Designer gumboots that will have you singing in the rain

6:55PM | Monday, 24 June 2013 | StartupSmart

Stay dry and keep groovin' in these loud and funky gumboots.

New start-up set to solve the struggle to process and upload products online

6:20PM | Thursday, 20 June 2013 | Rose Powell

Software-as-a-service start-up Productify is set to move into public beta next week, after lining up major retailers and suppliers in the pharmaceutical, homewares and hospitality apparel industries.

Helping the poor on Capitalism Appreciation Day

5:22PM | Friday, 3 May 2013 | Taskmaster

As loyal Taskmaster readers will know by now, Friday, May 3, is Capitalism Appreciation Day. Old Taskmaster says it’s the ideal occasion to help the poor.

How do I qualify for an R&D tax credit?

5:57PM | Friday, 3 May 2013 | Robert Krigsman

The Australian Research and Development Tax Incentive scheme provides a tax offset to eligible companies engaged in R&D activities. Here are some key details you should be aware of.

Driven to (creative) distraction

4:40PM | Friday, 26 April 2013 | Jason Rose

Creativity is important in any business. However, it’s essential for you to treat innovation as a means to an end, rather than an end in itself.

Clive Palmer runs for politics ... again: Three projects he actually got going

4:57PM | Friday, 26 April 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Mining magnate Clive Palmer is at it again, with an attempt to relaunch the United Australia Party. Thankfully, at least some of his current projects are successful – here are three examples.

At what point can I claim a tax credit for research?

4:32PM | Monday, 8 April 2013 | Robert Krigsman

There are a number of criteria the government needs you to meet before you can claim an R&D tax credit. Here are some of the main ones you’ll need to look at.

The personality traits of the start-up entrepreneur

4:14PM | Monday, 8 April 2013 | Nina Hendy

It’s no fluke that successful entrepreneurs are outgoing, confident and self-disciplined. Research suggests a number of key personality traits are needed to succeed in business.

Video: Welcome to the new StartupSmart

3:01AM | Monday, 18 March 2013 | Oliver Milman

As you may have noticed, StartupSmart has had something of a makeover. But beyond the cleaner, more striking design, there are plenty of fantastic new features for budding start-ups to get their teeth into. Here’s a look at what’s changed.