News and interviews on Richard Pratt including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Monday, 04 June 2012
The collapse of engineering and construction group Hastie proved disastrous on many levels, not least for its main investors.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
The Federal Government might step in as the fallout from the Hastie Group collapse continues to unfold.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
The handover of the Grocon construction empire from father to son is a great example of well-managed succession.
Despite the family trust shenanigans, Gina Rinehart looks likely to once again dominate the BRW Rich 200 List.
Monday, 01 March 2010
With the economy recovering and expansion plans a priority once more, SMEs are looking to investors for funding - to little avail. But business owners could learn a thing or two from Australia's wealth entrepreneurs.
Friday, 26 February 2010
If you have a business where your customers need to connect to different service delivery points around the country, then you should investigate a business model which has a network effect.
Friday, 19 February 2010
Revenue management techniques are used successfully by airlines, hotels and restaurants - how could your business adopt these practices?
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Adelaide entrepreneur Robert Gerard unveils plans to float his lighting company, seeking to raise $80 million to $90 million to pay down debt.
Friday, 05 February 2010
Where is growth coming from in your industry? Wherever it is, you need to be part of it.
Thursday, 04 February 2010
Richard Pratt's daughter and son-in-law set to break with the family's tradition of privacy and float industrial packaging business.
Friday, 29 January 2010
Monitor the trends in your industry to uncover valuable business opportunities.
Monday, 25 January 2010
There is nothing wrong with asking customers why they bought your product rather than the competitors. It could help you cement your advantage.
Friday, 15 January 2010
Asking your customers what they think about your products and services can be a powerful tool in your competitive strategy.
Monday, 11 January 2010
Some of Australia's wealthiest entrepreneurs are staunch recluses. Here are eight tactics to help hide your own empire from prying eyes.
Friday, 18 December 2009
Deep expertise can be just as important as intellectual property.
Monday, 14 December 2009
It's the question that every rich watcher wants answered – who will finish 2009 as Australia's richest person?
Friday, 11 December 2009
For customers considering purchasing your product, reducing the sales cycle time is paramount to getting them over the line.
Friday, 04 December 2009
Implementing switching costs will make it harder for the competitor to steal your customers.
Friday, 27 November 2009
Economies of scale could be a basic way to exert your competitive advantage.
Friday, 20 November 2009
Using long-term contracts to lock out competitors is a common practice. How can you tie down your customers?