Micro-business owners struggling with lower confidence are focusing on investing in their digital presence in the coming months, according to the 2013 Sage Business Index released this week.
Terms like vision, strategy and tactics can be confusing if you’re just starting a business for the very first time. It’s time to conquer that knowledge gap with the Taskmaster.
Australian start-ups need to focus on succession planning from as early as possible if they want to reap maximum business rewards, says Craig West, chief executive and president of the Australian chapter of the Exit Planning Institute.
High-profile entrepreneurs and investors Garry Visontay, Benjamin Chong and Ari Klinger have joined forces to launch a new $2 million seed funding venture.
Earlier today, Old Taskmaster read about some new internet censorship laws – sorry, online media regulations – that have just come into force in Singapore. The laws raise an important issue for any business planning to trade overseas.
Consumers buy more from businesses with loyalty programs and choose businesses that have a program compared to those without, according to a study by Directivity and Citrus.
The federal government is to spend $5 million creating online business toolkits to help small- and medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organisations take advantage of the digital economy.
As scary as it seems, we’re nearly half way through 2013. Old Taskmaster says it’s time to start evaluating how your business has performed this year.
Online group buying and deals start-up eSOLD.com.au has taken the next step on its growth path by appointing its first chairman – former CatchOfTheDay.com.au chief operating officer Mark Freidin.
Personal finance app Pocketbook is hoping to raise up to $700,000 from local and foreign investors before heading to Dubai in September for the chance to win $50,000 at Sibos 2013.
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.