Business advice and education



How startup behind almost instant videos found it can be better to wait

11:39AM | Thursday, 26 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Cofounder James MacGregor says wait until you’re happy with your product and have proven traction before seeking initial funding.

Why you need to stop selling and start serving

11:02AM | Thursday, 26 November 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

You need sales to survive, but you can't afford to let it be your only focus.

Uber takes on expert safety advisors

11:14AM | Wednesday, 25 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Startups operating in the sharing economy are increasingly looking to combat growing security concerns.

Fear of failure holding back Aussie entrepreneurs: Survey

11:37AM | Monday, 23 November 2015 | Eloise Keating

Though 85% of those Australians surveyed had a positive attitude toward entrepreneurship.

Don’t be “half-arsed”: Why you should quit your job and other lessons in getting a startup going

11:05PM | Friday, 20 November 2015 | Dean Ramler

I've learnt many lessons from leaving my family's business for the online startup world.

The shared secret to Campaign Monitor and Atlassian’s success

11:38AM | Thursday, 19 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australia’s two biggest startup success stories have one important thing in common.

Jo Burston wants aspiring female entrepreneurs to do it by the book

11:15AM | Thursday, 19 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

The founder says it’s important to showcase role models and help guide young female startup founders through the various challenges to ensure gender equality in tech is reached.

How to find investors for your startup

11:28AM | Friday, 13 November 2015 | Mark McDonald

As a startup, be prepared to go through at least a hundred meetings in a bid to land your first term-sheet.

Six common mistakes investors see Aussie entrepreneurs make

11:59AM | Wednesday, 11 November 2015 | Phillip Kingston

With the inescapable reality that most startups will fail, it’s encouraging that many successful entrepreneurs around the world are advocating the importance of learning from mistakes.

Life’s a pitch: How to convince customers to believe in you

10:04PM | Wednesday, 7 October 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

It doesn't matter if you are pitching an idea, promoting a product or delivering a service, to make a sale your customer needs to believe in you.

Target the big boys and give your product away: South Park-inspired tips for startups from Larry Lieberman

10:54PM | Wednesday, 7 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Prominent US tech CMO, entrepreneur and investor Larry Lieberman says he’s learned everything he knows from South Park.

Don’t use downloads as a measure of success, app pioneer Cody Bunea says

10:51PM | Tuesday, 6 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Mobile app developers and businesses need to stop focusing on downloads as a measure of success and instead build something that people will want to use repeatedly.

Five mobile marketing metrics that actually matter

10:01PM | Friday, 2 October 2015 | Mark McDonald

What gets measured gets improved. And there’s a lot to measure in the mobile space.

Muru-D looking for startups with an enterprising angle

9:12PM | Tuesday, 29 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian startups need to embrace the wealth of opportunities on the enterprise side of business, muru-D co-founder Annie Parker says.

X man: Advice for entrepreneurs from the “Captain of Moonshots” Google X’s Astro Teller

9:40PM | Tuesday, 29 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

Moonshots are about solving real-world issues on Earth, not trying to get to Mars.

Seven reasons you should apply for Startmate 2016

9:24PM | Tuesday, 29 September 2015 | Hugh Minson

With submissions closing September 30, here's why you should apply for Startmate 2016.

Storey teller: How to prepare a winning elevator pitch

9:48PM | Friday, 11 September 2015 | Mark McDonald

Great salesmanship can land not only your first customer but also your first investor.

Hackagong aims to kick along its startup ideas

9:51PM | Wednesday, 9 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

There is a hackathon held almost every other weekend in Australia now, and most follow the same formula.

How to win new customers when you're not advertising

8:32PM | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | Bin Teo

Besides delivering work, hiring staff and managing clients' expectations, every business bears the responsibility of bringing in new business.

Piece plan: Why M&A is like a game of chess

8:28PM | Monday, 17 August 2015 | Ron Pragides

Tactical moves on the chessboard are sometimes obvious but long-term strategy determines the winner.