National winners announced for 2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards
Telstra has announced the winners of its inaugural Telstra Best of Business Awards which celebrates small and medium sized businesses at a national gala event in Sydney overnight.
How to support the charity of your choice while claiming a tax deduction
With Australians expected to make charitable donations to support flood impacted areas, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) urges taxpayers to make sure that if they want to claim a deduction in their tax return for a donation, it meets the criteria to be tax deductible. We know Aussies are very charitable and after the recent floods, we are expecting to see a lot of donations and deductions in tax returns this year. In the 2019-20 year, 4.2 million Aussies claimed deductions for $3.7bn in gifts and donations to charities and not-for-profits.
Aussie sustainable fashion retailer releases first Fashion Resale Report
As the fashion resale market grows worldwide, Australia looks to be following the trend, with the concept of circular fashion continuing to gain traction nationwide. Delving into the environmental impacts of the fashion industry, our Reluv-first, Fashion Resale Report analyses the rise of sustainable and circular fashion in Australia, backed by research. Responsible for $527.5 million in revenue from clothing resale, Australia’s well established charity sector spans over 3000 op shop stores across the nation’s capital cities.
Emperor Champagne teams up with SBM to re-imagine its online store
Emperor Champagne, the online destination for champagne lovers in Australia, has engaged Australian full-service digital agency Smith Brothers Media to reimagine its online store and to develop a new subscription-based Champagne Club for lovers of bubbles launched in March. SBM will be rebuilding the online store with a new Shopify theme, which will enable a quicker response time, improved conversion, performance and responsiveness and driving visibility.
Behind Birchal’s second fastest CSF equity raise in Australian history
On the back of the robust quarterly report card for the CSF industry, Birchal has set its own record in the past 24 hours for its equity raise. The raise was the second fastest to reach $3m from opening to EOIs to date, achieving the target in just one hour and three minutes. This was just behind ZeroCo’s 47 minutes to reach the same amount, on its way to $5m in less than seven hours, still Australia’s biggest CSF campaign, hosted by Birchal last year.
VentureCrowd raises $1.42 million for meat subscription startup within hours
Online meat delivery service ‘Our Cow’ a brainchild of farmers Bianca Tarrant and David McGiveron following devastating bushfires and floods at their northern NSW property, is preparing for expansion with the launch of a $3m crowdfunding campaign. Our Cow is using VentureCrowd to raise equity to continue the company’s extraordinary growth trajectory.
Trellix gauges cyber fitness of Indian, Aussie and Japanese Gov’t agencies
Trellix, a cybersecurity firm delivering the future of extended detection, released a global Cyber Readiness Report gauging tech adoption and perceptions of gov't cybersecurity leadership related to standards and the cooperation between the public and private sectors. 89% of respondents from India, Australia and Japan believe gov't-led initiatives can play a vital role in improving their nations’ protection against cyber threats. Respondents from these countries see opportunities for improvement in their partnerships with gov't in areas such as cyber defense coordination, threat information sharing and software supply chain integrity.
Cushman & Wakefield acquires two reputable Aussie real estate firms
Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK), a global commercial real estate services firm, has acquired Sheffield Property (WA) Pty Ltd. and Sheffield Asset Management Pty Ltd., a reputable office leasing and property management agency based in Perth, Western Australia. The acquisition further strengthens Cushman & Wakefield’s well established and full service commercial real estate platform across Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
Former Jim’s Group Franchise Operations Manager joins SpeedFit
SpeedFit, EMS (electronic muscle stimulation) personal training franchise company, has appointed former Jim’s Group Franchise Operations Manager and Bupa’s Regional Operations Manager, Craig Pritchard, to the newly created role of General Manager - Operations. In this role, Craig will oversee the SpeedFit's operations with a large focus on east coast expansion.
F5 reveals trade-offs of accelerating digital transformation in ANZ
F5 has announced the findings of its 2022 State of Application Strategy Report. Now in its eighth iteration, this year’s report shows the challenges ANZ firms face as they transform IT infrastructures to deliver and secure digital services now inseparable from people’s daily lives, such as performing job functions or consulting a doctor as telehealth becomes permanent. With highly distributed architectures and a broader threat landscape resulting from an ongoing digitisation of previously physical experiences, organisations are turning to a variety of solutions to help manage complexity and address widening IT skills gaps, a key issue as Australia and New Zealand strive to train or retrain 7.5 million workers by 2025.