2019

    Are you living in Australia and want to open a business? If so, you are surely interested in the most profitable possible options. The truth is that Australia is quite business-friendly. We are talking about the thirteenth largest economy in the world. Many industries are much more developed than what you might initially think. However, Read More…

  • February 6 2019 Australia’s largest startup community is on the hunt for a new CEO

    Australia’s largest startup community, Fishburners, will farewell its first employee next month as CEO Pandora Shelley hands over the reigns to pursue international opportunities. Ms Shelley joined Fishburners in 2011 and has taken on numerous roles and responsibilities including, community manager, marketing manager, and chief operations officer before taking on the role of CEO over Read More…