What Self-Made Millionaires Know That Most People Don’t : 52 Ways to Create Your Own Success (ebook)

Author: Ann Marie Sabath Confucius said that a thousand-mile journey begins with a single step. The same principle applies to becoming a self-made millionaire, except this journey is a little shorter, comprising just 52 common sense practices. Featuring interviews with a wide-ranging list of self-made millionaires, you will be astonished to see how anyone can … Read more

Need templated forms, business plan samples or industry reports? Check out ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database!

Members of the Business Studio now have access to the full version of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database! This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit … Read more

Top investors gambled $16 million on the blockchain equivalent of Beanie Babies. Now, sales are plummeting

In March, investors including Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures gave a total of $US12 million ($AU16.12 million) to CryptoKitties, a blockchain game for digital collectibles. According to data from blockchain analytics sites, the number of CryptoKitties transactions are a fraction of what they were in December. CryptoKitties cofounder Bryce Bladon says the livelihood of … Read more

NAB’s loans without guarantees driving growth, says exec

Almost half the small firms accessing finance through National Australia Bank’s unsecured lending product have shown double digit growth in their turnover in the next six months, says the bank’s executive general manager business direct and small business Leigh O’Neill NAB has targetted unsecured lending aggressively through its QuickBiz product in a market where it … Read more

How this fintech startup chief facilitated $50 million in Australian business loans without stepping foot in the country

Business loan marketplace Lending Express launched in Australia in 2016, and since then it’s facilitated $50 million in small business loans. But it was only last month that co-founder and chief executive Eden Amirav first set foot on Australian soil. Now the Israeli startup has secured $US2.8 million ($3.7 million) in funding, Amirav has plans … Read more

More banks facing criminal charges in relation to ANZ cartel investigation

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has confirmed that Deutsche Bank and Citibank will also face criminal charges in relation to alleged cartel conduct by ANZ Bank (ASX: ANZ). The ACCC confirmed on Friday afternoon that Deutsche Bank AG is also facing criminal charges in relation to the share placement. Investments bank Citibank has also … Read more

‘Not supported’: CBA ‘ulterior motive’ theories on BankWest shut down

The financial services royal commission has shut down claims that the Commonwealth Bank had an ulterior motive to systematically default loans following its purchase of BankWest in 2008. The commission has received numerous submissions from BankWest customers aggrieved at their treatment by CBA after it acquired BankWest at the peak of the global financial crisis. Counsel assisting the … Read more

‘Can of worms’: Franchising in the royal commission’s sights

The scrutiny on the nation’s $170 billion franchising industry is set to intensify as lending to the troubled sector is examined this week at the banking royal commission. Franchising has already been under the spotlight after a series of scandals led to the establishment of a parlimentary inquiry, which is still underway. The royal commission started … Read more

Financial management for technology start-ups : a handbook for growth (book)

Author: Alnoor Bhimani All start-up businesses must be founded on product expertise, a grasp of digitisation, and being aware of market forces. Tech start-ups also need a unique understanding of accounting to succeed, knowledge which is required to power their more innovative business models, and the ways of working that drive technology-based businesses. Unlike traditional … Read more