News and interviews on William Scott including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Thursday, 14 January 2010
William Scott of Smart Group shares his advice on how to hire properly.
Friday, 09 October 2009
Grocery company Aussie Farmers Direct is bringing back the old-fashioned days of the home delivery.
Thursday, 01 October 2009
Over the past 18 months, the business models of the companies in the space vaguely described as digital marketing and media have been torn apart.
The collapse of Melbourne-based digital business Swish Group in August shone a harsh light on a sector under huge pressure. Over the past 18 months, the business models of the companies in the space vaguely described as digital marketing and media have been torn apart.
Tuesday, 08 September 2009
First the busy folk outsourced the cleaning, then the lawn mowing. Now they are even outsourcing the buying and delivery of milk and bread.
Wednesday, 02 September 2009
Digital media firm CommQuest reveals its white knight investor could pull out of a deal to recapitalise the company, over a legal claim from shareholder Lazard Carnegie Wylie.
Tuesday, 01 September 2009
CommQuest investor, Lazard Carnegie Wylie lodges $3.22 million claim for potential breaches and warranty against the flagging digital media company.
Friday, 28 August 2009
The collapse of digital media company Swish Group and troubles experienced by similar companies provides some valuable lessons for entrepreneurs.
Thursday, 02 July 2009
We reveal the 10 fastest growing industries for 2009-10 and examine how the big sectors will fare in the new financial year.
Thursday, 25 June 2009
William Scott’s CommQuest group has survived to fight on, but the lesson from its near collapse is clear: debt kills.
CommQuest is one of the lucky few, pulling off a capital raising deal to offset high debt.
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Debt-ridden CommQuest has been handed a lifeline with a $13 million capital injection.
Tuesday, 05 May 2009
It hits a sore spot when you hear Scott getting angry at misleading statements as CommQuest seem to specialise in this area (5 May).
Monday, 04 May 2009
The media must be very careful in the way it reports on struggling businesses. Irresponsible reporting can cause a company to collapse.
Thursday, 30 April 2009
Entrepreneur William Scott says his PR marketing and advertising company CommQuest is alive and trading.
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
CommQuest has been placed in a trading halt while it continues to restructure, and reduce debt and costs.
Friday, 30 May 2008
Australia’s leading entrepreneurs are brilliant at
selling and marketing and in creating the strategy that supports these key functions. As the current downturn kicks in, we took a trip around SmartCompany.com.au pulling together the tips and tricks that
Great businesses are born from hard times and innovations are spun from the need to do it better, cheaper, faster. Here are 20 misconceptions entrepreneurs make when launching a new product or venture – and some advice about what they should do at each st
Thursday, 29 May 2008
Over our first year of existence, many of Australia’s best entrepreneurs generously shared tips, trends, ideas, leads and opportunities. So here are a few favourites from the zillion of tips from the SmartCompany community. There are 52 tips – one for eac
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
They are young, smart and come from industries as diverse as IT, fashion and agriculture. BRAD HOWARTH profiles 30 hot young entrepreneurs aged 30 years and under.