Small business funding


Franchise duo launch start-up incubator Inkuberra

11:59AM | Tuesday, 30 November 2010 |  Rod Young and Simon McNamara launch Inkuberra, a business incubator for fast-growth start-ups.

City of Melbourne splashes out $110,000 on start-up grants

11:55PM | Monday, 29 November 2010 |  Seven small firms have been allocated $110,000 between them as part of the City of Melbourne’s Small Business Grants Program.

Brumby and Baillieu lay business policies on the table

11:38PM | Friday, 26 November 2010 |  Victorian voters will go to the polls tomorrow to decide who should lead the State for the next three years.

Looking beyond the banks for funding

11:22PM | Wednesday, 24 November 2010 |  Start-ups aren’t getting much joy with banks but a focus on capital efficiency can open up other avenues.

Playing to the crowd for funding

11:45AM | Wednesday, 17 November 2010 |  Start-ups turned down by banks or other investors for funds could soon find that ‘the crowd’ is a more productive option for them.

Top 10 ways to drive a better deal from your bank

11:34PM | Thursday, 4 November 2010 |  The ‘big four’ banks are powerful, but small business owners are not entirely at their mercy.

Are the banks backing start-ups?

10:57AM | Tuesday, 26 October 2010 |  Many entrepreneurs say the banks are not interested in lending. The banks however say they are very much in the game.

Bad small firm debt has peaked, claims BoQ

10:01PM | Friday, 15 October 2010 |  Bad debts from small- to medium-sized businesses have peaked, according to the Bank of Queensland.

Small business minister: banks need to ‘do better’ for start-ups

10:00AM | Friday, 15 October 2010 |  Senator Nick Sherry says Australian banks need to “do better” to understand the struggles of cash-starved start-ups.

Tech start-ups warned of funding shortfall

9:00AM | Friday, 24 September 2010 |  Leading Australian start-up claims there needs to be a better understanding of the potential of new technology firms after being forced to look overseas for funding.