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Insolvencies rise in October, but Christmas could bring a reprieve

12:17PM | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Insolvency experts predict many businesses might hang on through Christmas but could struggle in the new year.

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Little chance of Christmas cheer as business confidence hits record-low

12:01PM | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Business confidence has fallen to its lowest level since April 2009 according to NAB’s Monthly Business Survey.

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$50,000 grants on offer as Textile, Clothing & Footwear program reopens

12:56PM | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Government body AusIndustry has opened its latest round of applications for the Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Small Business Program, which offers grants of up to $50,000.

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Startmate unveils its start-up class of 2013

12:00AM | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Niche dating website 7pm anywhere is among the eight start-ups accepted into the 2013 Startmate program, which will include two demo days and a two-month stint in Silicon Valley.

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Rezdy raises another $300,000 as it limbers up for million dollar round

12:00AM | Monday, 10 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Online reservation system Rezdy has snagged $300,000 from existing investors, adding to the $250,000 it raised earlier, but is already planning to raise up to $1.5 million in 12 months’ time.

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Eight start-ups selected for Incubate program at University of Sydney

12:15PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The University of Sydney Union’s Incubate program has selected the eight successful start-up teams who will use $5,000 grants to develop their ideas over the university’s summer break.

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Closing date looms for female-focused Springboard program

12:07PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Female entrepreneurs in high-growth sectors are being encouraged to submit an application to Springboard Enterprises, which aims to help them secure funding from local and US investors.

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Entrepreneur Shane Yeend’s Imagination Entertainment buys 50% of export start-up Aussie Inc

12:00AM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Up-and-coming export start-up Aussie Inc has received a major leg-up from global entertainment company Imagination, which has purchased a 50% stake in the business.

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Pizza Capers to ramp up in regional areas with new assistance package

12:39PM | Thursday, 6 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Retail Food Group is offering assistance packages to franchisees who take on a Pizza Capers store in selected areas, as it seeks to ramp up its presence in regional Queensland and NSW.

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Business belt tightening set to cut back staff Christmas parties

12:33PM | Thursday, 6 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Start-ups can celebrate Christmas with their staff without breaking the bank, experts say, after it was revealed less than two thirds of employers will organise a staff Christmas party this year.

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How divorce can cause a messy split in your business

12:06AM | Thursday, 6 December 2012 | Greg Hayes

Despite the best intentions, many marriages don’t last “until death do us part”. However, the end of your marriage need not mean the end of your business. BY GREG HAYES.

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Australian start-up StethoCloud snags $75,000 grant from Microsoft

12:00AM | Thursday, 6 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

An Australian start-up that developed a solution to diagnose childhood pneumonia has won a $75,000 grant after being named the runner-up of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program.

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oZAPP Awards targets budding developers with $300,000 prize pool

12:00AM | Wednesday, 5 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm will contribute $US100,000 to the prize pool of the upcoming oZAPP Awards, which are aimed at emerging Australian app developers, taking the total up to $300,000.

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Why VC firms now take start-ups seriously

12:15PM | Tuesday, 4 December 2012 | Mahesh Sharma

There has been a seachange in how Australian VC firms view start-ups. The reasons behind this change hold vital insights for start-ups looking for finance. BY MAHESH SHARMA.

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RBA cuts cash rate to 3% as consumer spending stalls

12:41PM | Tuesday, 4 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The Reserve Bank has cut the cash rate by 25 basis points to 3% on the back of flat retail sales for the month of October.

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Retail Food Group and Collins Foods franchises look to buck retail gloom

12:17PM | Tuesday, 4 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Food franchise giants Retail Food Group and Collins Foods have painted a positive outlook for their brands, bucking recent industry trends.

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COSBOA attacks Ken Phillips' claims that it's controlled by big tobacco

12:05PM | Tuesday, 4 December 2012 | Cara Waters

COSBOA has fought back against claims made by its former chairman, Ken Phillips, that the organisation is controlled by tobacco companies.

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Businesses tip higher profits, but conditions still patchy: Study

12:00AM | Tuesday, 4 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Businesses will end the year on a reasonably positive note, according to Dun & Bradstreet’s latest National Business Expectations Survey, but the outlook for 2013 is mixed, with rising profit levels but a “patchy” employment market.

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Tech start-ups urged to go Dutch with Startupbootcamp Amsterdam

12:41PM | Monday, 3 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Another European funding avenue for tech start-ups has opened up, with Startupbootcamp Amsterdam offering teams €15,000 in seed funding and the opportunity to pitch for more.

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Government to start implementing changes around GST import threshold

12:35PM | Monday, 3 December 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Retailers have welcomed Government action on the controversial GST import threshold, but might face a long wait for action.

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