Funding
Icing on the cake for investors

Icing on the cake for investors

In the perennially competitive world of start-up finance innovative Australian companies should be embracing every opportunity to enhance their appeal to potential investors and show they are serious about building their businesses. One...

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Nov 27, 2020
Funding
The science and art of winning a grant

The science and art of winning a grant

I write grant applications that often win gemaker’s clients (research organisations and innovative companies) significant funding to develop and commercialise their innovative ideas and technologies. Recent successes include: $630K ARC grant for...

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May 2, 2020
Business Growth
Turning 7!

Turning 7!

To be frank, when I started gemaker, I hoped that it might last three years before I had to give up playing start-up CEO in my garage and find a ‘real’ job. My wildest dream was to make a positive difference to Australian innovation and...

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Oct 26, 2018
Funding
The most overlooked source of funding

The most overlooked source of funding

The Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive is an eligibility entitlement program administered jointly by the Department of Industry, Innovation & Science and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The department manages the...

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Mar 1, 2018
Marketing
The Beginners Guide to Digital Marketing – Part 2

The Beginners Guide to Digital Marketing – Part 2

In Part 1 of our Digital Marketing Guide, we covered the components of a strong digital marketing foundation: a website, social media, great content and search engine optimisation (SEO). In Part 2, we discuss how you can support your marketing efforts with paid advertising to amplify engagement with your customers and drive more traffic to your website. 

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Oct 30, 2017