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  • October 1 2019 Dimmi founder Stevan Premutico on choosing his next startup idea – that’s already taken off

    In this Dynamic Business podcast episode, we speak to Stevan Premutico about the struggles of a startup journey, his learnings in founding and growing Dimmi and his new venture me&u (including why he chose to pursue it, instead of his other 33 ideas!) Stevan is one of Australia’s leading tech entrepreneurs. In 2007, in the Read More…

  • September 30 2019 The big mistakes small businesses are making right now: Interview with Trent Innes, Xero MD

    Dynamic Business attended Xerocon in Brisbane earlier in the month, and spoke with Trent Innes, Managing Director of Xero Australia about the problems small businesses are facing right now. Xero regularly release small business data insights that shed light on the SME community and the real-time issues. We wanted to ask first-hand what’s happening on Read More…

  • September 30 2019 Camplify: How a startup can benefit from an accelerator (Series, part 3 of 4)

    In a four-part series, Dynamic Business talks to The Sharing Hub’s startup community about their businesses and their story with using an accelerator programme. In part 3 of the 4 part series, we speak to Justin Hales, Founder and CEO, Camplify. Camplify is a platform that provides holidaymakers with hundreds of options to experience the camping Read More…

  • September 27 2019 Turning $2,500 into $100m in 5 years; Karl Brown’s solar startup story

    Karl Brown has taken his $2,500 startup to $100 million in sales within just five years of trading. As CEO and founder of Instyle Solar, which is now Queensland’s leading solar company, Karl has recently won Brisbane’s ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ award and has been nominated for CEO Magazine’s ‘CEO of the Year.’ As the solar industry has cashed in Read More…

  • September 26 2019 Vegan demand ensures fast-food chain Lord of the Fries continues to grow

    Veganism is on the rise… and it’s a big business. It’s not just vegan companies such as Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat (recently listed on NASDAQ) which are servicing the growing demand. Fast food heavyweights such as McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King and Hungry Jacks have also weighed in, launching or planning to launch specific vegan menu Read More…

  • September 25 2019 CEO and founder Tessa Court on all things marketing, compliance and her business learnings

    In this episode, we speak to Tessa Court, who is the CEO and founder of IntelligenceBank. IntelligenceBank is a Melbourne startup founded in 2009 which helps content marketers manage digital assets, creative content approvals and compliance, and creative project management. IntelligenceBank also helps marketers ensure that their content meets standards set by industry regulators. With Read More…

  • September 25 2019 Let’s talk: Competition

    In today’s Let’s Talk, we’re asking “How do you survive in a niche market?” Competition is a constant consideration for all small businesses; understanding where you fit in your market, what your USP is and how to appeal to your ideal customer. Apply all of this to a niche market, and perhaps this becomes increasingly Read More…

  • September 24 2019 CEO turnover reaches three year high: Study

    New research from specialised recruiter Robert Half, published in the 2019 CEO Tracker shows increased movement in the ASX 200, with CEO turnover hitting a three year high of 22%. The third iteration of the annual study, which identifies the background and experience of current ASX 200 CEOs, also shows that while these CEOs are still overwhelmingly male (94%), Read More…

  • September 24 2019 SME funding: Non-banks overtake banks for the first time

    For the first time Australian SMEs are more likely to use a non-bank ahead of their main bank to fund their 2019 growth plans, according to a national survey of more than 1000 businesses. The September 2019 SME Growth Index, to be launched this week, is conducted by banking analysts East & Partners, on behalf Read More…

  • September 23 2019 How to take a year off without damaging your business

    The holy grail for many business owners is to get to a point where they don’t have to work in their business, giving them the freedom to pursue other interests and even take an entire year (or longer) off. Many owners harbour dreams about going to live in another country for a year, or spending Read More…

  • September 23 2019 Small businesses reminded to get Single Touch Payroll ready

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has reminded small businesses they have until 30 September to adopt Single Touch Payroll (STP). Small businesses with 19 employees or less are required to make the transition to STP by the deadline in two weeks. STP became mandatory for small employers on 1 July Read More…

  • September 20 2019 Instagram blow-up led to major business success for Gemma Crowe, founder of Infamous Swim

    Gemma Crowe founded Infamous Swim, an online swimwear brand for women, men and their children, in 2018. She witnessed her business’s Instagram blow up overnight – literally – with hundreds of thousands of users (now a 233k following!) clicking the follow button. The brand was launched initially with no more than a few thousand followers, Read More…

  • September 19 2019 Average late payments to Aussie small businesses drop nationally

    Xero, the global small business platform, reports that late payments to Australian small businesses have seen an improvement. An analysis of hundreds of thousands of anonymised invoices by Xero Small Business Insights reveals a nearly 2.5-day decline in late-payment times in July across Australia. This is the biggest June-to-July drop in three years.  Businesses waited Read More…

  • September 19 2019 Olivia Molesworth, 23 year old female fintech entrepreneur, on building her biz and funding tips

    In this podcast episode, we interview and chat with Olivia Molesworth, who is the youngest female fintech entrepreneur in Australia at age 23. Olivia founded Bromleigh Capital last year when she identified a need for young Australian eCommerce startups to access capital in order to scale. Bromleigh Capital is the first ethical financier for eCommerce Read More…

  • September 18 2019 Case study with The Volte: How an accelerator programme can scale your startup (Series)

    Australia’s startup scene is booming. In fact, it is quickly becoming recognised as one of the most attractive countries in the world to launch a startup and was named fifth in the StartupBlink Startup Ecosystem Rankings 2019 report. Although the failure rate of 90% can be daunting, there are a number of ventures that make it past Read More…