My startup failed, and this is what it feels like…

6:27AM | Tuesday, 24 June 2014 | Nikki Durkin

We had users and traction, then we fell off a cliff. My four year emotional rollercoaster just came to an end.


Pollenizer launches an online community to help entrepreneurs connect

6:02PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Kye White and Andrew Sadauskas

Pollenizer has officially launched a new online community, called the Pollenizer Guild, which is designed to help startup entrepreneurs connect with one another.

Business planning

Tips and tricks for expanding into new Asian markets

6:37PM | Monday, 16 June 2014 | Paul Migliorini

Australian exports to Asia are almost triple the value of exports to the rest of the world, with huge potential to grow further. But where do you start?


MyNetFone co-founder Rene Sugo’s advice for startup success

6:56PM | Thursday, 12 June 2014 | Kye White

A little over 10 years ago Rene Sugo co-founded MyNetFone. Here are his top tips for tech startup success.


Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program details emerge

6:08PM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | Kye White

The federal government has released a discussion paper which provides details of the $484.2 million Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme’s proposed services.


SocietyOne steals the march on competitors with lowest rate for personal loans

6:00AM | Thursday, 5 June 2014 | Kye White

Peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne will launch one of Australia’s lowest interest rates for personal loans.


Melbourne businessman creates retail platform for local wine producers to cut out the middle men

6:39PM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | Eloise Keating

Local wine, cheese and olive producers are the first to start using a direct-to-public online store designed by Melbourne technology entrepreneur John Cameron.


How Australia Post’s partnership with retail giant Alibaba could give your business a foot-up in Asia

5:04PM | Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | Eloise Keating

Small Australian businesses will gain more access to the lucrative Chinese retail market thanks to an agreement signed by Australia Post and retail giant Alibaba this week.

Growth Strategy

Startup dreams and gaffer tape: Two Melbourne entrepreneurs take their business on the road

5:27PM | Friday, 23 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Jason Donald has lived the entrepreneur’s dream, sipping pina coladas on a remote island and running his global business from his laptop on a secluded beach. “It’s not that great after a while,” he says.


The ‘myth’ of the Australian entrepreneur

5:03PM | Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | Danielle Logue and Martijn Boersma

We are still awaiting the details of the federal government’s Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program, and how this may impact the Australian entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Why do partnerships bust up?

5:00AM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Matt Murphy

Much like romantic relationships, happy business partnerships can end in a nasty legal divorce. Here are five common reasons why business partnerships end and what you can do to prevent it from happening.


The grey market is there for startups to capture: Airtasker chief

5:42PM | Thursday, 8 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

It turns out the casualization of labour is not a Gen Y phenomenon. At least, that has been the experience of one Australian startup.


The devil in the NBN's satellite magic pudding

5:46PM | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | Paul Wallbank

Yesterday's announcement about changes to the National Broadband Network are mixed news for those waiting to get high speed internet.


Virtual staff: Getting bang for your buck

4:25PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | Nina Hendy

Growing numbers of Australian businesses are either allowing staff to work from home or hiring workers overseas. Here are six ways to be sure virtual staff are up to scratch.


Innovation could add $6 billion to the economy but we need look beyond startups: Microsoft report

4:00AM | Wednesday, 16 April 2014 | Rose Powell

Microsoft has today released a report to call for urgent review of how the Australian innovation ecosystem works in order to make the most of the burgeoning tech innovation movement.


How to know when your startup idea is validated?

4:59PM | Wednesday, 2 April 2014 | Phil Morle

The true product of an entrepreneur is not the solution, but a working business model. The real job of an entrepreneur is to systematically de-risk that business model.


What can I do with slow-moving merchandise?

4:00AM | Tuesday, 1 April 2014 | Debra Templar

If you have excess stock or slow moving product lines wasting space in your store, don’t panic. Here are eight easy ways to move your unwanted merchandise.

Sole trader

All the winners from the 2014 StartupSmart awards

3:00AM | Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | StartupSmart

The fourth annual StartupSmart awards have again uncovered a diverse and creative entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in the Australian startup community.


Collaborating with other businesses can build your bottom line

3:47AM | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | Nina Hendy

Mutually beneficial business collaborations can be a crucial growth tool for cash-strapped startups and small business owners.


Should I hire someone like me or look for someone with a different personality?

3:00AM | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | Vicki Crowe

It can be tempting to fall into the trap of hiring like-minded employees. Instead, you need to look at the skills and qualities a candidate will need to be successful in their role.