Leadership expert Jim Collins, author of the book Good to Great, has given his definition of what makes a company “great”. It’s a definition all entrepreneurs should think about.
You would think there’s a gold rush on in California’s Silicon Valley. But will Aussie entrepreneurs find golden opportunities, or just get trampled in the rush to a stockade? BY OLIVER MILMAN.
From construction to fashion: Andrew Roberts builds his eCommerce folio with three online retailers.
The latest census data has highlighted several major business opportunities, namely the population explosion in resource-rich states, and Australia’s increasingly multicultural society.
Sydney-based company Business Switch says small businesses should consider investments as a way to enter foreign markets, after the company took a 5% equity stake in a Hong Kong start-up.
In 2000, Sara Blakely started selling her pantyhose invention, Spanx, from her home. Against the odds, she became the world’s youngest female billionaire. Here are her top five tips for success.
Materials science start-up TenasiTech will ramp up development of its polymer technology after securing $1.4 million in grants and equity capital from the Queensland Government and Uniseed.
The founder of Nanotek has revealed what the company is looking for in a master franchisee, after admitting it took eight years to find the perfect candidate for the New Zealand market.
APN News & Media Limited has pledged to not “smother” online shopping club brandsExclusive with a corporate culture after splashing out $36 million for an 82% equity stake in the three-year-old start-up.
Darren Rowse, founder of ProBlogger.net, has bucked the trend of recent group buying consolidation by launching SnapnDeals, a deals site aimed entirely at photography enthusiasts.
Retail Food Group is looking for franchisees prepared to relocate to mining towns in Queensland and WA, with earmarked stores in at least nine locations, as it seeks to carve a slice of the boom.
Australia’s group buying market is in the midst of a consolidation period, according to analysts, after Melbourne-based site Deals.com.au announced it will merge with Sydney-based site Ouffer.
Greece looks like it has a new government, so what happens now?
Advance 50 for the future honours Australians building companies and giving back through mentorship, investment and advisory support.
Female entrepreneurs rely on networking events rather than government resources to grow their business, according to research from the Australian Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Retail start-ups should decide from the outset whether they plan to remain a boutique business or expand into shopping centres, an industry expert says, or risk diluting their brand.
Specialist magazine retailer Mag Nation has announced the closure of its foundation store in Auckland, but hasn’t ruled out the possibility of setting up shop elsewhere in the New Zealand city’s CBD.
There are some very important questions to ask before you decide on the best business option for you. BY MARC PESKETT.
Sydney-based start-up incubator Pollenizer has forecast an improved success rate with the ventures it partners with after striking a new partnership with digital media company backed by Microsoft and Nine Entertainment.
A group of SME manufacturers in the struggling food and wine sectors are among the recipients of $8.1 million in cash in the first grants from the Gillard government’s $1 billion Clean Technology Investment Programs.