3Apr

The ABC of Funding – a rough guide

By j.evans / April 3, 2019 / Handy Tips / No Comments

The ABC of funding for start ups.

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19Mar

Costly mistakes when starting a new business – and how to avoid them

By j.evans / March 19, 2019 / Handy Tips / No Comments

Five costly business mistakes and how to avoid them

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31Jan

Looking for money for your new business idea?

By j.evans / January 31, 2019 / Handy Tips / No Comments

There are several ways to fund a business: family and friends, grants, government programs, employee equity, awards, crowd-funding, angel investors, banks, and loans.  For some innovators, strategic partnering and licensing may also be appropriate.  Some useful links below. For monthly ...

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19Nov

A DIY for Patenting Search

By j.evans / November 19, 2018 / Handy Tips / No Comments

How do you do a patent search?  Ideally your patent attorney or other professional will do this for you as they have expertise in this area.  However, you can search the data bases yourself. Keep in mind that people call devices by various names – so be creative when searching. For example, an an...

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11Sep

Non Disclosure Agreements – should you use one?

By INNOVIC / September 11, 2018 / Handy Tips / No Comments

Do you need a Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA­)?  How can you get one? Yes – if you want to approach a third party with a view to manufacturing your product, or licensing your innovation, particularly if you don’t have any formal intellectual property protection in place. An NDA or confidenti...

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2Aug

Someone “stole” my idea …. what can you do about it?

By INNOVIC / August 2, 2018 / Handy Tips / No Comments

 Intellectual Property theft is not as common as many innovators think.  But if it happens, you need to know what to do, and where to get help. Firstly, do you actually “own” the idea? Do you have any intellectual property protection on your idea and how strong is that protection?  Is it a grante...

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9Jul

So … What do you call your business?

By INNOVIC / July 9, 2018 / Handy Tips / No Comments

How do you choose a business name?  Firstly, ensure you understand the difference between a business name, a company name, a trading name and a trade mark.  Not sure? https://asic.gov.au/for-business/registering-a-business-name/before-you-register-a-business-name/trading-names/the-difference-betw...

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4Jun

Tips for start-ups and SMEs for the end of the financial year

By INNOVIC / June 4, 2018 / Handy Tips / No Comments

Get Ready – Tips for the end of the Financial Year If you are a start-up or SME you may want to consider what you can claim this financial year (30 June 2018). Here are some basics: A $20K asset deduction for the purchase of physical assets used in your business e.g. computers, phones, tools, [&h...

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14May

What does it cost to start a business?

By INNOVIC / May 14, 2018 / Handy Tips / No Comments

What does it cost to start a business?  The costs you incur depend on many factors – including the type of business, your skills and resources, whether you need premises, equipment, staff, and the work involved in bringing your concept to market. In the early stages of a start-up boot strapping m...

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3Apr

Tesla – Let history be the judge – By Roger La Salle, CEO Matrix Thinking

By INNOVIC / April 3, 2018 / Handy Tips / No Comments

We must be ahead of the curve? There can be no doubt that being first to market with a new initiative may demonstrate great leadership, but just how important is that, or perhaps more importantly, how risky is it? Innovation Defined I first coined my definition of innovation, “Change that Adds Va...

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