free daily newsletter
Wendy’s Supa Sundaes enters voluntary administration

Wendy’s Supa Sundaes enters voluntary administration

Wendy’s Supa Sundaes, the former master franchisor of the ice cream and hot dog chain, has been placed in voluntary administration. By Eloise Keating
Former Sigma chiefs plead guilty to falsifying accounts after profit overstated by $9.6 million

Former Sigma chiefs plead guilty to falsifying accounts after profit overstated by $9.6 million

The former chief executive and chief financial officer of Sigma Pharmaceuticals face possible jail time after pleading guilty to fraud-related charges yesterday. By Renee Thompson
Consumer watchdog takes Belle Gibson to court over fundraising claims

Consumer watchdog takes Belle Gibson to court over fundraising claims

App developer and wellness blogger Belle Gibson appeared in court yesterday for failing to answer questions about allegations of fundraising fraud. By Rebecca Colquhoun
Small business accuses Kmart of copying designer’s wooden puppy toy: It’s “pretty soul destroying”

Small business accuses Kmart of copying designer’s wooden puppy toy: It’s “pretty soul destroying”

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
ASIC forced to wind up 31 abandoned companies in the past year

ASIC forced to wind up 31 abandoned companies in the past year

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
Baby Bunting’s IPO plans ramp up as sales boom

Baby Bunting’s IPO plans ramp up as sales boom

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
4Cabling acquires e-commerce business OzLighting; May retail sales disappoint: Midday Roundup

4Cabling acquires e-commerce business OzLighting; May retail sales disappoint: Midday Roundup

Sydney-based cabling company 4Cabling has acquired e-commerce business OzLighting for an undisclosed sum. By Eloise Keating, Rebecca Colquhoun and Renee Thompson
Five secrets behind the female entrepreneurs smashing it online

Five secrets behind the female entrepreneurs smashing it online

It's no secret that women comprise the fastest growing cohort of start-up entrepreneurs. Why? By Bernadette Schwerdt
Why we raised a small round (and why you should think about doing it too)

Why we raised a small round (and why you should think about doing it too)

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
How Amir Farhand took geospatial company Takor from an office in his re-mortgaged home to the ASX

How Amir Farhand took geospatial company Takor from an office in his re-mortgaged home to the ASX

It was 2005 and Takor founder Amir Farhand was working at a technology firm after studying geography at university, when he first saw Google Maps in action. By Kirsten Robb
One bright idea that could transform innovation in Australia

One bright idea that could transform innovation in Australia

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
Housing markets to ease in 2017

Housing markets to ease in 2017

Australia's house prices are expected to begin declining in 2017, according to a new report from economic forecaster BIS Shrapnel. By Michael Yardney
Why the best salespeople are negotiators

Why the best salespeople are negotiators

There are many aspects to a sales role. But, there is one area that is critical to all sales or customer engagement processes: negotiation skills. By Trent Leyshan
Why Facebook advertising is worth having another look at

Why Facebook advertising is worth having another look at

I used to be sceptical about the value of Facebook campaigns but results for our clients in the past 18 months have made me rethink their value. By Jim Stewart
Free Daily Newsletter
Invalid Input





Some know me as the
Business Bitch. Others just call
me Aunty B. I'm Smartcompany's
resident Agony Aunt.

t @IamAuntyB #AuntyB

Or you can email:

auntyb@smartcompany.com.au

 

Want more helpful advice from Aunty B?

Read more now