Founders debate focus and the benefits of bootstrapping

3:56PM | Thursday, 20 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Envato co-founder Cyan Ta’eed and The Fetch founder Kate Kendall are both pro-bootstrapping after growing their businesses without it.

Growth  | Growth Strategy

Top five tips for startup success from Eventbrite founders

3:51PM | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Kevin and Julia Hartz had just got engaged when they decided to tackle the frustrating world of ticketing, launching a rough and ready online platform in 2006 called Eventbrite.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Start-up Profiles

Four post-accelerator startups named as most exciting from a batch of 35

3:14PM | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Four startups have been named as the pick of the Australian crop of 35 who completed international accelerator The Founder Institute.

 | Growth

UTS Business School and BlueChilli partner to bring entrepreneurial flair to corporates

3:32PM | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | StartupSmart

UTS Business School and venture technology company BlueChilli have formed a partnership to develop startup-like innovation skills within the corporate sector.

 | Business advice and education

Collaborating with other businesses can build your bottom line

3:47AM | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | Nina Hendy

Mutually beneficial business collaborations can be a crucial growth tool for cash-strapped startups and small business owners.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Sole trader

Don’t kill your startup by heading to the United States too early: Palo Alto lawyer

3:18PM | Monday, 17 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Too many Australian startups are relocating to the United States early in the false belief capital will come easily, says a Silicon Valley-based private equity and venture capital lawyer.

 | Growth  | Legal matters  | Leadership

What we learnt at South by Southwest: Australian entrepreneurs share their insights

3:43PM | Monday, 17 March 2014 | Rose Powell

With Australian startup people heading back from South by Southwest in Austin, many of them felt the event may be losing its lustre due to its sheer scale.

 | Business advice and education

Weekly digest: This week’s stories in one easy to check place

3:37PM | Friday, 14 March 2014 | Rose Powell

We tackled some big topics this week, from the worst red tape for start-ups to five myths about scaling a business to how Australia can overcome a fear of failure many believe is holding the start-up ecosystem back.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Business planning  | Growth  | How to start a...

Two things I’ve learned working in a rapidly scaling tech start-up in the US

3:01PM | Friday, 14 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Jack Aldridge has been working with US enterprise uShip since it was a start-up and says he’s learned a lot as the company has taken off.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Buy a business  | Sell a business  | Innovation  | How I did it  | Business advice and education

Social media community for seniors takes off: Founder shares her business model plans

3:05PM | Friday, 14 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Traffic for Starts at 60 is growing almost 10% month-on-month and bringing together thousands of older people keen for connection and targeted content.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Innovation  | How I did it  | Sole trader

“I lost a very dear friend, but I think it was the right decision for the company”: Tyro in Start-ups are Scary

3:00AM | Friday, 14 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Disrupting the Australian banking industry was never going to be easy. It took Tyro over $30 million in capital and a founder break-up to get there.

 | Start-up Profiles

Music wasn’t better back in the day – and neither was life!

3:41PM | Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Are you holding off on building your dreams for the future because of a misguided idealism about the past? The Taskmaster says it’s time to take off those nostalgia goggles.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Start-up internship program at Melbourne University to run again as interns get hired

3:01PM | Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Rose Powell

The Tin Alley program has been declared a success with two of the five Melbourne University students involved in the program hired after completing their internships at tech start-ups and councils.

 | Planning  | Business advice and education

Social enterprise manifesto launched to catalyse conversation and enable lobbying

3:45PM | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | Rose Powell

A manifesto for social enterprises has been launched this week by the Social Innovation Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Alliance, a coalition of 15 social enterprise incubators and consultants.

 | Growth

Not all new phones are thinner and sleeker: Meet the start-up heading in the opposite direction

3:37PM | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Dmitry Levin’s newly designed phone doesn’t have a touchscreen. In fact, it doesn’t even have a screen.

 | Growth  | Sole trader

York Butter Factory to host hackathon to support families struggling with cancer

3:26PM | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Charity Redkite and Melbourne co-working space York Butter Factory have combined forces to host a hackathon designed to support the not-for-profit to develop a more digitally adept way of engaging families with young people battling cancer.

 | Growth

Stanford start-up tutors share the top five myths about scaling tech start-ups

3:00AM | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | Rose Powell

By definition, every start-up plans to get global sooner or later. But scaling a business poorly is one of the fastest ways to kill it, according to two Stanford lecturers.

 | Business planning  | Business advice and education

From zero to 50,000 users: How we growth hacked our way without spending a cent on marketing

3:31PM | Monday, 10 March 2014 | Bosco Tan

Pocketbook recently passed 50,000 users. Co-founder Bosco Tan shares how they built their user base without any extra spend.

 | Growth  | Sole trader

On risk and competition: Why I’m launching a business in a crowded marketplace

3:39PM | Monday, 10 March 2014 | Rose Powell

The issues of Qantas and Virgin might be hogging headlines at the top end of town, but Australian start-up Skybid is looking to shake things up further down the travel industry food chain.

 | Growth  | Start-up Profiles

Help yourself – without reading a self-help book

3:42PM | Friday, 7 March 2014 | Taskmaster

When it comes to reading materials, there are some perennial favourites for entrepreneurs. And at the top of the list has to be the humble motivational self-help book.

 | Growth