Two reports released this week reveal July to September 2013 was a mixed quarter for investment worldwide, with a 20% increase in private equity deals since the same quarter in 2012, but the lowest quarter for venture capital deals since Q4 2011.
Mobile payments are about to reach a tipping point according to entrepreneur Ben Pfisterer, who left his job as head of innovation at Visa earlier this year to start his own company.
Starting your own business may feel like a daunting, lonely experience, but it doesn’t have to be that way with government support available if you know where to look.
Spring is the perfect opportunity to set aside the time to re-investigate your business and create new goals and priorities, according to St George Bank’s general manager of business banking Phillip Godkin.
Around 81% of Australian small and medium-size businesses have experienced cashflow issues in the past 12 months. We spoke to John Moss, the chief strategy officer at MYOB, about how start-ups can keep their cashflow intact and growing.
Hang around a few start-up events and it's likely you'll bump into someone – usually a 40 to 50-year-old male – who says they’re interested in becoming your 'corporate advisor'. There are some critical reasons why you should say no to them.
An Australian bitcoin start-up has hit out at the Commonwealth Bank in a blog post saying the bank closed the two founders' personal accounts without warning.
Start-ups need to focus on mastering their budget over their business plan to provide the best indication of how they’re going and growing, the business division general manager at accounting software company Reckon One says.
Want to start raising funds for your start-up? Here are seven steps you need to take before you go.
Eight tech start-ups, the current intake of the Slingshot start-up accelerator program, have pitched their ideas to a packed out room of almost 300 people at its demo day.
Here are the steps you must immediately take if your creditors fail to pay.
Payment systems have changed rapidly over the past two years as the business environment has evolved into a global market.
Etsy now allows sellers to process payments through credit and debit cards in local currencies, rolling out its Direct Checkout offering to Australia and 14 other markets.
Start-ups need to recognise no matter what product or service they offer, they’re technology companies and the key to growth is automation, says Marc Lehmann, chief executive of Australian accounting platform Saasu.
Raising capital for your business can raise a whole host of legal issues for you to consider. Here are a few of the key decisions you will need to make before you look for finance.
Depending on your sector, there are potential benefits to purchasing your customers’ goods and services.
If the Rudd government is re-elected to another term this year, it will legislate a move from the carbon tax to an emissions trading scheme effective from July next year, the government announced on the weekend.
Consumers are increasingly relying on micro-transactions to make purchases instead of inputting their credit card details every time, which makes a new product from Visa all the more powerful, one expert says.
Start-ups are waiting 90 days or even longer for debtors to pay. Here’s how you can negotiate better terms.
Findings from the DFK start-up survey show the second hardest challenge for start-ups is – not surprisingly – funding.