Facebook announces small business accelerator program

7:50PM | Monday, 15 July 2013 |  Australian and New Zealand-based start-ups and small businesses can now apply to take part in social media giant Facebook’s small business accelerator program.

Strategic planning key to improving small business sales and employment trends

7:00PM | Wednesday, 3 July 2013 |  More Australian small and medium businesses increased their employment and capital expenditure in the June quarter than in the previous quarter despite falling confidence, sales and profitability, the latest Sensis Business Index has found.

Sacked Sensis staff welcomed by new tech start-up

2:49PM | Monday, 25 February 2013 |  The chief executive of Melbourne-based tech start-up Miiy has offered to find positions for retrenched Sensis staff within his company, which is developing a range of business services.

Sensis brings out the big guns for third hackathon

11:40PM | Monday, 19 November 2012 |  Sensis is to roll out a fresh ‘hackathon’ in Melbourne this weekend, including an impressive list of mentors such as Lonely Planet’s Gus Balbontin and Scott Rogers from Seek.

Older, more mobile and global: Three key trends shaping Australia’s online businesses

8:32PM | Tuesday, 7 August 2012 |  The latest Sensis e-Business Report reveals consumers are getting older, increasingly use mobile devices and buy more from overseas companies than ever before. So how can Australian start-ups take advantage of these trends?

Sensis and Pollenizer launch $50k hackathon

3:05PM | Thursday, 1 March 2012 |  Start-up incubator Pollenizer has teamed up with Sensis to host a two-day hackathon later this month, inviting entrepreneurs to vie for a share in more than $50,000 worth of prizes and perks.

One in three SMEs expecting Christmas sales dip: Report

12:00AM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 |  Nearly a third of small businesses are expecting a worse Christmas trading period than last year, with conditions “historically weak” for retailers, according to a new report.

Sensis to host $10k hackathon at York Butter Factory

11:37PM | Thursday, 17 November 2011 |  Australian search engine Sensis will host a start-up “hackathon” at Melbourne’s York Butter Factory this weekend, in the latest move by a large company to embrace start-up events.

Older consumers overlooked in online strategies: Report

10:08PM | Monday, 10 October 2011 |  Small businesses continue to underestimate the uptake of social media and mobile technologies among consumers, a new report reveals, with older consumers particularly overlooked.

Regional small businesses still shunning online: Report

9:40PM | Wednesday, 21 September 2011 |  Small businesses in regional areas are failing to grasp the potential of online, with only 54% having a website and fewer still having any sort of web strategy.