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Australian start-up launches blockchain system to fight food fraud and future pandemics

The connection to our food source has been lost, their regions invisible and the supply chain unknown. This lack of transparency, along with food chain supply inefficiencies, costs the global economy over USD$100bn annually.

This guy used to run his uni canteen and went on to start 7...

Melbourne based entrepreneur David Loh used to run the uni canteen back at Monash University and has since gone on to start six successful food ventures.

Apps are replacing traditional services in Australia; are you among the affected?

New research from Australian taxi app and mobile payment provider, ingogo, has revealed the top industries where Australian consumers are using apps to replace...

Yummia is proof that you should take your hobby seriously

We can never get enough of the hobby-turned-great-business stories. Especially not when it comes to revoluntionary, delicious food. Think wholesome flavours like Date and...

You won’t believe the things crowdsourcing has been used for

Whether providing feedback, tackling a big problem, or just providing useful data, crowdsourcing is evolving into a sophisticated, problem-solving tool. In fact, more and more...

A vision for Melbourne’s future: returning to our connection with the land and food...

Kate Dundas grew up in Scotland. It was a normal occurrence for her to eat a deep fried piece of potato in a white, buttered...

Ethical food advocates demand ACCC investigate Coles and Woolworths. Are farmers and families being...

Australian local food pioneers Food Connect and CERES Fair Food have joined with the National Farmers Federation to call on the ACCC to break up Australia's supermarket duopoly and ensure a more just, equitable and sustainable food future for Australian families.

Australian Home-Based Business Awards 2010

The Australian Home-Based Business Awards (AHBBA) highlight the quality of home-based businesses in Australia and offer the opportunity for small businesses to gain recognition for their products and services.

The hottest market opportunities in Japan for entrepreneurs located elsewhere (part 2)

In my previous letter I looked at two trends in Japan that may turn into “hot’ opportunities for those outside the country. Here are two more trends that will provide opportunities for an entrepreneurial soul.

Customer convenience makes a comeback – Foodies lead the charge

Bucking the trend of customer inconvenience, some savvy entrepreneurs have carved out a lucrative niche for themselves in the online food industry by reinstating consumer convenience as King.

Green Box: Pizza box turns into plates and storage unit

Saving the planet one pizza at a time... sort of. Green Box is manufactured from 100 percent recycled material and can be easily broken down...

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Five essential ingredients for a humming homepage with James Tuckerman [FREE...

Most homepages dedicate too much of their valuable space to predictable and generally unhelpful information, such as the purpose of the business, their products and services, their achievements and needy invitations to ‘buy, buy, buy’ or ‘contact us for a free consultation on no obligation quote’. Effective homepages focus on the needs and wants of the customer.

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It’s often said that everyone will have at least one big business idea in his or her lifetime. But how do you know if your next big idea is genuinely great or a genuine waste of time? This cheat sheet will help you formulate ideas, identify opportunities, evaluate their strengths and take your first big step forward. Learn how to get focus and clarity. Plus, score a bonus tip that will help you more than you might think!

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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