Three top tips to producing a better budget

5:33PM | Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | Marc Peskett

Do you struggle to budget for your business or, worse, plan based on adding 10% to this years’ expenses? If so, put away your old abacus – there are some simple ways to make your budgets more effective.

The five-step process to landing a start-up grant

4:31PM | Wednesday, 17 April 2013 | Marc Peskett

There are now more than 600 grants worth $50 billion available to businesses in Australia, making it a great way to raise capital. If you’re looking to apply for one, here are five steps you need to follow.

Five ways to build a Google-style ‘X factor’ into your business

4:16PM | Wednesday, 3 April 2013 | Marc Peskett

The X factor is the edge that gives you a significant advantage over your competitors. Here are five key lessons on how to give your business a boost.

Eight gaps that first-time start-ups need to plug

3:18PM | Thursday, 21 March 2013 | Marc Peskett

While reviewing submissions for the StartupSmart Awards, I noticed a few significant holes in some business plans. Here are eight common holes you need to look for and plug.

Seven top tips to help make your business ‘lucky’

3:56PM | Wednesday, 6 March 2013 | Marc Peskett

Highly successful people tend to create their own luck. If you’re about to start-up, here are seven ways to guarantee good luck in business – without needing a four-leaf clover. BY MARC PESKETT.

The race to stay relevant is on

2:38PM | Wednesday, 20 February 2013 | Marc Peskett

From the retail sector to the media, technology is rapidly reshaping whole industries. However, by taking advantage of government grants, you can make sure your business remains relevant. BY MARC PESKETT.

Three tests to see whether your start-up is investment ready

2:19PM | Wednesday, 6 February 2013 | Marc Peskett

Is your business ready for outside investment? Here are the three key benchmarks you need to look at before you start seeking finance. BY MARC PESKETT.

The power of being on trend

1:50AM | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 | Marc Peskett

The great thing about following business trends is that they give you an indication of the direction your industry is travelling. Here are five top trends to follow. BY MARC PESKETT.

Choosing your online revenue model

1:30PM | Wednesday, 9 January 2013 | Marc Peskett

What’s the right revenue model for your online business? If you’re trying to monetise your innovation, you now have a number of options to choose from. BY MARC PESKETT.

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.