Australia’s startup ecosystem: diverse, growing, and legally needy

Australia’s startup ecosystem: diverse, growing, and legally needy

Read in light of my own experiences founding a a law firm dedicated to support startups and entrepreneurs, the Startup Muster's 2017 Annual Report reveals the undeniable reality: there IS a startup ecosystem in Australia, and it is an ecosystem that is diverse, growing in size, and in dire need of legal skills and assistance.

Get Your Consumers' Rights Right

Get Your Consumers' Rights Right

Whether your business is a thriving fashion label or innovative software providing a service to consumers, falling foul of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) because of a misleading or deceptive refunds policy or refunds clause, found in your customer terms and conditions, can have costly repercussions.

The four legal questions every FitPro should be asking

The four legal questions every FitPro should be asking

Most FitPros that I meet generally go about their daily work without thinking too much about the legal aspects of their business. With only 24 hours in a day, and about 10-12 actual working hours, FitPros focus their time and energy on clients, marketing and working rather than reviewing the management and operations of their business.

Huffington Post: Between Business Failure and Success

Huffington Post: Between Business Failure and Success

Having started a number of businesses (some wins, some losses), our founder Demetrio Zema was recently interviewed by the Huffington Post to discuss the difference between business success and failure. With only 1 in 20 Australian start-ups becoming a success, having the right legal advisor and support is integral...

Five legal questions every entrepreneur should be asking themselves

Five legal questions every entrepreneur should be asking themselves

Most entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals that I meet generally go about their daily work without thinking too much about the legal aspects of their business. With only 24 hours in a day, and about 10-12 actual working hours, entrepreneurs focus their time and energy on..