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Tuesday 28 February

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 | By Oliver Milman

Oliver MilmanToday on StartupSmart, we look at how the recent surge in workplace redundancies could be a boon for the start-up sector.

 

While most people don’t immediately think of risking their redundancy pay-outs on starting a business, there are plenty of budding entrepreneurs who are finding a potentially golden lining in the cloud of retrenchment.

Today, we speak to several start-ups spawned from redundancy and give five top tips for those mulling over whether to sink their money into a new venture.

Elsewhere, sales guru Marcia Griffin explains how to turn small customers into large ones and we have the story of a pre-revenue start-up that has somehow managed to land a major contract with Mexico’s largest telco.

Finally, if you haven't entered the 2012 StartupSmart Awards yet, you only have a few days to do so. For more information, click here.