A children’s toymaker wants other small businesses to come forward if they fear their designs are being copied after claiming Kmart ripped off the design of one of its wooden toy products. By Renee Thompson
Australia’s corporate watchdog used its wind-up powers to appoint liquidators to 31 abandoned companies in the 2014-15 financial year, in a bid to help almost 100 employees access almost $1 million in unpaid entitlements. By Eloise Keating
It may have started life as a small four-store family-owned baby business, but Baby Bunting has now flourished into a company that is looking to raise between $50 million to $70 million in an initial public offering. By Rebecca Colquhoun
Raises of $2 million are more commonly associated with startups who have an idea and some validation but no real product or revenue yet. So, what’s the deal with raising a comparatively small amount of money? By Geoff McQueen
For dozens of Australian researchers returning to the country after working in the US, the lack of an equivalent to the US’s Small Business Innovation Research SBIR scheme here reflects a major hole in our innovation ecosystem. By Tony Peacock
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