Private equity and venture capital investment in Australian businesses provides better returns than shares over the long term, according to a new report.
The only thing less efficient than a V8 Ford Falcon is a big government subsidy. Old Taskmaster explores the implications of the Ford Factory closure in Geelong for your business.
While recently conducting some due diligence on a business opportunity, I drew on skills I learnt as an auditor at KPMG. It got me thinking about the ways in which past experiences become valuable when you start a business.
Australian health tech start-ups Pro Medicus and Bluechiip have signed deals with global healthcare giants, highlighting the potential of the blossoming sector.
A good entrepreneur knows it is better to kill a failing start-up than to throw away more time, energy and money trying to keep it alive. Here’s the inside story on how several bright ideas were put to the sword.
Melbourne-based start-up Kickfolio has revealed how it raised more than $1 million from US investors after being accepted into 500 Startups, changing its name to App.io in the process.
In the latest of a 10-part series looking at the challenges start-ups face in 2013, we examine growing pains. While most entrepreneurs strive to expand their start-ups, business growth can pose some unique challenges.
Microblogging platform Tumblr is facing user backlash over its reported $1.1 billion acquisition by Yahoo!, amid concerns its new owner may damage or even destroy the Tumblr platform.
Ernest & Young have announced the 84 entrepreneurs in the running for the 2013 Australian Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Sydney-based restaurant booking website Dimmi has signed a three-year deal with much-loved reality cooking show MasterChef Australia, just one month after partnering with TripAdvisor.
Google has unveiled a music streaming service dubbed All Access, suggesting there could be start-up acquisitions on the horizon as Google seeks to compete with Spotify, Apple and Twitter.
New Zealand start-up Vend has raised $6.6 million in its third round of funding, with a third of the funds coming from new Australian investors including the founders of MYOB and Seek.
The directors of Gold Coast-based incubator Silicon Lakes will venture to Silicon Valley next month to meet the organisers of Startup Weekend and visit the offices of Google and Microsoft.
Here's how Old Taskmaster learnt a valuable business lesson while sneaking in a bite.
Point-of-sale start-up Kounta is aiming to raise up to $1 million from investors, having already secured Reckon founder Greg Wilkinson as an investor and board member.
Sydney-based co-working space Fishburners is launching a fast-track program for members looking to accelerate their growth, but won’t be offering any cash as part of the program.
Online maths training start-up Mathspace continues to go from strength to strength after winning the inaugural Echelon Ignite: Australia event, just one week after snagging $20,000 from Blackbird Ventures in Silicon Valley.
Another $1 billion acquisition could be on the cards for Facebook as it eyes Israeli start-up Waze, a mobile navigation app that would give Facebook a mapping service, allowing it to better compete with Google and Apple.
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Affiliate marketing is an effective strategy for monetising your business blog. However, before you jump in, there are five criteria you have to consider first.