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Many startups are cashing in big time on apps, are you one of them?

In case you didn’t know, Australians are cutting a huge slice off the cake of the multi-billion dollar apps industry. From broadcast media to...

‘Australia Rising’ is the theme of the global brand equity game

Last year, Commonwealth Bank debuted on the BrandZ Top 100 ranking, becoming the first Australian brand to do so. This year, three more broke into the elite league – ANZ Bank, Westpac and Woolworths. Together, the four Aussie brands surged in value by a combined US$54.5 billion, reflecting Australian brands’ growing expansion into the rest of Asia.
Brisbane City Anzac Memorial, Photo by Emmett Anderson

Brisbane’s back to work and ready to rebuild (with your commerce)

Brisbane is keen to spread the word: floods won’t dampen spirits or finances for long. Industry forecasters, IBISWorld, predict the city will receive a $10 billion economic boost due to rebuilding efforts, while Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Campbell Newman says it’s vital at this time to assure business and industry that Brisbane has resumed operations.

Shareholders want environmental sustainability, but are the Boards listening?

Over one hundred climate and energy-focused shareholder proposals have been put before shareholders of 88 U.S. and Canadian companies in 2010. Interestingly, this phenomenon has yet to rise to the top of shareholder concerns in Australia. 2011 would be a good year to change this.

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Australia 2010

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards is one of the most prestigious awards for business in Australia. The purpose of the Entrepreneur of the Year award is to recognize excellence in entrepreneurial achievement and business leadership. Established internationally twenty-four years ago, The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year contest is currently held in over 50 different countries.

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Australia 2010

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards is one of the most prestigious awards for business in Australia. The purpose of the Entrepreneur of the Year award is to recognize excellence in entrepreneurial achievement and business leadership. Established internationally twenty-four years ago, The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year contest is currently held in over 50 different countries.

10 sensible tips for business success in 2010

The New Year is a great time to take stock and prepare your business to gear up for a new operating environment. Westpac’s Sian Lewis provides the following New Year’s resolutions to kick-start your business for the year ahead…

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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