women entrepreneurs

Women on top: 5 tips on empowering female entrepreneurs

- May 7, 2023 3 MIN READ

Running your own small business is often a herculean task. There is pressure to find customers and turn a profit, build your brand, manage your online website and social presence, and motivate your employees. And that’s before you consider that many female entrepreneurs aren’t just running a business, but often a home and supporting a… Read more »

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Steve Martin & MIchael Caine
Cyber security

Scams are now costing Australians more than $3 billion a year

- April 17, 2023 3 MIN READ

Australians lost a record $3.1 billion to financial scammers in 2022. However, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) suggests the real figure is likely much higher, with an estimated 30% of scams going unreported. The findings come from the watchdog’s Targeting Scams report, which combines data from Scamwatch, ReportCyber, the Australian Financial Crimes Exchange… Read more »


Supply chain issues leave companies overstocked

- March 27, 2023 2 MIN READ

Australian small business retailers and manufacturers are sitting on potentially significant cash windfalls, but there may be a price to pay. Research from inventory management software provider, Unleashed, shows that many businesses have overstocked by an average of $231,700 due to the supply chain issues caused by COVID-19 delays. Aussie small businesses are drowning in… Read more »

Shark Tank

Shark Tank fintips: entrepreneurs share their best advice for getting bites from investors

- March 14, 2023 5 MIN READ

Fins have emerged from the water again as Shark Tank announces its return to Australian television after a five-year long hiatus! The highly anticipated return of Australia’s beloved business reality TV show can be make or break for those businesses who get the opportunity to swim with sharks. Based on the Japanese Dragon’s Den format,… Read more »


Summer podcast binge: The founders of leading Australian startups reveal the secrets behind their success – and the lessons from failure

- January 13, 2023 6 MIN READ

From the high school dropout who started her first business at 12 and now runs a $25 million empire, to the surfer whose ‘sea bins’ have captured more than 100 tonnes of microplastics in Sydney Harbour in just two years, these entrepreneur podcast interviews will open your minds for 2023. If you’re looking for the… Read more »


JobKeeper won’t suit every business, but if it’s eligible here’s how it works

- April 11, 2020 3 MIN READ

“While it is a great initiative that is going to help thousands of employers keep staff on their books and potentially save their business, there is still the application process to go through first. Employers shouldn’t rush out and start spending money until they have gotten confirmation that they are eligible,” said Employsure Managing Director… Read more »


How startup founders can help address domestic violence

- November 25, 2019 3 MIN READ

November 25 is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In Australia domestic violence continues to be an issue for many women, so how can employers help those who may be experiencing abuse? According to research, 2.2 million Australians have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from a partner, whilst 3.6 million… Read more »


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 »


How their father’s illness inspired two brothers to create the multi-million startup Maison de Sabre

- October 14, 2019 3 MIN READ

Omar and Zane Sabre, co-founders of Maison de Sabre When Zane and Omar Sabre’s father was diagnosed with leukemia the brothers were faced with a dire situation – how could they come up with the money to pay for treatments, and ensure Zane could continue his university education? When their father’s diagnosis was made, Zane… Read more »