Tin Alley internship program is back, with newer companies and no pay for tech interns

3:21PM | Monday, 31 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Internship program Tin Alley has introduced a new winter program that places 10 interns in brand new companies, the significant difference to its summer program being that these interns aren’t paid.

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

The News Wrap: Telstra set to roll out fibre-to-the-node pilot for NBN

3:33AM | Monday, 31 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Telstra looks set to have a big role in the construction of the national broadband network, with negotiations on a fibre-to-the-node pilot due to be completed within a month.

 | Planning  | Technology  | Tech  | Government and Regulation

When net promoter scores turn absurd

3:00AM | Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Every few years, a new management trend sweeps through MBA land. A recent example has been “net promoter scores”.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Advertising  | Online and email marketing  | Sales  | Leadership  | Management

MAP14 launches, announcing it’s now more than just an accelerator

3:23PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Melbourne University’s startup accelerator MAP will officially launch for the year at an event tonight.

 | Planning  | Business advice and education

Five Quora answers every startup founder should read

3:46PM | Monday, 24 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Quora is a treasure trove of great advice for entrepreneurs. Here are some of the top answers every founder should read.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Australia beats Silicon Valley on almost every entrepreneurial trait: Global accelerator

3:42PM | Monday, 24 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Australian founders are emotionally stable. That was the finding of The Founder Institute’s psychometric tests that all candidates are required to complete, with Australia coming out on top for several qualities.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Sole trader

Jobs on the agenda for G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit

3:09PM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | StartupSmart

Entrepreneurs 40 years old and under are urged to apply for the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (YEA) Summit Australia 2014, before registrations close on March 31, 2014.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Get started on a new business with this one day action plan

3:23PM | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | Phil Morle

As long as your startup is in your mind and not in the world, it will stay a dream. This is an action plan to get your new business started.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Sole trader

Can entrepreneurship be taught? Lean startup guru Steve Blank responds

3:50PM | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | Rose Powell

The man who made the lean start-up approach a movement, Steve Blank, says asking if entrepreneurship can be taught is the wrong question, the question that matters is who can it be taught to.

 | Planning  | Business planning

How to scale a culture: Create organisational rhythms, remember silence is deadly and consider arguing drunk

3:20AM | Monday, 17 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Growing a business may seem easy but screwing it up is even easier, especially if you don’t keep an eye on your company culture, says scaling expert Huggy Rao.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Change default search in Google Chrome

3:31PM | Friday, 14 March 2014 | StartupSmart

The Google search bar in Chrome is one of the most useful tools in the browser, but you can easily change it to a different search engine altogether – or even a website.

 | Planning

Why job descriptions matter

3:15PM | Friday, 14 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Most entrepreneurs love their staff. Don't they?

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

Weekly digest: This week’s stories in one easy to check place

3:37PM | Friday, 14 March 2014 | Rose Powell

We tackled some big topics this week, from the worst red tape for start-ups to five myths about scaling a business to how Australia can overcome a fear of failure many believe is holding the start-up ecosystem back.

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

Music wasn’t better back in the day – and neither was life!

3:41PM | Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Are you holding off on building your dreams for the future because of a misguided idealism about the past? The Taskmaster says it’s time to take off those nostalgia goggles.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Start-up internship program at Melbourne University to run again as interns get hired

3:01PM | Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Rose Powell

The Tin Alley program has been declared a success with two of the five Melbourne University students involved in the program hired after completing their internships at tech start-ups and councils.

 | Planning  | Business advice and education

Buy a vowel – and make your name stand out!

3:00AM | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Are you trying to pick a name for your business? Looking for something really unique? Old Taskmaster suggests it’s time to buy a vowel.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Advertising  | Sales

Stanford start-up tutors share the top five myths about scaling tech start-ups

3:00AM | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | Rose Powell

By definition, every start-up plans to get global sooner or later. But scaling a business poorly is one of the fastest ways to kill it, according to two Stanford lecturers.

 | Business planning  | Business advice and education

Time to use the other 90% of your brain

3:17PM | Monday, 10 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Last time, the Taskmaster revealed the awesome power of the Octagon of Opportunity. Of course, that’s not the only con you need to keep an ear out for.

 | Planning

Startup Games launches: Why only 28 of 80 aspiring entrepreneurs made it through the selection process

3:44PM | Monday, 10 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Only 28 applicants to the University of New South Wales’s New South Innovations Startup Games started the program this week, after a rigorous application process.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Thinking of setting up a start-up business? Here’s what you need to do first

3:17PM | Friday, 7 March 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Did you know there's a legal difference between a company and a business? Before you start-up, here are a few things you should consider.

 | Planning  | Legal matters  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio