Business advice and education



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.

That Startup Show: more than just a webisode

8:37PM | Thursday, 28 August 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Since the launch of the first episode of That Startup Show, the webisode has been viewed close to 3500 times by audiences around the world.

The kids are alright: Generation Entrepreneur encourages students to become entrepreneurs

8:12PM | Thursday, 28 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

Australia’s education system is not encouraging students to be innovative, according to a high school student who started his first profitable business at the age of 12.

ATO bitcoin ruling may hamper digital currency sector growth

8:58PM | Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | Kye White

The ATO released its long-awaited guidance on bitcoin on Wednesday afternoon. The decision could have an adverse effect on bitcoin businesses.

This startup hopes to improve your loading problems, faster than you can read this headline

8:15PM | Tuesday, 19 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian tech startup Squixa has released the second version of its cloud-based website acceleration platform, having recently completed a funding round.

The definitions are in: Finally, we can reveal what a startup is

8:08PM | Thursday, 14 August 2014 | Bronwen Clune

What’s a startup? To clear things up, we asked some people in the community how they define the term.

The right music can help you get ahead in business: Research

8:15PM | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | Cara Waters

The key to being more successful in business could be in the music you listen to.

Upcoming event encourages the next generation of female tech leaders

8:19PM | Friday, 8 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Go Girl Go for IT, a free upcoming event for high school girls from years 8 to 11 organised by the Victorian ICT for Women Network, aims to encourage girls to consider a career in the tech industry.

A Brisbane-based startup grapples with the tricky art of project management

8:00PM | Wednesday, 6 August 2014 | Kye White

There are numerous software companies operating in the project management space, and Brisbane-based startup Grapple is hoping to offer a service that complements all of them.

First episode of That Startup Show taped in Melbourne

8:07PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A who’s who of the tech and startup scene gathered in Melbourne to watch the filming of the first episode of That Startup Show, a new web and TV series aimed at the startup community.

Start Up Australia launches, not to be confused with StartupAus

7:12PM | Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | Kye White

Start Up Australia will offer a number of free resources to entrepreneurs to help get their businesses and business ideas off the ground.

That Start Up Show announces first panel line-up

7:17PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | StartupSmart

That Start Up Show, the Australian startup and entrepreneurial web series, has announced the line-up of its first panel, including Alan Noble, Bronwen Clune and Seb Eckersley-Maslin.

Bill Gates reveals his top six books for 2014

7:10PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | Eloise Keating

He might be the world’s richest person, but did you know Bill Gates is an avid reader?

How getting the right domain name grew my business overnight

7:57PM | Monday, 14 July 2014 | Shaun McGowan

One night at a domain name conference I bought a domain name for $2000. It changed the direction my business was heading – in a good way.

Can entrepreneurship really be taught in the classroom?

7:44PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Joshua Flannery

The fact is there are clear benefits to teaching entrepreneurship in a classroom setting. Students learn the fundamental theory behind why, how and where to start up a business.

Guy Kawasaki tells StartupSmart why MVP should go beyond just viable

7:31PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Kye White

Minimum viable product, or MVP, is missing two ‘V’s according to current Canva and former Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki.

It’s time to put ethics on the startup industry agenda

7:16AM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

The recent scandal involving Facebook’s manipulation of users’ emotions, without their consent, has raised serious questions around ethical conduct of technology companies, as well as our complacency.

Can universities justify investment in startups?

6:29PM | Tuesday, 24 June 2014 | Joshua Flannery

In 2014, one thing is certain when looking at the way universities in Australia are beginning to support their students in the area of entrepreneurship: No one really knows if they are doing the right thing.

Pollenizer launches an online community to help entrepreneurs connect

6:02PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Kye White and Andrew Sadauskas

Pollenizer has officially launched a new online community, called the Pollenizer Guild, which is designed to help startup entrepreneurs connect with one another.