Top Stories Small Business & Startups
- The Australian Tax Breaks Small To Medium Businesses Need to Know
- Three Simple Ways You Can Begin To Automate Your Business
- Are Bots Good Or Bad For Online Business?
- All The Ways Budget 2016 Benefits Small Business
- Dick Smith Rises From Ashes As Online Retailer
- From Float To Failure: The Ugly Story Of Dick Smith
It can be hard to keep on top of all the various tax breaks and incentives small and medium businesses are eligible for. There are a lot of them. From deducting your stationary to grants for safety equipment.
How many times have you rushed through something without stopping to read the instructions first, making everything that much more difficult for you? It turns out this mistake can affect your business just as badly as it does, say, a hasty piece of IKEA furniture, and you could be sabotaging yourself without even realising.
The perks and promises that startups offer to attract top tech talent are legendary — on-site chefs, ping pong tables, gym memberships, the list goes on. But even startups with a seemingly endless list of perks and a good chunk of funding under their belts can find it hard to recruit a quality team. In response to this problem, Blackbird Ventures has launched Sirius A, a program to help ‘concierge’ top computer science graduates into startup jobs.
According to the latest figures from IDC, Chromebooks sales overtook Macs for the first time ever last quarter, with over two million Google-powered laptops sold in the US alone. (Apple “only” sold 1.76 million laptops in the same period.) The sales boost could not have come at a better time for Google, which is finally arming Chrome OS with a treasure-trove of apps from its Google Play store. In other words, we can expect the sales gap to widen as Chromebooks become fully-fledged computers — particularly in the business sector.
Television is not as simple as what you see is what you get. Hours of footage is packaged into snack-sized segments, omitting large chunks of context, with nifty editing skill filling in the blanks. But that was a risk Disruptsports.com co-founder Gary Elphick was willing to take when he applied for Network Ten’s Shark Tank.