Australia/New Zealand Small Business News Round -up – 2009/01/28

Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from Australia and New Zealand:

  • VoIP hackers strike Perth business: A hacker recently obtained unauthorised access to the IP telephony (VoIP) system of a Perth business, making 11,000 calls costing over $120,000, according to the Western Australian police.
  • How will Australian start-ups weather 2009?:Opinions are mixed as to how Australia’s start-up community will weather 2009 as the global financial crisis continues to make its presence felt.
  • WinWeb Launches Australian Version of OnlineOffice.: Today we release the Australian version for OnlineOffice’5. Anyone signing up to OnlineOffice choosing ‘Australia’ as their home country will automatically be assigned to the Australian version of our accounting module, invoicing, quotation and online shop modules.
  • Oracle loses Melbourne to TechOne: The City of Melbourne (CoM) will ditch its Oracle business management and reporting systems in favour of local vendor TechnologyOne under a deal worth $3 million.
  • Start-up businesses look online: Increasing numbers of people are seeking a new start through online-only businesses.
  • Inspired by Grandma’s bedroom secrets: FROM law firm to lingerie, one Aussie entrepreneur is making a mint by selling her Grandma’s bedroom secrets.

As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.

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