Growth can be a mixed blessing for startups. It’s great to have new customers knocking at the door, but only if your cost base and cash flow are up to the task of serving them.
Online payments company Stripe is running a trial with US customers that allows them to accept bitcoin payments, but there is no definite date as to when this will be available in Australia.
Yet another well-meaning government initiative is going to have negative side effects for the Aussie startup and venture capital community. I want to make sure the right people in the government know about it.
Travelling for business can cost a pretty penny over the course of a year – here’re a few ways to cut back on domestic flight expenses.
Hello Code is currently running what they’re calling a “backers campaign” to source the funds needed to keep running their private beta round for their quantified self app Exist.
Bellabox, a mailed monthly beauty samples box, is booming. Co-founder and chief executive Sarah Hamilton shares why they didn’t immediately pursue their extensive growth plans and how it turned out for the best.
Silicon Lakes, a Gold Coast incubator and co-working space has announced a trip to Silicon Valley with several local start-ups set to launch in the coming months.
MYOB co-founder Craig Winkler among early investors, as Practice Ignition raises $650,000 seed funding2:04PM | Friday, 21 February 2014 | Gavin Lower
Practice Ignition, an Australian firm that helps accountants to streamline their interaction with clients, has raised $650,000 in seed funding from investors including MYOB co-founder and early Xero investor Craig Winkler.
Bigcommerce has a team of 300 and has raised $75 million to fuel its ambitious growth plans. But to reach any of these goals, its founders had to overcome their fear of raising capital.
IBM management recently introduced a crowdfunding site for projects within their company. It’s an idea you might be able to replicate on a smaller scale within your business.
Six start-ups have been announced as the intake for the University of Sydney Union’s start-up accelerator program Incubate.
Global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd is launching in Australia, giving local start-ups a new avenue for funding and sophisticated investors an opportunity to invest in global businesses.
Many businesses shut over Christmas. But they still have to pay wages (plus leave loading) despite a lack of fresh customers, so it’s no wonder many businesses feel the squeeze in January.
If you don’t do your research before buying a business, you’re plucked.
The University of Technology, Sydney has launched a series of one-day courses on accounting fundamentals to equip start-ups from non-financial backgrounds with the ability to manage their businesses.
Applications are now open for Brazil’s SEED accelerator program, which is seeking 40 start-ups from all over the world for a six month acceleration program in Belo Horizonte.
Entrepreneurialism for kids app plans to go international after receiving $50,000 Commercialisation Australia grant12:00AM | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | Rose Powell
An online app-based learning program that teaches primary school students business skills and financial literacy has received a $50,000 skills and knowledge grant from Commercialisation Australia.
The Abbott government has announced it will abandon two policies that would have had a significant positive impact on local start-up activity.
Wearable medical device start-up dorsaVi this week listed their company on the Australian Securities Exchange. Co-founder and chief executive Andrew Ronchi told StartupSmart this week has been an exciting and nervous time for his team.
Christmas can be a tough time for consumers when it comes to cash flow, but it can be equally difficult for businesses.