Verina Gading

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XY Sense raises $5m to help workplaces tackle the challenges of COVID-19

XY Sense closes $AUD5m seed investment round to change the way businesses access and act on workplace data.  Investment...

Ageism in the workplace starts as early as 45yrs old

About 20% of Australian mature workers - aged 55 years and over - say that they have difficulties finding work or securing sufficient hours....

Founding a startup during a pandemic: Advice from UNSW founders

UNSW Founders, a startup program, has seen an increase in participation in recent months despite the pandemic. The program focuses on helping UNSW students,...

How is JobKeeper 2.0 different?

Last Tuesday (21/07/2020), the Australia Treasury announced that they are going to extend the JobKeeper payment up to 28 March 2021, six months longer...

Collaboration marketing: A great option for covid-affected budgets?

Perhaps collaboration marketing is the way forward for marketers this year, with budgets affected by covid-19. Marketing and PR expert, Jess Ruhfus, took brand...

Christmas searches higher than ever on Pinterest – already

Christmas is months away and probably not at the top of many business owners' lists at the moment, however Carin Lee-Skelton, ANZ Country Manager for...

Helping Australians reach the US trading markets

After working in a multinational European trading company, a former lawyer apprentice decided to return to Australia and create Stake, Australia's first platform for...

How the second wave of COVID-19 changes the outlook of Melbourne’s hospitality industry

Victoria and Melbourne’s metropolitan area started their second lockdown last week, which will last for the next six weeks, as the state saw a...

Amazon’s $80,000 grants to help SMBs innovate mid-crisis

Yesterday, Amazon opened the entry for Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grants, which are worth more than $80,000 each. In September, the giant e-commerce business is...

Australia’s recession: How will the economy bounce back?

It’s been almost 30 years since Australia last experienced a recession and almost 10 years since the country recorded a negative GDP growth, which...

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Australia facing its worst economic contraction in history

The ABS confirmed Australia’s first recession since 1990 after recording two consecutive quarters of economic decline. After being hammered by the pandemic, bushfires and drought,...

SMEs to receive 6 more months of rent relief

Tenants who received rent relief under the COVID-19 mandatory code of conduct will continue to receive concessions for at least six months after October...

‘Buy now, pay later’ companies don’t need regulation, Senate finds

Consumers using buy now, pay later services won't have legal protection as companies such as Afterpay and Zip are being called to 'self-regulate' after...

“A fancy IKEA pack”: Australia’s own flat-packed electric vehicle

Australian startup ACE EV has unveiled their plans for Australian-manufactured electric cars, made from imported flat-pack vehicle kits. From 2019-2020 there was a 40 per...

IR flexibility: Should the COVID-19 changes become permanent?

Industrial relations changes have been critical in helping employers keep their doors open and staff on their payroll throughout the pandemic. The flexibilities that apply...