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JIM’S EMPIRE EXPANDS TO DRONES AND PHOTOGRAPHY

National franchisee and Australian icon, Jim’s Group, has announced the establishment of a photography and drones arm. Jim’s Photography and Drones is the brainchild of two experienced photographers, Mark Hill and Matteo Rizzi, who hope the brand will become synonymous with photographic services in the country. “Jim’s is an established brand that we will leverage … Read more

Two Aussie entrepreneurs reflect on what it means when your company’s name is the same as your own

Naming a business after yourself might seem like a good idea at the time, but there is plenty of responsibility that comes with being the face of a brand for the long run. At Business Chicks’ 9 to Thrive event in Melbourne last month, entrepreneurs Megan Hess and Samantha Wills reflected on life when your business’ name is the … Read more

THE NSW AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE JOINED FORCES TO SLASH RED TAPE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

An inter-governmental partnership to help reduce red tape for new small businesses has recently been announced. The announcement follows the test launch, in April 2017, of a new business registration service to make the process simpler for small businesses, with the aim being to save new business starters $40 million each year. The Federal Government service, which … Read more

INSTAGRAM GIVES VERGE GIRL SISTERS A BOOST TO TAKE FASHION WORLD BY STORM

When sister duo Daniella Dionyssiou and Natalia Suesskow opened their Brisbane-based clothing boutique Verge Girl in 2007, they didn’t expect in just 10 years’ time their brand would be a heavy hitting e-commerce and fashion influencer. The style savvy siblings studied fashion design together at the ages of 16 and 18, later noticing a gap … Read more

‘Bodega’ startup forced to apologise after furious criticism of its name

Bodega, a new startup with plans to replace the corner store with eight-foot cabinets full of essentials, went under fire today on social media. Many users criticised the startup on Twitter, claiming that the name was appropriative and that the company’s apparent mission to replace small mum-and-pop businesses was concerning. Now, in a Medium post titled “So, about our … Read more

How Askable landed major clients and 5000 users within seven months of launching without any external funding

Brisbane market research startup Askable has only been around for seven months, but it’s already looking at taking a chunk of the “archaic” $2.2 billion Australian market research industry after landing some big-name clients. Since being founded in mid-February, the startup has already worked with the likes of Woolworths, CBS Interactive, Deloitte and Canstar; built … Read more

Meet the 23 innovative Australian startups chosen for this year’s Tech23 showcase

From startups looking to build a global digital nervous system, to those using artificial intelligence to help businesses make leadership decisions, companies innovating through deep technology make up the 23 startups selected for this year’s Tech23 showcase. Tech23 is now in its ninth year. Since its inception, the one-day event has featured prominent Australian startups … Read more

This 24-year-old used Snapchat to launch a startup so successful, he turned down jobs at Facebook and Uber — all while fighting cancer

24-year-old Khallil Mangalji is a happy guy. He just closed a $US1.8 million round of venture funding for his two-year-old startup, Fiix, and got some good news about his health. The cancer tumour he’s been fighting for the past year while launching his startup is in retreat and the prognosis for a full recovery is good, he … Read more