Online payments provider PayPal has issued some key advice to small businesses to help them avoid arbitrary suspension of their accounts, but admits the process needs to be improved.
Overall growth in business credit applications eased to 4.5% over the year to the June quarter, a Veda report reveals, suggesting start-ups are bypassing business loans for other forms of credit.
What are your options when a big company comes knocking with a nice set of numbers and a contract to sign? It’s a dream for some and a tricky proposition for others. BY LEON GETTLER.
A Brisbane start-up will develop an energy-efficient shower system using a $795,000 grant, courtesy of Commercialisation Australia, which has unveiled its latest round of recipients.
Australian start-up Incite Systems has signed a deal with a UK firm to take its technology to the British market, after developing software to help businesses understand their eligibility for R&D tax incentives.
The scope of a competitive grants scheme has been questioned after it was revealed university research and development supporting grants totalled $22 million less in 2012 than in 2011, despite the government’s heavy focus on this area.
Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan has attributed new figures showing an increase in average household wealth to Labor’s response to the global financial crisis, although consumer spending remains very conservative.
A new co-working space is set to open its doors in Adelaide, understood to be the city’s first business-collaboration space, modelled on the likes of Fishburners and the York Butter Factory.
The days when a start-up could slap its logo on any old website are long gone. Here are five web design trends you must pay attention to if you want your web presence to deliver sales. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
The National Business Name Register only began in late May but is already causing headaches for home-based businesses, which are required to include a physical address on the register.
The London Olympics are set to provide a direct spur to start-ups, with the press and broadcast centre for the Games set to become an incubator for new businesses once all of the medals have been awarded.
The competition watchdog has indicated the downward trend of carbon price complaints could continue, but insists it will continue to take a hardline approach to businesses that deliberately mislead consumers.
Compliance with government regulation continues to stifle business operations, according to a new report, which shows more than 80% of the businesses surveyed are struggling with red tape.
Sydney-born entrepreneur John van den Nieuwenhuizen has big plans for his Apple-inspired start-up Hidden, which is on the cusp of raising $1 million on crowdfunding website Kickstarter.
Businesses are being urged to address “low level sexism” in the workplace, after a Melbourne Business School report found companies only have policies to target “overt” sexual harassment.
The Startup Genome has released the second instalment of its findings on transformational entrepreneurship, including why start-ups should include a domain expert in their founding team.
Economists have played down the prospect of a further interest rate cut, despite new data showing that inflation has slipped to its lowest point since 1999.
Some analysts have predicted Australia’s mining boom is nearing an end. So which emerging industries are set to pick up the slack when the boom goes bust? BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Clean technology accelerator Ignition Labs has selected five teams for its inaugural program, including an online peer-to-peer rental platform to encourage collaborative consumption.
US-based accommodation website Airbnb has “acqui-hired” Y Combinator start-up DailyBooth for an undisclosed sum, in what is believed to be Airbnb’s first acquisition.