Growth Strategy



Going global against all advice with no funding: HealthKit co-founder shares their Start-ups are Scary moment

12:00AM | Friday, 20 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Building a global health administration system was crazy. At least that's what Alison Hardacre and Lachlan Wheeler's friends told them.

What does an Australian start-up need to get investment? NICTA new ventures director crunches the numbers

12:38PM | Thursday, 19 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Andrew Stead, the director of new ventures at NICTA, has researched the factors behind the most successful investment-backed Australian start-ups.

Make suppliers fight for your business

12:54PM | Thursday, 19 December 2013 | Taskmaster

Most entrepreneurs know from experience that you need to wheel and deal to get a sale across the line. And that goes for supplier deals as well.

Find a weakness in your business before your competition does

12:09PM | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | Taskmaster

Most of the time, I bet that you focus on the things they do badly, or the deficiencies in their product or service.

What lessons have you learnt this year?

12:32AM | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | Linnet Hunter

The end of the year is an excellent time to look back and reflect on what’s been going on.

Quick and cheesy still number one, but healthier options drive fast food sector’s growth

12:00PM | Monday, 16 December 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

The pizza restaurant and takeaway food industry has grown by an average of 3.2% per annum for the past five years, but the industry has had to adapt to changing consumer demands.

Four Australian start-ups make the top 20 in Deloitte’s Fast 500 Asia-Pacific list

12:39PM | Monday, 16 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Australian tech companies are well represented in Deloitte’s 2013 list of the 500 fastest growing companies in the Asia-Pacific region, with 66 companies making the list.

Major setback for innovation: Federal government abandons plans for start-up enabling tax reforms

12:34PM | Monday, 16 December 2013 | Rose Powell

The Abbott government has announced it will abandon two policies that would have had a significant positive impact on local start-up activity.

Post-Holden redundancy: Founder takes out Best Start-up Pivot at Startup Adelaide Awards

12:32PM | Monday, 9 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Jo Shanahan, founder of Animal Therapeutics Online, overhauled her business model in 2011 and was recognised for her successful execution of this transformation last week.

A spectacular inspiration for a productivity boost

12:48PM | Monday, 9 December 2013 | Taskmaster

Over the weekend, there was a traffic jam near the local oval in a sleepy hollow known as Parts Unknown.

The week that was: Accelerator activity, tips, tricks and apps galore

12:54PM | Friday, 6 December 2013 | Rose Powell

The corporate world may be winding down in time for Christmas, but start-up land continues to power along. Here’s what happened this week.

Best of the web reads: How to launder money

12:14AM | Friday, 6 December 2013 | Melinda Oliver

Money laundering is tricky business, as the goal is to hide your tracks but make things look legitimate.

Bodyslam: How getting soundly beaten can be a blessing in disguise

12:39PM | Thursday, 5 December 2013 | Jason Rose

I learnt a great lesson about business and life on the weekend. The weird part was that I was upside down at the time.

Group gifting app wins Startup Weekend Adelaide

12:35PM | Wednesday, 4 December 2013 | Rose Powell

An app to make gathering a group’s money for presents won the recent Startup Weekend Adelaide, beating 21 ideas and 10 teams to take out the top prize.

A franchisee’s biggest business regret

12:00AM | Tuesday, 3 December 2013 | Taskmaster

Old Taskmaster is back at the local shopping centre for another sales meeting. During the meeting, a franchisee confesses their biggest regret in business.

How can I reward my regular customers?

12:00AM | Tuesday, 3 December 2013 | Debra Templar

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.

Diversity is good, except as a business model

12:00AM | Monday, 2 December 2013 | Taskmaster

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!

The Weekly Digest: Start-up tips, latest news and opportunities

11:42PM | Friday, 29 November 2013 | Gavin Lower

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.

Best of the web reads: What not to do as your business grows

11:45AM | Friday, 29 November 2013 | Gavin Lower

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.

Surviving the pre-Christmas rush

11:50PM | Thursday, 28 November 2013 | Michael Hansen

The weeks leading up to Christmas are always frenzied. Here are six things you need to do to thrive through a late-year rush.