Editor's Note

Wednesday 14 November

By Oliver Milman
Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Whether Christmas is a busy time or not for your business, the festive period often causes entrepreneurs, as business advisor Greg Hayes puts it, “a period of dislocation and volatility.”

Today, Hayes runs through the five Christmas pitfalls your business needs to avoid if you are to enter 2013 with a smile on your face.

There’s also advice from lawyer Craig Yeung on how to sort out your succession planning (no, it’s not too early) and we’ve got the details on the first start-ups to get investment from Optus’ new tech fund.

Finally, US entrepreneurs Yuri Lee and Andy Chen are in Australia to talk about the stunning rise of their online start-up They will be holding Q&A and networking sessions in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

StartupSmart readers can get a 20% discount for these events by using the code STARTUP. For more information, click here.

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