Optus has launched Yes Business, an online platform to connect SMB owners to each other for support and advice, as well as tips from experts.
38 percent of retailers remain exclusively bricks and mortar, according to a report from the Australian Retailers Association (ARA).
The Regional Australia Institute has opened entries for this year’s Regional Online Heroes competition, aiming to uncover startups innovating online.
The Federal Government has introduced reforms around its IT procurement processes to open up project opportunities to startups.
Avaz is a platform which looks to offer a cheaper, feature-packed project management alternative focused on helping SMBs complete service-based work.
Melbourne IT has announced its intent to acquire digital marketing agency WME Group for $39 million to further the growth of its SMB division.
Prospa has announced the closing of $25 million in funding led by AirTree Ventures, which will be used to help the business grow its technology and team.
MYOB has launched Advanced People, a new cloud payroll solution designed to help mid-market businesses manage their payments.
The first 20 years of digital commerce gave birth to some of the most influential brands in the world — Amazon, eBay, One Kings Lane, Groupon, Zappos — companies which defined their categories, challenged conventions and shaped the online customer experience. While these companies have rightfully garnered worldwide press attention and accolades, as a result the market missed an equally important movement — the advent of SMB ecommerce.
Launched earlier this month, Swoop offers small business operators the opportunity to boost foot traffic, sales and profit by targeting customers through GPS-linked app alerts that direct them to special deals and discounts as soon as they are within close proximity to a particular store.
Research released by Kronos today has revealed that Australian employers have a pre-disposition towards an ideal worker profile: young, male and unattached.
ConnectTalent.com.au a recruitment platform aimed at helping Small and Medium business find high quality professional recruiters at an affordbale rate launched yesterday in Sydney.
MYOB commissioned independent market research firm Colmar Brunton to conduct a nationally representative survey of 1,005 SMEs. One in four (25%) said their employees worked ‘mainly away from the office’, one in three (32%) said they worked ‘partly from home and from the office’ and the remainder did not have remote workers.
Melbourne based startup Find Media, aims to use self service and technology to tackle the advertising industry head on, effectively knocking out the need for agencies and allowing businesses to interact directly with publishers. On the surface everything looks promising, it’s a nice straight forward disruptive model [something we like] but what are the challenges that lay ahead for founder Lenny Manor? If there is one thing I have learnt since starting up in the media space it’s that these guys have been doing the same things for years and years and have no intention of changing – therefore change must be forced upon them. There will however be much kicking, screaming and potential sabotage though.