Christmas and New Years is coming up and small businesses are gearing up for the mad rush! This week in small business news we have seen a $30m venture launch for startups, a project was announced to help small business utilise tech and the Dynamic Business Top10 winner was announced.
Dynamic Business chose the top snippets of the week.
$30m venture to help startups who put customers first
A new venture has launched to help startups who put their customers first. HubSpot has launched HubSpot Ventures, a $30 million fund that aims to bolster and expand the impact of startups focused not just on growing bigger, but on growing better. Through the venture fund, the business will seek out companies that take the long-view on success by putting their customers first, investing in an inclusive company culture, and delivering highly differentiated products.
New project to help small businesses utilise tech
Small businesses are sometimes unaware of the digital options available to them. The Small Business Digital Champions project has been launched to encourage small businesses across Australia to understand and make the most of the digital technology options available to them.
Top10 Dynamic Entrepreneur winner: Julie Mathers
Dynamic Business will be highlighting the top10 Dynamic Entrepreneurs for the next few weeks. The Top10 highlighted those who are doing extraordinary things in the startup world. First we have the ethical retailing entrepreneur, Julie Mathers. Mathers started Flora & Fauna (F&F) in late 2014 and it was driven by a desire to be the most ethical retailer possible with the BEST customer service. Mathers is a super proud vegan, has an adorable pet pig and is a self confessed workaholic.
Tune in next week for more small business news!