Business planning



Tech, food and leisure most popular industries for new business

1:09PM | Thursday, 23 January 2014 | Rose Powell

More than half of Australia’s entrepreneurs are feeling confident about their start-up prospects and the best time to launch a new business will be in 2016, according to research by Snap Printing released this week.

Mobile commerce visionary Tomi Ahonen on the newest mass media: You must watch this video

1:00AM | Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | Taskmaster

Are you thinking about developing an Android or iPhone app? Or perhaps you’re looking for a great business idea? If so, here’s one video you absolutely must watch.

Who entered the So You Think You Can Start-up pitching competition?

1:43PM | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 | StartupSmart

Entries have now closed for our So You Think You Can Start-up pitching competition. The 10 finalists will be announced shortly.

Starting a business doesn’t make you an entrepreneur: study

1:00PM | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 | Myriam Robin

Starting a small business doesn’t make you an entrepreneur, according to a study by two Swedish academics from the country’s Research Institute of Industrial Economics.

The dark side of vertical integration

1:00AM | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 | Taskmaster

What would your business do if a large supplier or customer decided to become a competitor? Here are a few of your options.

Five tips to start up a business in 2014

1:43PM | Friday, 17 January 2014 | Jocelyn Hunter

So you’ve decided you’re going to be your own boss in 2014. Congratulations. Here are five tips to ensure you focus on the right things in the early days.

Patience is not a virtue – and neither are queues

1:00AM | Wednesday, 15 January 2014 | Taskmaster

There are some things in this world Old Taskmaster has little time for. Queues being chief among them.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Start-up loans worth $500,000 on offer for environmental and social start-ups based in Victoria

12:23PM | Wednesday, 18 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Sustainable Melbourne Fund has announced they’re offering capital loans for start-ups creating products or services with environmental benefits for Victorians.

Can the crowd revolutionise roadside assistance? Meet the start-up with the NRMA and RACV in its sights

12:00AM | Wednesday, 18 December 2013 | Rose Powell

A roadside assistance start-up has recently built an app they believe will change how broken down drivers get help.

How to sell your work without selling your soul: Three tips for creative start-ups

12:45PM | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Start-ups powered by creative talent can be deeply rewarding if the entrepreneur behind the company can balance the commercial and creative aspects of their work, according to business advisor Tony Shannon.

THE NEWS WRAP: Federal government ministers warned to expect deep budget cuts

12:24AM | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | Gavin Lower

Federal government ministers have been warned to expect deep budget cuts early next year, with deficits likely to surpass $120 billion over the next four years.

Insights from the San Francisco Lean Startup Conference: Lean is serious and here to stay

12:57PM | Monday, 16 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Angel investor Jeffrey Tobias has returned from the International Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco convinced about the durability of the lean start-up approach.

Best of the Web reads: Ban Ki-moon’s big idea for 2014 and an obituary for the letter E

12:34AM | Friday, 13 December 2013 | Gavin Lower

What will be the big idea to shape 2014? For United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, it is action on climate change.

Monetising motherhood advice: Baby Bargains Australia launches new website

12:00PM | Thursday, 12 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Belinda Jennings, co-founder and chief executive of pre-loved classified site Baby Bargains Australia, has launched Mum Central, a new site to broaden the brand and entice a whole new realm of advertisers to her business.