Doing business overseas
11:40PM | Wednesday, 23 November 2011 | A trip overseas might not sound like an obvious springboard for business ideas, but the rise of holiday-inspired start-ups certainly suggests a link between jet-setting and entrepreneurialism.
11:53PM | Wednesday, 23 November 2011 | Sydney-based tech start-up MyCyberTwin, which creates online virtual assistants, has won the Rising Star Award at the 2011 Australian Technology Showcase Patrons’ Awards in NSW.
11:39PM | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 | Franchise veteran Jim Cornish says the Middle East is a “fantastic” market for local franchisors looking to expand internationally, having recently launched his own franchise in Saudi Arabia.
11:44PM | Friday, 18 November 2011 | Twenty-year-old Australian entrepreneur Nikki Durkin will participate in the fabled Y Combinator program in the United States, as she seeks to replace eBay as the world’s premier online fashion portal.
11:49PM | Thursday, 17 November 2011 | Australia’s ties with China look set to strengthen even more, with Australia-China research collaborations to receive an addition $18 million under a new government-funded initiative.
11:10PM | Wednesday, 16 November 2011 | Australian-founded surfwear brand Hot Tuna is up for sale due to slow growth and a stagnant market, according to reports.
11:47PM | Tuesday, 15 November 2011 | Australian start-ups may be regularly told that they are playing in an increasingly global marketplace, but the view beyond our shores currently isn’t very enticing.
11:29PM | Tuesday, 15 November 2011 | Sydney-based web start-up The Loop has secured $2 million investment ahead of an ambitious global expansion plan that will kick off with a roll out in the UK.
11:41PM | Monday, 14 November 2011 | Getting venture capital for any start-up is hard work. But entrepreneurs need to find ways to attract reluctant Aussie VCs, or else try their luck overseas.
11:50PM | Monday, 14 November 2011 | The Export Market Development Grants scheme will reimburse up to 50% of eligible export promotion expenses, after increasing the minimum expenses threshold from $10,000 to $20,000.