Bruce Billson


"Prenup" guidelines show how to stay on the right side of the angels

8:33PM | Friday, 28 August 2015 |  Australian entrepreneurs are struggling to communicate properly with angel investors, leading them to be unable to extract the most value from these relationships, investors say.

Billson says his next job is to “fix innovation”

8:58PM | Tuesday, 4 August 2015 |  Off the back of a small business-focused budget, Bruce Billson told a round-table of female entrepreneurs and business leaders in Melbourne last night the Prime Minister has a new task for him.

The saga of employee share scheme reforms: six years, three prime ministers, seven small business ministers and it's finally happened

6:07PM | Thursday, 25 June 2015 |  The startup industry has been calling for reform since 2009 but the federal government has finally passed the employee share scheme reform legislation.

Bruce Billson: Equity crowdfunding framework will be on the table by spring

2:55PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 |  The federal government has put a timeline on its new legislative framework for equity crowdfunding, which will make it easier for small businesses and startups to raise capital through online crowdfunding platforms.

Coalition unveils small business disaster loan plan

2:54PM | Monday, 4 February 2013 |  The Coalition has revealed a policy for small business emergency assistance, including concessional loans of up to $100,000, with a business group now hopeful the party will unveil costed policies in other areas.

Labor appoints fourth small business minister in two years

2:25PM | Monday, 4 February 2013 |  The small business sector has been handed its fourth minister in two years, with former immigration minister Chris Bowen assuming the role as part of an unexpected cabinet reshuffle.

Government attacked over business name register privacy fears

12:11PM | Wednesday, 5 December 2012 |  The Opposition has accused the Federal Government of breaking “yet another promise” by failing to remedy the issue of home-based business owners’ personal addresses appearing on the National Business Names Register.

Innovation “front of mind” for family firms: Deloitte

11:59PM | Tuesday, 27 November 2012 |  Innovation is “front of mind” for family businesses, according to Deloitte Private, which has highlighted the increasingly crucial role of the sector as part of a federal parliamentary inquiry.

Government secretly freezes funding for start-up services

10:28PM | Thursday, 18 October 2012 |  The Federal Government has frozen funding for small business support services while telling people the process was ongoing.

Reserve Bank cuts cash rate to 3.25% as 2013 outlook weakens

10:03PM | Tuesday, 2 October 2012 |  The Reserve Bank has lowered the official interest rate by 25 basis points, admitting the growth outlook for next year looks “a little weaker” on the back of international developments.