Startup founders and small business owners are a special breed, many taking on significant amounts of debt to bring their business to life: Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar famously began to build Atlassian off their personal credit cards, racking up $10,000 in debt. The reliance on debt, however, can continue long beyond the startup phase.… Read more »
The internet has been, for many, the great leveller: anyone with a laptop and an internet connection can, in theory, gain access to all the knowledge in the world and start a global business from the spare room. However, the reality of scaling a business is rather different. For most startups, bringing on new staff… Read more »
As the statistics show, access to capital can be life or death for a business – but it can be difficult and expensive to obtain.