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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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Standing on the brink of failure

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

Shark Tank contestant’s $200,000 deal with Janine Allis

Rural midwife scores major deal with Boost Juice Founder.

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...

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...

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...

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...

ASIC launches crowd-sourced funding regime

Small to medium-sized businesses will have an opportunity to access crowd-sourced funding to help them begin or grow their business when the Australian Securities...

Mature age workers: the talent pool that will help boost your business’s bottom line 

Just as Australia’s population is ageing, so too is the nation’s workforce, with an increasing number of workers seeking to remain in employment longer....

Three reasons this year’s federal budget is advantageous for small business owners

After the Federal Budget was announced on Tuesday, 9 May, small business owners will be trying to work out what matters most to them....

Your product won’t charm consumers forever: what are the skills needed to move it forward?

We all have products that keep us coming back for more. For you, it might be a simple fitness app like Strava, Instagram’s endless...

Foster a multi-generational workforce and be an employer for the ages

If you are seeking to foster a high-performing workforce in your organisation, it would be counter-productive (not to mention narrow-minded) to subscribe to the...

Australian small businesses must innovate to win

Innovation: it's a buzzword commonly heard in the realm of business, and for good reason. Entrepreneurs are encouraged by their mentors to innovate; the...

How the magnificent seven can increase profitability

  When reviewing the financial performance of a business, the primary measure I look at is Return on Capital Employed (ROCE). ROCE not only measures...

Choosing office furniture: key considerations

A desk chair is just a chair, right? Wrong! When choosing furniture for your workplace it can be easy to let cost overrule quality, especially...

Aussie SMEs slow to expand overseas: survey

Despite globalisation removing barriers to overseas expansion, it appears that SME owners are not yet convinced of the benefits. Recent data from Bentleys, a mid-tier accounting and business advisory...