Global Financial Crisis
11:40PM | Friday, 4 November 2011 | Private equity and venture capital investments have grown 44% over the past year, according to the latest analysis of annual industry data, suggesting the capital-raising prospects for start-ups are brightening.
11:05PM | Tuesday, 1 November 2011 | Bubble Gum Interactive founder Paul Gray explains how he's managed to attract funding for his business, which specialises in virtual games for kids.
10:08PM | Friday, 28 October 2011 | Launching a new concept in an unfamiliar industry often requires a thick skin, particularly if you plan on franchising your business from the get-go. As entrepreneur Nathan Cuneen found out while launching Blow Dry Bar.
10:32PM | Monday, 24 October 2011 | Kim Miller and Michael Frizell are the founders of Paws for Life, a Sydney-based business aiming to change the way consumers purchase pet food.
8:44PM | Monday, 29 August 2011 | Fitness franchises are starting to feel the effects of slow consumer spending, new reports claim, suggesting prospective franchisees should do their research before investing in the sector.
8:01PM | Wednesday, 17 August 2011 | The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Leading Index fell to 1.6% in June, as the economy grapples with consumer and business caution, higher savings rates and rising unemployment.
8:19PM | Wednesday, 17 August 2011 | Almost one in two small business owners have experienced late client payments in the past 12 months, according to a new report, with a quarter facing serious cashflow shortages as a result.
8:30PM | Thursday, 11 August 2011 | Australia’s unemployment rate rose unexpectedly in July to its highest level since November last year, with economists warning it could rise further as market fears set in.
8:49PM | Monday, 8 August 2011 | With global financial markets in turmoil, sorting out your cashflow is paramount.
8:20AM | Monday, 8 August 2011 | As start-up entrepreneurs arrive at work after the most dramatic few days since the GFC, they are likely to have two key questions on their mind: What the hell just happened and what happens next?