Category Archives: Small business Back

Drinking to your health

It’s a new coffee brand in an already saturated market. Yet beforeyouspeak has grown 260 per cent month on month since the Queensland-based company launched its product last July. beforeyouspeak: the coffee shot company Co-founders Jaryd Terkelsen and Ash Bisset came up with the “high-performance, superfood-infused instant coffee sachet” concept, called One, by “mixing some … Read more

From $40 to $1.5 million: Eight entrepreneurs open up about the first time their companies made revenue

Every million-dollar business starts with one deal, but in the rush to grow, it can be easy to take that first paying customer for granted. But no matter what business you’re in — whether you’ve signed your first massive contract or sold a box of cereal — entrepreneurs tell SmartCompany that from the very first moment you get money … Read more

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO HELP SMES ENGAGE WITH INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS ON PROJECTS

The Federal Government is now seeking applications for grants of up to $7000 to help Australian researchers and SMEs work with overseas experts to develop and commercialise their projects. According to Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Michaelia Cash, the Global Connections Fund (GCF) Priming Grants empower organisations to collaborate in the global arena, link with … Read more

Super discrimination against small business ends

There have been many examples over the years of small business owners being disadvantaged when it came to income tax and superannuation. Thankfully, under the fair and sustainable superannuation system legislation passed during the 2017 financial year, the last of the discriminations against business owners with regard to superannuation contributions was removed. Small business owners have historically … Read more

NOGA EDELSTEIN (URBANYOU) JOINS SBE AUSTRALIA BOARD AS 2018 FEMALE STARTUP PROGRAM LAUNCHES

Noga Edelstein, co-founder of on-demand home services marketplace UrbanYou, has joined the board of SBE Australia, coinciding with an announcement from the not-for-profit organisation that women-led tech startups can now apply for its 2018 Springboard Enterprises Australia Accelerator. The program, which is now in its sixth year, has places for up to ten high-growth, female-led companies … Read more

SEED FUNDS, MENTORING AVAILABLE TO CREATIVE TECH STARTUPS VIA CEA’S COLLIDER ACCELERATOR

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has invited creative tech startups to apply for its forthcoming Collider Accelerator. Up to 11 emerging and highly-scalable companies will be selected for Collider, which is being spearheaded this year by Alan Jones, a founding investor in Pollenizer, Startmate and Blackbird Ventures. “CEA is really excited about Alan Jones filling the … Read more

Start Your Own Lawn Care or Landscaping Business : Your Step-by-Step Guide to Success (ebook)

Authors: Staff of Entrepreneur Media and Cheryl Kimball If you enjoy the outdoors, love nature, or enjoy the smell of fresh cut grass, then a lawn care or landscaping business is your chance to rake in plenty of green. Your business can range from lawn maintenance to applying chemicals, trimming and shaping trees to designing … Read more