Monthly Archives: November 2018 Back

The career manifesto : discover your calling and create an extraordinary life (book)

Author: Mike Steib This book presents an inspiring and refreshingly simple approach to finding your passion and purpose and then jumpstarting a dream career to achieve those, by asking three essential questions: What do you want your impact to be? What are the potential pathways that move you towards your purpose? How can you hold … Read more

ARA and Roy Morgan forecast Christmas spending to exceed $51b

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) and market research group Roy Morgan expect a “bountiful” Christmas this year for stores specialising in electronics, with consumers of all ages set to indulge in new gadgets and technology. Electronics and hi-fi products fall under the groups’ ‘Other retailing’ category which is set for year-on-year growth of 2.7 per … Read more

Small business not the top priority for the ACCC

Competition watchdog’chief Rod Sims says while protecting small businesses is in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s remit, the welfare of consumers will always be top priority. Addressing the RBB Economics Conference in Sydney on Thursday, Mr Sims engaged with arguments currently occurring overseas over whether competition issues should include considerations of only the “consumer welfare standard” … Read more

Driven : The Never-Give-Up Roadmap to Massive Success (ebook)

Authors: Manny Khoshbin and Rich Mintzer Behind every entrepreneur’s success story, there’s a never-ending list of gut-wrenching failures, missed opportunities, and jaw-dropping setbacks. Real estate mogul and serial entrepreneur Manny Khoshbin is one of those entrepreneurs with a story of perseverance that will make you believe in the American Dream all over again. This book … Read more

Rejected by the banks: SMEs turn to equity crowdfunding after failing to secure business loans

Despite multi-million dollar revenues and massive demand for their product, Jonathan Byrt and Jesse Leeworthy had been refused a business loan by every bank in Australia. Lenders from all of the big four and even most of the smaller banks took one look at the young company’s lack of securities and shook their heads, leaving … Read more

No place like home: After raising $10 million and expanding overseas, this founder’s heart is still in Queensland

Queensland startup RedEye has raised $10.4 million in Series B funding, and while co-founder and chief executive Wayne Gerard will use the funds to expand overseas, he’s not straying from his Brisbane roots. The funding was led by US firm Energy Innovation Capital, and also included repeat investment from Advance Queensland’s Business Development Fund, along … Read more

‘Embarrassing’: Female entrepreneurs hit out at political scene

Some of Australia’s leading female entrepreneurs have delivered a scathing assessment of federal politics, calling out parliament for failing to empower women even as they launch successful companies in record numbers. Speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday, Red Balloon founder Naomi Simson, Business Chicks chief executive Olivia Ruello and Indigital founder Mikaela … Read more