How I did it
Pinterest is fast becoming the new frontier of social media marketing for businesses. But is it really worth the effort for Aussie start-ups? BY NINA HENDY.
Four business students from Queensland University of Technology have won an international case competition for a business strategy and solution aimed at major entertainment companies.
Ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s has aimed to reverse the trend of failed US franchises in Australia, with plans to open up to 30 “scoop shops”.
Nathan Murphy, a young entrepreneur who was homeless on the streets of Darwin just a few years ago, is set to embark upon a month-long trip of the US after setting up meetings with investors to pitch his start-up EyeCrowd.
To mark International Women’s Day, here are 10 of the best Aussie entrepreneurs who have overcome the gender hurdle. BY OLIVER MILMAN AND MICHELLE HAMMOND.
Tech start-up Yelp saw its shares surge as much as 60% on its public listing debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange, valuing it at $US1.3 billion.
The founder of location-based app Roamz has urged start-ups to exploit the opportunity provided by G’Day USA, after winning the Digital Australia Shootout at this year’s event, taking home a bevy of prizes.
Start-ups in retail and hospitality can take inspiration from the likes of Katies and Michel’s Patisserie, which are among the winners of Roy Morgan’s Customer Satisfaction Awards.
Taking on any new role in business is daunting, let alone taking over from a company founder. But as Dave Dane found out, once you’ve made that leap, there’s no turning back. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
Australian iPhone entrepreneurs Rob Ward and Chris Peters are among the winners of Shopify’s Build-A-Business competition, receiving $25,000 in cash and a VIP business trip to New York.
Sydney may have suffered from a series of setbacks in recent years, but the hometown of Startmate and PushStart remains a heavy hitter in the start-up world. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Gold Coast-based start-up Opmantek has secured a major contract with Mexico’s largest telecommunications firm, despite having virtually no sales or revenue history.
AngelCube graduate Goodfil.ms has raised $150,000 from a host of investors sourced through Aurelius Digital and AngelCube itself, but hasn’t ruled out looking overseas for further funding.
In 2002, Michael Schreiber opened the first Strike Bowling Bar. Since then, Strike has grown into a $30 million revenue business employing more than 300 staff. This is how Schreiber bowled his competition over. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
John Kelly from Atomo Diagnostics thought he had a financial backer, until they were taken over. This is how he saved his business. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
With Valentine’s Day just one day away, many retailers are relying on the temporary spending splurge to boost sales, despite consumers’ cynical views on the commercial nature of the event.
Australia is performing strongly when it comes to new business start-ups, with the nation recording the third highest number of new ventures among the world’s G8 economies, according to a new report.
Food franchise Pie Face has expanded to the United States, opening its first store in the heart of New York, but has tweaked its all-Australian offering only slightly for the US market.
Plenty of start-ups admit they would do things differently if there were to have their time over. Here, four businesses that launched in 2011 explain what hindsight has taught them. BY NINA HENDY.
Credit reporting service CreditorWatch has secured funding from Nightingale Partners in what is understood to be a multimillion deal, as it sets its sights on major clients including the big banks.