At first glance, this week’s business news headlines have been far from rosy for start-ups. Interest rate rises and Christmas cashflow crunches are all uncomfortably front of mind at present.
However, this week also saw the announcement of a significant government cash injection for fast-growth start-ups. An initial $80 million contribution will be matched dollar for dollar by four venture capital funds.
Gaining access to this money won’t be easy but we have compiled 10 essential tips to boost your chances in bowling over the VCs.
The vexed issue of raising finance is also taken up by mentor Paul Clements, who advises start-ups that are under pressure from the banks to put their houses on the line.
Meanwhile, if you have used the federal government’s Small Business Support Line, we want to hear from you.
Oliver Milman, editor