A new program that has created thousands of jobs in the US and Israel is set to give Australian women an entrepreneurial boost.
Start-ups are being encouraged to look at country consumers as a separate entity to their city counterparts, with new research highlighting multiple differences between the two groups.
Melbourne-based food entrepreneur Kate Weiss has shared her key start-up secrets after winning the business category at the InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards earlier this week.
Prospective franchisees could be set for a rise in smaller retail units, after hairdressing franchise chain Just Cuts unveiled a kiosk concept at a Melbourne shopping centre.
Australia’s innovation performance is “appalling” compared to other countries in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to a former chief scientist.
An online retail expert says New Zealand can be a lucrative market for start-ups as long as they localise their offering, after online shoe store StyleTread announced its New Zealand launch.
Two Sydney-based entrepreneurs have set their sights firmly on the United States, travelling to Silicon Valley to score funding, after changing the name of their business, Wyngle, to suit US consumers.
Almost 70% of Australian retailers were more likely to defer business decisions within the past 12 months as a result of recent economic issues, according to the latest Sage Business Index.
Almost 60% of Australians feel they have been personally affected by the global downturn, a new survey shows, but a retail expert says it’s important to put such surveys into context.
Restaurants and takeaway food outlets in WA, South Australia and the Northern Territory could be paid a visit by the Fair Work Ombudsman, who will be checking the books of up to 120 cafés.
Has your start-up received negative media attention? If so, there are five things experts say you must do next. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
The Australian Cleantech Competition is now open for registrations, with information sessions in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, in a bid to build on the success of last year’s competition.
The controversy surrounding former Yahoo chief Scott Thompson highlights investors’ low tolerance for dishonesty, start-ups have been warned.
Restaurants across Melbourne are embracing the no-booking trend. Could there be a business opportunity in spreading the trend across Australia?
A co-working space in West Melbourne has attempted to distance itself from the horde of tech hubs operating in and around the city, with a focus on social entrepreneurship.
Retailers can now employ school students for a minimum 90-minute shift as opposed to three hours, after the Federal Court upheld a Fair Work Australia ruling.
The Federal Government intends to expand the Small Business Advisory Council, says the council’s deputy chair Peter Strong, to assist in its search for the first Australian Small Business Commissioner.
A legal expert says start-ups need to consider the cost of licence fees before they adorn their products with images from movies or books, after a Brisbane fashion label produced Star Wars images on its clothing range.
The Startup Weekend Sydney team have put together a terrific video of their event. If you weren’t there, this is what you missed.
Online hotel distribution company SiteMinder will use a $5 million investment to build on its global presence, which already covers more than 90 countries.