As promised in my previous blog, today I want to give you a bit of insight into barebones IT cloud infrastructure. Hopefully by the end of this article you’ll be able to decide whether or not the cloud is for you now, in 12 months’ time or never (at your own peril).
February tends to be the worst cashflow month for many SMEs. Mix the extra costs coming out of the holiday season, some downtime and the wind up for the new year and cash can be tight.
Sydney-based taxi booking app Ingogo has secured a fresh round of funds from a host of new, high-profile investors, with founder Hamish Petrie flagging plans for a national rollout.
But it’s perhaps more useful to look at the common characteristics of fast-growth businesses, rather than the rate of growth itself.
Westpac is the latest of the big four banks to launch a mobile payments app, Westpac Mobile PayWay, for small businesses. But how does it measure up to its rivals?
Niche online shoe retailer Shooii has plunged into administration, despite only launching in March this year, with a lack of outside investment blamed for the company's woes.
While working for footwear giant Footlocker, Dave Prince realised there was a gap in the market for an online venture that delivered shoes to eager young consumers.
Tax represents a large cost for most SMEs and it undoubtedly contributes to the failure of many small businesses.
All it took was talk of a Melbourne bar to prompt Simon Walker and Damon Garrett to launch Taylor Ventures, which is “a radar for the events taking place around you”.
Selling your wares online is an instant recipe for success, right? Not according to Pierre Boutros, who learnt that even the most straightforward business needs strategies in place to secure sales.
You may think that you are too savvy for your business to become the victim of a scam, but new figures show that instances of fraud are surprisingly widespread.
Online payments provider PayPal is attempting to carve a slice of the mobile payments market, launching a mobile device that enables merchants to accept payments via their smartphones.
Look at any company that is in financial trouble and you will probably see the Tax Office as one of the larger creditors.
Firstly, I want to take this up a level and just discuss something more important than whether or not you should be marketing online, but instead should you be launching?
From the day we’re born, we are told that fighting is bad.
Australian app developers are plagued by poor cashflow, piracy issues and lengthy turnaround times, according to development firm Shifty Jelly, publisher of various popular apps.
Tech start-up Pygg went public today with a new app that allows consumers to send and receive money through social networks, but doubts loom over the perceived security of such systems.
While social media has been stealing headlines for years, the humble website is very often where you are best off focusing your initial efforts.
Launched in April this year, ReGadget is an online service providing cash in return for old electronics, including mobile phones, digital cameras and MP3 players.
Ben Carroll’s entrepreneurial talent is obvious – he did, after all, start a market-leading garment printing business when he was just 21-years-old. But Carroll had to learn some painful lessons early on about the value of cashflow.