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Rich targets: SMEs should consider aiming for the wealthy

Rich targets: SMEs should consider aiming for the wealthy

Many entrepreneurs and businesses aim for the largest possible customer base, focused on seeing a strong return based on everyday consumers, but …

Niche property site set to go national

Niche property site set to go national

The unimaginative among us may lament that 'all the good ideas are taken'. For young Melbourne entrepreneurs Jordan Catalano and Tom Hywood, that …

Tech startups to the rescue

Tech startups to the rescue

In 2013, Google commissioned a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) research to identify ways to accelerate the growth of Australian tech startup sector. The …

Precautions a must for SMEs looking to trade overseas

Precautions a must for SMEs looking to trade overseas

Entering into an international trading relationship can appear complex and challenging to many SMEs. The risks are real and need to be carefully …

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New “effects test” to give a leg-up to SMEs

Small business has won a victory with a new proposal giving the competition watchdog more scope to act against major companies that use their market power to stifle competition.   The government’s competition review panel led by Professor Ian Harper today released its draft report backing the inclusion of a contentious “effects test” in section […]

Rich targets: SMEs should consider aiming for the wealthy

Rich targets: SMEs should consider aiming for the wealthy

Many entrepreneurs and businesses aim for the largest possible customer base, focused on seeing a strong return based on everyday consumers, but could aiming for wealthy customers be the way to go for SMEs?

First global tech startup program hits Australia

Startup Blueprint, a startup program driven by PayPal and Braintree, will offer Australian tech startups the opportunity to monetize business and connect with 152 million active account holders.

New engagement rules for regulators dealing with SMEs

The Abbott government is soon to release new guidelines to streamline interaction between government regulators and small businesses as part of its drive to further reduce compliance costs and red tape. In a response to a Productivity Commission report on regulator engagement, the government will detail a set of new “engagement principles” to apply to […]

Business must focus on product safety

The competition watchdog has initiated proceedings against supermarket giant Woolworths, alleging it mislead customers over the safety of a range of products including chairs, matches and deep fryers.   Customers that bought the affected products are being encouraged by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to return them to Woolworths for a full refund. The […]

Niche property site set to go national

Niche property site set to go national

The unimaginative among us may lament that 'all the good ideas are taken'. For young Melbourne entrepreneurs Jordan Catalano and Tom Hywood, that notion is ridiculous.

Innovation behind Australian business income rise

Innovation behind Australian business income rise

Innovation activity is behind an increase in income for Australian business, according to statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).


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