indigenous business

Highlighting First Nations businesses and their impact during Indigenous Business Month

- October 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

We’ve seen such a groundswell of support for First Nations businesses, and it’s incredible to see how fast they’re growing and the impact they have, writes Melinda Petrunoff, Head of SMB, Facebook ANZ. The impact of Indigenous business First Nation businesses generate at least $4.9 billion a year for Australia’s economy, but more importantly for… Read more »

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Why Australian startups need to sharpen their short-term goals to accelerate growth

- September 24, 2021 4 MIN READ

Australia has a rich history of innovation and bringing new technologies to the world. Atlassian and Canva are perfect examples of Aussie-founded companies that have paved the way for so many new-age tech startups to enter the global marketplace and effectively scale, writes Brett Chester, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Deputy. With the Australian… Read more »

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Borders may be closed but Australia is still open for business says Red Balloon founder Naomi Simson

- September 23, 2021 4 MIN READ

While our personal worlds might feel like they’re shrinking, RedBalloon founder and serial entrepreneur Naomi Simson suggests it’s time Aussie business owners looked for opportunities in markets outside Australia. Simson recently partnered with fintech Airwallex to deliver a Choose Growth campaign aimed at helping small businesses scale.  She shares some insights with Kochie’s Business Builders… Read more »

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How Research & Development grants can fast track your small business or startup to success

- September 23, 2021 3 MIN READ

Funding a new start up, or making an improvement to an existing product or service can be a costly business investment. Hiring staff and contractors, investing in machinery, software or other assets might feel like an overwhelming spend. But did you know there’s a way to claim large amounts of these investments back?  Jason Bourke,… Read more »

spring clean your business

It’s time for a spring clean – entrepreneur-style – get your business ship-shape for sales season

- September 20, 2021 3 MIN READ

There’s something refreshing about taking stock of your surrounds in spring and getting rid of clutter. As the busy end-of-year period approaches, business owners may want to think about a good ‘spring clean’ and how they plan to go about this, writes Jason Toshack, Vice President and General Manager, ANZ Oracle NetSuite. Here’s a couple… Read more »

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Are you hiring a tech expert? Here is what you need to know

- September 6, 2021 3 MIN READ

Not every small business employs technical specialists like engineers, software developers, or scientists. But those that do rely heavily on their ability to develop new products, reduce costs and increase the value of the business, writes Alistair Gordon, author of Master Expert. After hiring an expert, often, the business is disappointed. This is slowly changing,… Read more »

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7 things businesses can do now to recover after lockdown

- September 3, 2021 4 MIN READ

A proportion of businesses that are still operating healthily in the current lockdown may have slowed their pace as they wait for the re-opening. smart business owners are using this time to re-strategise and plan for the post-lockdown bounce back, writes Tom Walley, GM Corporate Traveller Australia. At Corporate Traveller, despite the lockdowns and the… Read more »

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Why closed borders don’t mean Australia is closed for business

- August 14, 2021 4 MIN READ

The coronavirus pandemic continues to throw a perpetual spanner in the works for Australian businesses, but despite these challenges, there are still plenty of opportunities for growth says Vijay Raghvani, Head of Customer Experience at Airwallex. If you’re wondering whether the midst of a global pandemic is the right time to grow your business, you’re… Read more »