Start-up aims to attract new audiences with fresh take on opera

11:59PM | Monday, 4 November 2013 | Rose Powell

The Harbour City Opera company is ready to disrupt the opera industry by putting on the classics with contemporary twists to attract new audiences.

Planning  | Business planning

After the Accelerator: Scriptrock on why they moved to the US, and how tough it was to get into Startmate

11:03PM | Friday, 1 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Mike Baukes and Alan Sharp Paul credit the Startmate accelerator program with the rapid growth of Scriptrock since joining the second intake of the program in 2012.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy

The Telecom Computerphone: How poor execution can kill a good business idea

10:00AM | Wednesday, 30 October 2013 | Taskmaster

You have a brilliant business idea. But an innovative business idea alone is not enough to make you the next big thing in tech – and here’s a good example of why.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Getting fit for business

10:27PM | Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | Linnet Hunter

Around this time of year, many Australians start thinking about getting fit for summer. Here are four key tips that will help you to do the same with your business.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Linnet Hunter

Disposable plates and bowls too good for the bin

10:56PM | Monday, 28 October 2013 | StartupSmart

One design firm wants to improve the appearance of disposable paper plates.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Business planning

Redbubble CTO on how collaborative product management can lead to major changes

10:51PM | Monday, 28 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Product development has become a core focus for the team at online art marketplace Redbubble and led them to a major pivot that has been critical to their success so far.

 | Business planning

How do you get a mentor in a new industry you’re trying to break into?

10:44PM | Monday, 28 October 2013 | Bella Katz

A big indicator of business maturity is admitting that you don’t know everything. Here's how to find a mentor to help you out.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Bella Katz

Get ready for the “unstoppable wave” of crowdsourced equity: Israeli start-up investment expert

10:00AM | Monday, 28 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Crowdsourced equity is reaching a tipping point and “start-ups are on the verge of an unstoppable wave”, says investment expert Jon Medved.

 | Planning  | Financing a business

Why the tech revolution could soon be televised: If you develop mobile apps, you must tune in to this

10:05PM | Friday, 25 October 2013 | Taskmaster

It seems the next phase of the tech revolution might be televised after all – here’s how to cash in.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology

Best of the web reads: How President Barack Obama killed the tie

10:45AM | Friday, 25 October 2013 | Myriam Robin

US President Barack Obama has been pushing for tie-less meetings for years, and he’s convinced some of the world’s biggest power players to go along with the idea.

 | Planning

Time to give your troops a pep talk

10:00PM | Thursday, 24 October 2013 | Taskmaster

Now is the ideal time to get your employees motivated for the long months ahead. Here’s why and how you should do it.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Leadership  | Management

The start of a start-up: The thrill of generating a new business idea

10:31PM | Thursday, 24 October 2013 | Jason Rose

I recently had that burst of excitement every entrepreneur knows well – the moment where a bold new business idea strikes.

 | Planning  | Mentor  | Jason Rose

Skol, Vikings: Horn glass has you drinking like a medieval Norse warrior

10:48PM | Wednesday, 23 October 2013 | StartupSmart

Have you ever felt like going medieval and carousing like a Viking? Thanks to this invention, you now can.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Is your business scalable? Six things you need to think about

10:44PM | Wednesday, 23 October 2013 | Matt Murphy

If there is sufficient demand for your product or service then you can make a business out of it. But can you get enough scale to achieve lift-off?

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Mentor  | Matt Murphy

Not a tech start-up? Why tech still matters and how to track your cashflow

10:27PM | Wednesday, 23 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Whether or not you identify as a tech start-up founder, if you’re launching a business today, you need to be tech savvy, says Simon Raik-Allen.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Financing a business  | Cashflow

Set some end of year goals

10:03PM | Tuesday, 22 October 2013 | Taskmaster

Christmas and the end of the year can breed idleness in your workforce! Thankfully, you can begin taking preventative action.

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

Five tips for choosing your start-up name

10:32PM | Friday, 18 October 2013 | Vanessa Emilio

Choosing your business name is one of the first and most important things you will do when you start your business. Here are five steps you need to follow to ensure you get it right.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Sales  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Cloudy with bright patches

10:40PM | Thursday, 17 October 2013 | StartupSmart

Ever wanted to bring the outdoors inside? Now you can with this zany new invention.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Does your venue have a strategic plan?

10:24PM | Thursday, 17 October 2013 | Trevor Jenkins

It doesn’t matter if you are just at the beginning of the start-up process or if you’ve been open for some time. Every hospitality business needs a strategic plan.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Mentor  | Trevor Jenkins

Make sure your apps don’t break with KitKat

10:10PM | Tuesday, 15 October 2013 | Taskmaster

In the past couple of days, Google has announced some big changes with Android 4.4 KitKat. Here are some key details you must be aware of.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | Websites  | IT