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Top startups to watch in 2021

It’s not easy for startups to make a splash these days, particularly as more and more are emerging across the country all the time. Unfortunately for some, markets are getting crowded, and consumers are getting increasingly discerning.  That being said, there are still several that manage to make their way to meteoric success. As Australia

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From self-funded business to millions in revenue

Jeff Laue founded, ran, and scaled his self-funded business to the point where he was, in his own words, “chasing 200 million in revenue.” Not many startups can say that. Common vision “It was a labor of love,” Jeff explained. “It comes down to the vision. We always had a common vision. What do we

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$2.2m up for grabs for AgTech entrepreneurs

The Victorian Government is backing innovators across the state to support the development and adoption of new technology that can help improve farm productivity and grow our agriculture industries. Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas today launched the $2.2 million Victorian AgTech Entrepreneurs Initiative, a partnership between Agriculture Victoria and the state’s startup agency LaunchVic. “Accelerating the

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7 Steps for starting a startup

Lately, several of my close friends have decided to start a new business. In turn, I have been helping them figure out their product and go-to-market strategies. That made me document my learnings on how to start a new startup company or small business, irrespective of the vertical and industry. While there are exceptions to

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How to manage your time better as an entrepreneur

If you’re an entrepreneur, you understand how important it is to manage your time well. No matter what business you’re in, you have so many hours in the day and if you’re not spending that time turning over a profit, your business will fail.  Entrepreneurship takes a lot of hard work and dedication, you have

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Early-stage capital boost available for female entrepreneurs

Women-led startups may now access thousands in early-stage capital backed by the Victorian Government. Through the $10 million Alice Anderson Fund, eligible startups can apply for LaunchVic to co-invest between $50,000 and $300,000 in early-stage capital. Every dollar is to be matched by $3 by private investment, unlocking up to $40 million to help startups led

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Use 90% savings on overseas payments to expand your SMB globally

Have you ever been charged an outrageous overseas bank transaction fee for paying an overseas client? On top of that, did the bank payment take days or weeks to arrive? Airwallex founders ran into this same issue when they started a cafe in Melbourne and tried buying goods from China. So they scrapped the cafe

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The 23 most profitable small business ideas for 2021

With the rise of technology, many of these most profitable businesses fall under the realm of online business ideas—but not all of them. You’ll also find ideas that fall within the realm of childcare, others that correspond more to B2B services, and some that suit entrepreneurs who are looking to be on the move with their

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