Let’s talk: Keeping the culture

Culture is often talked about as one of the most important things to ensure a successful company. Without a positive work culture, employees are understandably less motivated, inspired and productive, leading to a loss in sales and growth further down the line. Start-ups are renowned for having a great culture. Their agility gives them the… Continue reading Let’s talk: Keeping the culture

Self-funded startup to global market entry, Hubbed’s growth story

David McLean, founder of Hubbed

From a self-funded startup to a booming pick-up and drop-off (PUDO) parcel network that is capturing local market share, Hubbed is launching in nine overseas markets and has created a challenge for global entrants.  Since Hubbed launched in 2014, the network has grown to more than 2000 locations, has captured significant market share, has launched… Continue reading Self-funded startup to global market entry, Hubbed’s growth story

“Speed to market is critical:” A CEO’s steps for using tech to grow fast

CEO of 28 by Sam Wood, David Jackson, talks us through their decision to triple investment in analytics and technology in order to grow and  lead the space in online, at-home fitness.  28 by Sam Wood (part of Australian Life Tech) is a technology led health & fitness company. Through web, iOS and Android platforms,… Continue reading “Speed to market is critical:” A CEO’s steps for using tech to grow fast

“We’ve realised that our growth potential isn’t related to market situation”

COVID-19 has taught businesses many lessons, and it’s no different for the Chamberlain Group, who in this time have realised their business growth is not so much linked to the state of the economy and market situation – it’s more about customer and employee connection.  The Chamberlain Group, Australia’s leading manufacturer in garage door openers and… Continue reading “We’ve realised that our growth potential isn’t related to market situation”

How to grow an international business during a global pandemic

Errol McClelland, founder of TurmeriX.

Expanding internationally always has risks but developing a business during a global pandemic is not usually a central part of a risk management strategy. The global nature of the COVID-19 outbreak has given international businesses an unprecedented challenge, one that requires diversification and resilience. Here are a few ways you can mitigate the pandemic risk… Continue reading How to grow an international business during a global pandemic

Resilience as a leader and the importance of scalability

Mark Armstrong, CEO of RateMyAgent

In today’s Kickstart Monday article, RateMyAgent CEO Mark Armstrong shares his advice on resilience as a leader and the importance of scalability in a business model.  Mark Armstrong is a property entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry. Prior to founding RateMyAgent, Mark built a reputation in the property industry giving… Continue reading Resilience as a leader and the importance of scalability

Small business growth fund backed by the big four

The big four banks – Westpac, CommonWealth, NAB and ANZ – are each participating in the federal government’s new small business growth fund. The fund is being established in order to address the need of Australian small businesses for cash in order to scale and expand, avoiding the very real potential of going further into… Continue reading Small business growth fund backed by the big four

Failure will help us win

Byline: Petr Adamek, CEO of Canberra Innovation Network In Australia, we love to celebrate success. Whether it’s kicking a goal on the football field or passing a final exam at school, we hold winners in high esteem. Same applies in the business world. Those who succeed are lauded at awards and in media while those… Continue reading Failure will help us win

Let’s talk: Investments

Today we are talking about investing. Specifically, what small-to-medium businesses are choosing to invest in to further expand their success. It can be a tricky thing to invest a big sum of money with confidence, however with the right expertise behind you a good investment can really pay off in the long-term and is arguably an… Continue reading Let’s talk: Investments