Luxury Escapes Founder’s success secrets

Founding one of the world’s fastest growing travel websites, Luxury Escapes, Adam Schwab is an award winning entrepreneur with over 15 year’s experience in business and journalism. His passion for travel combined with knowledge of business allowed him to build one of Australia’s most profitable e-commerce companies in just five years without any external funding. With offices already… Continue reading Luxury Escapes Founder’s success secrets

Slingshot announces a dozen startups for regional travel and tourism accelerator

Twelve startups have been selected to participate in Horizons, a regional travel accelerator program being run by Slingshot in partnership with travel tech company Amadeus, Brisbane Airport corporation and Queensland Tourism Industry Council. According to Slingshot CEO, Karen Lawson, the Horizons cohort boasts some of the most experienced travel entrepreneurs in the industry, including Paul… Continue reading Slingshot announces a dozen startups for regional travel and tourism accelerator

Qantas partnering with Slingshot on start-up accelerator focused on travel innovations

Slingshot: Co-founder Craig Lambert, CEO Karen Lawson, Chairman Gary Flowers, Co-founder Trent Bagnall

Qantas has partnered with corporate accelerator Slingshot to launch a 12-week program for start-ups, scale-ups and digital disruptors seeking to streamline the travel experience. Up to 10 teams will be selected for the AVRO Accelerator, named for Qantas’ first ever aircraft, the Avro 504K.  It is an opportunity for participants to bring their ideas to… Continue reading Qantas partnering with Slingshot on start-up accelerator focused on travel innovations

The Chinese market ‘dances to the beat of its own drum’: how SME exporters can succeed

While China is Australia’s biggest export destination, it’s a notoriously tricky market to enter – even for multinationals. So, how do export-driven Australian SMEs form lasting connections with Chinese customers? Dynamic Business spoke to Joe McGuire, Global Head of Sales & Partnerships with Airwallex, a Melbourne fintech start-up specialising in cross-border payments. Dynamic Business: What… Continue reading The Chinese market ‘dances to the beat of its own drum’: how SME exporters can succeed

Steps SMEs should take to secure export success

Small businesses often have specific financing needs and may require funding support to compete in international markets or to fulfil export-related supply chain contracts. For businesses trying to navigate that next growth phase into an overseas market, there are a number of differences between exporting and operating in Australia which will have an impact on… Continue reading Steps SMEs should take to secure export success