Does your venue have a strategic plan?

10:24PM | Thursday, 17 October 2013 |  It doesn’t matter if you are just at the beginning of the start-up process or if you’ve been open for some time. Every hospitality business needs a strategic plan.

Brisbane hotel shortage opens door for start-ups

3:21PM | Tuesday, 12 March 2013 |  Start-up opportunities in the hotel market appear to be blossoming in Brisbane, with a new report showing that the Queensland capital loses around 87,000 visitors and $136 million in expenditure a year due to a chronic lack of hotel rooms in the city.

ZZZ Zen puts beds in bars

10:23PM | Wednesday, 26 October 2011 |  Paris snooze bar ZZZ Zen offers sleep-inducing “zero gravity” chairs that mimic weightlessness for drowsy drinkers, allowing patrons to nod off after one too many champagnes.

Pasta-making video game a novel X-perience

10:11PM | Tuesday, 4 October 2011 |  Computer scientists in Bologna have developed a game that teaches players how to make tortellini using motion-sensing software and a webcam.

Why expert advice needs to be part of the start-up recipe

5:50PM | Friday, 4 May 2012 |  Celebrity chef Luke Mangan thought he had the perfect business recipe. However, it took some expert advice to find the missing ingredients. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Risking it all

3:33AM | Wednesday, 28 March 2012 |  I recently spoke to a potential mumpreneur named Rachel about whether her dream café would turn into a nightmare. Here are some key points we looked at. BY POLLY McGEE.

Should I create an app for my business?

3:27PM | Friday, 2 March 2012 |  The first question you should ask yourself before creating any type of app is “why on Earth would anyone want to download this?”

Make Haste Slowly

2:22AM | Wednesday, 29 February 2012 |  This week, three separate clients of mine are benefitting by changing their ideas about their start-up businesses. Here's how. BY POLLY McGEE.

Health and home improvement sectors set for 2012 surge: Report

12:38PM | Tuesday, 20 December 2011 |  Gyms and hardware retailers are among the businesses tipped to cash in on consumers’ good intentions in 2012, according to IBISWorld, with a big focus on health and home improvement.

Tourism sector braces for quiet summer

12:07PM | Friday, 2 December 2011 |  Retailers aren’t the only ones facing a quiet Christmas, with tourism operators also hurting, after a new report revealed more than 50% of consumers will skip the traditional summer holiday this year.