Whenever people ask me when the right time is to start a business, there’s a statistic that immediately comes to mind: 80 per cent of start-ups fail. That then begs the question: why? writes business coach Alan Manly. Is it because the founders started their business when economic conditions were unfavourable? Were they too old… Read more »
Tennis fever is sweeping the nation, with this year’s Australian Open in full swing. Players from around the world are vying for the top spot, as eager spectators look on to see who will walk away as Grand Slam champions. The training, preparation and resilience needed to play on the world stage is not dissimilar… Read more »
Put down the Cadbury block, here are six unique Australian-made chocolate businesses to check out.
Melbourne company July wants to sell quality luggage cheaper than it would be in stores by selling direct-to-consumers.
Kafnu will offer dedicated and flexible desks, private offices, meeting rooms and event space, a production studio, and a virtual fitness studio.
Founded by Holly Bartter, Matchsmith provides clients with assistance in “navigating their online dating life”.
The City of Sydney has partnered with Investible to run a Retail Innovation Program, aimed at helping traditional bricks and mortar retailers get online.
Mentorship is the most sought-after form of assistance for startups across Australia, with around 56% of founders revealing they received help from a mentor, according to the 2018 Startup Muster report. Understandably so, as although business owners often face similar challenges, dealing with them alone or without the right knowledge can make the process seem… Read more »
Given the trend towards card payments among consumers, with a recent survey finding that more than 80 percent of Australians prefer to pay by card, it may be surprising to learn that most businesses can’t easily accept card payments online from business customers. As Kevin Butler, General Manager of Australian payments pioneers Zenith Payments, explained,… Read more »
Paying bills is rarely anyone’s idea of a good time, but it can be particularly difficult for businesses. From tax to phone and internet bills, rent, supplier invoices, insurance, and a whole host more, the bills stack up and can make a serious dent on cash flow. Here to ease the pain and make paying… Read more »
A range of organisations and initiatives have sought to tackle unconscious bias – or straight out bias – in recruitment over the last few years. The Victorian Government, for example, last year launched a pilot program called Recruit Smarter to trial different approaches, such as blind CVs, to address the issue. Approaching the problem with artificial intelligence… Read more »
Access to capital, or lack thereof, is the greatest pain point or perceived threat to the long-term growth aspirations for one in five Australian small business (SMB) owners, a new report has found. Through a survey of 500 Australian SMB owners, the Xero State of Lending Report, from cloud accounting software provider Xero, also found… Read more »