Why are so many SMEs not growing from small to medium size?

Why are so many SMEs not growing from small to medium size?

I was recently asked by a defence industry executive why so many SMEs in the defence sector grow to a certain point and then stagnate or sell? This question resonated stro...

Ecofibre shareholders reject founder's nomination of Alex Keach to board

Ecofibre shareholders reject founder's nomination of Alex Keach to board

Shareholders in medicinal cannabis and hemp company Ecofibre (...

Bike Exchange raising $3.1m with plans to delist after an uphill battle on the ASX

Bike Exchange raising $3.1m with plans to delist after an uphill battle on the ASX

Three years after listing on the ASX via a $76 million float, onlin...

Former EML CEO Tom Cregan launches digital tipping fintech for hospitality

Former EML CEO Tom Cregan launches digital tipping fintech for hospitality

After leading EML Payments (ASX: EML) for a decade including a tumu...

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Soft plastic recycling is back, but only in 12 supermarkets. Will it work this time?

Soft plastic recycling is back, but only in 12 supermarkets. Will it work this time?

After the memorable collapse of Australia’s largest soft plas...

Japan's Renesas to buy Altium for $9.1 billion

Japan's Renesas to buy Altium for $9.1 billion

Tokyo-headquartered Renesas Electronics Corporation has reache...

UniSuper plans $1b industrial park after paying $260m for Orica site in Melbourne

UniSuper plans $1b industrial park after paying $260m for Orica site in Melbourne

Orica (ASX: ORI) has sold a major greenfield industrial site in Mel...

BHP raises provision for Brazilian dam disaster by US$2.8 billion

BHP raises provision for Brazilian dam disaster by US$2.8 billion

The Brazilian subsidiary of Australian mining giant BHP (ASX: BHP) ...

St Hilliers Contracting group’s debt exposure could top $40m, creditors told

St Hilliers Contracting group’s debt exposure could top $40m, creditors told

Creditors to Sydney-based St Hilliers Contracting have been to...

MA Marina Fund grows its portfolio with $33m deal for East Coast Marina in Manly, QLD

MA Marina Fund grows its portfolio with $33m deal for East Coast Marina in Manly, QLD

Alternative asset manager MA Financial (ASX: MAF) has lifted its ex...

UK catering giant SSP Group expands Australian presence with Airport Retail Enterprises acquisition

UK catering giant SSP Group expands Australian presence with Airport Retail Enterprises acquisition

UK contract foodservice giant SSP Group plc is taking a bigger shar...

Next-gen vector search platform Marqo raises $19.4m

Next-gen vector search platform Marqo raises $19.4m

Melbourne-based (but not much longer) vector search company Marqo, ...

Holman Industries founder ends 58 years at the helm after selling to RWC for $160m

Holman Industries founder ends 58 years at the helm after selling to RWC for $160m

Wally Edwards, the founder and managing director of Perth-based plu...

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Entrepreneurship

Shares double for hearing tech scale-up Audeara on Zildjian contract

Shares double for hearing tech scale-up Audeara on Zildjian contract

Brisbane-based hearing tech scale-up Audeara (ASX: AUA) has found a new groove thanks to its decision to expand into white-labelled product design and manufacturi...

AI job matching platform Hatch raises $7m to challenge legacy marketplaces

AI job matching platform Hatch raises $7m to challenge legacy marketplaces

Hatch, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered job matching platfor...

Brandon BioCatalyst secures $50m grant for new med-tech incubator tackling dementia

Brandon BioCatalyst secures $50m grant for new med-tech incubator tackling dementia

A national biotechnology incubator run by the venture capital-backe...

QIC to partner with five accelerators to boost QLD startups

QIC to partner with five accelerators to boost QLD startups

The Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) expects more than 160 e...

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Octopus Deploy acquires US competitor Codefresh

Octopus Deploy acquires US competitor Codefresh

Brisbane-headquartered deployment automation company Octopus Deploy...

Salter Brothers fund makes a $74m takeover play for non-bank lender Prospa

Salter Brothers fund makes a $74m takeover play for non-bank lender Prospa

A consortium led by Melbourne-based alternative investment firm Sal...

CSR to change hands for $4.3 billion in deal with French giant Saint-Gobain

CSR to change hands for $4.3 billion in deal with French giant Saint-Gobain

One of the oldest companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange...

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Retail

Berchtold lands on her feet as Mosaic Brands names former Iconic boss as new CEO

Berchtold lands on her feet as Mosaic Brands names former Iconic boss as new CEO

After being thwarted from taking on the top job at Best & Less ...

Universal Store profit up 17pc on productivity gains despite inflationary pressure

Universal Store profit up 17pc on productivity gains despite inflationary pressure

Now with 100 stores to its name across several brands, Universal St...

Scentre Group retailers post record sales in 2023 as foot traffic spikes

Scentre Group retailers post record sales in 2023 as foot traffic spikes

A sharp increase in foot traffic at Scentre Group’s (ASX: SCG...

Woolworths CEO Banducci quits as supermarket giants under the microscope

Woolworths CEO Banducci quits as supermarket giants under the microscope

Woolworths Group (ASX: WOW) CEO Brad Banducci has stunned the marke...

 

Opinion

Why are so many SMEs not growing from small to medium size?

Why are so many SMEs not growing from small to medium size?

I was recently asked by a defence industry executive why so many SM...

How healthy are the plant-based meat and dairy replacements in the market?

How healthy are the plant-based meat and dairy replacements in the market?

If you’re thinking about buying plant-based foods, a trip to ...

The secret sauce of Coles’ and Woolworths’ profits: high-tech surveillance and control

The secret sauce of Coles’ and Woolworths’ profits: high-tech surveillance and control

Coles and Woolworths, the supermarket chains that together control ...

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CAPITAL RAISING & FINANCE

Bike Exchange raising $3.1m with plans to delist after an uphill battle on the ASX

Bike Exchange raising $3.1m with plans to delist after an uphill battle on the ASX

Three years after listing on the ASX via a $76 million float, onlin...

Former EML CEO Tom Cregan launches digital tipping fintech for hospitality

Former EML CEO Tom Cregan launches digital tipping fintech for hospitality

After leading EML Payments (ASX: EML) for a decade including a tumu...

CSIRO and Main Sequence expect synthetic biology to become a $30 billion industry by 2040

CSIRO and Main Sequence expect synthetic biology to become a $30 billion industry by 2040

The economic value of synthetic biology to Australia has increased ...

Local Residential's $650m build-to-rent fund boosts development pipeline to $1.1b

Local Residential's $650m build-to-rent fund boosts development pipeline to $1.1b

Melbourne-based built-to-rent platform Local Residential has closed...

Leadership

Berchtold lands on her feet as Mosaic Brands names former Iconic boss as new CEO

Berchtold lands on her feet as Mosaic Brands names former Iconic boss as new CEO

After being thwarted from taking on the top job at Best & Less ...

Ecofibre shareholders reject founder's nomination of Alex Keach to board

Ecofibre shareholders reject founder's nomination of Alex Keach to board

Shareholders in medicinal cannabis and hemp company Ecofibre (...

Akubra’s new CEO Natalie Culina marks a first for iconic hat manufacturer

Akubra’s new CEO Natalie Culina marks a first for iconic hat manufacturer

Australian hat manufacturer Akubra has enlisted retail industry exe...

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Property

Hotel Property Investments CEO Don Smith passes away

Hotel Property Investments CEO Don Smith passes away

Following a successful career of almost two decades with Vicinity C...

Local Residential's $650m build-to-rent fund boosts development pipeline to $1.1b

Local Residential's $650m build-to-rent fund boosts development pipeline to $1.1b

Melbourne-based built-to-rent platform Local Residential has closed...

Fortis gets green light for three projects worth $570m in Melbourne and Sydney

Fortis gets green light for three projects worth $570m in Melbourne and Sydney

Sydney-based developer Fortis, the property arm of debt and equity ...

Salter Brothers’ hospitality arm debuts Ardour hotel brand with Kingsford Barossa

Salter Brothers’ hospitality arm debuts Ardour hotel brand with Kingsford Barossa

Melbourne-based Salter Brothers is rebranding the Kingsford Barossa...

Health

Cochlear profit jumps 35pc on increased implant sales

Cochlear profit jumps 35pc on increased implant sales

Strong demand for its upgraded Nucleus 8 Sound Processor has l...

Brandon BioCatalyst secures $50m grant for new med-tech incubator tackling dementia

Brandon BioCatalyst secures $50m grant for new med-tech incubator tackling dementia

A national biotechnology incubator run by the venture capital-backe...

Crowd-sourced funding steady at $71m as food & beverage, female-founded startups rise

Crowd-sourced funding steady at $71m as food & beverage, female-founded startups rise

Despite a 58 per cent decline in venture capital funding in Austral...

Aravax raises $66m for peanut allergy cure as Victoria leads the way

Aravax raises $66m for peanut allergy cure as Victoria leads the way

Victoria has become the epicentre of finding a cure for peanut alle...

Technology

Former EML CEO Tom Cregan launches digital tipping fintech for hospitality

Former EML CEO Tom Cregan launches digital tipping fintech for hospitality

After leading EML Payments (ASX: EML) for a decade including a tumu...

Octopus Deploy acquires US competitor Codefresh

Octopus Deploy acquires US competitor Codefresh

Brisbane-headquartered deployment automation company Octopus Deploy...

Shares double for hearing tech scale-up Audeara on Zildjian contract

Shares double for hearing tech scale-up Audeara on Zildjian contract

Brisbane-based hearing tech scale-up Audeara (ASX: AUA) has fo...

Superloop board rejects "opportunistic" takeover offer from Aussie Broadband

Superloop board rejects "opportunistic" takeover offer from Aussie Broadband

The board of Superloop (ASX: SLC) has taken little time in assessin...

Legal

ASIC tips ‘ASX Wolf’ Tyson Scholz into bankruptcy over $500,000 in court costs

ASIC tips ‘ASX Wolf’ Tyson Scholz into bankruptcy over $500,000 in court costs

Social media ‘finfluencer’ Tyson Scholz, widely known a...

Seafarms "very active" raising funds amid appeal over court ordered liquidation of prawn project

Seafarms "very active" raising funds amid appeal over court ordered liquidation of prawn project

Last week a court overturned a Deed of Company Arrangement (DO...

Grays agrees to pay $10m fine for misleading car ads on its website

Grays agrees to pay $10m fine for misleading car ads on its website

Online auction platform Grays has agreed to pay a $10 million fine ...

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