January 2013

THE NEWS WRAP: Stricken Retail Adventures in acquisition talks

1:13AM | Monday, 14 January 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas The administrators of collapsed retailer Retail Adventures have confirmed they have had discussions with litigation funding firm IMF.

Incubator start-ups outgunning co-working counterparts: Study

1:00AM | Monday, 14 January 2013 | By Michelle Hammond Australian start-ups located in incubators raise an average $175,379 more in funding than those located in co-working spaces, according to new data from Perth-based research start-up Floq.

World’s top 100 global innovators named

1:22PM | Friday, 11 January 2013 | By Michelle Hammond Thomson Reuters has released its 2012 list of the top 100 global innovators, with Apple and Google among the companies featured, but there’s plenty of inspiration for start-ups to draw on.

G’Day USA celebrates 10 years with event smorgasbord

1:26PM | Friday, 11 January 2013 | By Michelle Hammond G’Day USA has returned with a vengeance in 2013, with more than 25 events set to showcase Australian business capabilities, marking the 10th anniversary of the promotion vehicle of all things Australian.

Melbourne insulin innovation set for global rollout

1:21PM | Friday, 11 January 2013 | By Michelle Hammond Australia’s oldest medical research institute has applauded efforts to turn Melbourne into a biotech hub after making a landmark insulin discovery, set to be commercialised overseas.

Indigenous-owned social start-ups set to flourish via new fund

1:17PM | Friday, 11 January 2013 | By Michelle Hammond Government-backed organisation Indigenous Business Australia is looking for an organisation to establish and manage a new source of funding for indigenous social enterprise start-ups.

Business slammed for offering bushfire donations in exchange for Facebook 'likes'

1:08PM | Friday, 11 January 2013 | By Patrick Stafford Soliciting Facebook likes for charity has backfired for a Queensland company keen to help Tamanian bushfire survivors.

THE NEWS WRAP: BHP Billiton calls for executive pay disclosure reform

1:24AM | Friday, 11 January 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas Mining giant BHP Billiton is calling on the Gillard government to overhaul current executive salary disclosure laws.

‘Busy’ small businesses continue to overlook social media: Report

1:09PM | Thursday, 10 January 2013 | By Michelle Hammond Small businesses are either unsure or too busy to fully capitalise on the potential of social media, an industry analyst says, after it was revealed only 27% of SMEs are utilising social media.

Retailers rejoice over extended trading after November sales slide

1:01PM | Thursday, 10 January 2013 | By Michelle Hammond New retail sales figures show sales slid by 0.1% in November, but the December figures could see a significant turnaround.