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The Weekly Digest: All of this week’s start-up tips, latest news and opportunities

11:18PM | Friday, 15 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Here is StartupSmart’s weekly roundup of the big news and events in the Australian start-up community.

Retail store locations: The science behind the choice

11:33PM | Monday, 11 November 2013 | Gerry Gerrard

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.

Six new technologies set to lift-off in 2014

11:23PM | Friday, 8 November 2013 | Andrew Sadauskas

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.

Dr Pepper’s lessons on brand loyalty

11:00AM | Thursday, 7 November 2013 | Taskmaster

Do you want to build a brand your customers will keep coming back to? It’s time to take a lesson from the doctor.

Feeling flat? How to rediscover your start-up passion ahead of Global Entrepreneurship Week

11:23PM | Wednesday, 6 November 2013 | Rose Powell

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.

Top three tips for social enterprises who want to create real change

11:21PM | Wednesday, 6 November 2013 | Rose Powell

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.

Canberra start-ups to showcase creativity at Festival of Ambitious Ideas

11:21PM | Monday, 4 November 2013 | Rose Powell

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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