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Anything’s Pozible for musician Clare Bowditch following funding success

2:31PM | Monday, 4 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

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’s venture capital activity set for rejig as Deena Shiff departs

2:28PM | Friday, 1 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

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.

Small business set to benefit from revised Code of Banking Practice

2:09PM | Friday, 1 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

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.

The Iconic’s India outsourcing sparks sale speculation

2:00PM | Friday, 1 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

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.

Australia up three spots in global innovation – but expert says we can do better

1:23PM | Thursday, 31 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

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.

Former Rich Lister Eddy Groves declared bankrupt

1:30PM | Wednesday, 30 January 2013 | Cara Waters

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.

Flood insurance claims set to hit $50 million

1:38PM | Tuesday, 29 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

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 up 14.5% for start-ups after carbon tax: Report

1:54PM | Tuesday, 29 January 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

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 scoops $9 million in funding

1:22AM | Tuesday, 29 January 2013 | Oliver Milman

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 hopes new start-up venture is a slam dunk

1:47PM | Friday, 25 January 2013 | Oliver Milman

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.

Combet warns the high Aussie dollar is "here to stay": Five ways to adapt

1:25PM | Friday, 25 January 2013 | Cara Waters

Greg Combet says struggling manufacturers should just get used to a high Aussie dollar and change their game plans to suit.

The harsh reality of raising $2.5 million

1:08PM | Friday, 25 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

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.

Apple shares plummet 10% after reporting mixed holiday results

1:34PM | Thursday, 24 January 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Questions are being asked about the product pipeline at Apple, with analysts suggesting the tech giant is entering a slow growth period.

Super-hyper-mega-ultra-synergy Industries? Time to cut the buzzwords

1:28PM | Thursday, 24 January 2013 | Taskmaster

Can “synergies” and “solutions” really generate sales or win funding for your business? The Taskmaster certainly doesn’t think so.

Online retail start-up The Iconic raises another $25 million in funding

1:04PM | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 | Cara Waters

Fashion retailer The Iconic is going from strength to strength, attracting another big investment to fuel its rapid growth plans.

Dymocks director’s super slip-up leads to $70,000 tax bill shock

1:57PM | Tuesday, 22 January 2013 | Patrick Stafford

A recent tribunal ruling points to a need for directors to be careful about the timing of superannuation contributions.

Startup Weekend winner among latest Innovyz START participants

1:12PM | Friday, 18 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

A former winner of Startup Weekend is among the 10 ventures selected to take part in the second ANZ Innovyz START program, which is once again dominated by Adelaide-based start-ups.

River City Labs founder backs new Brisbane games accelerator

1:53PM | Friday, 18 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

A new mobile games accelerator has launched in Brisbane and is now open for applications, with successful teams set to receive up to $50,000 each in addition to office space and mentorship.

Optus Innov8 start-up program opens applications for second season

1:51PM | Thursday, 17 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

The Optus Innov8 Seed Program has opened applications for its second season following the success of the inaugural round in 2012, which saw two start-ups secure a total of $700,000.

Aussie coffee start-up Harris+Hoole under fire over Tesco investment

1:58PM | Wednesday, 16 January 2013 | Michelle Hammond

A trio of London-based Australian entrepreneurs has been forced to defend its coffee shop start-up Harris+Hoole for giving the image of an independent chain while being part-owned by UK retail giant Tesco.

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