Consumer goods retailers can expect revenue to decline by 0.6% in 2012-13, according to a new IBISWorld report.
An Australian veterinary medicine developer will use fresh funds to accelerate the clinical and business development of its drug portfolio, after completing a $2.5 million seed funding round.
Since the global financial downturn, the big banks have been reluctant to lend to entrepreneurs. Here are three practical ways to get lending flowing to deserving start-ups again. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Aussie innovation is not just being held back by the system. There are also deep cultural factors holding Aussie ideas back from the world stage. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
The introduction of a quarterly credits system for the R&D Tax Incentive will “vastly enhance” start-ups’ ability to fund their research and development activities, according to a specialist advisory service.
They are the bane of every entrepreneur’s existence: The customers who don’t pay their bills, or are months overdue. Thankfully, there are effective ways to deal with them. BY GREG HAYES.
The Federal Government has put new grants on hold, surprising many in the R&D and grants community.
A tax expert has offered some advice on how start-ups can utilise their tax refunds, after a survey revealed more than a third of Australians intend to put their refunds into savings.
The postal sector could be revamped if recommendations for a new report are acted upon by the government.
Single men in their 40s are most likely to go bankrupt, new research shows, but a small business expert says this is due to men’s aversion to ask for help as much as their risk-taking nature.
Interest rates have remained on hold for the third consecutive month, with the Reserve Bank board attributing the decision to “quite firm” consumption growth and low unemployment.
Another fashion retailer bites the dust, this time it's women's apparel chain Ojay.
Darrell Lea will continue as a confectionery brand but without its retail outlets.
Retailers are counting on Christmas to boost their sales, with the latest Dun & Bradstreet report showing sales expectations for the December quarter are 26 points above the 10-year average.
Small players in the Australian group buying market need to “hold on and sit tight”, an expert says, after a report revealed consumer spending has fallen for the third consecutive quarter.
Almost 6% of all Australian businesses launched during the past 12 months, with the eastern states outshining boom state Western Australia in terms of new enterprises, according to data intelligence company Veda.
Consumers in their 30s and 40s continue to be the strongest age group for online sales, according to NAB’s latest Online Retail Sales Index, which also shows a surge in regional spending.
The founder of four-year-old cupcake chain Ghermez Cupcakes insists the business has not collapsed and will continue to trade, following the appointment of liquidators and the closure of one of its stores.
An expert has issued some advice to start-ups who plan to offer stock options to employees, after players in the technology industry highlighted the drawbacks of Employee Share Option Plans.
Economic uncertainty has seen a sharp spike in businesses started on the side, with part-time enterprise numbers hitting a decade-long high and full-time ventures taking a dip, according to a new report.