Australian small businesses losing $5.8 billion each year

Insufficient cash flow means lost opportunities  Australian small businesses have lost opportunities worth an estimated $5.8 billion due to insufficient cash flow1 Nearly half (46 per cent) of Australian small business owners have been at risk of being unable to pay their employees1 More than a quarter (26 per cent) of Australian small businesses that… Continue reading Australian small businesses losing $5.8 billion each year

10 useful apps for small business

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a growing company, you’ll find that certain apps increase organisation  improve productivity, and reach customers with less effort. Here are 10 small business apps worth trying. Asana Organize projects all in one streamline place online. Asana is an outstanding productivity app that puts email, spreadsheets, documents, and other essentials all in… Continue reading 10 useful apps for small business

When pitching your start-up to Steve Baxter, don’t use the word ‘give’ or you’ll p*** him off

Steve Baxter and Rove McManus at Quickbooks Connect Sydney 2017

‘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

“I’m working with what I’ve got – it’s how I like it”: the appeal of being a one person start-up

Erin Browne, Founder, Tinka the Label

When launching her handmade Jewellery business in March 2014, Melbourne designer Erin Browne resolved to take a gradual approach. The decision was fuelled by her desire to self-fund the brand, which meant part-time work, and form a deep understanding of the market she was entering. Wanting a hands-on education in ecommerce, she opened an online… Continue reading “I’m working with what I’ve got – it’s how I like it”: the appeal of being a one person start-up