You’ve decided to wear that most lucrative title of all: an entrepreneur!
Good on you!
We wish you the best of luck and hope to give you some insider information on starting a business in Australia. Here are 43 great tips to consider before you get started.
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Entrepreneurship was once considered the domain of men. But as in other fields, women have broken the glass ceiling in this area as well and have climbed the corporate ladder to beat the men at their own game.
Although even today the total percentage of women entrepreneurs is still less than 35% as compared to the men, there has been a rise in women leaders worldwide. In Australia itself, there are many female entrepreneurs who are inspiring young women world over with their dedication towards work and knowledge of the industry as they hold influential positions in the corporate world.
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The dynamics of the volatile job market are going through continuous changes. The advent of technology could replace a significant percentage of current manpower requirements – turning today’s highly skilled individuals into unnecessary surplus. If a report by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) is to be believed, then almost 40% of Australian jobs may not exist in another 10 years. That’s an alarming prospect, which could have a huge repercussion on the country’s workforce.
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Outsourcing app development to overseas companies is getting a lot of attention these days. Because of the easy access, the availability of free communication methods such as Skype, Whatsapp and Viber, sometimes you may think outsourcing software projects to overseas companies is a good approach. But let’s look at the good, the bad and the ugly sides of outsourcing app development to offshore companies.
The main benefit that you get from outsourcing a project to an overseas company is the apparent initial cost savings. Outsourcing development to an offshore company could be a good solution if you already have an in-depth technical understanding of the project and its underlying architecture. If you have already managed technical Projects successfully in the past, worked remotely across multiple time zones, have an existing relationship with a genuine overseas company, understands the cultural, communication and timezone barriers, you may be able to get these cost savings.
However, does this benefit actually overshadow the risks if this is your first project? Continue reading “Outsourcing App Development to Overseas – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”
In the world of start-ups and mobile applications, Shark Tank has been a bright and positive spot for the potential entrepreneurs. Here are some of the most famous Shark Tank apps and Shark Tank success stories to keep you inspired!
How often do we enjoy the selfies clicked on our smartphones? But don’t we all wish to store our pictures in conventional albums?
With the help of Groovebook, people could click pictures on their smartphones and upload them on the app to be printed into an album and delivered at their doorstep. The founders, Julie and Brian Whiteman, got quite the deal with this app idea on Shark Tank. Continue reading “Shark Tank App Success Stories: 15 App Ideas that Got Funded by Shark Tank Investors”
For anyone who has ever worked on a startup business knows the value of getting appropriate funding. This is possibly one of the hardest tasks in this process.
But all thanks to the Australian government, the startups in the land down under are well-funded by a number of Australian government grants. This starts right from the idea development and research aspects to the ideal development and marketing.
- Research and Development Tax Initiative
This grant, as the name suggests, caters to the research end of the startup. This can provide you tax relief for up to 45%. The main aim of this grant is to promote the thinking and innovative mind into coming up with well-researched startup ideas. Continue reading “Top 12 Government Grants for Australian Startups”
The scope of the (General Data Protection Regulation) GDPR is broad and Australian businesses can be caught by surprise. Here’s what it means for the Australian businesses how you can prepare for it.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation introduced in the European Union (EU) and has become enforceable since 25 May 2018. GDPR mainly addresses how companies should capture, process and store user information, and gives more rights to users to safeguard the use of their personal data. Though this is an EU law, it does have a global impact.
This new law is a replacement for a set of guidelines previously set in 1995. That was the Data Protection Directive. Unlike the previous directive, which was a set of guidelines, which companies may or may not follow – the new regulation is a law, which companies must follow. Failure to abide by the new law can enforce significant fines for the companies.
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With the recent buzz about ASX listed companies building “everything apps”, we thought of giving some insight into how the emerging platform economy works. If you’re thinking of building an app that does everything, you don’t need an ASX listed company, but you need a strong partner who understands technology and systems integration.
Do you want to be able to book a taxi using your social media accounts? Or else what about navigating yourself inside a shopping mall you are not familiar while using a retail app? Or what about being able to book your air tickets while using the Airbnb app?
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“Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.” – Michael Jordan
Productivity is a key ingredient startup founders need to have both in their organization’s processes and employees. Productivity is measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input. Let us look at 7 Productivity Hacks startup founders can utilize in order for their businesses to be successful.
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The amount of revenue one could earn from an App is unlimited. It is similar to managing a Company, with the correct strategy in place whether it be Operational or Marketing, the revenue is limitless.
Just think of the net worth of Apps such as WhatsApp (USD 9.7 billion), Facebook (USD 71.5 billion), Instagram (USD 1.48 billion) and Twitter (USD 10 billion). All the above-mentioned Apps, did not possess the net worth overnight. It involved strategic planning which differentiated from its competitors and positioned itself with a competitive edge to capture the market share. It is important that focus is given not only to planning but also to the execution of the plan and it is of utmost importance that reviews are done periodically in order to understand the current position and determine the way forward.
There are many Apps which are developed on a daily basis addressing the needs in the market but this article will highlight a few Apps which have made headlines by being valued over USD 10 million while having the strangest of ideas.
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When you consider the startup scene in Australia, there are some obvious conclusions that you can draw. Sydney is the biggest startup hub in Australia. Evidently, it is 55% larger than Melbourne, 6 times the size of Brisbane and nearly 8 times the size of the Perth startup ecosystem.
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