Small business funding


Revealed: Where Australian start-ups are getting their funding

3:13PM | Tuesday, 20 March 2012 |  Finding funding for a start-up can be tough. Thankfully, as our infographic reveals, it is out there if you know where to look. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Facebook-driven start-up Peazie snares Adventure Capital funding

12:55PM | Monday, 5 December 2011 |  Peazie, a Facebook-based start-up, has secured funding from local investor Adventure Capital, after securing a swag of big-name clients just months after launching.

$60m for venture capital funds to aid start-ups

6:32AM | Thursday, 9 June 2011 |  As many as 30 seed stage start-ups will benefit from a $60 million government investment in three venture capital funds.

I need capital to grow my business but my most promising investor wants a large slice of the company. What should I do?

2:12PM | Monday, 28 February 2011 |  Your investor should ideally add more than capital to your business. They should bring connections, customers, industry expertise, and a path to exit.

10 businesses to start for under $10,000

2:53PM | Friday, 25 February 2011 |  Speak to the founder of an innovative start-up and he/she is likely to grumble about reluctance of banks to lend them funds to fulfil their dreams.

Budding social entrepreneurs ‘leaving corporate Australia’

2:00AM | Tuesday, 15 February 2011 |  The School for Social Entrepreneurs, which has won a $100,000 grant from Macquarie, claims that the sector is on the rise.

$4bn banking boost set to benefit small businesses

12:53PM | Monday, 13 December 2010 |  According to industry experts, the Federal Government’s $4 billion injection into the securitisation market will have a limited but positive impact on the small business sector.

Mixed response to Swan’s banking plan

12:46PM | Monday, 13 December 2010 |  Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan’s proposed banking reforms have received mixed reviews from business and banking representatives.

RetailMeNot founders launch crowd-funding site for software start-ups

12:03PM | Thursday, 9 December 2010 |  Stateless Systems aims crowd-funding venture at small and independent developers.

Pulling up your start-up by its bootstraps

12:04PM | Wednesday, 1 December 2010 |  Bootstrapping doesn't prevent you from raising funds in the future, but it is certainly how the vast majority of web start-ups get going.