October 2013

Optus-Innov8 Seed now open for investment all year round

10:04PM | Friday, 18 October 2013 | By Gavin Lower Australian tech start-up investor Optus-Innov8 Seed has changed the way it offers support and will now take applications from entrepreneurs year round, instead of only twice a year.

Five tips for choosing your start-up name

10:32PM | Friday, 18 October 2013 | By Vanessa Emilio Choosing your business name is one of the first and most important things you will do when you start your business. Here are five steps you need to follow to ensure you get it right.

How to find a good business to buy

10:07PM | Friday, 18 October 2013 | By Peter Watson For many people, buying a business can be the perfect option. Before deciding to purchase an existing business, there are several factors to consider so that you can find the perfect business investment.

Bruce Billson on red tape warpath, with access to grants and the carbon tax repeal top priorities

10:01PM | Friday, 18 October 2013 | By Yolanda Redrup Small Business Minister Bruce Billson vows to create a fairer trading environment, improved access to government grants and a government which is “small business friendly.

Best of the web reads: San Francisco’s new entrepreneurial culture

10:00AM | Friday, 18 October 2013 | By Gavin Lower San Francisco has a history of being at the forefront of America’s cultural life. Now a new group is making its mark – young entrepreneurs.

THE NEWS WRAP: ATO crackdown on self-managed super advisers

10:11AM | Friday, 18 October 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas The ATO has announced a crackdown on SMSF advisers using overseas holidays to spruik property. Plus Network Ten posts a massive $285 million annual loss and Obama signs debt limit legislation.

Seven tips to boost online sales

10:00AM | Friday, 18 October 2013 | By Eddie Machaalani Internet retail sales conducted by smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices have increased by as much as 400%. Here are seven key tips to help you cash in on this trend.

FrameFish speeds up comparing glasses frames online to find the right look

10:52PM | Thursday, 17 October 2013 | By Gavin Lower A Sydney start-up set to shake up the market for online glasses frames by creating a platform that allows users to quickly compare what they would look like wearing a wide range of frames.

Viral videos help, but razor-sharp products give Dollar Shave Club its marketing edge

10:09PM | Thursday, 17 October 2013 | By Gavin Lower Dollar Shave Club launched last year in the US with a video ad that went viral, racking up nearly 12 million views so far on YouTube.

Springboard Enterprises Australia program for women entrepreneurs

10:53PM | Thursday, 17 October 2013 | By Gavin Lower For entrepreneur Natasha Rawlings, taking part in Springboard Enterprises Australia’s first accelerator program for women last year has helped broaden her contacts with investors and provided invaluable business advice.