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  • 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…

  • September 18 2019 Let’s talk: Maternity leave

    In Australia, all employees are currently entitled to parental leave provided that they have worked for their employer for at least 12 months (this is slightly different for casual workers).  This entitles employees to to 12 months of unpaid parental leave. As well as this, the government will give eligible employees who are the primary carer Read More…

  • September 17 2019 “For businesses that do give back, the benefits are huge”; How-to tips from CEO Sue Karzis

    Some of the most profitable and ultimately sustainable companies are focused on collaborating for the good of the community, rather than their bottom dollar line. Why? Well, it’s a reflection of society. The Australia Giving 2019 Report, recently released by Fundraising and Philanthropy in Australia, found that 35% of Australians have volunteered in the preceding Read More…

  • September 16 2019 Have your say on the Business Funding Guide

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell is seeking feedback on the Business Funding Guide. The guide, released in July by ASBFEO in partnership with Scottish Pacific Business Finance, is an industry-first publication primarily written for accountants, bookkeepers, brokers and other financial advisers, to help their small business clients find the right Read More…

  • September 16 2019 Put away the beanbags – the simple secrets behind thriving company culture

    Across Australia, workplace culture has become the number one driver for business performance and attracting staff. In fact, Forbes recently reported that the majority of the global workforce (94% of executives and 88% of employees) believe that a distinct corporate culture is vital to corporate success. Contrary to the media’s obsession with ‘top-down’ change, this Read More…

  • September 13 2019 Turning over $20m with TurmeriX: Ex police officer Errol McClelland’s “a-ha!” moment

    Errol McClelland, 62, is a former butcher and Victorian police officer, who three years ago launched a healthcare business based on Turmeric, which is now available in twelve countries with an annual turnover of $20million.  Errol created health food brand TurmeriX after researching and developing a range of turmeric-based products, prompted by his own health Read More…