Three ways money can kill your start-up

10:18PM | Wednesday, 9 October 2013 | Marc Peskett

Most entrepreneurs spend a good portion of their time securing finance. However, if you’re unwary, there are three ways money can destroy your business.

Venture capital deals down but private equity investments up: global trends report

10:00PM | Wednesday, 2 October 2013 | Rose Powell

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.

Jumping ship and into a start-up to ride the breaking digital wallet wave

10:44PM | Wednesday, 2 October 2013 | Rose Powell

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.

Where to find a government grant

9:59PM | Monday, 30 September 2013 | Gavin Lower

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.

How to restructure your business plan to generate better cashflow

9:09PM | Friday, 20 September 2013 | Rose Powell

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.

Aussie SMEs face cashflow crisis: Top three tips to get the cash flowing again

8:57PM | Friday, 23 August 2013 | Rose Powell

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.

Why you should raise money yourself and not hire a corporate advisor

8:55PM | Thursday, 22 August 2013 | Rebekah Campbell

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.

Bitcoin start-up calls out Commonwealth Bank on accounts suspended without warning or explanation

8:16PM | Friday, 16 August 2013 | Rose Powell

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.

Budget key for start-ups, says accounting expert

8:51PM | Thursday, 15 August 2013 | Rose Powell

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.

Seven steps to get you ready and set before you go raising funds

8:55PM | Wednesday, 14 August 2013 | Marc Peskett

Want to start raising funds for your start-up? Here are seven steps you need to take before you go.

The impact an accelerator can have: Two Slingshot start-ups share their stories

8:58PM | Wednesday, 14 August 2013 | Rose Powell

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.

Cashflow crisis survival guide: How to get your customers to pay on time

8:17PM | Wednesday, 14 August 2013 | Myriam Robin

Here are the steps you must immediately take if your creditors fail to pay.

The future of payment technology: New systems that could help your business

8:39PM | Tuesday, 13 August 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

Payment systems have changed rapidly over the past two years as the business environment has evolved into a global market.

Etsy to offer check-out in Australian dollars

8:25PM | Thursday, 8 August 2013 | Rose Powell

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.

Cloud accounting CEO tells start-ups: It’s time to get automated

8:21PM | Monday, 5 August 2013 | Rose Powell

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.

Six ways to finance your start-up

7:08PM | Monday, 29 July 2013 | Lachlan McKnight

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.

Purchase from your customers

7:56PM | Tuesday, 16 July 2013 | Taskmaster

Depending on your sector, there are potential benefits to purchasing your customers’ goods and services.

Goodbye carbon tax, hello ETS: What it means for your business

7:16PM | Monday, 15 July 2013 | Myriam Robin

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.

Visa wins banks, JB Hi-Fi and Cotton On for new digital payment system

7:02PM | Wednesday, 10 July 2013 | Patrick Stafford

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.

How to reduce your payment terms

7:34AM | Wednesday, 3 July 2013 | Nina Hendy

Start-ups are waiting 90 days or even longer for debtors to pay. Here’s how you can negotiate better terms.