Is your business ready for outside investment? Here are the three key benchmarks you need to look at before you start seeking finance. BY MARC PESKETT.
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.
Queensland-based tech start-up Nimble will ramp up development of its credit assessment and fraud prevention platform, after raising $1.5 million from a number of high-profile investors.
The Coalition has revealed a policy for small business emergency assistance, including concessional loans of up to $100,000, with a business group now hopeful the party will unveil costed policies in other areas.
Australian musician Clare Bowditch will accelerate the development of her side project Big Hearted Business after smashing her $26,450 target on local crowdfunding platform Pozible.
Telstra executive Deena Shiff has resigned from her role as head of the telco’s in-house venture capital team, which has invested in a clutch of start-ups, such as IPscape and Dimmi.
Banks will need to give at least 10 days’ notice before making any materially adverse changes to small business customers’ terms and conditions, as part of the revised Code of Banking Practice.
Cashed-up online fashion retailer The Iconic has come under fire after it was revealed the company has been outsourcing jobs to India, with a retail expert suggesting the start-up is preparing to sell.
A new report shows Australia has improved its global ranking in the innovation stakes, moving from 16th spot to 13th spot, although access to venture capital and public funding remains a problem for start-ups.
Fast Eddy was nowhere to be seen when an Adelaide court delivered its ruling in bankruptcy proceedings brought by the Commonwealth Bank against the former Rich Lister.
The total claimed losses from the floods affecting Queensland and NSW are likely to hit $50 million this week, according to the Insurance Council of Australia.
Energy costs for businesses have risen on average by 14.5% since the introduction of the carbon tax, according to new figures from the Australian Industry Group.
Energy efficiency start-up BuildingIQ has secured $9 million in venture funding, just 18 months after snagging $1.2 million in backing from Commercialisation Australia.
Andrew Bogut, Australia’s premier basketballer, has launched a new venture that aims to help Australian start-ups gain contacts and funding opportunities in Silicon Valley.
Greg Combet says struggling manufacturers should just get used to a high Aussie dollar and change their game plans to suit.
With the 2013 StartupSmart Awards coming up, we’re taking a look back at last year’s winners. In our first profile, StartupSmart speaks to augmented reality pioneers Explore Engage. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
Questions are being asked about the product pipeline at Apple, with analysts suggesting the tech giant is entering a slow growth period.
Can “synergies” and “solutions” really generate sales or win funding for your business? The Taskmaster certainly doesn’t think so.
Fashion retailer The Iconic is going from strength to strength, attracting another big investment to fuel its rapid growth plans.
A recent tribunal ruling points to a need for directors to be careful about the timing of superannuation contributions.