Global fashion retailer H&M is planning to open a new chain of stores in 2013 in a bid to broaden its offering, amid rumours it is working on a luxury line with higher price points.
Melbourne has the population, infrastructure and markets to become a global hotbed for start-up activity. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
As strange as it may sound today, even a company as well known and established as McDonald's was once a start-up. This is how a humble paper-cup salesman launched a global empire.
Many entrepreneurs are passionate about their business. But as Luke Watson from DashLuxe learned, successful growth requires industry experience. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
Many farmers say that 80% of the apples grow on 20% of the trees. In the same way, a few key staff or customers might be critical to you growing your business. BY WALID EL-KHOURY.
Mobile food franchise Tasty Trucks plans to invest $2 million into the business this year and increase its fleet of vans, following the acquisition of Newcastle-based business Lunch Express.
The winners of the 2012 StartupSmart Awards, sponsored and hosted by leading national accounting firm Pitcher Partners, have been announced in Melbourne. BY OLIVER MILMAN and JAMES THOMSON.
Start-ups don’t necessarily need to employ local salespeople when entering new markets because satisfied customers will often act as unofficial brand ambassadors, a global sales expert says.
US apparel brand J.Crew has opened its online store to Australian and Asian consumers as it perseveres with its global expansion, suggesting retail start-ups can learn from the business’ success.
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Start-up mentor network PushStart has revealed the eight successful start-ups for its first-ever PushStart Accelerator program, with each one set to receive $20,000 in addition to mentoring.
The New York Stock Exchange has joined forces with three entrepreneurial organisations to launch NYSE Big StartUp, a mentoring program designed to help US start-ups create jobs.
The team behind Brisbane start-up Hungry Apps is heading to the United States to promote their products, including an app for Subway, after receiving funds from tech entrepreneur Stephen Baxter.
AngelCube co-founder Andrew Birt says he’s impressed by the quality of applicants for the incubator’s next start-up round.
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Radio network DMG Radio Australia has made its foray into the increasingly crowded group buying market, launching a website that offers daily deals to its 40,000-strong database.
In its bid to revamp its image from struggling internet portal to dynamic tech business, AOL has a new division that invests in start-ups. Here’s how it works (and what they are looking for).
American pop star Britney Spears is the latest celebrity to become involved in a start-up, with a report suggesting Spears may have invested in US-based mobile social network Path.
This week Kevin Rose decided to pull the plug on his social app, Oink. As founders there is a lot we can learn from his decision and journey. BY BRAD LINDENBERG.
Music-streaming service Spotify is set to make an announcement next week on its Australian launch, having already appointed its first local employee and partnering with a Brisbane start-up.