Monthly Archives: August 2017 Back

The Entrepreneur’s Playbook : More than 100 Proven Strategies, Tips, and Techniques to Build a Radically Successful Business (ebook)

Author: Leonard C. Green Big new ideas rarely make great businesses . . . Labouring on a business plan can be a waste of time . . . You are going to need dramatically more start-up money than you think you do. Counterintuitive concepts like these have helped the world’s best entrepreneurs succeed. Yet most … Read more

WHAT’S ON! BUSINESS STUDIO SEPTEMBER 2017 [EVENTS]

Come and join us in September for a range of awesome learning and networking opportunities! Conveniently scheduled over your lunchbreak, the Business Studio lunch box forums serve as a 45 minute inspirational and informative session on a variety of business related topics. Business Studio membership is free and gives you access to a great range of resources and … Read more

URBANYOU’S CO-FOUNDER ON THE ‘GAME-CHANGING’ MOMENTS IN HER STARTUP’S ‘ROLLERCOASTER’ STORY

Networking with influential door-openers, eager to help female-led startups, helped the brains behind UrbanYou – an on-demand platform for household services – fast-track business growth, with their most recent feat being a $1m capital raise within the space of two weeks. To date, UrbanYou has facilitated over 20,000 services, totaling $3 million, for its 5000 users (and counting) … Read more

Barayamal partners with CoderDojo to launch coding clubs focused on Indigenous Australians

Indigenous-focused accelerator program Barayamal has partnered with global kids coding initiative CoderDojo to launch CoderDojo First Nations, a network of coding clubs aimed at Indigenous Australians. First Nations will leverage CoderDojo’s resources of volunteer-led community programming clubs, which cater to young people from ages seven to seventeen, to provide educational sessions that teach participants how … Read more

Entrepreneurs, You Can’t Handle Everything at Your Startup

You need a team. It’s impossible to do everything yourself. Founding a successful startup comes with numerous challenges, but the most difficult obstacle to overcome isn’t coming up with funding or finding the right space to rent for the office. According to a survey completed jointly by CoFounder magazine and ArcticStartup, 37 percent of startup founders believe … Read more

The fix : how nations survive and thrive in a world in decline (book)

Author: Jonathan Tepperman From immigration reform to energy resources, from political paralysis to inequality and extremism, we are beset by a raft of huge and seemingly insurmountable issues. The daily newspapers, the rolling 24-hour television news, portray a world in terminal decline: the rise of IS, the Syrian refugee crisis, Beijing’s financial fallibility and Putin’s … Read more

A Sydney fintech that gives kids their own Visa card just raised $2.5 million of funding

An Australian fintech that’s created a system to help parents manage their kids’ pocket money has closed a $2.5 million investment round. Spriggy’s capital raising was led by Sydney’s Alium Capital, which has featured in several prominent startup funding rounds this year including Unlockd ($30.8 million), HealthEngine ($26.7 million) and Nitro ($US15 million). Alium was backed up by Perle … Read more

STRATEGY CHANGE PAYS OFF FOR QANTAS, REPORT SECOND HIGHEST RESULT IN COMPANY HISTORY

FOLLOWING the implementation of a turnaround plan to return Qantas (ASX: QAN) to profitability, the company has recorded its second highest result in history. Qantas’ primary performance metric since 2009 has been underlying profit, and the company today revealed its result of $1.4 billion. This was driven in no small part by $865 million in … Read more