Growth strategy


Balancing short- and long-term activities in a start-up

8:58PM | Tuesday, 23 August 2011 |  Start-ups need to strike the right balance between short- and longer-term growth activities. Learning to keep an eye on both is crucial if your business is to expand. BY MICHAEL FOX.

Kondoot set for the US as it closes $3.2m funding round

1:11PM | Thursday, 5 January 2012 |  Australian-founded live video network Kondoot is about to close a $3.2 million funding round led by US investors, with plans to open a New York office as it hones in on the US market.

Pre-launch start-up supporter360 lands multimillion dollar clients

1:06PM | Thursday, 5 January 2012 |  A new Australian cloud-based platform called supporter360 has already been snapped up by organisations with a combined income of $500 million, despite still being in its pre-launch phase.

2011 a bumper year for Australian M&A activity

1:55PM | Thursday, 5 January 2012 |  Australian merger and acquisition activity soared in 2011, thanks to multibillion dollar deals made by major mining companies, but Australian IPO volume was at its lowest level since 2001.

Incubators accused of fostering start-up “ghettos”

1:11PM | Wednesday, 4 January 2012 |  A US-based serial entrepreneur has described start-up incubators as “ghettos” because most participants fail to secure funding, claiming the real value is in the networks on offer.

Stanford University rolls out free online start-up courses

1:20PM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 |  Australian start-ups have been given the chance to gain access to some of the sharpest business minds in the US, with Stanford University offering free online courses on entrepreneurship.

Bakers Delight flags franchisee recruitment drive

1:43PM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 |  Bakery franchise Bakers Delight is ramping up its recruitment drive, expecting to sign up 100 new franchisees by the end of the financial year, despite the gloomy outlook for retail franchises.

Vic Govt pledges $2.3m for TV and games projects

12:55AM | Friday, 23 December 2011 |  The Victorian Government has set aside $2.3 million to support 18 projects across the state’s film, television and games sectors, expected to lead to a total expenditure of almost $30 million.

Start-up investment marketplace edgeyo to launch Christmas Day

12:58PM | Thursday, 22 December 2011 |  Four entrepreneurs are preparing to launch edgeyo, an investment marketplace for start-ups and investors, on Christmas Day.

Forbes names Kaggle CEO among top techies

12:53PM | Thursday, 22 December 2011 |  Kaggle co-founder and chief executive Anthony Goldbloom has been named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 top tech entrepreneurs, one month after the Australian start-up secured $US11 million in funding.