July 2013

Would you share your company equity to lock in long-term customers? This start-up plans to

7:57PM | Wednesday, 31 July 2013 | By Rose Powell Restaurant booking and discounts website Lunchalot is offering members who sign up for three years as part of its platinum membership package the opportunity to share a 20% stake in the company.

Jim’s Group adds conveyancing to franchise portfolio

7:50PM | Wednesday, 31 July 2013 | By Gavin Lower The group behind Jim’s Mowing has added a new business to its portfolio – conveyancing.

Support Small Business Day launched in Victoria

7:30PM | Wednesday, 31 July 2013 | By Melinda Oliver Victorian Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher has announced Support Small Business Day, a new initiative aimed at boosting small businesses.

THE NEWS WRAP: Agriculture Minister set to approve Archer Daniels Midland takeover of GrainCorp

7:28AM | Wednesday, 31 July 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas Joel Fitzgibbon publicly supports Archer Daniels Midland’s bid for GrainCorp. Plus the BCA backs borrowing for infrastructure, and the company paying its female staff more superannuation in a bid to reduce the gender divide in retirement savings.

Tile founder shares how to raise $US2.6 million in crowdfunding to launch your start-up

7:14AM | Wednesday, 31 July 2013 | By Rose Powell A US start-up that’s created a nifty device that lets users find items it’s attached to has raised 130 times its original crowdfunding goal this week, with 49,586 customers raising $US2.6 million ($2.85 million).

Learn to avoid geoblocks and slash your IT bill: Report

7:47PM | Tuesday, 30 July 2013 | By Patrick Stafford The government should educate small businesses on ways they can bypass geoblocking mechanisms, allowing them to access cheaper IT goods and services.

Light fingers inspire “Adventure Underwear” to keep your valuables safe

7:36PM | Tuesday, 30 July 2013 | By Rose Powell After fellow backpackers kept asking to store their valuables in his custom-made pocketed undies while travelling in Brazil, Nigel Clifford realised his holiday innovation may just be a business idea.

National list of web development and coder events launched

7:19PM | Tuesday, 30 July 2013 | By Rose Powell A national list of developer and web technology meet-ups has been launched by web technology education and event group Web Directions.

Teacher training platform gets top marks at Wollongong’s Hackathon

7:03PM | Tuesday, 30 July 2013 | By Rose Powell Peereo, a peer-to-peer teacher training platform and community, has won Wollongong’s annual hackathon.

Time to think about a business spring clean as end of winter approaches

7:24PM | Tuesday, 30 July 2013 | By Gavin Lower We’re more than halfway through winter and, for many, thoughts are turning to spring and warmer weather.