Business failure


Is it time to pivot?

4:41PM | Monday, 30 April 2012 |  Has the time come for you to change – or “pivot” – your business direction? Before you do, here are some key points you need to consider. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Australians judge start-up “failure” too harshly, Google chief claims

11:17PM | Monday, 28 November 2011 |  Australians are too hard on “failed” entrepreneurs, putting off many people from starting up businesses, Google Australia’s development chief has claimed.

The benefits of failing fast

11:48PM | Thursday, 3 November 2011 |  Failing fast in a web start-up is fine but what you do after determines if you're a true entrepreneur or not. BY NIKI SCEVAK.

The inside story of MySpace’s fall

10:45PM | Thursday, 27 October 2011 |  In Weekend Reads we look at the cause of MySpace’s unceremonious decline, dissect Apple’s simple marketing manifesto and provide advice on how to successfully pitch to a venture capitalist.

Australian business failures surge despite global recovery

9:29PM | Tuesday, 13 September 2011 |  Australia has bucked global trends by recording a step rise in business failures in the June quarter, according to a new report.

September's top business books

9:50PM | Friday, 2 September 2011 |  Alan Hargreaves casts his seasoned eye over 'Fit to Bust: How Companies Fail' by Tim Phillips and 'Corpus Rios: The How and What of Business Strategy' by Christopher J Tipler.

Minimising rejection

8:35PM | Friday, 12 August 2011 |  For some people rejection is a particularly bitter pill to swallow; here are some ways you can recruit, win business and build goodwill without feeling the burn of rejection. BY NED DWYER.

Tuesday 5 July

7:02AM | Tuesday, 5 July 2011 |  Is a business failure really such a bad thing? Read today’s feature – the findings might surprise you.

Failure to launch

7:52PM | Monday, 4 July 2011 |  Failure. It’s the thing that entrepreneurs fear the most, a perennial threat to livelihood that lurks in the background of every decision and wrong turn.

Madlener vows to fight for Villa & Hut franchisees’ survival

11:10PM | Thursday, 11 November 2010 |  Villa & Hut founder, Franz Madlener, says he will attempt to save the brand’s remaining 22 franchises despite admitting that it is “very unlikely” that he will avoid personal bankruptcy.