WHEN SELLING A SMALL BUSINESS, FAILING TO PREPARE IS THE SAME AS PREPARING TO FAIL

If “location, location, location” is everything in real estate, then “preparation, preparation, preparation” is equally important when selling a small business. There are many reasons why a small business owner might decide to sell, but preparation is the one common ingredient that can make the difference between a sale and a fail. The single most … Read more

Six steps to making south-east Queensland a startup powerhouse

Brisbane’s young businessperson of the year in 2016, Jock Fairweather calls himself “el capitano” of Little Tokyo Two, the company managing space at The Capital, a hub for startup businesses which opened early this year with the support of $5 million of ratepayers’ money. Here, the city’s 27-year-old innovation expert explains how he thinks south-east Queensland can become a leader … Read more

BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE RISKS OF EMBRACING AND NOT EMBRACING NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN BUSINESS

Although change is not without its challenges, business leaders cannot afford to bury their heads in the sand as technology advances at an exponential rate – to do so means certain doom. This was the key takeaway message from Telstra’s recent Future of Business roundtable, which drew together leading futurist Ross Dawson as well past … Read more

Investor Atlanta Daniel on seven things founders should know before joining an accelerator

Before applying for an accelerator program, there are seven key considerations startup founders should make, according to investor Atlanta Daniel. Daniel, the co-founder of $10 million Signal Ventures, has researched programs around the country to provide local startups with insights into how homegrown and international accelerators compare on factors such as industry vertical and the amount … Read more