A disgruntled employee of collapsed music retail chain HMV hijacked the company's Twitter account and started live-tweeting about mass lay-offs.
Expectations are high for Melbourne start-up and eBay preferred shipping supplier Ship2Anywhere, which won two titles at the 2012 StartupSmart Awards. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
Two separate reports are saying small business is in for a hard slog in 2013.
The 2013 federal election has been called for September 14. Old Taskmaster says it’s time for a little less conversation and a little more action.
Australian start-up 7write.com is scrambling to find a third co-founder after being selected as a finalist for Startupbootcamp Amsterdam, which has a preference for teams with three founders.
A Melbourne-based entrepreneur has taken an unusual approach in his search for tech co-founders, offering a $2,000 bounty to anyone whose recommendation is eventually hired.
Independent eftpos provider Tyro Payments has vowed to step up its fight against the big banks, after revealing it surpassed $3.5 billion in credit and debit card transactions in 2012.
Energy efficiency start-up BuildingIQ has secured $9 million in venture funding, just 18 months after snagging $1.2 million in backing from Commercialisation Australia.
Shoes of Prey has taken a step towards the bricks-and-mortar world, teaming up with department store giant David Jones.
Greg Combet says struggling manufacturers should just get used to a high Aussie dollar and change their game plans to suit.
Can the business models of the old media and retail giants be salvaged? Old Taskmaster visited the dinosaur exhibit at a local museum to find out.
With the 2013 StartupSmart Awards coming up, we’re taking a look back at last year’s winners. In our first profile, StartupSmart speaks to augmented reality pioneers Explore Engage. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
Telstra has created a new unit dubbed Global Applications and Platforms, vowing to operate the mobile apps business as a start-up, but with the financial backing to make acquisitions.
Do you want to be a millionaire? Still looking for inspiration? Here are five great ideas that grew up into successful businesses. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Launching a pop-up shop to coincide with an event can be a huge success, according to a leading industry player, after Salsa’s Fresh Mex Grill launched a pop-up shop at the venue of the Australian Open.
Can “synergies” and “solutions” really generate sales or win funding for your business? The Taskmaster certainly doesn’t think so.
Jim Penman says good business acumen is the key to unlocking success as a locksmith, as his company looks for more than 100 franchisees for its newly-launched Jim’s Locksmiths division.
When you’re planning a business, it’s natural to spend a lot of time thinking about how you’re going to brand, advertise and market your first product. But what about your second product?
Italian gelato chain RivaReno has chosen Sydney as its first location outside of Italy, opening a store in Sydney’s Darlinghurst, but an expert says it will have to work hard for consumer dollars.
A fresh wave of US franchisees will soon descend on Australian shores, including dining chain Denny’s, while an exercise machine created in the US has rolled out an Australian franchise program.