Surviving your first year: How clarity is essential to achieve longevity

6:22PM | Tuesday, 17 June 2014 | Stefan Kazakis

Here's a guide for new small business owners on suriviving that crucial first 12 months.

Business planning

Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie rallies unemployed youth to launch a startup

6:01PM | Monday, 16 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Entrepreneurship is the solution for young people in Australia who are struggling to find work, according to Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie.

 | Planning  | Sole trader

Combining passion with computational thinking could help Australian startups

6:35PM | Monday, 16 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

In a follow up to his talk at last week at Vivid Sydney about growing Australian startup culture, Google engineering director Alan Noble has written a an official Google blog post about encouraging more computer science (CS) graduates.

 | Business planning  | Sole trader

The man who couldn’t cook

6:45PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Taskmaster

“I don’t know how to cook,” admitted the man sitting on a stool at the front bar of The Commercial Hotel in Parts Unknown.

 | Planning  | Leadership

All you need to know about the Internet of Things

6:00PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | StartupSmart

The Internet of Things is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment.

 | Planning

From zero to 200 startups in 24 months at UNSW

6:49PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Joshua Flannery

The title of this article is a little misleading as start-ups have been coming out of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) for many years.

 | Planning

Crowdfunding is not just about raising capital

6:14PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Andrew Young

The recent CAMAC report put crowdfunding on the policy agenda and raised plenty of questions about how it could be regulated.

 | Planning

Best of the Web: Office introverts, Cantor’s Silicon Valley friends, and #weirdtwitter

6:51AM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Eloise Keating

An office for introverts: When workplaces started adopting open plan offices in the 1960s, it was hoped scrapping employee cubicles would foster collaboration and make teams more efficient. But as Olga Khazan writes in The Atlantic, sharing your work space with others can be traumatic, especially for the introverts among us.

 | Planning  | How to hire staff

THE NEWS WRAP: Patent trolls killing startup culture in the US

6:18AM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Kye White

THE NEWS WRAP: Patent trolls killing startup culture in the US A new study has been released that says patent trolls are killing startups.

 | Planning  | Growth

Four tips for startups I wish I knew when I started

6:14PM | Thursday, 12 June 2014 | Alex Ghiculescu

When we launched Tanda at the end of 2012, we were truly going in blind. Here are the four things we wished we would have known before starting.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Australia’s 10 Internet of Things companies to watch

6:39PM | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Kye White

Everybody is talking about the Internet of Things, so here are our top 10 Australian companies to watch in this space.

 | Business ideas  | Technology

The self-lubricating skin-like condom that has piqued the interest of Bill Gates

6:25PM | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Kye White

A team of researchers from the University of Wollongong are developing a next generation condom that “looks, feels and acts” like real tissue, and they have the support of Bill and Melinda Gates to do it.

 | Business ideas

Sharp idea leads to Australia’s latest Kickstarter success

6:14PM | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

With a goal of raising $45,000, and having reached $300,000 with 16 days to go, Darkly Lab’s LazerBlade looks to be Australia’s next runaway Kickstarter success.

 | Business planning  | Growth Strategy

How to prepare to manufacture hardware

6:41AM | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Mark Pesce

Drawing from our experience bringing Holiday by MooresCloud to market, this series covers the whole journey: concept to design, preparation for mass production, compliance testing, manufacturing, and what to do when things break down – because they will break down.

 | Planning

The Upside of Startup Depression

6:00PM | Tuesday, 10 June 2014 | Tom Howard

I’ve experienced a lot of depression during my life – not really suicidal depression, but melancholy, anxiety, fearfulness and crippling self-doubt, and it’s been a big factor/complication over the course of building Adioso.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Dean McEvoy’s nine tips for startups (and one tip for investors)

6:54PM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Dean McEvoy is something of a hero among Australia’s startup scene, having sold his second company, the daily deal site Spreets, to Yahoo! for $40 million. His current startup Icon Park, a crowdfunding platform for restaurants, looks to be a hit too, attracting considerable attention, including whispers of a TV deal.

 | Planning  | Growth

Why Google thinks Old Taskmaster is a crazy old cat lady from Wisconsin

6:49PM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | Taskmaster

The other day, your loyal correspondent sat back in a leather recliner, brandy old-fashioned in hand, after a long day spent toiling in Taskmaster Towers.

 | Planning

The NBN is in a regulatory hole – time to stop digging

6:19PM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | Stephen King

Has there ever been a bigger policy mess than the NBN? The latest claims are that NBN Co risks breaching Australia’s consumer law on the grounds of misleading and deceptive conduct.

 | Planning

OPINION: The startups are like girlfriends analogy needs to die, along with other sexist gaffes

6:31AM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Startups, we have a problem. Less than 24 hours after the justified storm of disapproval in response to Atlassian’s engineer referring to Maven as a demanding'', ''complaining'' and ''interrupting girlfriend, I was sitting at Innovation Bay’s Smart Money event (part of Vivid Sydney) to hear the analogy repeated.

 | Planning

Best of the Web: McDumpals, Weblandians and about those IPOs

6:16AM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

The secret sauce on McDumpal’s Big Scam: If you’ve never heard of McDumpals then that’s about to change. No, it has nothing to do with discarded Big Macs, but a leading shop for stolen credit cards, which first went online in late April 2013.

 | Planning