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The number of private businesses for sale reached a record level in the September quarter, according to a new report, which highlights how owner-operators can affect business values.
A record number of private businesses were up for sale in the September quarter, creating a unique opportunity to gather intelligence about your industry.
A new report reveals franchises contribute around $20 billion to the New Zealand economy, suggesting the market is ripe with opportunity, but 88% of those franchises are home-grown.
The collapse of Jan Cameron's Retail Adventures company holds a vital business lesson for anyone looking at buying a business.
Yahoo! has made its first acquisition under the direction of chief executive Marissa Mayer, snapping up celebrity-backed mobile recommendations app Stamped for an undisclosed sum.
Catch of the Day keeps rolling out new ventures, with its newest looking to become a game-changer in the restaurants sector.
Queensland entrepreneur Jason Healy launched electronic cigarette maker blu eCigs in 2009, later selling it for $US135 million. Here’s how a true-blue Healey rounded up a fortune in Charlotte, North Carolina. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Microsoft is in talks to acquire US-based digital music service Rdio, a start-up created by a co-founder of Skype, it’s been reported.
Facebook has acqui-hired the founders of Y Combinator start-up Carsabi, who are attempting to sell the service to focus on their new jobs, which could include Facebook’s new “Gifts” feature.
A liquidator has been appointed to the company behind the Bean Bar coffee shop franchise.
Woolworths has offloaded non-core retail chain Dick Smith to a private equity firm.
eBay sellers are tipped to benefit from eBay’s acquisition of Pinterest-style shopping start-up Svpply.com, with the auction giant insisting the deal will allow it to offer more merchandising options.
In some situations, there are important reasons to buy an existing business rather than start a new one. But be warned: There are a few pitfalls to watch out for. BY MARC PESKETT.
Entrepreneurs who invest in a franchise with unrealistic expectations can find themselves in for a nasty surprise. If you’re thinking about becoming a franchisee, here are some key points you must be aware of. BY ALEXANDRA CAIN.
BuzzNumbers, a social media tracking start-up launched by prominent tech scene figure Nick Holmes a Court, has been purchased by Sentia Media.
Retail Food Group has added another pizza chain to its roster with the purchase of Crust.
A small Sydney start-up is looking to break the eBook hegemony of tech giants Apple and Amazon by raising funds and expanding rapidly in Australia, the US and Europe.
Wai Hong Fong, co-founder of successful online retailer OzHut, has quit as managing director of the company and sold his stake to his former business partner.
Australian start-up 99designs has opened the doors of its Berlin office after making its first acquisition in German design marketplace 12designer, one year after raising $35 million.
Start-up accelerator 500 Startups will expand its reach after acquiring Latin American accelerator Mexican.VC, but a local expert says it could be a while before something similar happens in Australia.