Pivoting, Productivity and Profit
New research from MYOB shows that over half (56 percent) of Australian small businesses agree that the company tax rate should be cut in order for the country to remain globally competitive.
Saibu no Akuma is a fashion technology brand that focuses on providing its customers a bespoke menswear experience in regards to shirting and suiting. Heavily influenced by menswear and street-wear, the brand has traditionally been a face-to-face operation in a studio or a shop.
New Zealand startup Collect has built a solution that provides its users with cost-effective and highly measurable marketing via its suite of software tools. These tools include database management, loyalty, marketing campaigns, and automated marketing.
Sometimes a company needs to pivot to a point that it almost becomes a completely new business. When New Zealand founded startup MishGuru was originally accepted into New Zealand’s Lightning Lab accelerator program, the original concept was that it would be a platform that allowed users to to custom design and print their own 3D horse shoes. The long term vision was to automate and disrupt the way the Equine industry shoed horses.
Peter Moriarty was just 15 years old when he started what is now known as IT Genius Australia. He loved computers and would occasionally skip school to assist his ‘customers’ with their PC issues – back then, a cloud was a white fluffy thing in the sky and not even Moriarty quite grasped where this IT gig he performed for pocket money would eventually lead to just over a decade later.
We have made a few changes to our annual Women in Technology list for 2016. The first and most obvious being that it is now purely focused on women in technology, with the second being that, given our expansion into New Zealand last year, we are now including both countries on the list. Thirdly, we’re doing away with the under 40 age limit we used to apply.
Before Fiona Anson and Ali Baker had made their names as the founders of Workible, they had started a platform called HireMeUp. The company was basically a job site they started when they had the problem of trying to find work that would fit around other things and commitments they each had.