Small businesses rely on word-of-mouth to bring customers through their doors. But once the word has reached their ears, it's keeping them listening that truly counts.
From Christopher Skase's Qintex to Bond Corporation and from Mayne Nickless to Pacific Dunlop, diversified companies have been a disaster. Your grandfather was wrong to warn you not to put all your eggs in one basket!
It’s been another busy and inspiring week in Australia’s start-up world. Here’s a catch-up of what you might have missed.
Seeing a business grow is an exciting time for small business owners. But before getting carried away by success, Fast Company has gathered here a list of what not to do from a CEO who’s been there.
The weeks leading up to Christmas are always frenzied. Here are six things you need to do to thrive through a late-year rush.
Social enterprise start-up GiveEasy is set for a boom after partnering with Australia Post, a move that will put them in front of millions of Australians over the Christmas period.
Are you thinking of doing a promotion? It’s time to think through your discount strategy.
Happy Global Entrepreneurship Week! Here’s the wrap of the stories we covered last week.
Seek co-founder and entrepreneur Andrew Bassat was announced the 2013 Australian EY Entrepreneur of the Year, beating 27 finalists in an awards ceremony last night.
Most start-ups fail, even those carefully selected and backed with cash and mentors to have the best shot at success.
Are you worried about a festive season sales slowdown? Here are four key tips to help you ensure your business has a Merry Christmas and a profitable New Year.
Here is StartupSmart’s weekly roundup of the big news and events in the Australian start-up community.
Most start-ups fail not because the idea is wrong, but because entrepreneurs give up rather than make the necessary corrections to their execution, articulation or to-market strategies, says a start-up mentor.
Budgeting app Pocketbook has this week announced they’re closing their $500,000 seed funding round.
Bugcrowd co-founder Casey Ellis says learning how to engage American investors and customers has been the biggest challenge for his start-up since moving the company and his family to the US just over a week ago.
Swatchmate, a hardware device that perfectly captures and matches colours, was born after co-founder Paul Peng had to hack out a piece of the wall he was trying to repaint with exactly the same colour, and realised there had to a better way.
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong fired a team member, in front of his colleagues, for videoing a speech. The scenario went viral. But what was the real story?
Back in the ‘90s, they used to get capacity crowds at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena for NBL matches. What happened next is a warning for anyone starting a business.
Establishing a small cohort of international brand ambassadors has been central to the rapid growth of Noa Ries’s fitness fashion brand, Vie Active, which is now growing 50% month-on-month.
There’s a good reason why you should always be working on an expansion plan for your business.