BizHack

Team Name: 
BizHack

BizHack is an online data analytics tool allowing businesses plan their growth strategies. Business owners enter a set of parameters to describe their business and the BizHack analytics engine compares their business to similar businesses to generate a customized statistical profile. From these results, the tool generates a set of recommendations for the customer's business growth strategy.

Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
Job Services Australia Data
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Employment Services
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This allowed us to give startups looking to start a business or an established business looking to grow their business a tool to test the market of geographic areas and gauge the ease of employing local talent.
Dataset Name: 
Higher Education Attrition Rates 2005-2013
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Education and Training
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This allowed us to give startups looking to start a business or an established business looking to grow their business a tool to test the market of geographic areas and gauge the ease of employing local talent. It also allows government and policy makers test whether there is a mismatch between local economic activity and educational focus.
Dataset Name: 
1270.0.55.006 - Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Correspondences, July 2011
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Standard Geographical Classification
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We used this data to match any SA3 and SA4 region codes to Postcodes.
Dataset Name: 
Survival of Businesses by Main State by Subdivision by Employment Size Ranges, June 2011 - June 2015
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
ABS
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This dataset allowed us to judge the risk factors facing the customer's business based on their employment size.
Dataset Name: 
Survival of Businesses by Main State by Subdivision by Turnover Size Ranges, June 2011 - June 2015
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
ABS
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This dataset allowed us to judge the risk factors facing the customer's business based on their turnover.
Dataset Name: 
Businesses by Main State by Industry Class by Employment Size Ranges, June 2014 and June 2015
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
ABS
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This dataset informed the state of employment sizes within various industries across Australia, allowing us to get an idea of the environment in which the customer's business operated.
Dataset Name: 
Businesses by Main State by Industry Class by Turnover Size Ranges, June 2014 and June 2015
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
ABS
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This dataset informed the state of employment sizes within various industries across Australia, allowing us to get an idea of the environment in which the customer's business operated.
Dataset Name: 
Characteristics of Temporary Skilled Migrants
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
ABS
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This dataset enables the BizHack tool to inform customers of the potential for hiring migrant workers in their area or industry.
Dataset Name: 
Business and non-business related personal insolvency statistics
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Financial Security Authority
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This dataset allows us to enrich our business conditions algorithm when creating a data driven growth plan
Dataset Name: 
Characteristics of Businesses in Selected Growth Sectors, Australia, 2013-14
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
ABS
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This allowed us to provide a more refined business tool by allowing a better understanding of Skills shortage or deficiency in undertaking core business activitie
Dataset Name: 
6524.0.55.002 - Estimates of Personal Income for Small Areas, 2012-13 Quality Declaration
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
ABS
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This data has been used to help create our "average person" profile
Event Location: 
Canberra