Greg Combet says struggling manufacturers should just get used to a high Aussie dollar and change their game plans to suit.
Can the business models of the old media and retail giants be salvaged? Old Taskmaster visited the dinosaur exhibit at a local museum to find out.
Telstra has created a new unit dubbed Global Applications and Platforms, vowing to operate the mobile apps business as a start-up, but with the financial backing to make acquisitions.
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Can “synergies” and “solutions” really generate sales or win funding for your business? The Taskmaster certainly doesn’t think so.
Economy-wide spending fell almost 2% in December, according to the latest Commonwealth Bank Business Sales Indicator, despite small businesses’ hopes for a buoyant Christmas shopping season.
When you’re planning a business, it’s natural to spend a lot of time thinking about how you’re going to brand, advertise and market your first product. But what about your second product?
The first class of Atlassian Hack House graduates have highlighted their achievements since participating in the program, after the second class began work yesterday.
Burger chain Grill’d has come under fire for encouraging Australians to “eat their national emblem” after creating a burger containing kangaroo and emu meat.
A Sydney-based online real estate start-up has taken an unusual approach to website development by crowdsourcing ideas from the public over the functionality and concept of its offering.
If you’re launching a new product, there’s a certain appeal to bringing back an old brand from the past. However, as Old Taskmaster discovered, some brands are better left forgotten.
There is little to separate Victoria, Queensland and NSW in the way of economic performance, according to the latest CommSec State of the States report, while Tasmania continues to lag.
Small business sales rose 2.8% over the year to the December quarter, according to ANZ’s latest Small Business Sales Trends report, with business services described as “the story of the year”.
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A former winner of Startup Weekend is among the 10 ventures selected to take part in the second ANZ Innovyz START program, which is once again dominated by Adelaide-based start-ups.
Australia’s optometry and optical dispensing industry is expected to grow just 0.4% in 2012-13, according to an IBISWorld report, but online eyewear retailer Sneaking Duck says it isn’t worried.
A new mobile games accelerator has launched in Brisbane and is now open for applications, with successful teams set to receive up to $50,000 each in addition to office space and mentorship.
The Optus Innov8 Seed Program has opened applications for its second season following the success of the inaugural round in 2012, which saw two start-ups secure a total of $700,000.
Internet security company AVG has identified five digital threats facing businesses and consumers in 2013, prompting an expert to highlight how start-ups can respond to the trends.
Winners of the 2013 iAwards, now open for entries, will have the opportunity to compete with businesses from across the Asia-Pacific at the 2013 Asia Pacific ICT Awards in Hong Kong.