Opinion

5 ways to value a pre-revenue startup

- November 12, 2019 4 MIN READ

  Traditional methods of valuing a business often assume the firm is a “going concern” with a track record of performance, or has solid forward projections upon which to rely.  In many instances established valuation methods simply could not be applied to a start-up scenario.  In response, different methods were developed, including five we discuss… Read more »

Opinion

Why founders need to be fit for success

- November 8, 2019 3 MIN READ

  What is it that makes it possible for certain founders to build global companies like Atlassian, Canva and Airwallex, when so many fail? It’s the multi-billion dollar question facing every startup sector across the world. It’s not just about having a viable idea, because many evolve considerably from their conception to when they go… Read more »

Opinion

3 key people who help women succeed in business

- October 31, 2019 3 MIN READ

We often hear that one of the most important drivers of a woman’s success is marrying the right person. Studies show that people who end up with reliable partners tend to perform better at work, earn more promotions, make more money and in general, feel more satisfied with their jobs. Yet there are other people… Read more »

Opinion

Why startups and innovation are the future for NSW

- October 23, 2019 2 MIN READ

Spark Festival has kicked off and it’s a great time for startups and entrepreneurs to access advice, support and connection in a like-minded community. It can be daunting to leave behind the security of a nine-to-five job to bring a unique business idea to life in the unpredictable landscape of the startup world. For those… Read more »

News & Analysis

The news you need to know: Mon, Oct 21

- October 21, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Our colleague Cec Busby, editor of Kochie’s Business Builders, brings you the daily headlines in bite-sized chunks, which we share here.    Cash Converters to cough up millions in a class-action suit Cash Converters has agreed to settle a class-action suit brought against the company by Queensland consumers who claimed the pawnbroker’s loan conditions… Read more »

Opinion

Why a ‘growth mindset’ is important for dealing with stress and mental health

- October 21, 2019 3 MIN READ

From co-founder break-ups to startup burn-out, the path of the founder can be fraught with stress. A study conducted by American researcher Michael Freeman suggests that even before founders set-up shop they have a pre-existing vulnerability to stress. His 2015 study of 242 entrepreneurs found that a higher proportion of founders reported a lifetime history… Read more »

Brains Trust

How to get the best results from LinkedIn

- October 21, 2019 4 MIN READ

LinkedIn expert Lucy Bingle spent 20 years in the marketing industry before flying solo with her own business. She now runs a digital marketing agency, LucyBingle.com, that specialises in teaching people how to get the most from the LinkedIn platform “I have always had a strong interest in running my own business. My father was… Read more »

Opinion

How fintech put customers back at banking’s core

- October 17, 2019 3 MIN READ

The traditional banking sector has well and truly been disrupted. In a recent PwC report on how fintech is shaping financial services, it estimates the cumulative global investment in the space could exceed 150 billion over the next few years. So, what exactly is it that fintech is bringing to the table to warrant all… Read more »

Profiles

10 awesome businesses in rural Australia run by women

- October 15, 2019 2 MIN READ

Birth Beat’s Edwina Sharrock Resilient, innovative and passionate; three words to live by when you’re a woman running a small business in rural Australia. And they are words worth contemplating on Tuesday, October 15, “International Rural Women’s Day”, a day to celebrate the invaluable contribution women make to rural regions across the globe. There are 275,000… Read more »