Australian consumers are willing to spend an average 12% more for excellent service, according to an American Express report, but 40% of consumers say Australian businesses miss the mark.
It’s been just two months since the Spotify music service launched in Australia. Its Australian managing director, Kate Vale, shares the secrets of this start-up’s success. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
The carbon tax is here, along with the opportunity to slash your tax bill by becoming more energy efficient. Here are five great ways to slash your energy bills, along with your carbon footprint. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Daily deals business Catch Of The Day Group has revealed it is to target the mothering niche with a new site, called Mumgo.com.au, after investing in the two founders of Ladybub, which was launched just a few months ago.
Shopify has launched its annual Build-A-Business competition, offering $200,000 to winners, with Australian entrepreneurs expected to fare well following last year’s stellar performance.
An IBISWorld analyst says there are still opportunities in the chocolate industry, despite the collapse of Darrell Lea, but new entrants must determine their market position from the outset.
Sometimes improving on an existing idea or product – by refining it, adding to it or merging it with other complementary products – can be just as powerful and profitable as a new idea.
Taxi location app goCatch has been named winner of Microsoft’s APAC Startup 2012 Award, after pitching its ambitious international plans to a panel of judges.
Australian start-up success story Freelancer.com has added another company to its portfolio, acquiring Canadian freelance marketplace Scriptlance, as it seeks to enhance its global presence.
Queensland has historically been known for its beaches, theme parks and State of Origin dominance. In more recent times, the Sunshine State has also become known as a major technology start-up hub. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
The trend towards high-end chocolatiers and chocolate cafés has finally got the better of industry stalwart Darrell Lea, which has been placed in voluntary administration after nearly 85 years.
If you’re about to launch a business, it’s essential to know how your sector is expected to perform this financial year. Here are five sectors you should start-up in, and five that you should think twice about. BY KAREN DOBIE.
The social media age has empowered consumers to share their experiences like never before. Here's how to harness customer feedback in a way that will boost, rather than sink, your business. BY NINA HENDY.
The collapse of online retailer Shooii, after they failed to find a “cornerstone investor”, has been a stark reminder of the importance of cashflow. If you’re starting up online, it’s essential to know the 12 key things potential investors are looking for. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
If you want to be remembered in presentations or at a networking event, style up and add a dash of colour to your look.
Company collapses increased by 1.7% in May, with businesses in South Australia, Victoria and the ACT hardest hit by Australia’s uneven economy.
When Megan Quinn co-founded internet sensation Net-A-Porter back in 1999, online high fashion was a brand new concept. Here are five essential lessons Quinn learnt by starting up in an entirely new industry. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
Australian café franchise The Coffee Club has opened its first venue in Egypt on the back of major political unrest, but the company is confident it can appeal to locals and tourists alike.
More than 40% of business owners say starting their own business made them “very proud”, new research reveals, but business milestones are outshone by personal achievements.
Establishing a presence in an airport can lift your brand and image, a retail expert says, after Spanish-inspired tapas bar MoVida opened a venue at Melbourne International Airport.