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Caution urged over crowdfunding as Kickstarter-backed venture crashes

10:31PM | Tuesday, 23 October 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A Kickstarter-backed gaming company was forced to stop development on its latest game after its programmers pulled the pin.

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Five ways SMEs will be affected by Wayne Swan’s budget cuts

10:33PM | Monday, 22 October 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Small businesses are bracing themselves for a hit following the release of Treasurer Wayne Swan’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, which has downgraded the 2012-13 projected surplus to $1.1 billion.

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Female entrepreneurs suffering funding shortfall: Report

10:39PM | Monday, 22 October 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A lack of risk-taking and a preference for service-based industries has been blamed for a shortfall in start-up investment secured by women, after US research revealed female-created ventures receive 8% less funding than men.

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WA leads the nation in economic activity: CommSec

10:36PM | Monday, 22 October 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Mining-rich Western Australia is still dominating the rest of the country when it comes to state-by-state economic health, but the Northern Territory is gaining ground quickly, according to new research from CommSec.

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New York-based Aussie venture Roboinvest raises $125,000

10:00AM | Monday, 22 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

Roboinvest, an Australian-founded web start-up that tracks financial trades in real time, has secured $125,000 in funding from a selection of New York-based investors.

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Four NSW digital ventures share $291,000 in funding round

10:00AM | Friday, 19 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

Four NSW digital ventures have been backed with a total of $291,000 in state government funding, including, unusually, backing for a start-up to further develop its business plan.

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Government secretly freezes funding for start-up services

10:28PM | Thursday, 18 October 2012 | Cara Waters

The Federal Government has frozen funding for small business support services while telling people the process was ongoing.

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Melbourne Uni start-up MetaCDN snags $2.3 million investment

10:00AM | Thursday, 18 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

MetaCDN, a web start-up born out of the University of Melbourne, has secured $US2.3 million in an investment round led by Australian venture capital firm Starfish Ventures.

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How debt extinguished Nine’s claim to being the one

10:18PM | Wednesday, 17 October 2012 | Taskmaster

At Taskmaster Enterprises, we’ve been watching Channel Nine closely this past week. After all, they’ve been showing all of us an important lesson in business management.

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Google looking at expanding its AdWords credit card overseas

10:10PM | Tuesday, 16 October 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Google may be looking at expanding its newest finance venture, where SMEs can access finance in order to fund AdWords campaigns, to Australia.

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Student entrepreneurs handed $20,000 Big Break

10:00AM | Tuesday, 16 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

Two Queensland University of Technology students are looking to shake up the social entrepreneurship space after winning the $20,000 top prize at the annual Big Break Project, organised by accountancy body CPA.

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Australian female entrepreneurs to get a boost through Springboard funding

10:05PM | Friday, 12 October 2012 | Cara Waters

Female entrepreneurs are about to get a boost from a new business accelerator program.

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App incubator AppVillage launches with $250,000 seed backing

10:00AM | Friday, 12 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

AppVillage, a new incubator for start-up app developers, has rolled out with plans to grab a slice of a growing global downloads market, after snaring $250,000 in seed funding.

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Entrepreneurs say now is the time to open a new business

10:02PM | Thursday, 11 October 2012 | Cara Waters

There's optimism among the ranks of Australia's most successful entrepreneurs about the business environment.

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Queensland start-up Vaxxas heads to US after biotech giant deal

10:00AM | Thursday, 11 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

Queensland start-up Vaxxas is relocating to Massachusetts after striking a major new deal with biotech giant Merck, one of the largest vaccine firms in the world.

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Five ways to keep your bank manager onside

10:44PM | Wednesday, 10 October 2012 | Greg Hayes

For many start-ups, cashflow is a perennial challenge. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can keep your finances strong and your bank manager happy. BY GREG HAYES.

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New investment fund, network set to boost sports start-ups

10:00AM | Wednesday, 10 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

Innovators in the sports technology sector are being tipped to receive long-overdue commercialisation opportunities following the launch of an industry body and an upcoming multi-million dollar investment fund.

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US start-up Twice offers $1 million ‘acqui-hire’ bounty

10:36PM | Tuesday, 9 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

A US start-up called Twice is pushing the ‘acqui-hire’ trend to new levels by offering $1 million to acquire any “well-qualified” technical and design-savvy entrepreneurs who have failed with their own ventures.

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Business confidence improves but conditions still poor: NAB survey

10:31PM | Tuesday, 9 October 2012 | Patrick Stafford

The NAB Monthly Business Survey indicates business confidence is still very patchy.

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Sydney start-up enLighten wins 2012 clean tech crown

10:00AM | Tuesday, 9 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

Sydney start-up enLighten is to take part in a global innovation showcase in the US after winning the 2012 Australian Clean Technologies Competition.

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