Project Info

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Team Name

Bright Minds

Team Members

Emilian Roman and 5 other members with unpublished profiles.

Project Description

Starting a small business is scary, but with the help of the BizViz app you can get a clear vision on your business’s potential. Simply enter the industry or field you’re looking to start a business in, your business preferred location, and some additional information and then the app will compare your information with a range of open government data to give you an idea of how suitable your business is to that location. Get easy access to local business resources, demographical and taxable income statistics and online resources that will help you get your business plan on track.

Data Story

We started by scrolling through all the available challenges and the one that inspired ALL of us at once - Small Business, Big Decision from Victoria was unanimously chosen. It struck a cord because we have all been, or are currently involved, in a business, which made this topic of genuine interest and real relevance. Everything seemed to flow from there...
We spent some time brainstorming ideas and embraced the retro option of applying pen to paper to capture our ideas.
From there, the workload was divvied up, and we spent the last 30-odd hours forgoing sleep, toilet breaks and movement (other than fingers on keyboards) to finish our project.


Evidence of Work



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Team DataSets

2016 Census Datapacks (From MyVic data sources)

Description of Use We have used this data source to get population figures in each age group for our 3 locations: Sydney, Melbourne and Albany.

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Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

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Data Dictionary for selected datasets in the Labour Market Information Portal (LMIP)

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New Business Assistance with NEIS dataMaking it Easier to do Business in NSW

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Retail Trade

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New Business Assistance with NEIS dataMaking it Easier to do Business in NSW

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Small Business Benchmarks

Description of Use to gather information of business types and average potential incomes.

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Data sources

Description of Use to gather information on current mortgage and rent costs for small business.

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Taxation Statistics 2016-17

Description of Use Using for a list of fine and broad industry names. Also to get an "average" taxable income for the industries we require

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Stocktake of Australian Innovation Precincts - June 2019

Description of Use we will be using as an information resource for assistance with start-up incubation e.g.BloomLab-WA

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New Business Assistance with NEIS data

Description of Use We intend to use this data to determine the likelihood of successful application for NEIS.

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Challenge Entries

🌟 Small Business; Big Decisions

Where you choose to open a business plays a big role in whether you succeed or fail in small business. Many business owners make these decisions based on gut-feel or by doing extensive desk-research. How might open data help small business make better decisions?

Go to Challenge | 13 teams have entered this challenge.

Helping Start-ups and New Small Businesses in Australia

Choose one of the following questions to address: 1. What trends in business activity can help encourage self-employment through NEIS? 2. What type of NEIS businesses are being started and are successful (participated in the full 12 months of NEIS Assistance) and what can we learn from broader industry growth areas? 3. How do we encourage self-employment through greater participation in NEIS for cohorts currently underrepresented?

Go to Challenge | 21 teams have entered this challenge.

Leveraging innovation precincts to drive economic prosperity.

How might we build on interaction between businesses and research institutions in Australian innovation precincts, to boost business capability, growth, and job creation?

Go to Challenge | 23 teams have entered this challenge.

Most Creative Use of WA Data

This challenge is to provide recognition to the team that uses any available Western Australian data set to provide the most ‘creative’ solution to a local or regional issue in Western Australia.

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.

Nothing for us here!

How can we make our community feel more welcoming to young people by bringing public and private infrastructure and recreation information together in a way that is easy to use and can help everyone find the information relevant to them?

Go to Challenge | 4 teams have entered this challenge.

ATO for individuals

How can ATO and other Australian public data be used to help the community fill employment opportunities?

Go to Challenge | 27 teams have entered this challenge.

🌟 Improving the customer experience of government services

How can government data be used to improve the experience of citizens interacting with government?

Go to Challenge | 24 teams have entered this challenge.

Australia’s Future Employment

Choose one of the following questions to address: 1. How can recent and future changes in the labour market help prepare young people for job opportunities? 2. What can we learn from case studies of regional labour markets? For example, what does rapid change in the industries or occupations within a region tell us about the needs of employers/workers in other regional labour markets

Go to Challenge | 38 teams have entered this challenge.

Efficient Visualisation

Immersive visualisation to understand data

Go to Challenge | 11 teams have entered this challenge.