Let’s Talk: International Women’s Day Edition – Strategies to become a successful female entrepreneur

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, we gathered a number of women in business to discuss strategies for successful female entrepreneurship…

At least two decades needed to grow in the Asian market: RBA

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Australia businesses should prepare to take at least two decades to build new opportunities in the Asian market, says RBA governor Dr Philip Lowe. On Wednesday, Dr Lowe addressed the Australian Strategic Forum, noting that Australia is in a fantastic location in the world, closest to some of the fastest-growing regions. “[Australia’s relations with India… Continue reading At least two decades needed to grow in the Asian market: RBA

Emesent’s autonomous drones disrupt the mining space

Emesent co-founders Stefan Hrabar and Farid Kendoul. Source: Supplied.

Drone company Emesent is taking pilotless aircraft to new heights, with autonomous technology allowing miners to access unchartered spaces, and defence forces to survey unnoticed. After working together with the CSIRO on projects involving large organisations such as Boeing and Queensland Government, Founders Stefan Hrabar and Farid Kendoul used a combination of SLAM technologies and… Continue reading Emesent’s autonomous drones disrupt the mining space

Does your business have what it takes to go public?

Brett Kelly of Kelly+Partners ringing the bell at the ASX

Many entrepreneurs secretly dream of one day listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), but the IPO process is not for the faint-hearted. Brett Kelly shares Kelly+Partners’ journey from privately-owned accounting practice to publicly listed company. Brett Kelly has never been afraid to aim high.  When the 22-year-old suddenly found himself unemployed, he approached 34… Continue reading Does your business have what it takes to go public?

The current economic downturn will create a new wave of entrepreneurship

Steve Maarbani, CEO of VentureCrowd

Good entrepreneurs thrive amid uncertainty, and economic downturns are no exception. Some of the world’s most disruptive brands were founded during the GFC of 2009, including Uber, Airbnb, Dropbox and Slack. The current COVID-19 crisis presents another unique opportunity to create new innovations, creatively solve problems and fix issues. There are three reasons why this… Continue reading The current economic downturn will create a new wave of entrepreneurship

Let’s talk: Entrepreneur essentials

Entrepreneurs are often talked about in an admirable way, possessing traits and habits that are uncommon to most people. These traits and habits give them their desire and drive to create and innovate, as well as most importantly take risks.  The current environment has been testing for entrepreneurs as they have had to steer their… Continue reading Let’s talk: Entrepreneur essentials

15 years ago, I built a startup – Here’s how I’d do it differently

Sam Bashiry, founder of Broadband Solutions

A decade and a half ago when I built my first company, the word “startup” was practically unheard of in Australia. When we talked about entrepreneurship, it was people starting small businesses or service based companies; and there’s nothing wrong with that. That’s been the backbone of the economy for decades, particularly for migrant families… Continue reading 15 years ago, I built a startup – Here’s how I’d do it differently