Biting the management bullet

12:18PM | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 | Marc Peskett

As the owner of a growing start-up, there comes a point where you need to hire experienced managers to help you run your business. Here are five key tips to managing the transition. BY MARC PESKETT.

Leadership  | Managing people  | Blogs  | Marc Peskett

Six steps to making good business decisions

12:08PM | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 | Amanda Jesnoewski

One of the perennial challenges of running your own business is the need to make decisions across a wide range of areas. Here are six key tips to follow when you need to make a business decision. BY AMANDA JESNOEWSKI.

 | Blogs  | Sole trader  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Getting paid what you are worth

12:53AM | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 | Linnet Hunter

Traditional models for paying sole traders, such as hourly rates, are designed around an outdated industrial view of production. If creativity is your product, these models can quickly leave you short-changed. BY LINNET HUNTER.

 | Blogs  | Sole trader  | Linnet Hunter

Australia vs the US for start-ups

12:31PM | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 | Rebekah Campbell

While visiting Silicon Valley and New York, a few key differences in business culture quickly become apparent. Here are the positives and negatives of launching in Australia compared to the US. BY REBEKAH CAMPBELL.

 | Blogs  | Rebekah Campbell

Why I invested in my latest start-up: MVP Genius

12:40PM | Monday, 10 December 2012 | Jonathan Weinstock

Time is a valuable commodity. When I was looking for a start-up to invest in, there were a few key points I looked at. BY JONATHAN WEINSTOCK.

 | Blogs  | Jonathan Weinstock

Liza Shulyayeva

12:02PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Oliver Milman

Liza Shulyayeva is an Australian and Ukrainian dual citizen living in Stockholm, where she works as a build manager at a game development studio called DICE.

 | Blogs  | Future Makers 2012

Chanel Costabir

12:00PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Oliver Milman

Just three years ago, Costabir was a 21-year-old with absolutely no business experience. Now she owns and operates two firms – The Lingerie Boutique and Sheer Novice.

 | Blogs  | Future Makers 2012

Mathew Carpenter and Callum Chapman

12:56PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Oliver Milman

What do you do if your founding team is decimated by the undeniable lure of working for tech giants Google, Apple and Facebook?

 | Blogs  | Future Makers 2012

Ruchi Shrestha

12:54PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Oliver Milman

Shrestha heads up Apex Hunting, which supplies archery equipment for everyone from beginners to professionals via a website and an eBay store. It was founded in January last year.

 | Blogs  | Future Makers 2012

Toby and Jason Schulz

12:48PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Oliver Milman

Two young brothers might not sound like the ideal candidates to launch a nappy business, but Toby and Jason Schulz are unwavering in their vision for MyNappies.

 | Blogs  | Future Makers 2012

Elliott Donazzan

12:46PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Oliver Milman

Donazzan became interested in the concept of online auctions while running an eBay-based business in school.

 | Blogs  | Future Makers 2012

Taylah Hasaballah

12:42PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Oliver Milman

Forced to scour op shops for clothes that she liked, Hasaballah struck upon the idea of launching an eCommerce site and accompanying blog to showcase little-known designers and offer something to shoppers who want something a little different.

 | Blogs  | Future Makers 2012

Zac Altman

12:33PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Oliver Milman

Zac Altman was an IT student at the University of Technology in Sydney when he entered a competition to design applications for Android smartphones.

 | Blogs  | Future Makers 2012

Lachy Groom

12:07PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Oliver Milman

Despite being just 18 years old, Lachy Groom has launched and sold three businesses. His fourth start-up, Cardnap, allows users to search for discounted gift cards and resell their own.

 | Blogs  | Future Makers 2012

Whitney Komor

12:49PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Oliver Milman

Conventional wisdom suggests that you need a solid set of figures and serious runs on the board before investors will even look sideways at your start-up.

 | Blogs  | Future Makers 2012

Zynga and Facebook: Why the social media game is changing

12:36PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Brad Lindenberg

Last week, the relationship between Facebook and Zynga changed. The saga is a warning to start-ups about the dangers of locking yourself into someone else’s proprietary platform. BY BRAD LINDENBERG.

 | Blogs  | Brad Lindenberg

What are your lessons?

12:09PM | Thursday, 6 December 2012 | Jason Rose

Have you spent any time reflecting on the business lessons of the past year? If not, you're missing a valuable learning opportunity. BY JASON ROSE.

 | Blogs  | Jason Rose

How divorce can cause a messy split in your business

12:06AM | Thursday, 6 December 2012 | Greg Hayes

Despite the best intentions, many marriages don’t last “until death do us part”. However, the end of your marriage need not mean the end of your business. BY GREG HAYES.

 | Legal matters  | Financing a business  | Cashflow  | Tax  | Leadership  | Managing people  | Blogs  | Greg Hayes

Dealing with your own underminers

12:35AM | Wednesday, 5 December 2012 | Linnet Hunter

In medieval times, underminers attacked a castle by tunnelling underneath its walls of defence. It’s a good metaphor for the negative thoughts that can destroy your business. BY LINNET HUNTER.

 | Blogs  | Sole trader  | Linnet Hunter

How to write a media release that attracts media attention

12:11PM | Tuesday, 4 December 2012 | Amanda Jesnoewski

One of the best ways to publicise your business is to get it mentioned in a major publication. Here are eight keys to creating a press release that gets published. BY AMANDA JESNOEWSKI.

 | Sales and marketing  | PR  | Blogs  | Sole trader  | Amanda Jesnoewski