Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding for Existing Businesses

Crowdfunding to give your business a post lockdown boost today  Crowdfunding for new start-ups is becoming a well trodden path with many people being are familiar with stories about campaigns where new businesses appear to be an instant success whether it be Flowhive or a new craft brewer. Many entrepreneurs and business owners, however, incorrectly

Crowdfunding : why do campaigns fail ?

Five Pitfalls to Avoid : Crowdfunding: there is no such thing as a free lunch !! You will not find many crowdfunding textbooks that say:  post your campaign on a crowdfunding platform on Sunday afternoon. Turn your computer off.  Peek at your campaign on Friday afternoon  and low and behold you will find your crowdfunding campaign fully funded !!

Crowdfunding For Mum Entrepreneurs

Crowdfunding Your Business Venture Do you have an idea for a startup or a side-hustle ?  Do you have an existing business that you are looking to scale ?  Crowdfunding could be for you ….. Everyone has heard about or used crowdfunding for charitable or community projects but not everyone has thought of it as a

Our Crowdfunding Journey: Lawnbrook Estate

Crowdfunding campaign creators always have an interesting story to tell. Here we zoom in on campaign creators Rebekah and Bruce Wilson from the Lawnbrook Estate in the Perth Hills, Western Australia. Rebekah and Bruce started their campaign in response to the COVID-19 crisis to save their 2020 vintage. They cleverly recognised early on in the

Crowdfunding for Cashflow – COVID-19 Crisis

How Crowdfunding is helping the Australian COVID-19 Cashflow Gap Even in normal times small businesses in Australia, like elsewhere, are fighting against the odds. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 60 per cent of the nation’s small businesses are forced to cease operating within their first three years. Contrary to popular belief, the primary reason

Crowdfunding For UN Sustainable Development Goals

Crowdfunding For UN Sustainable Development Goals The Sustainable Development Goals aim to ensure peace and prosperity for all by 2030, while protecting the planet for present and future generations. Projects which fit these goals should consider whether crowdfunding can be used to raise funds or gain support. Sustainable Development Goals The UN formulated 17 Sustainable

Crowdfunding: reducing ocean plastic

Ocean Plastic Pollution After the world woke up to the environmental dangers and the scale of plastic pollution in the ocean, there has been no dearth of ideas to reduce, reuse, or recycle plastics. The main stumbling block is lack of money. Crowdfunding, a relatively new way of raising funds, could well be a powerful

How to Support the Global Climate Strike – if you can’t STRIKE.

READYFUNDGO SUPPORTS THE GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE Calling all individuals and companies to join us Do you have any plans yet for the Global Climate Strike on Friday? On 20 September 2019, millions of people around the world will walk out of their workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets, demanding action

Do I need a Crowdfunding Campaign Manager?

People looking to start a crowdfunding campaign often ask themselves, or others, “Should I outsource this?” That’s a good question with many factors to consider before landing on the answer that is right for you. Let’s begin with what a crowdfunding management company would bring to the table.  How would they help you have a

Crowdfunding as a game changer for SMEs

Jill Storey writes in the Australian Institute of Company Director’s Magazine and sets out how in this current climate of restricted lending to SMEs from traditional finance sources, crowdfunding and the new equity rules have the potential to be a game changer for Australian proprietary companies. If you’re a director of a company with a

Crowdfunding to Save Our Planet – Plastic Free July

As we near the end of #plasticfreeJuly, we thought it would be fitting to do a post about the environment, in particular how crowdfunding can help saving the environment.  Whether we like to admit it or not, everybody has some sense of awareness that the environment needs to be saved. We are in a critical

Creating Your Crowdfunding Story – 10 tips for success

Crowdfunding Tips : 10 Tips for Creating Your Crowdfunding Campaign Story Why don’t we start off with what those 10 nifty tips are so you know what to expect: Hit the key messages quickly Have clear objectives Your title matters Start simple Introduce the problem Display your solution Provide examples and evidence Delve into why

Crowdfunding in Australia – A Guide

A Guide to Crowdfunding in Australia The crowdfunding model has been helping new companies and organisations turn their ideas into reality since the 2,000s, but it’s only more recently that it has gained traction in Australia. This is certainly good news if you have a big project you’ve been wanting to put out into the world

Sydney start-up ecosystem matures

The Sydney market for start-up businesses has grown to a level of maturity to offer innovative and exceptional quality support. Sydney’s start-up culture is quickly becoming recognised as a world leader for local and international entrepreneurs. According to startupdaily.net, in late 2017, there were an estimated 2,100 active tech start-ups in Sydney with an overall

Australian Entrepreneurs & Innovators

Chelsea Ford, Founder, Females in Food This month we profile Chelsea Ford, the Sydney based Founder of Females in Food. Females in Food is a membership for women in food and drink to get business advice, resources and inspiration. Females in Food is for makers, creators, artisans, producers and small business owners. Their mission is