Polly McGee

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Five changes that would boost female-led start-ups

5:42AM | Monday, 6 May

While research shows Australian women are among the most entrepreneurial in the world, they continue to be underrepresented in major sectors such as finance and information technology.

Five ways to stay ahead of the copycats

8:50AM | Thursday, 23 August

It emerged this week that start-up retailer Lonely Kids Club deployed a novel method of combating what it perceived as a rival plagiarising its designs.

Hobart’s first start-up space holds the keys to entrepreneurial success

8:32AM | Wednesday, 15 August

The co-working trend continues to gather pace, with a new space set to launch in Hobart, much to the delight of Tasmanian start-ups, while a Melbourne suburb has been pegged as a potential location for a new collaborative hub.

Should I drop my prices to be more competitive with the big guys?

7:05PM | Tuesday, 17 July

This week’s Secret Soloist answer comes from Polly McGee, co-founder of Startup Tasmania.    A friend of mine tells a great anecdote about a hairdresser he knows who opened a salon in a suburban shopping centre.

Top 10 challenges faced by sole traders

6:43PM | Wednesday, 27 June

Taking the plunge and becoming your own boss is risky at the best of times, but the danger for sole traders is higher than for other types of business.

Mumpreneur Melanie Seears wins award for cardboard box creation

5:40PM | Sunday, 20 May

Mumpreneurs can still make their mark in an increasingly crowded market, experts say, after a South Australian mum won an award for a cardboard box creation dubbed Imaginabox.

Mumpreneur Melanie Seears wins award for cardboard box creation

5:54AM | Friday, 18 May

Mumpreneurs can still make their mark in an increasingly crowded market, experts say, after a South Australian mum won an award for a cardboard box creation, dubbed Imaginabox.

Thursday 12 April, 2012

4:18PM | Wednesday, 11 April

Today on StartupSmart, business planning advisor Greg Hayes highlights the importance of knowing exactly when to exit your business.

Make Haste Slowly

3:16AM | Tuesday, 13 March

The first blog post I wrote for StartupSmart was on the topic of time. They say time is cyclical, so not surprisingly here I am again; same place, different time.

Five ways mumpreneurs can juggle business with family life

5:11AM | Wednesday, 2 May

Although some areas of Australia’s economy look worryingly sluggish, there is an area that is clearly booming, and it has nothing to do with mining.

Tasmanian businesses get $8 million government funding boost

3:03AM | Monday, 11 March

Tasmanian businesses have an opportunity to innovate and diversify, an expert says, after the Federal Government closed an $8 million funding round for businesses in the state.

Wednesday 15 June

6:05PM | Tuesday, 14 June

Today on StartupSmart, leading business advisor Marc Peskett outlines the four categories that start-ups fall into, depending on their goals and the reasons why they went into business.

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