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  • Blog Post: 5 Things Startups Need to Know About the Changes to Employee Share Option Plans (ESOP)

    Guest post by Tom Willis, Digital Marketing Manager, LawPath In a move that is being heralded as a win for the startup community, especially early stage startups, the Australian government have made significant changes to the way ESOPs are taxed. Effective from July 1 2015, employees who are offered...
  • Blog Post: Gooroo reveals IT job market stable as more jobs move to Cloud

    Melbourne (Australia) 6 August 2015 – The projected stabilisation of Australia’s IT job market has come to fruition, according to the latest stats from tech career marketplace Gooroo . The new financial year saw an increase in job postings of 7.7% in the month of July, mirroring the pattern...
  • Blog Post: Startup Meetups - Countrywide!

    We're hitting the road again - woohoo! :) I'll add cities here as I confirm them, but to start us off I've confirmed: - Sydney, September 3 - http://www.meetup.com/BizSpark-Networking-Australia/events/224153672/ - Melbourne, September 4 - http://www.meetup.com/BizSpark-Networking-Australia/events...
  • Blog Post: How Can Your Startup Benefit From the $20,000 Business Tax Break?

    Guest post by Rob Chaloner, Founder and Managing Director of  Stratton . Rob is passionate about developing smarter ways to buy and finance cars. With  stratton , he's working to help Australian buyers disrupt the traditional car buying, financing, and insurance markets through smarter products and online...
  • Blog Post: End of financial year also sees end of decline in IT job market, Gooroo stats reveal.

    Melbourne (Australia) 9 July, 2015 – Tech career marketplace Gooroo , has released its June tech career and salary trend data and reveals a better end to the second half of the financial year than anticipated. A downward trend in average salaries and demand for Australia’s tech talent...
  • Blog Post: When is it time to Register a Company?

    Guest post by Tom Willis, Digital Marketing Manager, LawPath Most Australian businesses don’t realise the impact legal structure has on their business. The majority of us will start our entrepreneurial journey with an ABN (Australian Business Number), and operate with this as a sole trader or...
  • Blog Post: IT salaries are in decline. Software development and infrastructure skills the least impacted.

    Guest post by Jaquelyn Muller, Content & PR Director, Gooroo.io Melbourne (Australia) 8 May, 2015 – Tech career marketplace, Gooroo, has released its April tech career & salary trend data. This past month shows that the average tech salary in Australia continues to fall in 2015 following...
  • Blog Post: 20% more profit in the next 60 days

    Guest post by: Peter Gjersoe Coach & Founder, Dominate Selling It's now early May. Where do you think you will be by the end of June? By the end of December? My name is Peter Gjersoe. I am a fellow small business owner with 34 years experience in delivering solutions that help clients grow...
  • Blog Post: If You Build It, Will They Come?

    Guest post by: Peter Gjersoe Coach & Founder, Dominate Selling Are you looking for an effective way to develop products? Have you been burned by the traditional product development process before? If you answered yes to either question this article will be of interest to you. This is to all...
  • Blog Post: AngelHack Sydney 2015 - May 2nd & May 3rd

    Are you ready for a weekend of hacking, food and free massages (yep, free massages)? AngelHack is coming to Sydney with its AH8 Global Hackathon Series! Developers, designers and business minds will join forces, team up and build great things in 24 hours. The team with the best idea will enter the HACKcelerator...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Dashba.com, where Marketing Research meets Customer Relationship

    Guest post by Alex Arias, Managing Director, www.dashba.com 1. Why are you building this start-up? What does it do? We noticed there was a gap between advertising and marketing teams that could be filled. Businesses usually struggle when advertising their solutions by keeping the goals of advertising...
  • Blog Post: How-to create magnificent stuff clients want, using lean startup methodology

    Guest post by: Peter Gjersoe Coach & Founder, Dominate Selling Imagine for a moment that you are hurrying up the steps to your ideal client’s office. You are full of enthusiasm looking forward to sharing the excitement of your new product. Developed especially for this client. You have...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark Speakers Series: Noel Verma (PwC) R&D and Government Grants

    You are invited to join the first Microsoft BizSpark evening for startups, small & medium business (and those interested) in Adelaide. Noel Verma, Senior Manager at PwC will be joining us to discuss the range of funding options available to startups in Australia. This includes things such as the...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar: "Rethink Your Approach to Storage"

    Join this one hour free webinar on February 26th from 1pm to 2pm to learn about hybrid cloud based enterprise storage solutions that cut costs, increase performance and improve data protection. Hear from Microsoft experts Lee Hickin and Ben Di Qual about Microsoft’s 3-pronged approach that helps...
  • Blog Post: A lecture series for Product Managers and Entrepreneurs

    Guest post by Michael McPherson, IASRP.org The secret to developing software and tech products that have phenomenal growth and fanatical customer loyalty Research conducted over 30 years by software association IASRP.org , discovered there is a common method to products that end up experiencing...
  • Blog Post: How to scale effectively

    Guest post by Colette Grgic from BlueChilli So you want to grow… If you’ve resolved that 2015 is your year to grow your business, then you’re probably brainstorming like crazy now to find the best ways to do that. More marketing spend? A focus on referrals? Partnerships? Whether...
  • Blog Post: How to fund your first Startup – the 5 B’s

    Guest post by Colette Grgic from BlueChilli You’ll never forget your first. There’s something really magical about your first startup. It’s like your first love. Your first heartbreak. It’s tough, but it’s got to be done. Once you’ve committed to take action...
  • Blog Post: How can effective communication help define and drive your business?

    Guest post by Elodie Castagna & Shane Murphy, FTI Consulting What is communication? It seems fairly easy and uncomplicated to know how to communicate as we all do it in our day to day life but actually it’s quite hard to be a good and engaging communicator. A message is only successful when...
  • Blog Post: 5 common startup mistakes that you can easily avoid!

    Guest post by Catherine Eibner, Chief Startup advisor, BlueChilli When putting together the #99toLaunch startup course content it was a great reminder to me that there are some really simple and seemingly obvious things that new founders always seem to forget, miss or just plain ignore! I thought...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Innovation Centre Startup CTO Summit

    If you are working as a CTO of your startup, come learn from our speakers as well as your peers at the Microsoft Innovation Centre Startup CTO Summit. At this two hour event, you will get a chance to hear from Scott Bowden and Michael Corbo, from our Microsoft Adelaide team, followed by a networking...
  • Blog Post: QLD Government startup initiative for not for profits

    Source: http://www.qld.gov.au/dsitia/initiatives/startup-qld/ Startup Queensland Startup Queensland funding will help build capability within the Queensland startup community, by delivering practical information, advice and networking opportunities, collaboration, connectivity, and transformational...
  • Blog Post: One Million by One Million, A Framework For The Next Rev Of Capitalism

    Guest post by Sramana Mitra Founder of the 1M/1M global virtual incubator . I have been a serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley since the mid-nineties, and have experienced multiple booms and busts through the years. I have also thought deeply about the dysfunctions in capitalism, and today, I am...
  • Blog Post: More meetups coming your way!

    Hey everyone, We're at it again, woot! :) Here's a list of our upcoming meetups: Melbourne 8th October - Queens Collective 6.30pm to 8.30pm Sydney 17th October - BlueChilli 5pm to 7pm Brisbane 31st October - Queensland MIC 5.30pm to 7.30pm Perth 13th November - SpaceCubed 4.30pm...
  • Blog Post: Getting the most out of Azure in your MSDN subscription

    It’s come to our attention that a lot of people who have access to some awesome Azure benefits through their MSDN subscription don’t really know what those benefits are or how to really use them. So, this post is basically dedicated to going through 4 pretty fundamental things we think every...
  • Blog Post: 9 Great Marketing Ideas For Startups

    Guest post from Damian Wolf, Brisbane area associate of Cubic Promote . Most entrepreneurs are convinced that all they need for a successful running of their startup is some blogging about special offers, a Twitter account and a flashy looking brochure. First, why would anyone care for your brand...
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