Growth Strategy



Aussie startup Kounta wants to counter perils of point-of-sale “lock-in” for SMEs

2:31PM | Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australian startup Kounta has launched in the United States in order to stake a claim in the increasingly competitive point-of-sale software market.

Channel 10’s Shark Tank a sobering experience for entrepreneurs

2:49PM | Monday, 9 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

The first episode of Network Ten’s Shark Tank kicked-off on Sunday night, with Australians pitching their business ideas to a panel of industry leaders including the founder of River City Labs, Steve Baxter.

Startup founders on how to crack the Chinese market

1:57PM | Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

With a population of more than 1.3 billion, China represents one of the biggest and fastest growing markets in the world for Australian businesses – and tech startups are no exception.

Out with dickheads, in with grit-heads: How to build a culture that drives rapid growth

1:29PM | Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | Greg Ellis

Nimble is one of Australia’s fastest growing fintech startups with a team of 160 employees across two floors at its Gold Coast headquarters.

Startups will help solve the world’s health problems

1:37PM | Thursday, 8 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Tech startups are the key to combating the world’s health problems, according to an Australian entrepreneur who is now product lead at MyFitnessPal.

Why you should humanise your startup’s brand

1:31PM | Wednesday, 7 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Early-stage startups that want to appeal to customers and potential employees should focus on humanising their brand, according to an Australian marketing expert.

Flopportunity: Why failure is an opportunity

1:13PM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Kunal Kalro

Don’t let the startup mantras and hashtags fool you. Failure is emotionally draining, physically exhausting and psychologically frustrating.

Four things to keep in mind when considering a pivot

1:31AM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Many Australian startups have pivoted into successful companies. But how do you know it’s the right time to change the direction of your company, or the product or service it provides?

Five key things these startup entrepreneurs wished they had done differently in 2014

12:30PM | Friday, 19 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

For startups, the end of another year is a time to pause and reflect on the challenges they have had to embrace head-on.

Innovation Bay hopes to tap rich seam of potential investors in Perth

12:43PM | Thursday, 18 December 2014 | Kye White

There’s money and an appetite for risk amongst investors in Perth but it’s mining ventures, not startups, that are benefiting.

Why ‘manual first’ can help you MVP quicker: #2015istheyear

12:20PM | Monday, 15 December 2014 | Amir Nissen

Speed is everything for a startup. But how does ‘manual first’ equate to getting the ball rolling on your startup?

Boom in business for delivery startup Zoom2U

12:39PM | Monday, 8 December 2014 | Dinushi Dias

The growth of delivery startup Zoom2U has surprised its founder Steve Orenstein after deliveries tripled to 1000 in its third month.

What to do when your biggest friend is also a foe – a lesson from Mozilla

11:25PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mozilla's choice of Yahoo! over Google is a case study for what to do if your biggest customer becomes a competitor.

Play games, earn rice for the poor: JellyChip’s plan to disrupt charity sector

11:07PM | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Kye White

Melbourne-based startup JellyChip wants to “gamify social good”, and early next month it will be launching a closed beta for its market research platform.

How a T-shirt can help build a team

11:08PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | Kye White

Education marketplace startup WeTeachMe had a secret weapon when it came to building trust and a sense of ownership with its virtual team – T-shirts.

Four startup lessons and other (not so trivial) bits of wisdom

11:53PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Robert Krigsman

We moved our boutique advisory practice to Melbourne’s CBD in July this year. Here are four essential observations from the experience.

Canva launches design marketplace

11:06PM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Kye White

Design startup Canva has launched a marketplace that will allow professional graphic designers to contribute layouts and earn royalties every time their designs are purchased.

Wearable tech comes of age: Catapult Sports to spring onto ASX in $12 million float

11:15PM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Eloise Keating

Home-grown sports technology company Catapult Sports is set to debut on the ASX before the end of the year.

Keep dreaming: Why we merged with Beat the Q

11:24PM | Monday, 17 November 2014 | Rebekah Campbell

I was sitting in a coffee shop, mid conversation with one of the small app companies and I allowed my mind to drift. What would the future look like?

Shoes of Prey strikes deal with Nordstrom to open shops in the US

11:17PM | Wednesday, 5 November 2014 | Cara Waters

Online retailer Shoes of Prey has inked a deal with United States department store Nordstrom to open six retail outlets in its stores.