PEOPLE spend an average of nine months searching for the right property, according to new data on search times revealed by realestate.com.au. Typically, investors take the least amount of time and perhaps unsurprisingly, first-home buyers sit at the other end of the scale.
For the past half-decade Australian wages have barely moved after adjusting for inflation. In the United States the picture is far bleaker — the real wages of average workers have changed little in 40 years. Not so for US chief executives. In 1965 the heads of America's 350 biggest companies earned 20 times what the average worker did. By 2017 they earned 312 times as much.
'How much is my startup worth?' is one of those how-long-is-a-piece-of-string questions (which is no help at all), but there are a few guidelines that can help… Naturally, potential investors and hardy founders will look at startup valuation in opposite ways. The plucky founder will want to give away as little of the company as equity for as much cash as possible (the highest valuation), thus retaining more for themselves, their co-founders and any future funding rounds. Meanwhile, the investors will want some meaningful slice of the company, so if things really do take off and the company is worth