Profiles

Australian startup founders need to stop breaking the law when it comes to internships

- July 17, 2015 5 MIN READ

Over the last few years as our startup ecosystem has grown, it has become common practice for startups facing financial constraints to ‘offer’ unpaid internship opportunities to more often than not younger aged people. A lot of the time these ‘internships’ are built on the hope that it will lead to a paid job in the company, or at the very least give the incumbent ‘free worker’ some really great exposure on what it is really like to work at a startup.

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Source Legal Online wants to lower barriers to legal services through a monthly subscription model

- June 23, 2015 2 MIN READ

The legal industry is famous for its traditions and formality and, as a result, doesn’t exactly have a reputation for innovation. Of course, there a handful of legal professionals working in the background trying to change the way things are done. The last few years have seen new firms arise looking to provide people with greater access to legal services than traditional firms, which bill by the hour at prices unaffordable for the majority.

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Income tax and crowdfunding: What startups should keep an eye on

- June 15, 2015 15 MIN READ

With the Government now inching ever closer to relaxing certain rules which currently restrict startups from issuing equity to crowdfunding investors (equity-based funding) and the mooted rise of peer-to-peer and peer-to-business lending platforms (debt-based funding), crowdfunding options in Australia may be about to increase dramatically.