Grow, Learn, Create and Lead

Grow, Learn, Create and Lead

Jonathan Weinstock, 34, is a serial entrepreneur, blogger, speaker, avid sports fan, proud father and husband. Jonathan’s expertise lies in helping build companies quickly from the ground up into profitable, sustainable and defensible positions. Jonathan is the founder of Launchtwo People, Sports Grab and MVP Genius and is passionate about seeing people and businesses 'be better', 'do better' and 'achieve their potential'. Jonathan is on the board of Entrepreneur’s Organisation, Melbourne chapter and a mentor to start-up incubator Angel Cube. Jonathan’s blog aims to help others "Grow, Learn, Create and Lead" better.

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Learning to say no to the wrong customers

When you’re building a business, it can be tempting to sell to anyone who will buy. But as Vend founder Vaughan Rowsell discovered, not all customers are right for your business. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.


Start-up legal basics: Getting the right structure

Over the coming weeks, StartupSmart will run a five-part series on the legal issues entrepreneurs face. In part one, we examine the challenge of choosing a legal structure. BY LACHLAN McKNIGHT.


Five changes that would boost female-led start-ups

In several key sectors, including IT and finance, female entrepreneurs remain sorely under-represented. Here are five changes that could reverse the situation. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.


Five social media stuff-ups you need to avoid

Social media is a great communications and marketing tool – but you must be careful about how you use it. Here are five classic errors by business and how to avoid them. BY OLIVER MILMAN.


Seven top tips to help make your business ‘lucky’

Highly successful people tend to create their own luck. If you’re about to start-up, here are seven ways to guarantee good luck in business – without needing a four-leaf clover. BY MARC PESKETT.

Web Strategy

Inbound marketing 101 for start-ups
Are you new to the world of inbound marketing? Here’s a guide to get you up to speed on the basics. BY ADAM FRANKLIN.

Start-up Profiles

Jack Johnson helps entrepreneurs Beat the Q
After an incident in the takeaway food queue at a Jack Johnson concert, Adam Theobald and Scott Player co-founded Beat the Q, which allows customers to pre-order and pay for their snacks using their smartphones.

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New safety app for women offers another lifeline

Violent crimes and sexual predators are a growing concern in our community. Now a new app can help to keep you safe by instantly contacting your friends or family members if you’re ever attacked.


A backpack bed designed by Melbourne social enterprise Swags for Homeless has been named a finalist in the social impact category of the 2013 Edison Awards, to be held in Chicago next month.
Queensland businesswoman Yvette Adams will take part in a study tour in Silicon Valley along with nine other women, two years after appearing in the 2011 StartupSmart Awards Top 50.
James Packer teams with Dr Dre, joining the illustrious company of NWA, Eminem and Snoop Dogg.
The latest updates to Facebook’s News Feed are not only crucial progress from the company as it faces more competitors, but a call to action for SMEs, experts warn.
Greg Ellis, the chief executive of owner REA Group, has invested in Sydney tech start-up Housl, ahead of an ambitious expansion plan for the new venture.


Redecorate your office in your company colours
In recent days, paintbrushes and several tins of paint have been spotted in the general vicinity of Taskmaster Towers – and there’s a good reason why.

Tech Tricks

Open the OS X Notification bar with a gesture
If you’re a loyal Mac user, you probably own an iPhone and have already upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion. So today, I’ll show you how to easily access a popular iPhone feature on your Mac.


Tony Glenning

What do venture capital firms do after they’ve funded a start-up?

Successful venture capital firms don’t just invest and hope for the best – they spend a lot of time working with the companies they’re funding.


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The Dick ad the censors didn’t like

Entrepreneur Dick Smith caused a stir this week when his Australia Day-themed ad was deemed unsuitable for early evening TV viewers. Judge for yourself – is this just too much Dick?


The Dick ad the censors didn’t like

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