Business advice and education



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.”

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.

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?

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.

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.

Target the big boys and give your product away: South Park-inspired tips for startups from Larry Lieberman

10:54PM | Wednesday, 7 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Prominent US tech CMO, entrepreneur and investor Larry Lieberman says he’s learned everything he knows from South Park.

Don’t use downloads as a measure of success, app pioneer Cody Bunea says

10:51PM | Tuesday, 6 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Mobile app developers and businesses need to stop focusing on downloads as a measure of success and instead build something that people will want to use repeatedly.

Five mobile marketing metrics that actually matter

10:01PM | Friday, 2 October 2015 | Mark McDonald

What gets measured gets improved. And there’s a lot to measure in the mobile space.

Muru-D looking for startups with an enterprising angle

9:12PM | Tuesday, 29 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian startups need to embrace the wealth of opportunities on the enterprise side of business, muru-D co-founder Annie Parker says.

How to win new customers when you're not advertising

8:32PM | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | Bin Teo

Besides delivering work, hiring staff and managing clients' expectations, every business bears the responsibility of bringing in new business.

If you’re not selling, you’re supporting someone who is

8:58PM | Monday, 17 August 2015 | Sue Barrett

Customers have the right to expect a certain level of service and value based on the promises made by company.

Networking secrets of CEOs

8:38PM | Friday, 14 August 2015 | Amanda Rose

Certain people reach the level of CEO regardless of experience and education and what's helped them to that position is the valuable relationships they have built over time.

Spring it on – festival celebrates all things startup

7:10PM | Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Startup Spring, a three-week nationwide festival aiming to get Australians interested in startups and entrepreneurialism, will be returning for a third year in September.

Preparation, practice and persistence – the perfect pitch recipe

7:54PM | Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | Kye White

Edrolo co-founders were very, very green when they started out, but they've learned a lot since then and they're not green anymore.

Why I love team off-sites

6:29PM | Wednesday, 3 June 2015 | Rebekah Campbell

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” So even if your new company has a great strategy, you must nail culture too.