INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

Australia has the talent and the willing investors, so what’s holding our agtech sector back? SproutX General Manager Sam Trethewey discusses a new accelerator program and national co-working space network that could put us on a par with the world’s great innovators.

For media owner Sam Elam, it was getting robbed. For Oporto founder Antonio Cerqueira, it was finding the right partner. For entrepreneur Anthony Jansen, it was working on his business, not in it. What was the moment that changed them? Eight business owners tell.

The name aussieBum says much about the chutzpah behind its founder, Sean Ashby. What it conceals is the solid business sense, love of innovation and dedication to staying Australian-made that have helped push as many boundaries in business as they have in design.

The NAB Monthly Business Survey posted another strong result in April, with both business conditions and confidence improving – pointing to ongoing strength in business activity in the near-term.

Online sales faster in the month but slower over the year.

Hard work and hustle have helped Melbourne cousins Ross and David Fastuca secure a string of corporate customers and win multi-million dollar backing for Travelport Locomote, their travel platform.

This month NAB Economics introduces new regional price indicators, in effect a separate NAB Rural Commodities Index for every region in Australia.

No FTA yet, but deepening trade prospects.

Conditions were again strong in essential services including health, property, finance, transport and business services.

Results from the March NAB Monthly Business Survey point to an overall healthy economy that is gaining momentum, at least in the near-term.

Head of Asia Business Development, NAB Business & Private Bank, Laura Mattiazzi recently hosted a roundtable discussion at the Global Food Forum addressing the challenges and opportunities facing cropping industries – and how Australian businesses can compete globally.

Fashion and design identities share their business tips at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Week Business Seminar, supported by NAB.

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