Staff cuts and sales growth lift earnings at Airtasker

Staff cuts and sales growth lift earnings at Airtasker

A decision last year from online services marketplace Airtasker (ASX: ART) to cut 45 jobs has contributed to a turnaround in earnings, reducing its employee benefits e...

Consortium seeks to transform Sydney’s Rosehill-Camellia into $25b ‘mini city’

Consortium seeks to transform Sydney’s Rosehill-Camellia into $25b ‘mini city’

A consortium comprising three major property groups and the Austral...

Survey finds founders 'more accepting of economic challenges' with earlier push to profitability

Survey finds founders 'more accepting of economic challenges' with earlier push to profitability

A survey of Australian founders conducted by law firm Herbert ...

Accenture buys marketing tech consultancy The Lumery as US giant bolsters Aussie base

Accenture buys marketing tech consultancy The Lumery as US giant bolsters Aussie base

Irish-American professional services company Accenture has acquired...

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St Hilliers places construction arm in administration

St Hilliers places construction arm in administration

St Hilliers, a developer that is currently involved in the $100 mil...

Metcash to buy Superior Food in $559m distributor spending spree

Metcash to buy Superior Food in $559m distributor spending spree

The Australian foodservice distribution industry is set for its big...

Appen promotes from within its ranks as CEO Ahmad quits after a year in the job

Appen promotes from within its ranks as CEO Ahmad quits after a year in the job

The CEO of embattled artificial intelligence (AI) annotation and se...

Ralan Group boss O’Dwyer sentenced to four years in prison over loans fraud

Ralan Group boss O’Dwyer sentenced to four years in prison over loans fraud

Ralan Group founder William O’Dwyer has been jailed for four ...

DP World dispute resolved as deal reached with Maritime Union

DP World dispute resolved as deal reached with Maritime Union

An industrial dispute that has caused major delays in some of Austr...

Liquidators appointed to Halo Food Co

Liquidators appointed to Halo Food Co

Creditors of formerly ASX-listed fallen angel Halo Food Co (ASX: HL...

Atlassian cuts loss in half as AI roll-out lifts quarterly revenue above US$1 billion

Atlassian cuts loss in half as AI roll-out lifts quarterly revenue above US$1 billion

Sydney-headquartered productivity software provider Atlassian (NASD...

Boost Juice founder Janine Allis launches The Business Academy with branding expert Matt Purcell

Boost Juice founder Janine Allis launches The Business Academy with branding expert Matt Purcell

Sydney-based branding expert and KYU Media founder Matt Purcell is ...

Australian CBD office vacancy rates rise to 13.5pc, but Perth bucks the trend

Australian CBD office vacancy rates rise to 13.5pc, but Perth bucks the trend

Fresh data released by the Property Council of Australia shows the ...

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Entrepreneurship

Survey finds founders 'more accepting of economic challenges' with earlier push to profitability

Survey finds founders 'more accepting of economic challenges' with earlier push to profitability

A survey of Australian founders conducted by law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has found resilience and optimism are two prevailing themes in the national startup...

Mollymook Beach startup Gravity Drinks fizzing on $1m seed raise

Mollymook Beach startup Gravity Drinks fizzing on $1m seed raise

An Australian seltzer startup that recently started ranging in clos...

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...

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...

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Accenture buys marketing tech consultancy The Lumery as US giant bolsters Aussie base

Accenture buys marketing tech consultancy The Lumery as US giant bolsters Aussie base

Irish-American professional services company Accenture has acquired...

Japan’s J-Power eyes $381m buyout of renewables generator Genex Power

Japan’s J-Power eyes $381m buyout of renewables generator Genex Power

Japanese electricity generator J-Power has upped the ante with a he...

Childcare veteran Chris Scott scaling up Embark Early Education with $25m acquisition

Childcare veteran Chris Scott scaling up Embark Early Education with $25m acquisition

Embark Early Education (ASX: EVO), a Gold Coast-based childcare cen...

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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

GreenCollar buys into EnergyLink Services to tackle agribusiness decarbonisation

GreenCollar buys into EnergyLink Services to tackle agribusiness decarbonisation

Environmental markets project developer GreenCollar has made a stra...

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 ...

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

Consortium seeks to transform Sydney’s Rosehill-Camellia into $25b ‘mini city’

Consortium seeks to transform Sydney’s Rosehill-Camellia into $25b ‘mini city’

A consortium comprising three major property groups and the Austral...

WOTSO Property enters new era as asset management brought in-house

WOTSO Property enters new era as asset management brought in-house

After reporting a turnaround in its fortunes with a $4.6 million st...

‘More than it can shoulder’: Granny flat builder Cubitt’s in administration

‘More than it can shoulder’: Granny flat builder Cubitt’s in administration

Cubitt's Granny Flats and Home Extensions, an affordable housin...

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...

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

Space Machines Company’s partnership with Orbit Fab blasts into orbit aboard SpaceX Transporter

Space Machines Company’s partnership with Orbit Fab blasts into orbit aboard SpaceX Transporter

The mission by Adelaide-based Space Machines Company to deliver &ls...

Gilmour Space receives green light for Australia's first orbital spaceport

Gilmour Space receives green light for Australia's first orbital spaceport

Fresh after raising $55 million in a Series D round led by the...

Monash Uni startup Jupiter Ionics raises $9 million for green ammonia technology

Monash Uni startup Jupiter Ionics raises $9 million for green ammonia technology

With a patented electrolytic cell developed by researchers at Monas...

Staff cuts and sales growth lift earnings at Airtasker

Staff cuts and sales growth lift earnings at Airtasker

A decision last year from online services marketplace Airtasker (AS...

Legal

Brisbane Korean BBQ icon Maru salvaged by restructuring plan with creditors

Brisbane Korean BBQ icon Maru salvaged by restructuring plan with creditors

A Brisbane Korean barbecue icon will live on to grill another day a...

Ousted Ecofibre US exec to sue company alleging "conflicted" board

Ousted Ecofibre US exec to sue company alleging "conflicted" board

An executive who headed up an Ecofibre (ASX: EOF) subsidiary in the...

Redbubble operator Articore scores second court win against Hells Angels

Redbubble operator Articore scores second court win against Hells Angels

Melbourne-based Articore Group (ASX: ATG) has won the latest round ...

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