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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.

Hairdressing salon

7:18PM | Tuesday, 26 July 2011 | Michelle Hammond

StartupSmart provides a snapshot of the hairdressing industry to ensure your business can cut it.

Market stall

7:56PM | Tuesday, 19 July 2011 | Michelle Hammond

With the right strategy, you could turn your humble market stall into a thriving, innovative business.

Taxi company

7:13PM | Tuesday, 12 July 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Could you drive away with a healthy profit by starting your own taxi firm? Here's what you need to do to get started in the industry.

How to start a gym business

7:10PM | Tuesday, 5 July 2011 | Michelle Hammond

The rise of health and fitness chains during the past decade is proof that people are willing to dedicate a lot of time and money to get in shape, especially as obesity rates hit record levels.

Courier company

6:13PM | Tuesday, 28 June 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Courier companies provide a valuable service, delivering important packages to companies and individuals alike. With high customer expectations, competition is fierce.

Travel agency

6:19AM | Tuesday, 21 June 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Travel is a glamorous sector, conjuring up images of beaming air stewards and sun-kissed beaches. But can you turn this into a profitable business?

How to start a clothing boutique

6:35PM | Friday, 10 June 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Are you an avid fashionista dreaming of opening a little boutique in an ultra trendy part of town? StartupSmart ventures into the world of fashion boutiques for your benefit.

How to start a freelance business

6:39PM | Tuesday, 7 June 2011 | Michelle Hammond

For many people, the idea of freelancing for a living sounds far too difficult. But for those who dream about being their own boss and dictating their own hours, freelancing is a very attractive option.