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The 2015 Startup Daily Young and Influential List

- October 28, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

Each year, Startup Daily publishes a list of the most influential young Australians across various industries. The publication of this list usually coincides with other lists celebrating the achievements of individuals under the age of 40 like the BRW Young Rich List, which comes out later this week.

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Is the education system of today failing to foster entrepreneurs?

- October 21, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

The current education system is failing to foster the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators, according the most recent monthly MYOB Snapshot Survey. A staggering 58 percent of the businesses surveyed said the education system isn’t providing students with the skill sets that they need to be entrepreneurial and innovative for the future.

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Leading a winning team

- October 6, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

As the Wallabies battle their way through the ‘pool of death’ in this year’s Rugby World Cup, every aspect of the team’s performance will be analysed. As well as the final result on the scoreboard, the carries, the tackles, the unforced errors, and the advantage-line breaks have all become an essential part of how each game is assessed.

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Taking a lean startup approach to your business

- September 21, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

A few weeks before new Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull dreamed of “A nation that is agile, that is innovative, that is creative”, Business Review Weekly was busy awarding MYOB with the title of “Most Innovative Large Company in 2015”.

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What impact will Artificial Intelligence have on the future of business?

- September 18, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

In the report ‘Surviving the Singularity’, MYOB explores the rapidly evolving field of Artificial Intelligence and how machines that are capable of independent thought – a concept known as ‘singularity’ – may impact business, society and work in the not-so-distant future. If the predictions highlighted in the report come to fruition, the future of retail, business and particularly employment, will look very different to what it is today.

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The evolution of contactless payments among Australian businesses

- September 17, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

The mobile phone has become such a critical part of our daily lives that businesses who choose not to capitalise on the rapid-growth of this space will miss out on a plethora of opportunities. ‘Touch’-based and ‘Tap and Go’ technologies are fast becoming the new norm in the Australian retail sector, as our country leads the way on the global stage.

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Your accountant is your first port of call in financial difficulty, according to latest MYOB Snapshot Survey

- September 8, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

Australian startup and SME founders have revealed in a recent survey conducted by MYOB that their first port of call when their business runs into financial difficulty is their accountant. The MYOB monthly snapshot survey regularly quizzes a section of the company’s 1.2 million strong database of clients about topical issues related to business conditions, and almost half of those surveyed said that accountants were the professionals they looked to first and trusted most to help them through tough financial times.

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Today’s startups are the key to Australia’s future

- September 3, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

In order to achieve diversification, we must first create the foundations in which new ideas, new technologies and new businesses can thrive. It is highly likely that some of Australia’s next great businesses, with innovations that could potentially transform our economy, are in startup mode today. However, the odds of surviving to realise that opportunity are heavily stacked against them.