Market research


Banks still dominating business loans

1:58PM | Monday, 31 January 2011 |  New research reveals credit unions have the best personal loan product offerings, but analysts say the banks are still competing with non-bank lenders for businesses loans.

What do I need to do to be “investor ready”?

8:00AM | Tuesday, 24 August 2010 |  As a corporate advisor, I meet with many companies who seek investment capital to help with the growth of their business. But attracting investor capital depends greatly on whether you are “investor ready” or not.

Top 10 industries set to thrive in 2011

1:03PM | Friday, 14 January 2011 |  After a return to positive economic conditions in 2010, businesses across several different industries are gearing up for a big 2011.

Entrepreneurs urged to protect ‘holiday ideas’

1:59PM | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 |  Budding entrepreneurs are being urged to utilise intellectual property protection as they return from the holidays with new business ideas.

How can I prepare my business and myself for an IPO?

1:22PM | Tuesday, 11 January 2011 |  If you don’t have a good handle on the ASX, then you won’t know what you are getting yourself into. Listing sounds sexy but for many companies it is not the right growth path.

I'm looking to source a product from China. Do you have any tips for me?

1:01PM | Friday, 7 January 2011 |  Finding a good supplier who can provide exactly the sort of product you're looking for is a critical step for an online retail business.

I’ve seen what looks to be a good start-up opportunity in the tech industry, but I have very little knowledge. Help!

1:03PM | Wednesday, 5 January 2011 |  Every successful business starts with an idea. It’s how you apply that idea and put it in to practice that delivers positive results.

Hold an end-of-year value proposition review

12:45PM | Monday, 20 December 2010 |  The end-of-year period provides a great opportunity for a value proposition review, preferably with the help of a mentor or some trusted staff.

Prepare for a cold call

12:49PM | Tuesday, 7 December 2010 |  Okay, it’s time to get ready to attack one of the toughest things in business – the dreaded cold call.

Bank satisfaction remains high among micro businesses despite rate rises

11:48PM | Tuesday, 23 November 2010 |  A new survey reveals satisfaction with the banking sector remains surprisingly high among micro businesses despite the recent spate of interest rate rises.