Small Business

Sean Ellis of GrowthHackers: growth for growth's sake is not a winning strategy.

How the fastest growing companies reel you in

Sean Ellis is a one-man marketing phenomenon, yet marketing doesn't begin to describe how he built customer bases in the multimillions rapidly for companies like Dropbox, LogMeIn and Eventbrite. So he coined the term "growth hacker".

Small businesses must be aware of their obligations to protect customer data.

Data protection for small entities

COMMENT: Data protection breaches can result in a loss of vital business data and customer trust. Do you know your obligations? Do you understand how to comply?

Bluethumb founder Edward Hartley says the online marketplace makes it easier to be an artist.

Art sales go online

Art fairs are shutting down and galleries closing but online art sales are skyrocketing in Australia.

Slack co-founder Cal Henderson says success has come from embracing failure.

Tech unicorn moves in on Australia

From the ashes of a failed video game start-up to the world's fastest-growing business application ever, why Slack is targeting Australia.

Saxon Wright, founder of Pablo & Rusty's Coffee Roasters, shows off his Frank Green cup at the Coffee expo at the ...

Welcome to the cash-free cafe

Saxon Wright's coffee business turns over $10 million a year but he's going cash free at his latest cafe opening in Brisbane.

Melanie Fodera, 21, has been selling on eBay for about seven years.

Male sellers on eBay have edge over women

Sellers on eBay know certain things matter: item description, appealing photos, strong seller ratings and, of course, price. Now, a study suggests another factor is at play.

Emma Clark and Tess McCabe record a podcast called 'The New Normal' about parents running creative businesses.

Podcasts for entrepreneurs

If you're a parent who runs their own business, a business owner who loves a beer or looking for tips on building an online audience, there's a podcast for you.

Lachlan Heussler, Spotcap Australia managing director, says he is in talks with all the major banks and expects to ...

Spotcap Australia to share in $48.5m raising

New small business lender Spotcap will use a €31.5 million ($48.5 million) debt and equity injection from private equity house Finstar Financial Group to expand operations in Australia, Spain and The Netherlands and into new markets.

Editor's picks

Emily Green feels she had no choice but to keep on working in the pre-Christmas period when her child was born.

What paid parental leave?

Small business owners are getting their claims rejected under the government's paid parental leave scheme.