Young online entrepreneur Dean Ramler has flagged an ambitious global growth target after being recognised at the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards, taking out the technology category for the southern region.
Spending is up more than 10% on a year ago, according to the Commonwealth Bank Business Sales Indicator, which shows Queensland has marked its 12th straight month of trend BSI gains.
Almost one-fifth of entrepreneurs start their business as an investment strategy for the future, according to the latest MYOB research, while 18% start up because they want a seachange.
A new search application developed by UniQuest start-up Leximancer is being piloted at the University of Queensland (UQ), via an online research platform from Dutch company Elsevier.
Business conditions weakened in the June quarter, according to NAB’s Quarterly Business Survey, with conditions deteriorating across most industries, while confidence also took a hit.
It would be an understatement to say it’s been a bad year in retail. Just ask Fletcher Jones, GAME or Dick Smith. Thankfully, there are ways proactive retailers can see out this downturn. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Social enterprise Barefoot Power has raised $5.8 million from investors, as it seeks to bring affordable renewable energy and efficient lighting to five million people by next year.
Franchises appear to be spearheading growth in the food industry, according to a new report, which shows café chains grew by 5.2% in 2011 while independent cafés declined.
Many web start-ups are opening temporary physical stores to boost their profile and sales. While traditional retail is in decline, pop-up shops are bucking the trend. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
A new start-up organisation is marketing itself as a genuine alternative to its tech-heavy competitors, running events whereby entrepreneurs build start-ups with a positive social impact.
The Queensland Government’s decision to scrap its business commissioner role is a “backward step”, according to small business lobbyist Peter Strong.
Micro businesses are the least loyal business banking customers, according to an East & Partners report, which shows corporates are by far the most loyal segment.
At Taskmaster Enterprises, we've just reduced the size of our flagship product. Here’s why your business should do the same.
Billionaire speculator Warren Buffett has given away $13,000 worth of highly-prized shares in his company, Berkshire Hathaway, to a group of budding entrepreneurs aged under 16.
The GST threshold and parcel processing flaws are among the issues the Australian Retailers Association will discuss at the first meeting of the Retail Council of Australia later this week.
Hairdressing salons are being urged to review their workplace obligations after the Fair Work Ombudsman fined a Perth salon for discriminating against a disabled, pregnant employee.
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.
Start-ups need to “recognise the tradeoffs” with regard to acqui-hires, according to tech start-up expert Mick Liubinskas, after Facebook snapped up the team behind mobile content-caching start-up Spool.
Increasingly, investors keen for a return are using competitons to determine which start-ups should receive funding. If you’re hunting for funding, here are the 10 big competitions you must be familiar with. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
The International Startup Festival will wrap up today after three days of entrepreneurial action in Montreal, which hosted an impressive lineup including female entrepreneur Fiona Gilligan.