Investment
  • June 12 2019 What to look for in PR agencies and how they can maximise your business exposure

    Byline: Jessy Marshall founder of Hive HQ PR can be a very grey area for some businesses and understanding why PR should be part of your marketing plan is crucial to building up brand exposure. Whether you have had PR before or are looking into investing in PR below are a few tips to help you Read More…

  • April 30 2019 Ombudsman supports Business Growth Fund for high growth SMEs

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), Kate Carnell today welcomed the announcement of an Australian Business Growth Fund, a recommendation in the ASBFEO’s Affordable Capital for SME Growth report. “Our report identified the need to address a critical funding gap for long-term, patient capital to enable our up-and-coming, high growth potential small Read More…

  • April 26 2019 How to navigate a tough economy

    Ask any established business owner/manager if they have a marketing budget and you will hear a resounding “Yes”. It’s an essential part of their growth strategy and keeping connected to their market. The average marketing budget ranges from 3-8% of revenue, however, many forget the employment costs of marketing managers and sales people which adds Read More…

  • April 23 2019 National research reveals SMEs’ top five funding frustrations

    Around 9 out of 10 Australian SMEs are frustrated about their business funding, naming onerous loan conditions, having to provide property security and a lack of flexibility as their major concerns. These are the findings of the latest SME Growth Index, conducted independently by banking market analysts East & Partners, on behalf of national working capital Read More…

  • 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 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…

  • 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 20 2019 Waddle secures $4M in Series A funding

    Online lender and invoice finance solution company, Waddle, yesterday announced it has secured AUD$4 million in Series A funding. The funding round was secured from experienced technology investor, Allectus Capital Limited (Allectus), and will be utilised to aggressively scale the platform in Australasia and accelerate the integration of Waddle’s global financial services partners. The raise Read More…

  • January 9 2019 Property Investors urged to ‘time the market’ for better capital growth

    Property investors are encouraged to adopt a capital growth strategy and ‘time the market’, as property prices are expected to tumble if the ALP’s proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax are implemented after the next federal election. RiskWise Property Research CEO Doron Peleg said the ALP had proposed limiting negative gearing to Read More…

  • August 31 2018 Standing on the brink of failure

    What we can learn from Jame Oliver’s close call.

  • August 9 2018 Shark Tank contestant’s $200,000 deal with Janine Allis

    Rural midwife scores major deal with Boost Juice Founder.

  • July 18 2018 Staying true to the core

    There is a special ingredient when it comes to small business success and leveraging this ‘special ingredient’ can make all of the difference to the ultimate triumph of the company you worked so hard to build. What is this ‘special ingredient’ you ask? Simple: It’s being small. Small enough that you can cherish your customers Read More…

  • May 17 2018 Are you solving your most valuable problems?

    Businesses are under incredible pressure from constant deadlines and the need to deliver short-term results. Business leaders want immediate outcomes, which creates a culture of ‘doing’. So, when a problem arises, we quickly jump to solution finding, without isolating what the real problem is. If we don’t take the time to dig deep, observe and Read More…

  • April 23 2018 Non-bank business lenders growing in popularity amongst SMEs

    There is no doubt the big banks remain major players in the SME lending market however, there has been a steady rise in the number of non-bank lenders offering fast and flexible lending options in this space. They are able to move much faster than the traditional banker with their unique ‘fintech’ approach, giving small Read More…

  • February 7 2018 How market volatility affects small business

    It’s far from a secret that macroeconomic trends can have a major impact on small businesses. Among the trends that typically has the greatest impact on these small enterprises is volatility in the market. When markets become unstable, the results can make or break the small businesses that make up the core of most economies. Read More…