The majority of Australian small businesses believe the National Broadband Network will not provide any benefit and believe the federal government is "very poor" at fostering business growth, according to a new study.
Deloitte has partnered with law firm Norton Rose to conduct a survey on employee share option plans in order to present the government with hard-and-fast data on the issues affecting start-ups.
A new report shows Australia has improved its global ranking in the innovation stakes, moving from 16th spot to 13th spot, although access to venture capital and public funding remains a problem for start-ups.
The start of the year often sees a surge in new business launches, as plans mulled over throughout the year, fermented over Christmas, come to fruition.
Troubled surfwear giant Billabong could be broken up if a joint $527 million bid for the company by US clothing giant VF Corporation and investment fund Altamont Capital Partners is successful.
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Multinational companies such as Starbucks, Google and Apple may face a new specific tax amid growing pressure over tax avoidance in Australia and elsewhere.
A new Federal Government-commissioned report has outlined six key initiatives to drive Australian innovation, including improving the way commercial agreements are negotiated and helping businesses better engage with researchers.
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One of the primary reasons people establish home-based businesses is so they can work around their families and enjoy more flexible lifestyles.
If you heard that an Australian had created a cigarette company and sold it just three years later for $US135 million, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d entered some sort of smoke-filled Mad Men-style alternate reality.
The winner of the 2012 Unleash Your App competition will use the prize money to attend next year’s Google I/O conference, after building an Android app that tracks users’ carbon footprint.
A Melbourne gaming start-up says the Federal Government should offer something similar to Startup Chile, after being the only Australian start-up chosen to participate in the South American country's wide-ranging innovation program.
The director of Saber Astronautics has highlighted opportunities in Australia’s fledgling space industry, after his company was chosen as a finalist in the NewSpace Business Plan Competition.
While the recent high-profile slip-up by Brumby’s suggests that small businesses might use the carbon tax to hit consumers with price rises, early data suggests otherwise.
The new financial year brings with it plenty of opportunities for Australian entrepreneurs, along with severe challenges for certain sectors.
The state of the Australian start-up community is due more to the people not starting new businesses than the easy-to-blame government.
Industry groups have slammed the decision by Fair Work Australia to increase the national minimum wage by $17.10 a week, warning it will impose a major burden on small businesses.
A marketplace for pre-loved baby items and a farm business management software provider are among the 10 companies selected to take part in the first three-month ANZ Innovyz START program.
The Federal Government has unveiled a new scheme that aims to attract overseas investors who will plough at least $5 million into Australian businesses.