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.
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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.
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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.
A new start-up meet-up backed by the City of Sydney has attracted more than 100 entrepreneurs and investors, with Sydney’s lord mayor flagging further start-up initiatives for the NSW capital.
US group buying giant LivingSocial has closed down sister site Jump On It, transferring all Australian subscribers and customers into LivingSocial Australia.
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.