September 18, 2019

State of the Venture Capital Industry in 2019

Alex Graham from Toptal writes this indepth look at the state of venture capital in 2019.

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June 23, 2019

Podcast – Grant McCall, Founder of Rounded

Grant McCall is the Founder and Designer of Australian-based accounting App for freelancers and sole traders.

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May 18, 2019

Podcast - Craig Watson, Founder & CEO of Recstra

Recstra is disrupting the traditional recruitment sector by offering low-cost fixed price or hourly rate recruitment services.

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January 31, 2019

Freelancing is not 'a thing' anymore... It's THE THING.

Thanks to the good folk at Upwork and the Freelancers Union we can confirm that now 1 in 3 American's freelancer.

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December 21, 2018

All signs are pointing up for 2019!

I just broke my left foot in 13 places. Am I unhappy? NO. 

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December 18, 2018

Startups — Are they good or bad for Australia?

Over recent times you can hear the drums beating… “Startups” are some sort of privileged class, adding little to the economy or society etc. etc.

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November 29, 2018

How you can stop work interrupting your summer break

If you are lucky enough to be able to take a break over summer it can be great time to relax and recharge.

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October 4, 2018

Is Australia’s own ‘Lithium Valley’ under threat?

There’s never a dull week when it comes to the strangely controversial topic of climate change and green energy in Australia.

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September 26, 2018

Sole Trader vs Company. What’s the difference?

While this guide will help you get to grips with the key considerations, as always, be sure to seek professional advice specific to your business and personal circumstances.

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August 10, 2018

The Dark Side Of Entrepreneurship: What Every Coach Should Know About 'Failure'

It's no secret that entrepreneurs fear failure, with claims that a majority of startups fail running rampant in media.

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July 27, 2018

Aussie startups recognised with industry awards, with software startup taking home prize once won by Atlassian

Two Australian startups have seen major wins this week, with short-term rental manager MadeComfy receiving an award for innovation...

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July 25, 2018

Solo Cover wins Consensus Innovation Award

Revolutionary insurance start-up, Solo Cover, wins the covetted Consensus Innovation Award.

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July 17, 2018

Cloud accounting startup Rounded makes it easier to share data with Accountants

The gig economy has been growing at a remarkable rate with The Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends Report for 2018 recently finding that the rise of the gig economy...

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July 12, 2018

Stone & Chalk launches ‘mega-hub’ to rev up FinTech in Australia

Congrats to Stone & Chalk:The business incubator, Stone & Chalk, has unveiled a ‘mega-hub’ that aims to unite FinTech across Sydney and Melbourne

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June 25, 2018

Australian startups now have a code of conduct

Behaviours.A group of venture capitalists has created a Code of Conduct for the Australian startup community.

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May 8, 2018

Australia’s startup ecosystem is booming and universities are jumping in

“There’s just too many people signing up. I’m worried I won’t be able to take on more customers,” professed the young startup founder at a recent mentor meeting.

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April 11, 2018

6 Founders Share What Still Scares Them About Entrepreneurship -- and How They Push Past These Fears

We asked six seasoned founders: What piece of entrepreneurship still terrifies you, and how do you face it?

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March 20, 2018

Grants up to $250,000 available to NSW startups participating in Australia-Israel R&D collaboration

A new program established in a joint effort between the New South Wales and Israeli governments will give businesses and startups in the state access to grants worth up to $250,000.

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February 12, 2018

Why Australia is the best place in the world to launch a start-up

Avocado toast has had a lot of press here lately, but it's actually a Californian invention.

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February 5, 2018

Aviva CEO Says Insurance Sector in `Stone Age,' Needs Tech Deals

The insurance industry is “generally in the stone age,” and partnerships with technology companies are the way forward, according to Aviva Plc’s chief executive officer.

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January 15, 2018

Canva, the start up unicorn

The current tech darling of Australia, Canva, has made news again recently after they secured funding from Blackbird Ventures.

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December 17, 2017

Startups and the gig economy

As a start up, one of the biggest challenges is cash flow. You need a resource or skill (or two) but you can’t always afford to employ someone full time to provide it.

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November 9, 2017

Tips for raising venture capital

So you’ve got a great idea. You’ve got plans. You’ve got dreams ... but you don’t have the money.Sound familiar?

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October 11, 2017

Start up success "secrets"

Ever wondered how other start ups are so successful? They make it look so easy, right?! The good news is, there’s no magic formula that only a lucky few have access to.

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September 20, 2017

What is venture capital?

What is venture capital, and why do you need it? Excellent question! It’s a form of private equity, focused on small companies and start ups.

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August 8, 2017

Aussie recruiters compete for funding in new series

Australian recruitment industry professionals are taking part in a documentary series that will see one awarded $1 million to put towards an HR tech idea.

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May 17, 2017

Venture Capital for Dummies

Venture Capital is a big amount of money, acting as a rocket fuel and shooting your company above to the stars.You dream of making it big?

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May 5, 2017

The Management Framework that Propelled LinkedIn to a $20 Billion Company

Before Jeff Weiner took the top spot at LinkedIn, he asked founder and then-CEO Reid Hoffman three questions: “How do you want to handle decision-making? What decisions would you like to make, and what decisions should I be making?”

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April 21, 2017

4 answers to top questions on equity crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding, and the ability to invest in early stage companies through an online platform like VentureCrowd, is still regarded as a novelty by many wholesale investors.

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April 7, 2017

Media Article: Demystifying private equity

This opinion piece was published in The Financial Standard on 18 April 2017. Although the private equity (PE) industry in Australia is now almost thirty years old, to some people it remains shrouded in mystery.

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March 24, 2017

The Ups and Downs of Working Remotely with a Development Team

We live in the age of the outsourcing. Hiring cheaper workers from less developed countries became the norm.

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March 10, 2017

Crowdfunding: After the Campaign Ends

Your crowdfunding campaign comes to an end. We hope you succeeded in securing your funding target. Even if you failed, you can learn from it and correct your mistakes in the future.

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January 27, 2017

The Difference Between A Product Owner And A Project Manager

It is safe to say, that most business savvy people know what a Project Manager does. But these days, especially in IT, it is a very probable scenario for you to be introduced to a Product Owner instead of a good old PM.

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January 13, 2017

How to Ask Family and Friends for Funds for Your Startup

When you need financing to get your startup up and running you could ask your friends and family for they money. This is indeed the first round of collecting funds for your business.

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December 30, 2016

How Startups are Made Easy by a Software Development Company

Dreaming for a business is quite easy, but when it comes to the actual scenarios for business operations, the real tough challenge for startup shows.

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December 16, 2016

7 Ways to Motivate a Development Team

Do you wonder sometimes how to keep your development team motivated? People have their ups and downs and are always shifting through various moods.

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December 2, 2016

4 Types of Companies You Can Form in the UK

Knowing the different types of companies that you can form in the UK is the first step towards actually starting one, either on your own or with a partner.

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November 18, 2016

3 Data Security Mistakes that Can Kill Your Startup

Startups are often fighting an uphill battle for survival – the battle often lasts long until they reach the critical mass needed to breakthrough to the mainstream market

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November 4, 2016

Dance for Entrepreneurs: Everything You Need to Know

Dancers don’t necessarily have to be only girls. There are plenty male dancers out there who go on to impact the art form significantly.

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November 1, 2016

The amazing journey that was the Astute Group

Throughout my years of owning and then running Recruitment firms, I dealt with daily the headache that was payroll.

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