Is your business ready for outside investment? Here are the three key benchmarks you need to look at before you start seeking finance. BY MARC PESKETT.
The Reserve Bank board has left the cash rate on hold at 3%, despite admitting that the labour market is softening and unemployment is edging higher.
With a federal election coming up, it's time to take a look at what an Abbott-led government would mean for the economy and your business. BY BERNARD KEANE and GLENN DYER
Australian musician Clare Bowditch will accelerate the development of her side project Big Hearted Business after smashing her $26,450 target on local crowdfunding platform Pozible.
The small business sector has been handed its fourth minister in two years, with former immigration minister Chris Bowen assuming the role as part of an unexpected cabinet reshuffle.
Forbes Asia’s annual list of the richest Australians is littered with mining magnates, including Gina Rinehart in the top spot, but it also features a strong contingent of entrepreneurs who have made their fortunes in other fields.
A disgruntled employee of collapsed music retail chain HMV hijacked the company's Twitter account and started live-tweeting about mass lay-offs.
There is no substitute for doing your homework before you decide to pursue a business opportunity.
Yesterday’s announcement of the 2013 federal election date garnered a largely positive response from business groups, but there are now concerns about “policy paralysis” within government.
A new report shows Australia has improved its global ranking in the innovation stakes, moving from 16th spot to 13th spot, although access to venture capital and public funding remains a problem for start-ups.
Retail Food Group says it received more than double the number of enquiries this January compared to January 2012, as enquiries throughout franchising experience an upward trend.
The 2013 federal election has been called for September 14. Old Taskmaster says it’s time for a little less conversation and a little more action.
Consumer credit demand rose by 4.1% over the past year, according to new data from Veda, but a Dun & Bradstreet report shows expectations for household debt are at a three-year low.
Australian start-up 7write.com is scrambling to find a third co-founder after being selected as a finalist for Startupbootcamp Amsterdam, which has a preference for teams with three founders.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s surprise announcement about this year’s federal election has been welcomed by the business community for giving “certainty” to small firms.
It is easier to overcome business challenges if you prepare for them ahead of time. Here are seven challenges you should start planning for in 2013. BY GREG HAYES.
A Melbourne-based entrepreneur has taken an unusual approach in his search for tech co-founders, offering a $2,000 bounty to anyone whose recommendation is eventually hired.
Energy efficiency start-up BuildingIQ has secured $9 million in venture funding, just 18 months after snagging $1.2 million in backing from Commercialisation Australia.
Andrew Bogut, Australia’s premier basketballer, has launched a new venture that aims to help Australian start-ups gain contacts and funding opportunities in Silicon Valley.
Greg Combet says struggling manufacturers should just get used to a high Aussie dollar and change their game plans to suit.