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How an overseas deal can get lost in translation

1:41PM | Friday, 6 January 2012 |  InsightfulCRM’s Marc Englaro, who sold his business to a US-based firm before buying it back again, has first-hand knowledge of how important it is to be able to decode legal jargon and trust in your own convictions. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Shifting from operating solo to a partnership

12:08PM | Friday, 16 December 2011 |  Making the transition from solo operator to a partnership can be tricky, but it’s a move made by many entrepreneurs looking to grow. What matters is how both parties handle the change. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Finding your niche market

12:24PM | Friday, 9 December 2011 |  Nominal Accounting Software, Making Assumptions About My Niche Market: Business Planning

Playing the franchise waiting game

12:37PM | Friday, 2 December 2011 |  Managing workers within a mobile business can be risky, particularly if you’re not around to supervise. But when your business centres around children’s parties, everything must go to plan.

How I got my ideal start-up lifestyle – second time around

11:02PM | Friday, 25 November 2011 |  Mini Movers founder Mike O’Hagan started the business with nothing more than $200 and a ute. Today, it employs more than 400 staff and is on track to record around $25 million in revenue in 2011-12.

Dealing with a nosedive in client spending

11:12PM | Friday, 18 November 2011 |  Randall Deer knows all too well what it’s like to launch a business during a severe downturn. His second business, My Holiday Centre, was launched at the height of the GFC.

How a news article turned my business on its head

11:25PM | Friday, 11 November 2011 |  What do you do when a news article publishes an inaccurate claim about your company’s plans? As Edible Blooms founder Kelly Baker found out, you often have no choice but to go along with it.

Framing a new business mantra

11:11PM | Friday, 4 November 2011 |  Sense Event Group founders Anthony Halprin and Mark Bennedick reveal some of the changes they implemented to their business to avoid getting stuck on the “hamster wheel”.

Disrupting the status quo

10:08PM | Friday, 28 October 2011 |  Launching a new concept in an unfamiliar industry often requires a thick skin, particularly if you plan on franchising your business from the get-go. As entrepreneur Nathan Cuneen found out while launching Blow Dry Bar.

Building the right start-up option

10:06PM | Friday, 21 October 2011 |  Trying to sell off $20 million worth of property during an economic crisis is a near-impossible task, yet Garry Braams found himself with no alternative.