Doing business overseas


10 tips to creating a web strategy from scratch

9:46PM | Thursday, 22 September 2011 |  The vast majority of Australian SMEs have no kind of strategy when it comes to the fastest growing business channel there is – online. Don’t be one of them.

TechStars boosts start-up support after $24m funding round

9:51PM | Thursday, 22 September 2011 |  Australian start-ups could be set for a funding boost after leading US incubator TechStars revealed that it has raised a further $24 million in venture capital backing.

Aussie start-up Roboinvest makes CNNMoney pitching final

9:46PM | Thursday, 22 September 2011 |  An Australian entrepreneur has been selected as one of just three start-ups handed the chance to pitch to a heavy-hitting panel of US investors this morning, in an event for leading business site

Melbourne start-up goes global with NASA deal

9:00AM | Tuesday, 20 September 2011 |  A solo Melbourne-based entrepreneur has credited finding a neglected niche and search engine optimisation for luring global clients such as NASA, Peugeot and LG.

OHKI takes aim at Kogan as online retail war intensifies

9:33PM | Thursday, 15 September 2011 |  Start-up electronics retailer OHKI is set to further ignite competition in the online retail space after claiming that a new acquisition will help it overtake high-profile rival Kogan within a year. to link start-ups to international investors

9:00AM | Thursday, 15 September 2011 |  Gust, a global angel investing platform for start-ups, has launched with the promise to link entrepreneurs to potential investors around the world.

Revealed: the qualities of “high-impact” entrepreneurs

8:58PM | Monday, 29 August 2011 |  Successful entrepreneurs are usually university-educated, work in partnerships, and conduct a significant portion of their business internationally, according to a new report by Ernst & Young.

Manufacturers at mercy of cotton prices, labour costs

8:25PM | Thursday, 25 August 2011 |  Clothing and footwear wholesaler Pacific Brands has reported a full-year loss of $132 million, highlighting the challenges facing the industry, including cotton prices and Chinese labour costs.

Evernote swoops for Aussie tech start-up Skitch

8:54PM | Friday, 19 August 2011 |  Australian tech start-up Skitch has been acquired by US software business Evernote, barely a year after it launched.

Invasion of the big brands

8:27PM | Wednesday, 17 August 2011 |  Despite the doom and gloom in the retail sector, there’s been a plethora of large, overseas brands enter the Australian market recently. So what does this mean for homegrown start-ups?