Editor's Note

Thursday 10 May

By Oliver Milman
Thursday, 10 May 2012

Today on StartupSmart, we have a timely wake-up call for any entrepreneurs who thinks that high-profile measures, such as contained in the budget, are the only ones that will impact their business.



As the old saying goes, starting up will invariably cost you twice as much and take three times as long as you expected.

Most of these costs can be predicted fairly easily, but there are nasty surprises that can trip up even the savviest start-up.

Today, we’ve consulted the experts to outline the five little-known costs that can hold you back. Make sure you read our handy guide to ensure you don’t get stung.

Elsewhere, business advisory guru Colin Benjamin explains why all-rounders are important to start-ups and we have news of a new Google initiative aimed squarely at Aussie start-ups.

Finally, do you fancy being in the running to win an iPad? If so, simply complete our StartupSmart reader survey.

It won't take up much of your time and will help us provide an even better news and advice resource for your start-up business. To complete the survey, click here.

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