Pulse Alert – News Pulse for January 17, 2019

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“It all went to shit”: Why aren’t small businesses using the PaTH internship program?

Small-business owners and advocates say big changes need to be made to the federal government’s Youth Jobs PaTH program before business participation in the scheme will substantially increase.

Answers to questions on notice filed by the Department of Jobs and Small Business late last year show in October 2018 only 3,645 businesses had signed up to the government’s $840 million program to get long-term unemployed youth back into work.

Research proves experience is a pivotal factor for entrepreneurial success

Recent research has dispelled the myth that entrepreneurship is a young person’s domain. In fact, business experts and Second Squared founders Lui Pangiarella and Akram Sabbagh are on the hunt for older, wiser and more experienced entrepreneurs.

The Perth based duo founded Second Squared in June 2018 in a bid to introduce a new investment concept called search funds to Australian entrepreneurs.

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