Property inspection start-up Happy Inspector has raised a seed funding round from investors including Dave McClure’s 500 Startups, after lamenting the struggles it faced in securing cash in Australia.
Start-ups have been urged to use pop-up shops as a way to test the market before making a larger investment, following predictions that “monolithic” large stores could be on the wane.
A new CSIRO report identifies the six megatrends businesses need to know about.
Entrepreneurs can now register their interest in Web Directions South, a conference aimed at new tech companies, while Startup Weekend is to return to Adelaide for a second time.
A retail expert says small independent retailers won’t be too badly hurt by the wave of global fast fashion retailers entering Australia.
Private equity group Aura Capital has backed cashback deals site StartHere.
Start-ups have been given an 'open door' chance at the TiECON Sydney event to land $50,000 from angel investors, with organisers claiming that the initiative is an opportunity for new ventures to hone their pitches.
By attaching solutions to each product you have defined your ideal customers and created five little marketing campaigns.
Finnish fashion and homewares company Marimekko is preparing to open two stores in Sydney and Melbourne, while Filipino chain Max’s Restaurant is also eyeing the Australian market.
The major metropolitan areas are not the only places where new businesses are being launched. However, starting up in rural regional Australia can pose some unique challenges. BY MATTY SOCCIO.
US start-up GumHouse has a new chief executive in the form of Rebekah Horne, digital director of DMG Radio Australia and former senior vice president of MySpace International.
Retail experts are predicting subdued spending for Father's Day, but cafes and restaurants might get a boost.
The chaotic early days of a start-up should give way to a phase that concentrates on processes that stabilise and consolidate the business. BY JASON ROSE.
Perth, despite its mining-centric reputation, is the top urban location and Byron Shire in NSW is the best regional area when it comes to Australia’s burgeoning ‘digital economy’, according to new rankings from Google.
The founders of chocolate retail chain Planet Chocolate have launched an ordering app aimed at small-scale food and retail franchises, after selling the business to an undisclosed buyer.
You’ve survived the first couple of years, but the hard work doesn’t stop if you want to be a successful start-up. BY GREG HAYES.
The parent company of Delivery Hero Australia has raised $50 million in an investment round led by Kite Ventures, less than a year after the global food delivery service launched locally.
Are you looking at going solo for your next venture? If so, here are five essential things you’ll need to get started. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Economic uncertainty has seen a sharp spike in businesses started on the side, with part-time enterprise numbers hitting a decade-long high and full-time ventures taking a dip, according to a new report.
Investors are used to entrepreneurs stretching the truth while pitching for capital. Here are 10 common lies investors hear, and what entrepreneurs really mean. BY DAVID BROWN.