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SpotJobs.com celebrates its first birthday

10:37PM | Wednesday, 30 October 2013 | Gavin Lower

The online employment site has overcome the challenges of raising funds and building a team, and now has 250,000 registered users and sees more than 2.5 million page views a month.

$100 million in revenue by year three: Entrepreneur says avoiding external capital key to success

10:24PM | Friday, 11 October 2013 | Rose Powell

In three years, Adam Schwab and Jeremy Same have created an e-commerce empire of seven businesses that will bring in revenue of more than $100 million by the end of this financial year.

Start-up launches to help home owners validate their property sale before listing

10:21PM | Friday, 4 October 2013 | Rose Powell

A web platform that allows home owners looking to sell their property to gauge interest and gather feedback from potential purchasers before listing has launched this week.

Doing business in China: How to crack the market

9:59PM | Friday, 27 September 2013 | Gavin Lower

A teahouse in the middle of the night in the middle of China was the setting for Aaron Zamykal’s first sale of the meal-replacement drink powders made by his company Slim Nation.

How tragedy inspired the NSW Young Entrepreneur of the Year

9:55PM | Friday, 20 September 2013 | Rose Powell

When Franziska Iseli-Hall’s father died five years ago, she realised she was deeply unhappy with her life and decided to quit the corporate world and launch her own business.

Juggling family life: How one entrepreneur did it

8:52PM | Friday, 30 August 2013 | Gavin Lower

With four children to raise, entrepreneur Dr Elaine Saunders and husband John made a decision that wasn’t common at the time.

How health.com.au became the only new private health insurer in 30 years

8:56PM | Monday, 26 August 2013 | Rose Powell

Private health insurer health.com.au took out the Start-up Award at the national Telstra Australian Business Awards last week.

Jaffles fly from the sky in Melbourne when fun ideas take off and no one said no

8:50AM | Monday, 26 August 2013 | Rose Powell

Mini-parachutes were attached to pre-ordered jaffles and set free to float from a balcony in Melbourne’s Flinders Lane last week, as Jafflechutes ran their first experiment.

Online travel management tool breaks down borders

8:19PM | Friday, 23 August 2013 | Gavin Lower

Duncan Thomas has assembled an unlikely international team to help bring his online travel management start-up to life.

Gourmet solution to a family’s start-up dreams

8:25PM | Friday, 16 August 2013 | Rose Powell

Husband and wife team, blogger Kim and chef Andrew, launched All Consuming Food, a gourmet dinner home delivery service last month in a bid to take charge of their lives and finances.

Discgo Charger solves mobile phone charging dilemma

5:09PM | Thursday, 30 May 2013 | Gavin Lower

It was while watching a cricket Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground that actor and former events director Sean Brandtman came up with an idea for a portable battery charger for mobile phones.

How Flippa hit $100 million in turnover in its first four years

5:41PM | Thursday, 2 May 2013 | Oliver Milman

Many businesses complain about the high Australian dollar. However, website marketplace Flippa has grown to over $100 million in turnover with just 5% of its customers in Australia.

How I sold a record 1,500 deals on LivingSocial

3:21PM | Tuesday, 26 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

A Darwin-based entrepreneur has offered start-ups some key tips for group buying campaigns, after her business attracted a record number of deals on daily deals website LivingSocial.

Australian delegation confirmed for young entrepreneurs summit

3:40PM | Friday, 15 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

A raft of successful entrepreneurs will represent Australia at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit in Russia, including Jo Burston, Kim Heras and Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin.

One Aussie entrepreneur to meet Richard Branson via LinkedIn comp

3:35PM | Thursday, 14 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Australian entrepreneurs are being encouraged to write a 25-word submission for the chance to sit on a panel with Sir Richard Branson at a University of Queensland Business School event.

Pre-launch start-up TheBestDay scores $1.1 million in funding

3:33PM | Wednesday, 13 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Young entrepreneur Whitney Komor has scored $1.1 million from OneVentures and Sydney Angels for her social planning start-up TheBestDay, which is still months away from launching.

US investor pitching competition – five top tips from finalists

3:26PM | Wednesday, 13 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

The co-founders of two start-ups have offered their top tips on pitching, after their businesses were selected as finalists for General Assembly’s Pitch to a US Venture Capital Firm Competition

Sydney Founder Institute awards local ‘fellowships’

3:15PM | Monday, 11 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Sydney Dev Camp founder Danila Davidson is hoping to inspire more women to enter the start-up scene, after being awarded the Female Founder Fellowship by the Sydney Founder Institute.

Backpack Bed for homeless named an Edison Award finalist

3:04PM | Friday, 8 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

A backpack bed designed by Melbourne social enterprise Swags for Homeless has been named a finalist in the social impact category of the 2013 Edison Awards, to be held in Chicago next month.

CommBank names first five businesswomen for Silicon Valley tour

3:58PM | Friday, 8 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Queensland businesswoman Yvette Adams will take part in a study tour in Silicon Valley along with nine other women, two years after appearing in the 2011 StartupSmart Awards Top 50.

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