Business advice and education



The Founder Institute opens applications for its four-month program

1:59PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Kye White

Startup launch and entrepreneur training program The Founder Institute has opened up applications for its first 2015 semesters in Sydney and Melbourne.

Four things for founders to consider when completing a shareholders’ agreement

1:10PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Clare Hallam

Most startup founders hit a point where they need to put a shareholders’ agreement (SHA) in place for their company. And many entrepreneurs are out of their depth without knowing it.

Three ways to improve your pitch deck

1:00PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

The difference between a good pitch and an average one can see your startup either getting much-needed venture capital or the cold shoulder from investors.

INITIATE 48: getting teenagers excited about startups

1:09PM | Monday, 19 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

More than 60 high school students took over one of Australia’s largest tech co-working spaces this weekend to learn from industry heavyweights and build a dozen startups over a 48-hour period.

There's more to YouTube than just cat clips

1:09PM | Monday, 19 January 2015 | Amy Antonio and David Tuffley

For many, YouTube is little more than a deluge of low-quality videos depicting cats. But it can also be a valuable educational tool.

Queensland entrepreneur to represent Australia at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

1:12PM | Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A 20-year-old entrepreneur from Brisbane will represent Australia at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in Washington.

A note to our future selves: What youthful entrepreneurs the Feiglins have learnt from launching Sailr

12:11PM | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | Nathan and Naomi Feiglin

With every success and failure come new learnings, challenges and experiences.

Five words to boost your marketing in the new year

12:28PM | Tuesday, 16 December 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

To help you gear up for a bigger, better year ahead, here are five words to put into action to help boost your marketing in 2015.

When emails go public. How to avoid sharing the things you should never have said

12:42PM | Tuesday, 16 December 2014 | David Glance

There is a lesson for us all in the continuing revelations from stolen Sony emails being splashed over world-wide media.

Employees leave their boss not the company: Survey

12:19PM | Tuesday, 16 December 2014 | Karen Coombs

As another year winds down, close to 50% of Australian workers are considering changing their jobs, according to the Australian Institute of Management.

From online courses to going to the gym: The science of why we quit

11:34AM | Tuesday, 4 November 2014 | David Glance

One of the characteristic features of Massive Open Online Courses is the observation that no matter how many students enroll in a course, only between 5 to 10% of them will ever complete it.

Ash Maurya’s warning to startups: don’t let love mask your product’s faults

10:40PM | Wednesday, 29 October 2014 | Kye White

To create a successful startup, it’s important not to fall in love with your product, according to Running Lean author Ash Maurya.

StartupSmart’s top 10 picks for this year’s Startup Spring festival

10:39PM | Thursday, 9 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

Startup Spring is gearing up for three weeks of events celebrating Australia’s vibrant tech startup community. Here are 10 of our top picks (in no particular order) for this year’s festival.

She Makes event set to boost local maker community by getting more women involved

10:31AM | Tuesday, 7 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Girl Geek Academy is preparing for She Makes, Australia’s first maker faire specifically designed for women, following the success of Australia’s first all-female hackathon in March.

Five tips to nail your shareholder meetings

10:18PM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 | Stephane Ibos

Co-founder of Maestrano Stephane Ibos believes shareholder meetings present a fantastic opportunity to grow your business. Here's how to make the most of them.

How can startups use crowdfunding to fund their growth? The legal stuff you need to know

10:33PM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 | Ursula Hogben

Is crowdfunding a viable way to fund a startup? Crowdfunding is a broad term and can easily be misunderstood. Ursula Hogben explains.

Employees waste 54 minutes per day as IT systems keep businesses in the slow lane

9:38PM | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Around 35% of Australian workers complain they are hindered at work by issues with legacy IT systems, despite Australian businesses spending $44 billion per year on IT.

Four mantras for improving your workplace productivity

9:26PM | Wednesday, 17 September 2014 | Sunil Kumar

Digital marketing expert Sunil Kumar shares four small mantras to boost your work productivity.

Expert opinion: How Emily Yue helped create $1 million consultancy business Expert360

9:23PM | Wednesday, 3 September 2014 | Eloise Keating

Making the leap from a full-time management consulting job to her own startup was a big step for 29-year-old Sydneysider Emily Yue, but one that is paying off.

It’s not a dragon’s den at all – it’s a shark tank

9:51PM | Monday, 1 September 2014 | StartupSmart

Network Ten has revealed that Shark Tank will be the name of the new Australian show that will see entrepreneurs pitching against each other to woo a group of potential investors.