The federal government has picked three venture capital funds to co-invest at least $200 million into high-growth Australian start-ups via its Innovation Investment Fund.
A Brisbane speciality grocery store is charging browsers $5 if they do not buy anything from the store, after people have been browsing in the store and then going elsewhere to buy their products.
ASIC has released a new version of the electronic payments code, with the old version failing to take into account the myriad of ways consumers now pay for products on different devices.
Freelancer.com founder Matt Barrie recently caused controversy by calling the Australian VC sector “dead”. Is there any truth to his alarming comment?
The manufacturing arm of the Byron Bay Cookies has been placed into voluntary administration.
Employers in the building, construction and engineering trades have an extra two months to take advantage of the Apprentice Kickstart Initiative, amid calls for an apprentice pay rise.
The cash rate has been left unchanged at 3%, in line with economists’ predictions, although the Reserve Bank said the exchange rate remains “higher than might have been expected” while demand for credit is low.
Securing finance for your business is a major milestone. But it’s also the point at which you have to start worrying about your investors. BY MAHESH SHARMA.
Businesses are attempting to curb their expenses by delaying investments and the hiring of new staff, according to the latest Dun & Bradstreet survey, which shows 75% of businesses see cashflow as an issue during the months ahead.
An increasing trend of do-it-yourself home design will stimulate sales for houseware retailing, according to an IBISWorld report, which shows industry revenue is expected to be worth $1.71 billion in 2017-18.
Samsung has jumped into the contactless payments market with Visa – but the deal doesn't include its Android partner, Google.
US-based daily deals giant LivingSocial has raised another $US110 million from investors, with an industry expert predicting a trickle-down effect for smaller players.
Australia's Jeans Queen, Bettina Liano, has closed all but one of her Australian stores and set her sights on the United States market instead.
Businesses have been warned to get their cashflow organised, with new research showing companies are now taking an average of 52 days to pay their bills.
Are you uncertain about the concept of crowdfunding? It might be worthwhile to test the waters before diving in head first.
Napoleon Perdis has suggested Australian department stores could reverse their fortunes by investing in staff. It’s a suggestion with implications far beyond the retail sector.
Reckon is aiming to shake up the Australian accounting software market when it launches its first cloud-based product Reckon One in the next quarter.
An ambitious food franchise chain has come unstuck after start-up costs doused its flames.
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Online retail growth took a dip in December compared to the previous month, according to new figures, but an economist has played down concerns that eCommerce spending is on the slide.