Investor Funding and Capital
Investor funding is one of the primary ways that entrepreneurs generate the capital necessary to start or grow their businesses. Investors come on board and offer their resources and expertise in exchange
Trying to secure the capital to start a business can be exceedingly difficult for budding entrepreneurs. Over 60 per cent of small businesses in Australia cease operating within the first three...
Fast becoming an issue, community housing for people who are or will be displaced by a range of issues. Unemployed. Homeless. Over 55 and can't get work. Abused and supporting families...
@Ananda Raj Pandey - It's important to building a relationship first before discussing money. You want to find people who have an interest in your business / product / what it is you're trying to do. Check out this article too - https://www.savvysme.com.au/article/1745-investors-for-startups-where-to-find-them
As a startup founder or business owner, you may be deciding whether to raise capital. If you have already decided that raising capital is best for your business, then you may be wondering how to...
If you are starting a new business but don't have the funds in your pocket, neither you have the desire to go chasing banks for a loan, you have one more option to consider before giving...
There are sevearl different types of Crowdfunding - the two primary types are "Pre-sales" and "Equity". The former makes a lot of sense especially if you are trying to validate the size of the market and the propensity of people to buy the product. The latter is a real challenge since you've got to prove to sceptical investors that you'll return x10 their investment in 5 years (or more).
As others have said, don't underestimate the amount of work you need to do BEFORE you launch the campaign.
Top tip: When you press the LAUNCH button, you must have confirmation that at least 50% of the funds will be covered by people who will post the commitment immiediately.
Why? Because that commitment will get you to the top of the list on the CrowdFunding platofmr so they start to promote you as well. Hopefully you'll then complete the full raise.
There are a variety of different types of investor that businesses looking for financial support can look towards for funding. An angel investor is a good option for start-up businesses, but can be...
Short answer: if you're heading to investors searching for money, you're probably too late. It's going to be a real challenge.
Top tip: Research who is likely to invest when you need it, find out which events they go to, find them, talk to them and build a relationship. Keep them informed of progress. Then when (and if) you need money, you'll be talking to someone who knows you and the chances of success are way higher.
Is it customary in Australia to tip your caterers? If so, what's usually the standard rate?
Generally, if you think your caterer has done a smashing job for your event, then you’re more than welcome to tip them on top of paying for their catering services. It’s also perfectly fine to not tip your caterers in Australia. Tipping is mainly an American culture and isn’t as common here when dining out.
Some businesses may need a caterer at the last minute. How late can it be before hiring a caterer for your corporate event or small business?
I'd imagine that you can get last-minute catering services if it is a small event, meeting, lunch break or tea. I know you can order Subway catering online with less than 24 hours notice, provided the Subway store is nearby your office. Some stores do delivery while some only offer pick up. They do sandwich and wrap platters, drinks, cookies, etc. It is a good option for when you need a light lunch or refreshment for your employees or visitors.