Business advice and education



Flinders University and SA government sign MoU with US organisation for clean tech development

3:19PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Eisha Gupta

South Australia is well placed to take a leading role in the clean technology sector, according to New Venture Institute director Matt Salier.

Are you making these five common website mistakes?

2:36PM | Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | Vanessa Emilio

Have you set up your website business but don’t seem to have the sales or conversions you thought you should? Do you wonder what makes people buy from other sites?

Appster launches high school course to find the developers of tomorrow

2:30PM | Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Melbourne startup Appster is partnering up with the Department of Education in Tasmania and New Town High School in Hobart to create a new course designed to teach students the foundations of coding and app creation.

Four tips to avoid legal hiccups for app developers

2:44PM | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 | Vanessa Emilio

New apps are cropping up everywhere. Some businesses are using them to offer goods and services rather than offering their goods and services through a website.

Don’t get lost in the data deluge

2:32PM | Wednesday, 11 February 2015 | Chris Koch

What are you doing with your data? Is it actually helping your startup or is it just sitting in an auto-updating spreadsheet having not been opened for months?

What you need to know about applying for an R&D Tax Incentive grant

2:21PM | Wednesday, 11 February 2015 | Clare Hallam

If you are just starting out in business you may not be familiar with the R&D Tax Incentive scheme available from the Australian government. Here's what you need to know.

Pollenizer and Deloitte to release Startup Ecosystem Report

2:19PM | Monday, 9 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

One of Australia’s first startup incubators will partner with Deloitte in order to provide an accurate snapshot of the local startup ecosystem.

Vivid Sydney to host world-renowned coworking conference

1:19PM | Thursday, 29 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A world-renowned coworking conference will be held in Australia for the first time as part of Vivid Sydney, the southern hemisphere’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

Competitor wars: how to deal with dirty tricks

1:18PM | Wednesday, 28 January 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Being an entrepreneur is serious business. While some seem to thrive under the pressure of growth and competition, others harden, taking their focus off their own businesses to think up ways to sabotage their competitors.

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.