Meet Manrags, the startup that has seen 100% revenue growth by taking silly socks seriously

It started with zany socks in the office, but now subscription-for-essentials startup Manrags is reporting 100% year-on-year revenue growth and inviting its dedicated community to invest through its Equitise equity crowdfunding campaign. Manrags was founded two-and-a-half years ago by husband and wife team Michael and Tina Elias, who styled the service as a community-led essentials club. Subscribers … Read more

Co-create : how your business will profit from innovative and strategic collaboration (book)

Authors: David Nour; illustrations by Lin Wilson What if your customers had a vested interest in guiding your company toward greater success? What if your employees had a personal as well as professional commitment to elevating your organization? Imagine how different your results would be if investors, vendors, and even analysts treasured the relationship they … Read more

Why Nestle is recruiting startups to boost its innovation culture

Global food and drinks giant Nestle is offering startups $US50,000 ($67,260) in funding to develop solutions to social, environmental and health issues, and to boost innovation. Through the company’s HENRi@Nestle program, businesses within Nestle outline challenges or briefs, detailing problems they would like to address and inviting startups to submit innovative solutions. The program is open to … Read more

‘Tears running down my face’: farmers turn to crowdfunding for support

Over the past two weeks dairy farmer Jason Maloney raised $266,000 to save his business – then his accountants delivered bad news. The farmer launched a Gofundme crowdfunding campaign for his property at Jamberoo, NSW, asking for support from his community “with tears running down my face”. Maloney says he reached the point where his feeding creditors … Read more

Four common mistakes businesses make when applying for government grants

Stephanie Palmer-Derrien – SmartCompany – 6 July 2018 For entrepreneurs and business owners, there’s a whole host of government grantsand rebates available, each bearing the promise of a little breathing space for startup founders, entrepreneurs and small business owners. But, whether it’s a government grant or a tax incentive, once you’ve established your business is eligible, there’s … Read more

A tech startup disrupting Australia’s building industry has launched an equity crowdfunding raise

PT Blink, which aims to disrupt the $356 billion Australian construction industry, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign.   The company’s technology claims to be able to put up a multi-storey building in up to half the normal time.   The $2 million raise is via OnMarket, the Australian equity crowdfunding platform. PT Blink Limited, a … Read more

A tech startup disrupting Australia’s building industry has launched an equity crowdfunding raise

PT Blink, which aims to disrupt the $356 billion Australian construction industry, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign. The company’s technology claims to be able to put up a multi-storey building in up to half the normal time. The $2 million raise is via OnMarket, the Australian equity crowdfunding platform. PT Blink Limited, a technology company … Read more