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.
Tech giant IBM has selected five start-ups to compete in its SmartCamp Kickstart event in Sydney, where they will receive mentoring before the winner is flown to Beijing for the finals.
Sydney entrepreneur Brad Lindenberg is close to a multi-million dollar capital raising for a start-up that was conceived, attracted big name clients such as Ralph Lauren and Sportsgirl and launched all in less than a year.
Cash-strapped developers and talent-starved tech start-ups are being encouraged to utilise a new “crowdcoding” website dubbed Late Labs, which allows developers to trade code for equity.
Retail Food Group (RFG) is set to move its franchise brands out of major shopping centres and into standalone shopfronts and drive-through stores, in a bid to survive the tough retail climate.
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.
A local online fashion start-up is taking the invitation-only concept to a new level for its launch, only accepting people who have a high “Klout score”, which is a measure of a person’s online social influence.
Here are some quick things you could do to improve the feel of your workplace.
The local head of US hosting giant Rackspace has risked provoking indignation among start-ups for claiming that Australia is “off the radar” of US technology firms investing in overseas markets.