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He changed the $300bn Aussie construction industry with this one fintech innovation

Progressclaim.com is tailor made for the construction industry and streamlines the claim process by offering complete transparency, allowing claims to be processed collaboratively while minimising the risk of disputes and speeding up submittals and approvals

Meet Talent, the back-to-back award-winning company that has been shaking things up in recruitment...

Leading recruitment firm Talent won Recruitment Agency of the Year in Australia and New Zealand at the 2015 SEEK Annual Recruitment Awards and turned 20

Heads up, Adelaide! Spark is ready to ignite South Australia start-ups once again

Applications are now open for the next wave of local start-ups to take part in the hugely successful Spark program at Hub Adelaide.

Is Australia undermined by ‘industrial-age’ innovation? Just ask Microsoft

Days ago, StartupAUS’s Crossroads report detailed chinks in Australia’s start-up ecosystem, calling for a major overhaul if the nation is to catch up with global leaders. Now Microsoft is calling for a transition to an information-age innovation ecosystem.

Mood of the business nation: PricewaterhouseCoopers calls it ‘cautious optimism’

PricewaterhouseCoopers’ characterisation of the Australian economy is based on a survey of 300 private businesses. It still gives a positive spin, saying businesses feel “that now might be the time to finally throw off uncertainty and take the plunge to drive opportunity and growth.”

eCommerce: Sorry Amazon, it’s still the next big thing!

Online retail, it would seem, has come a long way. But consider this: retail e-commerce is estimated to be $16 billion this year, a mere 6.3%, of the traditional brick-and-mortar business in Australia. Clearly, the biggest opportunities lie ahead.

Video games industry bagged $1.161 billion in 2012. Yep, it’s far from GAME OVER

Australia’s interactive entertainment industry made $1.161 billion in ‘traditional retail’ sales last year. Now despite the fact that this is a 23% contraction compared to 2011, the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (iGEA) says it's are not worried at all. Why?

Online advertising set to speed past newspaper and TV in 2013

Online advertising has continued to grow, achieving 10% year on year growth recording $813.25m for the three months ending September 2012. The results show that while the general advertising market is softening, online advertising is firmly on track to speed past both newspaper and TV advertising in 2013.

Is fear of private equity hurting growth of businesses?

Could Australian business be shooting themselves in the foot by ignoring real, and available, opportunities for growth?

Online gaming gets a boost: Ocash beckons MOL to Australia

The real-action, online gaming is the fastest-growing segment of the market. The recent MOL-Ocash partnership will provide more business opportunities for Australia's game developers and publishers as they will be able to extend their reach via MOL to consumers outside the Asian region.

Deskarma: Gamification as social currency for workplace change

Apparently work isn't fun enough. Now, work has to become a game to foster innovation and staff engagement. And, it's not just the social networks and startups taking this path. The World Bank and the U.S. Army have begun to gamify their workplaces.

Free ASX know-how forum to help small caps grow with IPO

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) announced today that it will be staging a free IPO workshop, on 16 February, for small cap companies (companies with a market capitalisation of between $300 million and $2 billion) interested in growing their business through public listing.

Your votes are in. So what was Australia’s dumbest business decision for 2009?

Clearly, iSnack 2.0 and Westpac's banana smoothies left a strange taste in your mouth, while Mars and the Liberal Party delivered a wrong'un with their spin. Readers who don't take the world too seriously agreed with our pre-emptive request (to not take the report too seriously), while Virgin's black email generated enough annoyance to equal the sinking of Storm. Jackson Jive shimmied in to score your number eight vote, while the social media attempts of the big brands to attract your clicks failed to inspire you (once again). The Myer float scored the least votes at number 10 (perhaps due to the number of people who now own their own special parcel of this prestigious accolade).

Your votes are in. So what was Australia's dumbest business decision for 2009?

Clearly, iSnack 2.0 and Westpac's banana smoothies left a strange taste in your mouth, while Mars and the Liberal Party delivered a wrong'un with their spin. Readers who don't take the world too seriously agreed with our pre-emptive request (to not take the report too seriously), while Virgin's black email generated enough annoyance to equal the sinking of Storm. Jackson Jive shimmied in to score your number eight vote, while the social media attempts of the big brands to attract your clicks failed to inspire you (once again). The Myer float scored the least votes at number 10 (perhaps due to the number of people who now own their own special parcel of this prestigious accolade).

The 10 Dumbest Business Moments for 2009. It’s time to vote!

Two weeks ago, we asked our readers to help us assemble our annual Dumb Report, a selection of Australian goofs, gaffs and groaners from...

The 10 Dumbest Business Moments for 2009. It's time to vote!

Two weeks ago, we asked our readers to help us assemble our annual Dumb Report, a selection of Australian goofs, gaffs and groaners from...

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