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Good governance is critical for growth. But Canadian startups haven’t yet got a handle on the importance of governance when seeking investors. (Ravi Roshan/Unsplash)

Canadian startups need to focus on corporate governance to grow and thrive

Good business requires good governance, and startups require a particular kind of governance to help them grow and prosper. That’s why it’s so important for startups to get governance right early on.
Australia is getting better at encouraging people to consider a startup. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

It takes a community to raise a startup

Australia is still far too ‘arms-length’ from the process of starting and growing companies.
Innovation Minister Christopher Pyne and Innovation Australia chair Bill Ferris have their work cut out for them. Lukas Coch/AAP

Australia’s innovation problem explained in 10 charts

Transforming Australia into an innovation powerhouse will require overcoming these 10 key challenges.
Innovation Australia Chairman Bill Ferris. Paul Millar/AAP Image

Politics podcast: Bill Ferris on innovation

Bill Ferris talks about the need for Australia to bring its ideas and inventions to market, and the way to tackle a business culture that fears failure.
Debenhams: one of several quoted companies on the private equity merry-go-round. Karen Roe

The private equity deals that fail to justify ‘fast buck’ strategies

There is an ongoing and very heated debate between the unconditional supporters of private equity and their opponents. It’s not hard to see why. On the surface, these investors can often buy fragile companies…

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