Although some areas of Australia’s economy look worryingly sluggish, there is an area that is clearly booming, and it has nothing to do with mining.
Family-run enterprises have long been the bedrock of Australia’s small business sector. The help, support and familiarity provided by relatives can prove invaluable, not only in the start-up phase, but also in the generational handover of a thriving business.
Australia’s online parenting market is becoming increasingly competitive for start-ups, with new research revealing the majority of sites in the industry selling local products instead of importing from overseas.
Female entrepreneurs launched almost twice as many new firms in the past 12 months as their male counterparts, according to a new report, as more women seek to strike a balance between work and motherhood.