Don’t swap a business model for hype

10:13PM | Friday, 26 October 2012 | Michael Giles

When the tech media hypes the “next big thing”, it can be incredibly tempting to uncritically jump on the bandwagon. However, there is a something you must consider before you do. BY MICHAEL GILES.

The power of slow: Why building a customer base is worth the time

8:02PM | Friday, 31 August 2012 | Michael Giles

Forget about the shiny baubles and focus on the fundamentals that will ensure you grow a strong business over time. BY MICHAEL GILES.

The storm has come

7:50PM | Friday, 20 July 2012 | Michael Giles

Following Facebook’s flawed IPO, a cool change has hit the funding prospects of tech start-ups. So what will this storm mean for online entrepreneurs? BY MICHAEL GILES.

TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 a fizzer for start-ups

5:07PM | Thursday, 31 May 2012 | Michael Giles

This year, I volunteered at TechCrunch Disrupt 2012. It turns out I would have been better off staying in bed. BY MICHAEL GILES.

Be the best in the world

4:23PM | Friday, 20 April 2012 | Michael Giles

If you are not the best in the world at what you do, there is someone else out there who is, and that’s who people are attracted to and who they want to deal with. BY MICHAEL GILES.

Treasure yourself like Miranda Kerr

3:36PM | Tuesday, 13 March 2012 | Michael Giles

It's great finding a book that truly resonates. For me, Treasure Yourself by Miranda Kerr is such a book. BY MICHAEL GILES.

Getting my start-up to official launch

1:42PM | Tuesday, 31 January 2012 | Michael Giles

I finally launched my business this week, after nearly two years of hard work. Here are the key takeaways I’ve learnt on the path to starting up. BY MICHAEL GILES.

Eating my own dog food

1:31PM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 | Michael Giles

The best products are those where the founders are the power users. BY MICHAEL GILES.

Getting to private beta launch

12:08PM | Tuesday, 13 December 2011 | Michael Giles

Michael Giles has recently launched his venture Roboinvest. Here are the main challenges he’s encountered and the lessons he’s learnt so far. BY MICHAEL GILES

Surviving in New York on a start-up budget

10:01PM | Friday, 14 October 2011 | Michael Giles

When you are running a start-up, you live on what I like to call a start-up budget. Here's how to make it stretch a little bit further. BY MICHAEL GILES.

Don’t spend it before you get it

9:19PM | Friday, 9 September 2011 | Michael Giles

It's important you don’t spend raised capital until it’s in the bank and you can actually access it. BY MICHAEL GILES.

Improving your funding chances

8:29PM | Friday, 12 August 2011 | Michael Giles

Raising funds for your start-up is probably the most distracting, time consuming and hardest things you will do as an entrepreneur. BY MICHAEL GILES.

Networking, New York-style

7:06PM | Friday, 15 July 2011 | Michael Giles

We’ve heard it a million times before – it’s who you know not what you know. But in New York it’s even more evident. BY MICHAEL GILES.

Lessons from the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC conference

6:16PM | Thursday, 9 June 2011 | Michael Giles

It's funny how things have their way of working out. Even though I really wanted to go, I hadn't planned on attending the conference. BY MICHAEL GILES.