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Global Startup Wiki launches, but with doubts Australia will embrace it

3:06PM | Monday, 31 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

There have been attempts at creating a snapshot of the Australian startup scene, but will a Startup Wiki do the job?

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.

Why job descriptions matter

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

Most entrepreneurs love their staff. Don't they?

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.

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.

Going global against all advice with no funding: HealthKit co-founder shares their Start-ups are Scary moment

12:00AM | Friday, 20 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Building a global health administration system was crazy. At least that's what Alison Hardacre and Lachlan Wheeler's friends told them.

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.

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.

The seven key considerations for tech start-ups choosing a business structure

7:59PM | Tuesday, 9 July 2013 | Marc Peskett

Getting the structure of your company right might be at the back of your mind when you start-up, but it's important to give it some serious thought.

How to turn your travel blog into a business

7:16PM | Friday, 5 July 2013 | Rose Powell

Travel bloggers turned business owners Caroline and Craig Makepeace have been announced as panellists at the upcoming Social Media Tourism Symposium in Wollongong this July.

World-leading Startup Engineering course now available online and free

6:20PM | Wednesday, 26 June 2013 | Rose Powell

Entrepreneurs plotting a technology start-up can now learn from the very best the world has to offer, online and for free.

Weekend start-up training coming to a city near you

6:26PM | Tuesday, 25 June 2013 | Rose Powell

The opportunity to build a start-up in a weekend with expert support and mentoring is back, with Startup Weekends set to take place in Sydney, Adelaide and the Gold Coast in July, and Melbourne and Perth later this year.

Make friends with your local member

12:26PM | Monday, 12 December 2011 | The Taskmaster

We'll have to wait a while to see how new small business minister Mark Arbib pans out, start-up entrepreneurs shouldn't wait to book an appointment with their local member.

The cult of Lean start-ups

12:18PM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 | Oliver Milman

Start-ups in Australia are increasingly using the 'Lean' method to get up and running. But what does this actually mean? BY OLIVER MILMAN

Real estate agency

8:01PM | Tuesday, 30 August 2011 | Michelle Hammond

StartupSmart goes to auction to determine what’s involved in starting up a real estate agency.

Training company

8:03PM | Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Michelle Hammond

With mounting concerns that Australia is facing a severe skills shortage, training companies are in a prime position to capitalise on the subsequent surge in demand.

Gift shop

8:13PM | Tuesday, 16 August 2011 | Michelle Hammond

StartupSmart has unwrapped the elements of the gift shop industry for your benefit.

Food production business

8:18PM | Tuesday, 9 August 2011 | Michelle Hammond

To ensure your offering is well above par, StartupSmart offers a bite-size sample of the food production industry.

Online dating service

8:51PM | Tuesday, 2 August 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Finding love or friendship online is becoming increasingly popular for a generation of people too busy to find partners on their own.