President Obama discusses legislation currently before Congress that would give a tax credit to small businesses. The tax credit will go to businesses that are hiring new employees, or raising the wages of their existing staff.
Sydney start-up success story Shoes of Prey has sung the praises of its home city after raising $3 million from investors, including Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes.
Boutique food producers could soon find it easier to stock their products in Coles, after the supermarket giant announced its plan to sell more “hidden local gems” in certain stores.
eBay Australia has followed in the footsteps of online retailer Etsy, establishing a physical presence in Melbourne, in a bid to further build its seller base.
Sydney start-up Posse has completely overhauled its offering, relaunching as a retail-focused app, after raising a further $1.2 million from a host of US and Australian investors.
Bricks-and-mortar retailers can offer a full service model online but must be prepared to make a sizeable investment, says the chairman of The Athlete’s Foot.
Online department store DealsDirect has flagged further start-up acquisitions, after appointing former Centrebet boss Michael McRitchie as its new chief executive, with Linda Barrett named as head of buying.
Australian online shopping club OzSale.com.au has acquired market competitor Buyinvite.com.au for an undisclosed sum, as it ramps up its operations both here and overseas.
Two 20-year-old Sydneysiders are aiming to roll out their app, Cappture, with the aid of a US partner after seeing their founding team decimated by the headhunting efforts of Google, Apple and Facebook.
Start-up accelerators will need to specialise and differentiate themselves in order to succeed in the future, an expert says, but local players say some accelerators are already doing this.
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Australian travel start-up Flightfox has been accepted into US-based incubator Y Combinator and raised $800,000 in capital, just months after joining Startmate, the Sydney accelerator.
The co-founder of taxi app goCatch says the start-up has settled its differences with the NSW Taxi Council, almost one year after the council said the app compromises passenger safety.
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Stationery brand Kikki.K will franchise up to 10 of its Australian stores as it eyes off further expansion in the Asian market, but insists there are no prerequisites for franchisees.
A marketplace for pre-loved baby items and a farm business management software provider are among the 10 companies selected to take part in the first three-month ANZ Innovyz START program.
Canadian coffee chain Esquires Coffee House is expanding into Australia following an entry to the New Zealand market, spearheaded by a high-tech store concept.
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Taiwanese tea specialist Chatime has launched in Australia, adding to the growing Asian influence within the Australian franchising sector.