5 Things Businesses can Learn from a Startup Culture

Guest post by Lachlan McKnight, CEO of LegalVision Startups are synonymous with technology, rapid growth and disruption of traditional industries. Unsurprisingly, big businesses are seeing the benefits of startup culture including open plan offices, flexible work arrangements and autonomy over individual projects. In a recent Turnstone survey of 515 companies, 90 percent identified company culture…

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6 Employment tips for Startups

Guest post by Alex Tanglao, Legal Analyst, LawPath  As a startup, hiring your first employees in an exciting milestone for any founder. It is the cornerstone to growth and development. Taking on new employees is a very stressful and tentative time for any founder. After all, the first few employees on board will contribute to…

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Discounted tickets to Microsoft Australia's Ignite conference for BizSpark Members

This is something that you guys have asked me about every year and I’m extremely happy to share the news – I’ve finally managed to secure discounted tickets to Microsoft Australia’s Ignite conference for BizSpark members, woohoo! Some of you might be asking, what is the Ignite conference?We’re bringing together the best of all your favourite tech…

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New program helping manufacturers capture business value from big data

News Release, Wednesday September 23, 2015, Government of South Australia The State Government has launched a $240,000 program to encourage local companies to explore opportunities for using ‘big data’ to improve productivity, competitiveness, and profitability.  The Big Data Connect Program will be delivered over a twelve-month period by the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre. …

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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 equity by an employee under an…

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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 as part of a partnership. However as the sales treacle…

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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 on from the Q1 trend. Advertised April salaries…

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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 and…

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Microsoft Azure Cloud Dev Camp - Sydney

Microsoft Cloud Dev Camp Please join us for a special Microsoft Cloud Dev Camp event. Microsoft Cloud Dev Camps are free and fun events for developers, by developers. This special Cloud Dev Camp will be presented by Mat Velloso a Senior Software Development Engineer from Microsoft. Paul Usher from DevExpress and Nick Randolph from Built To Roam will…

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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 program, fly…

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