Australia

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 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

Choosing the Right Crowdfunding Consultant to Maximise Your Campaign’s Potential

  Is Crowdfunding right for your business ? Decided to Run Your Crowdfunding Campaign? Excellent, Now Choose the Right Crowdfunding Consultant to Maximise Its Potential You have heard of crowdfunding and read various articles and blog posts on it. You found it interesting as an idea and wanted to know more about it. You learned

Beyond Brexit: Crowdfunding in Australia Presents a Unique Opportunity

Beyond Brexit: Crowdfunding in Australia Presents a Unique Opportunity Today, 29 March 2019, was the day the UK was set to leave the EU but nearly 3 years after the vote, Brexit is still not yet presented in its final form.  Even when something approaching a final form is agreed, it is highly likely that

Crowdfunding a Consumer Product? 5 things you need to know

As part of the ReadyFundGo Crowdfunding Academy that we launched in Australia at the start of this year, we have had the privilege of meeting with many inventors and innovators with some really cool and some really earth-shattering revolutionary  ideas.  Many are excited about the opportunities that reward-based or product-based crowdfunding can deliver to both assist

The First Crowdfunding Academy for Business in Australia is an opportunity not to miss: Here is why!

The First Crowdfunding Academy for Business in Australia is an opportunity not to miss: Here is why!   Australia Gets Serious About Crowdfunding ReadyFundGo, Australia’s own Kickstarter, is  launching the first Australian Crowdfunding Academy for businessesat just the right time.   Our CEO, Jill Storey,  predicts that 2019 will be the year that Australia starts

Crowdfunding Insights from Flow Hive’s $16.9 million Campaign

 Three years on and Cedar Anderson and his father Stuart from Flow Hive, still arguably have the crown for the world’s most successful crowdfunding campaign ever.     Not only did they raise a record-breaking A$16.9 million in just 6 weeks but they have now sold over 51,000 bee hives to 130 countries and, possibly

Crowdfunding: The Game Changer for 2.5 million Australian Companies

    A change in the crowdfunding legislation in Australia has just changed the game for 2.5 million companies.   The long awaited legislative change in the form of The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Act 2018 (the Proprietary CSF Act)  became operational in October 2018 amending the requirement for proprietary companies to have no more than