Investors can bring in much-needed funds and expertise; if you’re not careful, they can also take control of more than you bargained for.
A lot of businesses will need to pitch for investment from the likes of venture capital funds, banks or angel investors at some point on their growth trajectory. However, many founders and entrepreneurs are unfamiliar with the pitching process, as well as the pros and cons of working with different investors. Today we are aiming… Continue reading Let’s talk: How to pitch to investors
The federal government has temporarily tightened foreign investment rules following a fall in the value of Australian businesses due to the coronavirus. There are concerns cashed-up foreign predators could take advantage of the fall in asset values fuelled by a massive slump on the Australian Securities Exchange. The temporary change, which came into effect late… Continue reading New foreign investment rules introduced by government
Kate Carnell, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), urged senators to pass the Australian Business Growth Fund Bill on Wednesday. Ms. Carnell explained that the bill would significantly encourage growth and promote economic expansion for small and medium-sized businesses around the country. “We strongly support the investment by the Commonwealth in the… Continue reading Senators urged to pass equity bill that could see SMEs flourish
When is an IPO a good fit for a company, and when isn’t it? Taking your business into the public realm through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) is a big step as it introduces new focuses and new standards prompted by your investors. It’s a process that can take a long time, with a lot… Continue reading Let’s talk: Initial public offering
Going public is a huge step for any company. Taking a company from private to public through an IPO (or ‘initial public offering’) and listing on the stock exchange is a process that can take months, or even years, of planning, preparation and execution. Amid the myriad of tasks involved in preparing for an IPO,… Continue reading Preparing for an IPO? Here are 4 things to consider in your PR strategy
How to get investors to sit-up and listen. Entrepreneurialism is thriving in Australia and according to Forbes.com 35 per cent of Australian startups are based in Sydney followed by 14 per cent in Melbourne and 9 per cent in Brisbane. So, when it comes to seeking investors, competition is fierce. According to co-founder of BenchOn, Tim… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Raising Capital
As the Royal Commission leads to an increase in lending standards and requirements for banks, many businesses will be forced to look outside the Big Four to raise the capital they need. The good news is that there are a lot of untapped capital options for SMEs to look at. The Royal Commission has meant… Continue reading Why you don’t need the banks to help finance your business
Every single potential investor you contact wants to see a believable and highly readable business plan that contains a summary, the overview of the team, details about financials and a whole lot more. Many think that funding is going to come fast after the plan is submitted but this is just one of the mistakes… Continue reading Never make these mistakes when you use a business plan to raise funds for investments
Ebay exec appointed as Ola’s Australian MD.