Growth Strategy



Startmate alumni Happy Inspector partners with Rent Resumé

12:53PM | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Startmate alumni Happy Inspector has outlined its plans after partnering with Queensland-based business Rent Resumé, in its digital bid to shake up the real estate industry.

How to get the right boardroom dynamic

12:50PM | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 | James Beck and Geoffrey Kiel

Are you looking to set up your first board of directors? There are eight key factors you need to look out for. BY JAMES BECK and GEOFFREY KIEL.

A festive lesson in pricing structures

12:06PM | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 | Taskmaster

Don't let the tough exterior fool you – Old Taskmaster has a softer side. However, even Christmas generosity has limits.

$50,000 grants on offer as Textile, Clothing & Footwear program reopens

12:56PM | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Government body AusIndustry has opened its latest round of applications for the Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Small Business Program, which offers grants of up to $50,000.

Startmate unveils its start-up class of 2013

12:00AM | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Niche dating website 7pm anywhere is among the eight start-ups accepted into the 2013 Startmate program, which will include two demo days and a two-month stint in Silicon Valley.

Shop2 the first Aussie start-up selected for US incubator AngelPad

12:54PM | Monday, 10 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Personal shopping magazine Shop2 has spoken of its experience as the first Australian start-up to participate in US incubator AngelPad.

New Adelaide program Venture Dorm set to bed in new start-ups

12:50PM | Monday, 10 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The commercialisation arm of Flinders University is setting up a new course called Venture Dorm, which will include a trip to Austin, Texas for participants with the best business models.

Kids these days! Gen Y is more entrepreneurial than you think

12:04PM | Monday, 10 December 2012 | Taskmaster

Are kids too lazy these days? Old Taskmaster recently learnt a valuable business lesson from a group of Gen Ys.

Closing date looms for female-focused Springboard program

12:07PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Female entrepreneurs in high-growth sectors are being encouraged to submit an application to Springboard Enterprises, which aims to help them secure funding from local and US investors.

Innovation secrets from Australia’s three most creative start-ups

12:34PM | Thursday, 6 December 2012 | Oliver Milman

Innovation can be an elusive concept. However, if you’re trying to reshape an industry, it’s worth examining these lessons from Australia’s three most creative start-ups. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

When doing business is a dog’s life

12:22PM | Thursday, 6 December 2012 | Taskmaster

Are you feeling dog tired? Hounded by the pressures of launching a business? Before you go barking mad, there could be something you need to fetch.

SMEs back Coalition, anticipate weak economy: SME Directions Survey

12:13PM | Thursday, 6 December 2012 | James Thomson

The third bi-annual SME Direction survey, sponsored by WHK Group & Crowe Horwath, reveals 57.3% of SMEs would vote for the Coalition if the poll was held now, compared to 11.2% for Labor.

Yahoo! goes OnTheAir in latest app acquisition

12:42PM | Wednesday, 5 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Yahoo! has acquired video chat broadcasting app OnTheAir less than two months after acquiring mobile recommendations app Stamped.

Lean start-up model gives ‘permission to give up very fast’, US investor claims

12:24PM | Wednesday, 5 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Pollenizer founder Mick Liubinskas has defended the ‘lean’ start-up model, following criticisms from famed US venture capitalist Marc Andreessen.

Navigating the world’s factory: Three top tips for sourcing from China

12:37PM | Tuesday, 4 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Global eCommerce company has presented three key tips for Australian start-ups looking to source goods from China.

Real estate group RE/MAX kicks off Aussie franchisee hunt

12:47PM | Monday, 3 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Real estate veteran Michael Davoren intends to double the number of local RE/MAX offices to 120, after being named the first-ever Australian master franchisee of the US company.

Tech start-ups urged to go Dutch with Startupbootcamp Amsterdam

12:41PM | Monday, 3 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Another European funding avenue for tech start-ups has opened up, with Startupbootcamp Amsterdam offering teams €15,000 in seed funding and the opportunity to pitch for more.

Peter Thiel-backed fund pours further investment into Xero

12:00AM | Monday, 3 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Valar Ventures, a fund backed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, has joined another firm to invest an additional US$49 million into cloud-based start-up Xero.

Start-up lessons from the US Cleantech Open Global Forum

11:41PM | Friday, 30 November 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The director of Sydney clean tech start-up enLighten has outlined some key tips for companies doing business in the United States, after attending the Cleantech Open Global Forum.

How I built the Amazon empire: Four top tips from Jeff Bezos

11:35PM | Friday, 30 November 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Start-ups should respond to skepticism systematically and be prepared for a fight from the very beginning, says Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who has shared his thoughts on entrepreneurship.