Start-ups are being urged to steer clear of race, religion and sex in their marketing efforts, after the Advertising Standards Bureau revealed the most complained about advertisements in 2011.
Kevin Foley, the former South Australian treasurer, has departed politics to launch a “strategic advice” business, possibly aligned with the Alexander Downer-founded start-up Bespoke Approach.
Exorbitant retail rents are to blame for high retail prices, according to a new report, adding weight to the Productivity Commission’s recommendations on planning and zoning.
Start-ups are being urged to register their legal interests in assets held by another party by January 30, as the cost of not registering can exceed any benefits of the contract or arrangement.
The Gillard Government has appointed Mark Arbib as Australia’s Small Business Minister following the resignation of Nick Sherry, who held the title for little more than a year.
Pressure has mounted on the WA Government to deregulate retail trading hours across the state, after the Productivity Commission called for rules on opening times across Australia to be relaxed.
A retail group has accused the government of failing to stand up for Australian retailers, after deciding to refer the recommendations of a Productivity Commission report to another taskforce.
Customers have been left blinking in frustration after a start-up’s promotional group buying deal promising $1 sunnies has left many empty-handed.
Start-ups that align their products to existing brands need to demonstrate a guarantee of quality, an expert says, after a bakery franchise launched a range of cupcakes featuring the characters of the highly popular game Angry Birds.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet could be on sale in Australia as early as next week, following the Federal Court’s decision to overturn a ban on the sale of the tablet.
Facebook is looking at raising as much as $US10 billion in an initial public offering, which would make it the largest-ever technology IPO, even trumping Google.
Almost a quarter of companies around the world were the victim of computer or internet-related crime in 2011, a new report reveals, with cybercrime almost as widespread as accounting fraud.
Benchmarks developed by the Tax Office for small businesses are a good tool to detect income but are otherwise susceptible to “heavy-handed” use, according to the inspector-general of taxation.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council is urging the Federal Government to appoint a Supermarket Ombudsman to control the amount of shelf space taken up by home brand products.
Businesses in Victoria and WA that do not implement new national OHS laws on January 1 may still be liable despite a 12-month grace period, according to OHS legal expert Graham Dent.
A leading business group says it’s appalled by the Federal Government’s lack of consultation on lifting compulsory superannuation by 3% from 2013-14, claiming the increase will cost jobs.
The fight for state-based franchising laws in WA is not yet over, after it was revealed Labor MP Ljiljanna Ravlich has introduced a new bill, despite the original bill being rejected by Parliament.
Providing patent protection for innovators and researchers, while ensuring reasonable access to new technologies, are among the key aims to come out of reports into Australia’s patent system.
Employers in the retail industry could be dealt another blow in light of a union push to introduce the adult wage at 18 years of age instead of 20, in addition to a pay push for apprentices.
Business groups have called for an independent review of Australia’s Fair Work laws, preferably conducted by the Productivity Commission.