James Harkness

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James Harnkess previous editor at Dynamic Business

Not just a nice-to-have: Girl Geek Academy’s CEO on why more women in Stem is good for society

The long-term solution to women being underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) lies in fostering gender equality in the classroom, according to...

Five Branding Mistakes to Avoid

Most people don’t really understand branding. They think that they know what it is; they know that it can help a business, yet they...

To win over customers, embrace technology that puts them at the heart of your business

The world is in midst of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, an era characterised by an avalanche of digital innovations changing what customers expect from...

Meet the designer duo combatting cultural cringe with their ‘no BS’ stock photo library

When local companies rely on imported imagery to speak to “the world’s best BS detectors” (i.e. Australian consumers) they risk eroding their brand loyalty...

Athena raises $15m in Series A funding to disrupt the $1.7 trillion home loan market

Fintech startup Athena Home Loans has raised $15 million in Series A funding from Macquarie Bank, Square Peg Capital and Apex Capital for its...

Let’s Talk: The Federal Budget

In this article, we look at the key take-aways from this year’s Federal Budget for Australia’s small businesses and startups. In addition, readers will...

Federal Budget: startup wish list, part three

Ahead of tonight’s Federal Budget announcement, startups have urged the Turnbull Government to facilitate better access to finance for small businesses, extend the instant...

Is your business the victim of cryptojacking?

Cryptojacking – where cybercriminals hijack CPU power and electricity from unsuspecting computer users to mine cryptocurrencies – can cripple a company’s network, increasing their...

Australia’s Outstanding LGBTI Leaders revealed

Deloitte and Google Australia have released their Outstanding 50 LGBTI Leaders list for 2018 to promote workplace inclusion and role models for LGBTI workers. The...

Federal Budget: startup wish list, part two

Ahead of the 2018-19 Federal Budget, which will be released on Tuesday (8 May), Dynamic Business spoke to a cohort of business leaders about...

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‘Young people have been disproportionately affected’: Taj Pabari

Taj Pabari is the CEO of the Australian School of Entrepreneurship (ASE), was named the Australian Young Innovator of the Year in...

Instant asset write-off incentive an opportunity for SMEs to digitise

With the 2020 Federal Budget bringing news of a new instant asset write-off measure for Australian small businesses, SMEs are being urged...

Business Ethics: Why it’s time to do business “for better”

As the public looks to businesses for the stability and guidance that many international organisations, governments and political institutions have failed to...

What the increased R&D Tax Incentive means for businesses

Many stakeholders in the Start-up and Innovation Funding sector were delighted to see the Morrison Government enhance the value of the R&D...

Let’s Talk: Success Secrets

Success looks different for each business. There is a huge variety in the business models that we hold up as success stories....

Unfair dismissal claim against Deliveroo may have widespread consequences for the gig economy

A former rider for Deliveroo has taken the food-delivery service to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) in an unfair dismissal case.

Australian dairy industry shifts its focus from China to Southeast Asia

As trade tensions with China increase, Australian industries as diverse as cotton, barley, coal and meat are being forced to reassess their...

Buy now, pay later made easy for SMEs as Zip partners with Visa, Apple, Google

Zip has announced its partnership with Visa, Apple and Google to allow many more small businesses to accept buy now, pay later...