Business advice and education



A serial entrepreneur on the scariest decision he’s ever made and how it paid off

1:57PM | Thursday, 21 January 2016 | Dinushi Dias

Serial entrepreneur Christian Mischler had a secure job with food delivery platform Foodpanda when he made the scariest decision of his life.

Three common startup marketing traps and how to avoid them

1:22AM | Thursday, 21 January 2016 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Marketing your startup isn’t always smooth sailing - there are ghastly winds that can blow you right off course.

Back to basics: What your startup can learn from a simple sandwich shop

1:13AM | Wednesday, 20 January 2016 | Jon Westenberg

Your startup must nail four simple functions if you want it to stay alive and have any kind of purpose.

Should startups be getting government handouts?

1:36AM | Friday, 15 January 2016 | Anne-Marie Elias

The world is competing for the best and brightest minds, so if Australia wants to attract and retain the best then we have to work it.

Why you need to sign a co-founder agreement: “It can save you from failure”

1:14AM | Wednesday, 13 January 2016 | Mark McDonald

You can avoid sticky situations in the future if you have a proper contract with a vesting provision.

Six tips for getting the most out of networking from a founder planning 100 events

1:19PM | Tuesday, 12 January 2016 | Dinushi Dias

“People are more inclined to do business with you if they genuinely like and enjoy your company.”

Four questions to ask before launching your startup

1:57AM | Tuesday, 12 January 2016 | Phillip Kingston

If your idea can be stolen and secrecy is your only advantage, it won’t last long.

How this startup listened to users to discover its hire purpose

1:46PM | Thursday, 7 January 2016 | Dinushi Dias

Startups need to be listening to user feedback from day one and constantly adapt their offering to ensure success.

Six tips to make your startup marketing more persuasive

1:59AM | Thursday, 7 January 2016 | Amanda Jesnoewski

With customers bombarded with so many brands and advertisements each day it’s your job to make your marketing messages more persuasive.

Bellabox’s Sarah Hamilton says Startup Victoria must produce tangible outcomes

1:14AM | Tuesday, 5 January 2016 | Denham Sadler

To co-founder says the group’s primary role is to help founders through the startup journey and educate the community about the challenges and opportunities.

Why startups should focus on the experience not the problem

12:20AM | Friday, 18 December 2015 | Paul Bennetts

Creating a new experience from an existing one is just as reputable a business model as solving a problem.

What you need to get an exit from the man behind a $280 million deal

12:08PM | Thursday, 17 December 2015 | Denham Sadler

Founders need to be thinking about an exit for their startup “from the get go” to ensure it reaches its full potential.

Four things entrepreneurs should be doing over the New Year period

12:06PM | Wednesday, 16 December 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

How do you relax and keep up your motivation at the same time heading into the new year?

Why your vision and purpose should be the cornerstone of your business

12:54AM | Tuesday, 15 December 2015 | Grant Field

Each great business understands exactly why they exist and can articulate what it is that makes its team turn up to work each morning.

Three milestones to reach before quitting your day job

12:56AM | Wednesday, 9 December 2015 | Robert Hango-Zada

At Shippitt, we spent almost 12 months worth of countless lunch breaks, all-nighters, weekends and public holidays building our business before we made the leap.

GRIFFIN launchpad to help “naïve” startups prepare for seed round

12:17AM | Tuesday, 8 December 2015 | Mark Kearney

“I’ll often see an entrepreneur and think, ‘I wish I could’ve spoken to you three months ago’.

Four questions you must ask to get to know your customers

12:34AM | Friday, 4 December 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Do you know your target market as well as you should?

Why this venture capitalist likes startup teams with a rock star attitude

12:11PM | Thursday, 3 December 2015 | Mark Kearney

Just like Queen or The Beatles, says Starfish Ventures co-founder, great startups question themselves over big decisions.

The 10-step guide to giving a pitch that excites investors

12:27PM | Wednesday, 2 December 2015 | Logan Merrick

Pitching can be nerve wracking, and it’s heartbreaking to watch an entrepreneur with a fantastic business absolutely bomb in their pitch.

Steve Baxter’s four key areas the innovation statement must address

12:11PM | Tuesday, 1 December 2015 | Steve Baxter

High on my wish list is for it to recognise and embrace the pipeline approach to boost startups and innovation in Australia.