Business advice and education



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.

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.