‘Give’. It’s the four-letter word that makes Steve Baxter’s blood boil when he’s being pitched to by a start-up in search of capital. The investor, tech entrepreneur and Shark Tank star discussed his pet peeve at Intuit QuickBooks Connect Sydney 2017, earlier this month, during an entertaining and candid interview with event MC Rove McManus.… Continue reading When pitching your start-up to Steve Baxter, don’t use the word ‘give’ or you’ll p*** him off
One of the many challenges you face when running a business is deciding when to invest in technology that helps you grow to the next level. In the beginning your needs are simple, so you may even be able to manage your business with a spreadsheet on your laptop. But at a certain point the… Continue reading How to scale technology as your SMB grows
Many of Australia’s small businesses might be missing out on potentially valuable tax deductions by not consulting with a financial expert, according to research highlighted by finance and tax software developer Intuit. Conducted with Galaxy Research, the study involved a survey of 400 small business owners in May, this year. The researchers found that, as the countdown to EOFY… Continue reading Missed opportunities for SMBs that go it alone at tax time
The desire to be happy at work and enjoy your job is not an unreasonable one – after all, we spend the vast majority of our waking hours working. True – some of us submit to the notion that getting paid to work is not synonymous with enjoyment, but an increasing number of the workforce… Continue reading Ranking in the top 5 Best Places to Work in Australia, Intuit tells us how it’s done
While Silicon Valley is still the centre of the start-up world, attracting entrepreneurs from around the globe – Aussie entrepreneurs are making their start-ups work closer to home.
It’s an oft-cited statistic: the majority of small businesses fail in their first year for a variety of reasons, and chief among them is a lack of funding.
A number of high profile organisations are now taking applications for grants and scholarships aimed at giving talented and innovative entrepreneurs a leg up.