Migrant entrepreneurs overcome barriers to starting up businesses in Australia

9:03PM | Tuesday, 17 September 2013 | Nina Hendy

Australia prides itself on its multiculturalism. However, migrant entrepreneurs face some unique challenges when starting up.

Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Business advice and education  | Sole trader

The final straw for chopsticks

9:01PM | Monday, 16 September 2013 | StartupSmart

The Asian version of the spork, designer Julian Lechner has created these soup chopstick straws that allow you to get every last drop out of a bowl of noodle soup.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Are you living life to the fullest as an entrepreneur?

9:04PM | Monday, 16 September 2013 | Jonathan Weinstock

If you want to be an entrepreneur then you will need to grow yourself and your business throughout your lifetime, and you won’t achieve that doing what you’ve always done!

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Mentor  | Jonathan Weinstock

How to speak designer: 99designs executive shares his tips for getting the best out of designers

9:19PM | Thursday, 12 September 2013 | Rose Powell

Jason Sew Hoy, the chief operations officer for 99designs, reveals the best way to encourage designers to create the kind of results you’re after.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Marketing  | Growth  | Innovation  | Sales and marketing  | Advertising  | Online and email marketing  | Technology  | Websites

Staying awake for timely marketing

9:06PM | Thursday, 12 September 2013 | StartupSmart

Now there’s a new way to reduce the road toll – and it’s also great for finding coffee.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Start your Christmas planning NOW!

9:40PM | Thursday, 12 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Do you want a financially festive Christmas this year? If so, the time to start thinking and planning for it is right now!

 | Planning  | Business planning

Mermaid school brings childhood fantasy to life

9:55PM | Wednesday, 11 September 2013 | StartupSmart

This mermaid school in the Philippines is a perfect plan for those seeking to have a bit of fun with their start-up, and not promising too much.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Softly does it for kid-friendly furniture

9:16PM | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 | StartupSmart

Kids these days – never watching where they’re going! Still, one furniture company has the perfect solution: Styrofoam cupboards!

 | Planning  | Business ideas

How to make the most of quick conversations with start-up gurus

9:54PM | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 | Rose Powell

Mentoring can be the make-or-break factor in a start-up’s journey, so it pays to make the most of every opportunity.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Decide now whether you’re closing over Christmas and New Year

9:46PM | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Are you planning to close your business for a week during Christmas or in January? If you haven’t really thought about it, here are four good reasons why you should make the decision now.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

Canberra start-up sector set for a boom with the Coalition set to cut 12,000 public service jobs

9:19AM | Monday, 9 September 2013 | Rose Powell

The fledgling Canberra start-up scene is set for a boost with the city’s largest employer, the federal government, set to shed 12,000 public service jobs in line with Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott’s election cost-reducing promise.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Leadership  | Workspace

A flexible solution for light sleepers

9:24PM | Friday, 6 September 2013 | StartupSmart

Want to have more enlightened dreams? Here's one invention that can light the way.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Toast the good news: Beer that tastes good on bread

9:43PM | Thursday, 5 September 2013 | StartupSmart

Beer butter is exactly what it sounds like: Two indulgences turned into one slightly warped but certainly intriguing product.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

A few very merry mobile trends you really must watch

9:39PM | Thursday, 5 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Well, it’s certainly been a big couple of days in the mobile industry – and the news is set to get bigger. If you’re running, planning or developing a mobile app, here are some trends you really must pay attention to.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology  | Social media

Meet the $US279,000 flying car

9:00PM | Wednesday, 4 September 2013 | Andrew Sadauskas

Flying cars have long been the stuff of science fiction. Now roadable aircraft maker Terrafugia is working on the second generation of its flying car – and it could be yours for just $US279,000.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Fold-up bike gives travellers more mileage

9:29PM | Tuesday, 3 September 2013 | StartupSmart

A bike you can fold down and fit into your carry-on luggage may seem like a cute idea, but it's also a smart one that taps into multiple emerging trends.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Stay sharp in the kitchen while staying safe

9:12PM | Monday, 2 September 2013 | StartupSmart

Do you fear slicing off the tops of your fingers every time you use a sharp knife in the kitchen? If so, it might be time for you to get a shield.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

A lesson on taste from Steve Jobs

9:40PM | Monday, 2 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Over the weekend, your friendly local Taskmaster watched the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs. Here are a couple of business lessons – and spoilers!

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology

Curtin University’s Ignition program signs up sponsors

9:12PM | Monday, 2 September 2013 | Gavin Lower

Curtin University’s Ignition entrepreneur and innovation program has received sponsorship backing from the West Australian Department of Commerce.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Business Grants

The cake is the message

8:19PM | Friday, 30 August 2013 | StartupSmart

Want to share the perfect message on a special occasion? Well, it's now a piece of cake.

 | Planning  | Business ideas