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.
In business, it can be easy to fall into the trap of saying ‘yes’ to everything. However, learning how and when to say ‘no’ is one of the keys to success.
After the Accelerator: Scriptrock on why they moved to the US, and how tough it was to get into Startmate11:03PM | Friday, 1 November 2013 | Rose Powell
Mike Baukes and Alan Sharp Paul credit the Startmate accelerator program with the rapid growth of Scriptrock since joining the second intake of the program in 2012.
Accelerator and incubator programs are increasingly popular in Australia, with the promise of expert help and guidance during the difficult early stage development and fundraising process.
Justin Viles co-founded ROKT in 2010 after seven years spearheading the growth of Google AdWords in Australia and New Zealand. Here are his three top tips for building a business.
Christmas and the end of the year can breed idleness in your workforce! Thankfully, you can begin taking preventative action.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has named none other than himself as the shadow small business minister.
Some of the business methods and tactics used by the late Mark “Chopper” Read are dubious, to say the least. Nonetheless, there are a few valuable lessons entrepreneurs can learn from the former underworld figure.
San Francisco has a history of being at the forefront of America’s cultural life. Now a new group is making its mark – young entrepreneurs.