Small business


Business lobbyists call for Fair Work laws review

11:19PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 |  Business groups have called for an independent review of Australia’s Fair Work laws, preferably conducted by the Productivity Commission.

What’s the best way of chasing up “warm leads”?

11:49PM | Friday, 18 November 2011 |  I feel the best way to follow up with leads is to invite them to a function that could be of interest or call every now and then with some information pertinent to them.

1300 Record dials up $1.5 million in funding

11:02PM | Thursday, 17 November 2011 |  Cloud-based start-up 1300 Record has scooped $1.5 million in funding, with the money set to be used to fuel the growth of the business into Asian markets.

On the Gro set for growth after SA entrepreneurship award win

11:09PM | Wednesday, 16 November 2011 |  A South Australian entrepreneur has been named the state’s leading young business builder after coming up with a baby-focused venture, On the Gro, that is set to expand internationally barely a year after launch.

Business payment terms hit 53 days: Report

11:12PM | Tuesday, 15 November 2011 |  Australian businesses are taking almost a month longer than average to pay their bills, according to Dun & Bradstreet, with national payment terms reaching 53 days in the September quarter.

Are Australian investors overly conservative?

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. lands in Singapore after scooping award

11:15PM | Monday, 14 November 2011 |  Aussie travel start-up is expanding to the Singapore market on the back of being named the “grooviest start-up” by global industry body Web In Travel.

Finalists unveiled for $250k Game On comp

11:04PM | Monday, 14 November 2011 |  Business management software company Greentree International has unveiled the finalists of its Game On competition, which will see 10 Australian companies compete for a $250,000 prize.

Foundry looks to forge fast-growth start-ups

11:03PM | Thursday, 10 November 2011 |  A group of former Microsoft, Fairfax and Network Ten executives have joined forces to launch Foundry, an incubator that will co-found and invest in digital start-ups.

Top 10 start-up meet-ups in Australia

11:57PM | Thursday, 10 November 2011 |  There are plenty of networking meet-ups that are aimed squarely at start-ups. We’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best.