From Christopher Skase's Qintex to Bond Corporation and from Mayne Nickless to Pacific Dunlop, diversified companies have been a disaster. Your grandfather was wrong to warn you not to put all your eggs in one basket!
Many start-ups struggle to execute their best insights and big decisions in a timely manner because they’re too nervous or not sure enough of their instincts.
For every start-up launched, there are hundreds, possibly thousands, of start-up ideas. The way to find the courage to turn a good idea into a business, and how to actually do so is good planning, according to Athena Prib, co-founder and commercial director of business consulting group Gemaker.
Happy Global Entrepreneurship Week! Here’s the wrap of the stories we covered last week.
History is full of famous partnerships – unions of two individuals who achieved more together than they possibly ever could have achieved on their own. Here’s how to find your ideal business partner.
The vast majority of Australians are interested in giving it a go, according to a new global report into attitudes towards entrepreneurship.
Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government trade board, has announced its first start-up ambassador for Australia, Sydney-based Eamon Eastwood, in a bid to entice both Irish entrepreneurs and Australian founders to set up base in the emerald isle.
Here is StartupSmart’s weekly roundup of the big news and events in the Australian start-up community.
Whether you earn your bread in a bakery or another retail business, here are some key tips from Bakers Delight general manager Gerry Gerrard on where you should invest your dough.
The tech sector has always been in a never-ending race towards the next big thing. Here’s a look at six technologies set to lift-off in 2014.
Do you want to build a brand your customers will keep coming back to? It’s time to take a lesson from the doctor.
It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week next week, and while there is a lot to celebrate about the local start-up community and the excellent businesses involved, many entrepreneurs may be feeling overwhelmed and burnt out.
Thousands of social entrepreneurs are involved in over 150 events across Australia this week as part of the first annual Changemakers Festival, coordinated by the Australian Centre for Social Innovation.
Thirteen Canberra-based start-ups are set to share their plans and visions this week at the second Festival of Ambitious Ideas, launched to showcase and encourage innovation in the Australian Capital Territory.
The Harbour City Opera company is ready to disrupt the opera industry by putting on the classics with contemporary twists to attract new audiences.
After the Accelerator: Scriptrock on why they moved to the US, and how tough it was to get into Startmate11:03PM | 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.
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.
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.
One design firm wants to improve the appearance of disposable paper plates.
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.