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Can you build a business without seed funding?

Many people struggle to know if funding is the way to go.

It’s time… to hand over the leadership reins

Some years ago, I was advising two of the most impressive entrepreneurs in the country. They had built an amazing national brand and were...

Why being respected in business is much more profitable than desperately trying to be liked

Here are the ten brands with the most loyal customers in 2017. A list compiled by US consultancy Brand Keys from 740 brands across...

Feed unconscious minds, embrace good failure: Dr Amantha Imber talks innovation strategies

Businesses risk being disrupted if they don’t create environments where people can sit in their ‘challenge sweet spot’, have freedom to express crazy ideas...

“There’s no magic bullet, we’ve just had to dive in,” says the CEO of global edutech startup GO1

Just as Spotify and Apple have transformed the way people listen to music, Brisbane-based entrepreneur Andrew Barnes envisions his edutech startup GO1 as the...

While the tech giants are eating one another, startups have a chance to change the rules

The world’s once-disruptive tech giants have become increasingly preoccupied with cannibalising one other, leaving themselves vulnerable to disruption by nimble Aussie startups with global...

Your product won’t charm consumers forever: what are the skills needed to move it forward?

We all have products that keep us coming back for more. For you, it might be a simple fitness app like Strava, Instagram’s endless...

“They get what success takes”: HealthEngine’s CEO on the Aussie start-up’s major new investor

Online healthcare marketplace HealthEngine has now raised close to $50m after closing a $26.7m Series C funding round.  Sequoia India, which has worked closely with...

Avoiding downtime in an on-demand business

The internet is now a critical part of any business and as more business make the move to the cloud the need to avoid unnecessary...

Saying ‘no’ can help your business thrive

Saying 'no' doesn’t come naturally to many, particularly when you have your own business. It’s often tempting to say 'yes' to every opportunity that...

‘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...

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.

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...

Meet the woman behind the digital support network for regional businesses

Jordana Edwards has lived in Pottsville in regional New South Wales for the last 15 years. The town of just 6000 people...

Helping Australian businesses through COVID-19

As we continue to navigate the impacts of the global pandemic, Export Finance Australia is supporting Australian businesses with access to finance.  Without a doubt, new...

‘Innovate or perish’: Martin Duursma

Martin Duursma is a Partner at Main Sequence Ventures. Prior to Main Sequence Ventures, Martin co-founded Datapac Australasia and then went on...

‘We have to be bold and visionary’: Sally-Ann Williams

Sally-Ann Williams is the CEO of Cicada Innovations, one of Australia's leading deep tech incubators. Before joining Cicada, Sally-Ann was an Executive...