How website user experience factors affect your search engine rankings

10:59PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | Nick Grinberg

A search engine’s job is to find the most relevant resource in answer to the question that any user asks of it. It wants to provide you, “the searcher”, with the best possible answer to your query.


Toowoomba hosting its first Startup Weekend: The challenges of building an ecosystem in regional Australia

10:10PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The regional city of Toowoomba, in Queensland’s Darling Downs region, is set to host its first Startup Weekend event as its local startup ecosystem gathers momentum.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology

Payhero plans to save the day for business billing services

10:13PM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Adelaide-based startup is looking to make it easier for businesses to turn regular customers into recurring revenue.

 | Business ideas

How to help ensure your company’s app doesn’t attract a $1.7 million fine

10:52PM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Benjamin Hunt

As the number of companies developing mobile apps skyrockets, so too does their risk of breaching the new privacy rules and potentially attracting fines of up to $1.7 million.

 | Planning

Forget physical property: It’s in the idea!

10:20PM | Friday, 10 October 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

It's important to take the time to protect your greatest assets.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Ireland’s startup scene is Dublin its fortune, while ours Canberra-ly sustain itself

10:38PM | Tuesday, 7 October 2014 | StartupSmart

The Australian government is underestimating the importance of the technology industry to Australia’s future prosperity, Nitro founder Sam Chandler says.

 | Planning  | Leadership

She Makes event set to boost local maker community by getting more women involved

10:31AM | Tuesday, 7 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Girl Geek Academy is preparing for She Makes, Australia’s first maker faire specifically designed for women, following the success of Australia’s first all-female hackathon in March.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology  | IT  | Business advice and education

ilab seeks startups in regional Queensland for Germinate accelerator

10:51PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Indooroopilly-based accelerator ilab is encouraging startups and entrepreneurs in regional Queensland to apply for its Germinate accelerator program.

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

“Blow their minds”: Applications open for speakers for Australia’s first national PHP web developer conference

10:55PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The organiser of PHP Australia, the first national conference for web developers who use the PHP scripting language, has announced applications are now open for people interested in becoming speakers for the event.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology  | Websites

Governance Institute says ‘bring back CAMAC’

10:46PM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 | StartupSmart

The Governance Institute of Australia has put out a plea to the federal government to retain the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee it says has “been at the forefront of cutting-edge policy”.

 | Planning

You’ll never guess which three words are driving your customers nuts

9:57PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Daniel Scheltinga

We all know that communication is vital to doing business. It’s also an important way startups position themselves in the way they would like their customers to see them; the voice and tone we use reflects our values and approach.

 | Planning

Hackathons in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane aiming to turn “health data into information into knowledge”

9:44PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

With interest in health technology booming, an upcoming hackathon across three states is aiming to bring together tech experts and leading medical researchers.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology  | IT  | Leadership  | Management

From art to science: Interest in robotics is on the move, but finance remains an issue

9:32PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The cofounder of a pioneering Sydney-based robotics startup, with a Powerhouse Museum display and a successful crowdfunding campaign under its belt, says the sector is set to get much bigger but finance for projects remains an issue.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

Sydney startup flooded with applications for $100,000 internship

9:26PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

More than 2700 people have applied for what a Sydney-based startup is calling the “world’s best internship”, with some applicants taking extreme measures to stand out from the crowd.

 | Planning

Elance-oDesk aims to get the entrepreneurial pulse racing with city meet-ups

9:13PM | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | Kye White

Elance-oDesk has launched The Pulse, a new initiative aimed at bringing entrepreneurs together in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

 | Business ideas

The collaboration checklist

9:23PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

When it comes to leveraging your time, money, contacts and resources you can’t beat the power of collaboration. Not only do strategic partnerships or alliances open you up to new contacts and opportunities, they can also help you value-add to customers and land larger accounts.

 | Planning

Apple iPhone 6 release: Australian app developers and startups react

9:13PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Apple has now released its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in Australia, and the near inevitable crowds are lining up around the block. Here’s the reaction from Australian app developers.

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

Here’s what I learnt by launching 10 startups and losing $43k along the way

9:55PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Nina Hendy

For years, the overnight success story he was craving eluded Nic Blair. Here's what he's learnt from launching 10 startups and losing $43,000 on the journey.

 | Planning

Westpac and BlueChilli offer $40,000 for real estate disruption

9:38PM | Wednesday, 17 September 2014 | StartupSmart

Westpac Group, in conjunction with accelerator Blue Chilli, is offering $40,000 to the Australian startup that can create the most useful and disruptive business solution for its SME and commercial real estate customers.

 | Business ideas

Minimal meetings and managers: the tech companies shaking up the “big company” mentality

9:24PM | Wednesday, 17 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Vending machines full of free Apple products, fully catered meals, band rooms, huge cafeterias that look like any on-trend café; the offices of Yammer, Dropbox and Stripe leave a lasting impression.

 | Business ideas