Climate Tech

Food rescue startup Good & Fugly is solving a massive problem for farmers, saving money and the planet

- April 29, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sydney social enterprise Good & Fugly has delivered a lifeline to farmers whose produce is being rejected by supermarket giants for failing to meet ‘beauty standards’. The brand has launched a produce ‘rescue’ hotline for farmers for the Good & Fugly team to purchase surplus fruits and vegetables. The 13-000-FUGLY hotline is a direct response to… Read more »

Melanie Perkins - Canva
Advice

How Melanie Perkins turned Canva into one of the world’s most successful tech companies

- March 10, 2022 3 MIN READ

Melanie Perkins is an ambition-driven creative, making transformative impacts on the world of graphic design. She is CEO and co-founder of Canva, which launched in 2014. Kochie’s Business Builders editor Cec Busby untangles the truth behind Canva’s ‘overnight success’ in this interview with Perkins. Starting from scratch Melanie Perkins’ passion for design has been present… Read more »

Caroline Rawlinson
ASX

MYOB’s cloud focus continues with the acquisition of document management startup Nimbus

- February 2, 2022 2 MIN READ

Business management and accounting platform MYOB has upped the ante on its SaaS offerings with the announcement of the acquisition of cloud document management software provider, Nimbus Portal Solutions. The value of the deal was not revealed by MYOB. Adding the Australian-owned-and-operated document management service to its stable will allow MYOB to provide an integrated… Read more »

Nazim Ali is CEO of airwallex
Fintech

Global fintech Airwallex launches in Singapore today

- January 13, 2022 2 MIN READ

Homegrown global fintech Airwallex has announced its official launch into Singapore today following its November grant of a Major Payment Institution (MPI) license by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. The approval will see Airwallex progressively introduce a suite of product and service offerings that will enable businesses in Singapore to operate and grow globally and… Read more »

Super woman
Women in tech

Here’s a chance for female entrepreneurs to be heard

- October 7, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

In an effort to support and boost further female entrepreneurship in Australia, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Bruce Billson is calling for women to share their experiences. Women who currently own and lead businesses and startups across Australia are being asked to identify the challenges and opportunities facing them as female founders.… Read more »

Sydney, seagulls, lockdown
Business

STATE OF UNLOCKING: NSW will start to ease covid restrictions from October 11 – what you need to know

- September 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has set dates for the state’s roadmap to reopening, confirming October 11 as when the first restrictions will begin to ease. The announcement came as double doses hit 60% today, with 70% expected to be reached in early October. With the long weekend looming, Berejiklian urged everyone to behave cautiously over… Read more »

Ballarat in regional Victoria will go into lockdown today
Business

Regional VIC in lockdown as mystery cases spread

- August 21, 2021 3 MIN READ

Regional Victoria will go into lockdown from 1pm today following an increase in community transmissions and a number of exposure sites outside of Melbourne. Additionally, further measures will be implemented to protect children across the entire state, as the number of infections amongst kids continues to rise. The premier Daniel Andrews said with a number… Read more »

Business

Everything you need to know about Victoria’s new post-lockdown business support package

- July 28, 2021 3 MIN READ

The Federal and Victorian governments will fund a joint support package to give Victorian small and medium businesses the extra help they need to recover from the recent lockdown. The new Victorian Business Support Package will deliver an additional $400 million in support to thousands of businesses, with funding to be split 50/50 between the Federal… Read more »

Sydney, seagulls, lockdown
Business

Morrison government chips in $750 million a week for NSW small businesses in lockdown

- July 28, 2021 3 MIN READ

The federal and NSW governments have upped the ante on support packages for small businesses following the extension of the current lockdown to August 28. The extended lockdown has moved both state and federal governments to deliver an expanded COVID-19 Business Support Payment to assist businesses that are doing it tough. Prime Minister Scott Morrison… Read more »

Business

Businesses that have taken a hit in Sydney’s lockdown will get up to $10,000 a week to pay staff

- July 13, 2021 4 MIN READ

NSW businesses and others hit by Sydney’s ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown will receive additional support from a financial support package announced by the NSW and federal governments. The funding aims to improve business cash flows and ease the pressure on small business owners and individuals. Prime minister Scott Morrison and NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian… Read more »

Business

Here’s what’s in the NSW government’s latest support package for businesses hit by COVID lockdowns

- June 29, 2021 3 MIN READ

The NSW Government has announced a series of grant packages and changes to the Dine & Discover program to aid small businesses and people across NSW impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions. The support will be available to businesses across the state, not just in the Greater Sydney lockdown area. NSW treasurer Dominic Perrottet says he believes… Read more »