A lot of entrepreneurs come from a corporate background, which often stands them in good stead when they launch their start-up.
There’s plenty of end-of-year inspiration around for would-be entrepreneurs, with Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine and Deloitte Technology announcing the most impressive business leaders of 2012.
A local online fashion start-up is taking the invitation-only concept to a new level for its launch, only accepting people who have a high “Klout score”, which is a measure of a person’s online social influence.
APN News & Media Limited has pledged to not “smother” online shopping club brandsExclusive with a corporate culture after splashing out $36 million for an 82% equity stake in the three-year-old start-up.
The NSW Government will pour almost $1 million into seven mobile technology projects, it announced at CeBIT Australia 2012, in its latest bid to position the state as a technology hotspot.
Online powerhouses Catch of the Day, Kogan Technologies and RedBalloon are among the companies to appear in this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list, which also features iiNet, Atlassian and OzForex.
Retail giants’ use of ‘flash sales’ to improve their online offers and clear slow-moving stock looks set to pose a threat to smaller online operators.