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Unleashing the value of intellectual property

Welcome to the third and final instalment in our series on intellectual property (IP). Our recent podcast, Intellectual Property 101, addressed fundamental questions about IP, its role, the types, benefits, and strategies for small and medium-sized businesses. This article recaps the essential insights from the

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A simple guide to patent protection for small business

If you’re a small business owner with big ideas, protecting your innovative creations can be crucial to safeguarding your competitive edge. One of the most effective ways to do this is through patent protection. What are patents? A patent provides inventors with exclusive rights to

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Leading the charge in EV rentals

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming a highly charged topic around Aussie dinner tables, at backyard BBQs, and among car and truck rental industry experts. We all think about our individual contribution to emissions at some point. As companies, we carry an even greater responsibility to

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Empowering women and youth-led SMEs to innovate

Innovation can be key to small business success, and reducing barriers for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to engage in research collaboration is vital. Small or medium enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of economies and communities worldwide, fuelling economic development and employment on a massive

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How to protect your brand with a trade mark

A strong brand helps small businesses to establish an identity and stand out from competitors. One way to protect your brand is with a registered trade mark. With only 4% of small business in Australia owning a registered trade mark, many businesses are unaware of the

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The smart way to reward your staff

Introduction: You’ve assembled a stellar team who continually surpass expectations Their unwavering dedication and effort have been key contributors to your success. You want to express your gratitude, but how do you reward your employees without adding extra burdens to your finance team or your

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Critterpedia: Inspired by nature

The transformative power of the CSIRO Kick-Start program ‘Is it venomous?’ is arguably one of the most common questions asked in Australia, home to 170 species of snakes and 2,000 species of spider. Knowing your critters is a necessity – and thanks to Australian start-up

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