Starting a business


Start-ups increasingly turning to debtor finance

12:00AM | Thursday, 2 December 2010 |  A new study shows debtor finance is becoming increasingly popular among start-ups due to economic uncertainty and rising interest rates.

Online directory for home cooking

12:48PM | Wednesday, 1 December 2010 |  Start-ups keen to cash in on the post-GFC surge in ‘dining in’ should take a look at Dutch website Tweetjemee.

Planet Chocolate

11:35PM | Tuesday, 30 November 2010 |  Planet Chocolate founders and brothers Greg and Darren Factor spoke to StartupSmart about their start-up journey so far.

Mapping your mood

11:47PM | Tuesday, 30 November 2010 |  The tourism sector may be suffering at present, but there is still a $40 billion market there to tap into.

Giving large brands the personal touch

11:24PM | Monday, 29 November 2010 |  There are endless opportunities for those wanting to cash in on the customisation craze that has hit a vast array of products and services.

Customise consumer time

11:17PM | Friday, 26 November 2010 |  What start-up can you come up with that could be tailored to suit a customer’s availability?

Business idea brings new meaning to ‘blind date’

11:13PM | Wednesday, 24 November 2010 |  In order to offer something new in the restaurant sector you could adapt an idea from the small Italian town of Ferrara.

Helping Aussies out of debt

11:35PM | Tuesday, 23 November 2010 |  Now a $6.9 million revenue brand, founder Tammy May insists that her initial desire to launch MyBudget was altruistic.

Professional take on junior art

11:13AM | Tuesday, 23 November 2010 |  A new online children’s book community, which makes it possible to capture your children’s stories in hard or soft cover books – could provide an interesting start-up idea.

WeGoLook ventures into unseen territory

11:02PM | Monday, 22 November 2010 |  As more Australians move house, change jobs and travel on an increasingly regular basis, it becomes harder and harder to purchase every major item in person.