Many Australians planning to change jobs want to start their own business in 2014: Survey

1:07PM | Thursday, 9 January 2014 | Rose Powell

A third of Australians are planning on changing their career this year, according to national bookkeeping franchise First Class Accounts.

Planning  | Business planning  | Sole trader

A wheely good tent

1:43PM | Wednesday, 8 January 2014 | StartupSmart

For the bike tourer, space in their pannier bags is a valuable commodity, loaded up with tent, clothes and parts. Now along comes The Travel Tent concept.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

All at sea with a desalinating water bottle

1:17PM | Monday, 6 January 2014 | StartupSmart

Do you have a thirst for innovation? One entrepreneur has distilled a crystal-clear vision into a desalinating water bottle.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

App for personal trainer entrepreneurs wins Adelaide’s MEGA awards for 2013

1:03PM | Monday, 6 January 2014 | Rose Powell

PTBiz, an app for personal trainers to manage their businesses, has taken out a series of awards as part of the 2013 graduating class of Adelaide-based early stage start-up program MEGA.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Five technology trends small businesses need to consider in 2014

1:00AM | Monday, 6 January 2014 | Gavin Lower

With technology always and rapidly evolving, it can be tough for small businesses to keep up.

 | Planning  | Business advice and education  | SEO for start-ups  | Sole trader

Infographic: Legal issues when designing an app

1:00AM | Monday, 6 January 2014 | Gavin Lower

Designing and building an app can be an exciting time for any developer, but some legal issues may be involved.

 | Planning  | Technology

The top franchise trends in Australia for 2014

1:00AM | Monday, 6 January 2014 | Gavin Lower

For people considering getting into business for themselves, especially in the New Year, franchising is one option many will likely investigate.

 | Planning  | Franchising  | Becoming a franchisor  | Becoming a franchisee

Top five areas to start a business in 2014

1:00AM | Friday, 3 January 2014 | Gavin Lower

When it comes to starting your own business, it can be a challenge working out what sectors have the best potential.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Business planning  | How to start a...

Troubleshoot tech problems

12:38PM | Friday, 20 December 2013 | Taskmaster

Computers. Sometimes it’s like they have a mind of their own.

 | Planning

The Weekly Digest: New partnerships, investment news and plenty of tips

12:03PM | Friday, 20 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Despite many corporates slowing down and packing up this week as we roll towards Christmas, the Australian start-up community has been powering along.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Business planning  | How to start a...

THE NEWS WRAP: NAB chairman warns Australia faces modest economic outlook

12:26AM | Friday, 20 December 2013 | Gavin Lower

National Australia Bank chairman Michael Chaney says the country is faced with “at best” modest economic growth and rising unemployment.

 | Planning

Social media news and views in 2013 and advice to take into 2014

12:00AM | Tuesday, 31 December 2013 | Gavin Lower

No matter what your opinion of social media, it’s become a ubiquitous feature of our lives.

 | Planning  | Technology  | Social media  | Websites  | IT  | SEO for start-ups

Top mentor lessons to take into 2014

1:00AM | Thursday, 2 January 2014 | Gavin Lower

One of the most common pieces of advice for people setting out on the road to starting their own business is how important it is to find a mentor.

 | Planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Innovation  | SEO for start-ups

Going global against all advice with no funding: HealthKit co-founder shares their Start-ups are Scary moment

12:00AM | Friday, 20 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Building a global health administration system was crazy. At least that's what Alison Hardacre and Lachlan Wheeler's friends told them.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | How I did it  | How to start a...

How much should I charge? New research reveals the median rates for creative freelancers

12:39PM | Thursday, 19 December 2013 | Rose Powell

The median rates and most common ways of billing for creative freelancers have been revealed by a survey of over 1100 Australian creative freelancers coordinated by online creative community The Loop.

 | Planning  | Home based business  | Running a business from home

Our top news stories for 2013

12:00AM | Sunday, 22 December 2013 | Gavin Lower

There was plenty of news and activity affecting Australia’s start-ups over the past 12 months, as the sector absorbed political strife, an election that saw the return of the Coalition and attempts by Apple to trademark “startup”.

 | Planning  | Government and Regulation

THE NEWS WRAP: US Federal Reserve to wind back stimulus

12:10AM | Thursday, 19 December 2013 | Gavin Lower

The US Federal Reserve has announced it will begin to scale down its massive stimulus program from next month.

 | Planning

Scoopon fined $1 million for misleading businesses and consumers

12:57PM | Wednesday, 18 December 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

Online group buying site Scoopon has been hit with a $1 million penalty for making false and misleading representations to businesses and consumers.

 | Planning

Tech education start-ups ready to boom with Australia on the verge of a massive digital skills crunch

12:26PM | Wednesday, 18 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Australia is entering a period when rapid upskilling will be needed to maintain economic growth, says the local head of adult education start-up General Assembly.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Adelaide co-working space offers Holden workers career support

12:44PM | Wednesday, 18 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Co-working space Majoran Distillery is offering Holden workers support as the car maker prepares to stop production in 2017.

 | Planning  | Business planning