New York-based Aussie venture Roboinvest raises $125,000

10:00AM | Monday, 22 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

Roboinvest, an Australian-founded web start-up that tracks financial trades in real time, has secured $125,000 in funding from a selection of New York-based investors.

How debt extinguished Nine’s claim to being the one

10:18PM | Wednesday, 17 October 2012 | Taskmaster

At Taskmaster Enterprises, we’ve been watching Channel Nine closely this past week. After all, they’ve been showing all of us an important lesson in business management.

Google looking at expanding its AdWords credit card overseas

10:10PM | Tuesday, 16 October 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Google may be looking at expanding its newest finance venture, where SMEs can access finance in order to fund AdWords campaigns, to Australia.

Australian female entrepreneurs to get a boost through Springboard funding

10:05PM | Friday, 12 October 2012 | Cara Waters

Female entrepreneurs are about to get a boost from a new business accelerator program.

Five ways to keep your bank manager onside

10:44PM | Wednesday, 10 October 2012 | Greg Hayes

For many start-ups, cashflow is a perennial challenge. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can keep your finances strong and your bank manager happy. BY GREG HAYES.

Banks lag on passing interest rate cuts to start-ups

10:37PM | Monday, 8 October 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Start-ups are receiving mixed messages from the major banks about whether they'll receive recent RBA rate cuts.

Facebook hits 1 billion users – but what about revenue?

10:50PM | Friday, 5 October 2012 | Michelle Hammond

More than one billion people now use Facebook each month, it’s been confirmed, but concerns remain around the site’s revenue.

Reserve Bank cuts cash rate to 3.25% as 2013 outlook weakens

10:03PM | Tuesday, 2 October 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The Reserve Bank has lowered the official interest rate by 25 basis points, admitting the growth outlook for next year looks “a little weaker” on the back of international developments.

Eagle Boys franchisee fined $30,000 for underpaying staff, lack of experience blamed

10:19PM | Tuesday, 2 October 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Business inexperience rather than malice led to underpayment of employees by a NSW pizza franchisee.

How we raised thousands via crowdfunding

10:32PM | Monday, 1 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

A growing number of Australian entrepreneurs are raising capital through crowdfunding websites. Here’s a look at some local entrepreneurs who have raised thousands. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Less than 20% of small firms conduct credit checks: Report

10:42PM | Monday, 1 October 2012 | Michelle Hammond

More than 80% of small business decision-makers have experienced cashflow issues in the past year, according to a new survey, but only 17% conduct credit checks on new customers.

Taxes grind Bean Bar into liquidation as franchisees continue brewing

9:52PM | Friday, 28 September 2012 | Cara Waters

A liquidator has been appointed to the company behind the Bean Bar coffee shop franchise.

Test your budgeting ability

9:21PM | Thursday, 20 September 2012 | Taskmaster

Marc Peskett is absolutely correct. You must constantly review your financial performance, instead of putting it off until your annual budget.

Consumer goods retailers set for tough year ahead: Report

9:58PM | Wednesday, 19 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Consumer goods retailers can expect revenue to decline by 0.6% in 2012-13, according to a new IBISWorld report.

Veterinary start-up Nexvet seals $2.5 million seed round

9:00AM | Wednesday, 19 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

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.

Three ways to encourage the banks to lend to start-ups

9:50PM | Monday, 17 September 2012 | Oliver Milman

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: Four cultural changes to support ideas

9:22PM | Friday, 14 September 2012 | 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.

Start-ups tipped to benefit as R&D tax credits switch to quarterly basis

9:48PM | Thursday, 13 September 2012 | Michelle Hammond

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.

Seven ways to keep your late-paying customers in check

9:18PM | Wednesday, 12 September 2012 | Greg Hayes

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.

Commercialisation Australia chief confirms new grants on hold

9:29PM | Tuesday, 11 September 2012 | Patrick Stafford

The Federal Government has put new grants on hold, surprising many in the R&D and grants community.