Are Corporate Accelerators better for Startups than Traditional ones?

Posted by Michael Derin on 21-Dec-2018 08:59:04



You have a startup and it has great potential, might even be the next big thing. So how do you upscale for significant growth in the beginning? Why are some of these tech startups seeing what seems like overnight success going from $0 to millions in a couple of years? The answer is often through an accelerator program.

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Topics: startup accountant, Startup Australia, Startups, Azure Group News, business accelerator, corporate accelerator, traditional accelerator

5 Useful Tools for Startups to overcome their "journey difficulties"

Posted by Michael Derin on 29-Nov-2018 10:10:32



Despite accounting’s boring reputation, it can't be emphasized too much how essential it is that your business follows best practice accounting principles right from the start. No matter what size your startup is, there are some fundamentals that even the smallest self funded startup should be applying from the get go.  

To keep your people costs down it can be beneficial to automate as many of your processes as you can. 

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Topics: startup accountant, Startups, Startup Australia, startup problems, Sydney Accountants, accounting tools, Business accounting

How to Grow your Business in your Industry when you are New?

Posted by Michael Derin on 22-Oct-2018 07:45:27



You have just started in a new business and you want to make your mark, stand out from the crowd and make a good first impression in your industry and with clients. Here are 5 things you can do straight away to set yourself apart:

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Topics: Starting business in Australia, startup accountant, Startups, Startup Australia, Azure Group News, Business growth, Tech Business, Technology Business

Virtual Reality is one of the high-growth industries for entrepreneurs in 2018

Posted by Azure Group on 09-Oct-2018 08:42:53



In a few years it will be hard to find a business or person that isn’t touched by Virtual Reality ("VR"). In fact, if you are using Siri on your phone or have Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa then you already have virtual reality in your life.

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Topics: virtual reality, Startups, Technology Business, Tech Business, Entrepreneur, enterpreneurship, Azure Group News, VR, real estate, plan property

Issues that commonly occur in Tech Startups

Posted by Michael Derin on 20-Sep-2018 12:36:36


Startups are difficult at the best of times, but there are some issues that are unique to the world of tech startups. We have broken these into two sections,
financial viability and strategic advice.

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Topics: Tech Business, Technology Business, startup accountant, Startup Australia, Startups, Azure Group News, Accounting Firm Sydney

Can you succeed as an Entrepreneur if you treat your Business like a Hobby?

Posted by Michael Derin on 01-Sep-2018 09:12:00

Whether you need motivation to transform your idea into a functioning business or you just need a little boost when you’re down, it’s always good to seek wisdom from bright and successful minds who have experienced it all before. 

Recently, I heard one successful entrepreneur say “If you don’t want to work ON YOUR startup for at least 10 years, don’t startup at all”.  This was meaningful to me because, as a business owner myself with more than 25 years experience in entrepreneurship I can easily relate with that sentiment.

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Topics: enterpreneurship, Entrepreneur, Startups, Startup investors, Business growth, Business Growth & Cashflow, Business success

How to choose the right Accountant for your Startup?

Posted by Azure Group on 20-Aug-2018 08:42:08

Your relationship with your accountant should be a long term, trusting relationship. They should have a good understanding of you and your business in order to assist and advise you in the best possible ways. Not all accountants are the same, and it is therefore important that you choose an accountant that is right for you and your startup. Here are our tips on things to consider when choosing an accountant.

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Topics: Startup investors, Startup Australia, Startups, Investment, Accounting Firm Sydney, Azure Group News, Tech Business, Technology Business, startup accountant

Why you shouldn't do Business without Terms and Conditions?

Posted by Kelly Morgan on 14-Aug-2018 12:33:31

When setting up a business there are hundreds if not thousands of tasks of varying size that need to be done or considered. When you haven’t even got a client yet it is hard to consider that you need good terms and conditions. Many entrepreneurs think those sorts of things can wait till later.

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Topics: terms and conditions, Startup Australia, Startups, small business, Company Director, Business success, Azure Group News

Top 4 Financial Tips for Startups

Posted by Michael Derin on 23-Jul-2018 08:37:39

The startup economy is booming in Australia. Driven by innovation it is tipped that by 2033 startups will play a huge role in our economy by contributing as much as $109bn or 4% of GDP and 540,000 jobs.

With this increase in numbers, the failure rate of startups is likely to soar.  A report by the International Business Times in May 2017, suggested the failure rate was 50%.  One of the reason for this was due to Capital Issues.  So can you ensure your startup doesn't fail due to financial reasons?

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Topics: Startup investors, Startup Australia, Startups, Azure Group News, Financial advisor, Financial advisory

Don't let your Startup fail: 7 Financial habits of a Healthy Startup

Posted by Michael Derin on 09-Jul-2018 10:37:30

Finances are always an issue with startups. In fact, good habits can often mean the difference between a start up that thrives and one that fails. So how do you give your start up the best chance at survival? Here are our top 7 tips for creating strong financial habits:

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Topics: Startups, Sydney Accountants, Tech Business, Startup investors, Startup Australia, Technology Business, Azure Group News