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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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  • ABF Events are approved and listed below have been certified by Austrade on the Schedule of Approved Business Events.
  • This allows exhibitors, sponsors, delegates and partners to participate in the Business Events Grant Program. Note event bookings need to be confirmed ASAP to participate in the grant program
  • The program provides 50% rebate (based on a minimum spend of $20k) for approved items including ABF event-media packages, exhibition stands, corporate function tables, delegate registrations.
  • Govt Grant applications are now open until the 30 March. Please contact ABF to discuss how we can assist, we have experts to assist grant applications.
  • Grant funding will cover up to 50% of eligible expenditure incurred in participating at pre-approved business-to-business events as buyers or sellers during the 2021 calendar year.  All grant applications must be submitted for approval via the following link: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/business-events-grants
  • For further information please see this fact sheet.