More than 100 brands have signed up for The 360º Mall, a 3D shopping centre created by a 16-year-old NSW schoolboy that will launch in Australia next month.
The major metropolitan areas are not the only places where new businesses are being launched. However, starting up in rural regional Australia can pose some unique challenges. BY MATTY SOCCIO.
Almost 6% of all Australian businesses launched during the past 12 months, with the eastern states outshining boom state Western Australia in terms of new enterprises, according to data intelligence company Veda.
Perth, despite its mining-centric reputation, is the top urban location and Byron Shire in NSW is the best regional area when it comes to Australia’s burgeoning ‘digital economy’, according to new rankings from Google.
Tech giant Google is continuing to woo developers and businesses with new features, after launching new ad formats to help developers monetise Google Maps, and new business-specific features on Google+.
Start-ups have been offered the chance to dodge accommodation costs when they travel, following the launch of global community Startup Stay, which allows members to say with and host other entrepreneurs.
An expert has issued some advice to start-ups who plan to offer stock options to employees, after players in the technology industry highlighted the drawbacks of Employee Share Option Plans.
Start-ups should “undoubtedly” put in place a sick leave policy from the get-go, an expert says, after a report revealed Australians are taking a third more sick leave than their UK counterparts.
Are you looking at going solo for your next venture? If so, here are five essential things you’ll need to get started. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Adelaide-based start-up accelerator ANZ Innovyz START will hit the road in November by holding a series of intensive three-day workshops for early-stage ventures in each of Australia’s major capital cities.
Five Canberra-based start-ups have received $170,000 in government grants to develop their products and services, but a local player says Canberra’s start-up scene still has a long way to go.
A lack of workplace flexibility could prompt more men to start their own business, after a report revealed 18% of men have considered leaving their job because of inflexible arrangements.
Sydney entrepreneur Brad Lindenberg is close to a multi-million dollar capital raising for a start-up that was conceived, attracted big name clients such as Ralph Lauren and Sportsgirl and launched all in less than a year.
Carbon-conscious start-ups have been targeted by GE’s new Ecomagination Challenge, which will see five winners awarded $100,000 cash, and a potential capital pledge of up to $10 million.
Cash-strapped developers and talent-starved tech start-ups are being encouraged to utilise a new “crowdcoding” website dubbed Late Labs, which allows developers to trade code for equity.
Entrepreneurs who invest in a franchise with unrealistic expectations can find themselves in for a nasty surprise. If you’re thinking about becoming a franchisee, here are some key points you must be aware of. BY ALEXANDRA CAIN.
The building and telecommunications industries are expected to pick up in the next few years as the mining sector slows, although other businesses are set to struggle, according to a new report.
Australian start-ups looking for inspiration are being encouraged to study the 2012 Inc. 5000 list, which features the fastest-growing companies in the United States.
Global tech giant Microsoft has updated its logo after 25 years in a bid to reflect the company’s ever-growing product portfolio, highlighting several logo lessons for start-ups to take note of.
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.