Many people overestimate the importance of experience when judging the merit of job candidates. But there are better criteria to use. BY NIKI SCEVAK.
When things go wrong for the start-up community, the government is a very easy target. But perhaps it’s time we started looking a little closer to home? BY NIKI SCEVAK.
Convention wisdom says that start-ups have to choose between staying in Australia or moving to Silicon Valley. The reality is very different. BY NIKI SCEVAK.
What is the value of a company with no track record? The answer depends on who the potential investors are. BY NIKI SCEVAK.
From Australia, Silicon Valley can look like the magical kingdom of start-ups. The reality, however, is far more mundane. BY NIKI SCEVAK.
Raising funds in a predictable fashion can be hard when you’re a start-up, but if you follow these simple tips it can be done. BY NIKI SCEVAK.
Becoming a metrics driven company doesn’t subtract from your creativity. In fact, if it’s done right, it can mean you add to it. BY NIKI SCEVAK.
Some people foolishly measure experience in years, rather than achievements. NIKI SCEVAK.
Giving your product away for free can be one of the best marketing tools you’ll ever employ. Here's how you can do it effectively. BY NIKI SCEVAK.
The time before launching a venture is one of the most romantic and exciting periods of a company's life. But the battle, like the Tour de France, is won in the alps and not the Champs-Elysees. BY NIKI SCEVAK.
The infinite possibilities of a platform can be an alluring trap for start-ups. But trying to launch and compete on comprehensiveness is nearly always a bad idea. BY NIKI SCEVAK.
Failing fast in a web start-up is fine but what you do after determines if you're a true entrepreneur or not. BY NIKI SCEVAK.
Mentors can help tremendouslY when starting up. But how do make sure you get more than a coffee from meeting them? BY NIKI SCEVAK.
Creating a start-up will undoubtedly attract negative feedback from some people. Here is the stuff to ignore. BY NIKI SCEVAK.
Ask enough people for advice on your start-up and you'll inevitably get conflicting opinions. Here's a guide for how to take it all in. BY NIKI SCEVAK.
When you embark on your start-up path, all you can envisage is success. But if there is one thing to get absolutely right with your legal structure, it's to have founder vesting.
Ingraining a data-driven culture in your start-up is essential and need not come at the expense of creativity. BY NIKI SCEVAK.
In business, some forms of rejection are harder to take than others. Take the nuanced ‘no’, for example. BY NIKI SCEVAK.
There are many ways to come up with a valuation when raising angel or venture capital and none of them rely on current financial statements. BY NIKI SCEVAK.
Your instinct to raise money for your start-up could be getting in the way of your progress. BY NIKI SCEVAK.