The top seven tips for offshore development

6:10PM | Monday, 23 June 2014 | Paul Russell

Offshoring can be low cost, but it’s important not to be low involvement. Here are seven tips on how to get it right.


Peep inside: Kate Kendall’s new venture and the future of The Fetch

6:24PM | Monday, 23 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

We catch up with Kate Kendall from her new base, New York, to hear about her latest venture, and the dilemma of choosing between two “startup babies”.


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

Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie rallies unemployed youth to launch a startup

6:01PM | Monday, 16 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Entrepreneurship is the solution for young people in Australia who are struggling to find work, according to Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie.


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.


Which e-commerce platform is right for my business?

6:40PM | Wednesday, 4 June 2014 | Ben Nicoll

When it comes time to assess which e-commerce platform is right for your business, there are a few key questions to ask before looking at the options available.


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.


It ain’t hard for Australian startups, claims digital pioneer

5:30PM | Thursday, 8 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Cut the bullshit and just do it is the blunt message from digital pioneer Peter Williams for Australian startups.


Five small business tax deductions to keep in mind at tax time

5:50AM | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | Chris Ridd

Tax time is not far away, so it's worthwhile to know what deductions you can make as a small business owner.


Australia beats Silicon Valley on almost every entrepreneurial trait: Global accelerator

3:42PM | Monday, 24 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Australian founders are emotionally stable. That was the finding of The Founder Institute’s psychometric tests that all candidates are required to complete, with Australia coming out on top for several qualities.


Get started on a new business with this one day action plan

3:23PM | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | Phil Morle

As long as your startup is in your mind and not in the world, it will stay a dream. This is an action plan to get your new business started.


Could blogging be your next big start-up idea?

3:52PM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Nina Hendy

Australians are leaving behind their paid jobs to focus solely on making money from blogging. So, could blogging be your big start-up idea?


Is this Australia’s most remote co-working space? New tech hub launched

3:22PM | Wednesday, 5 March 2014 | Rose Powell

A newly launched co-working space in Bega may well be one of Australia’s most remote, with the closest metropolitan centre, Canberra, a three-hour drive away.

Business advice and education

Small business index shows the sector is feeling positive about the future

2:53PM | Tuesday, 25 February 2014 | Gavin Lower

Australian small businesses are feeling positive about their current and future performance, according to the first Westpac-Melbourne Institute Small Business Index.


Two tax mistakes that can break a start-up

2:00AM | Monday, 24 February 2014 | Rose Powell

According to tax expert Ryan Tietjens, a couple of common mistakes can quickly quash a start-up’s chances of making it big. Here are the two biggest issues he deals with as an accountant – and how you can avoid them.


Personal perfection and “lightning gratification” among top future trends for SMEs

2:54PM | Monday, 17 February 2014 | Melinda Oliver

Most trend forecasts for SMEs focus on expectations of business confidence, financial status, use of technology and new online marketing habits, but futurist Ross Dawson has other ideas.


Tech, food and leisure most popular industries for new business

1:09PM | Thursday, 23 January 2014 | Rose Powell

More than half of Australia’s entrepreneurs are feeling confident about their start-up prospects and the best time to launch a new business will be in 2016, according to research by Snap Printing released this week.


Navigating your goods through customs: Customs broker launches program for young entrepreneurs

1:15PM | Friday, 17 January 2014 | Gavin Lower

Customs broker Peter McRae has seen the pitfalls for young entrepreneurs who excitedly import goods into Australia only to be tripped up by unexpected charges.

Business advice and education

Many Australians planning to change jobs want to start their own business in 2014: Survey

1:07PM | Thursday, 9 January 2014 | Rose Powell

A third of Australians are planning on changing their career this year, according to national bookkeeping franchise First Class Accounts.


Why we scrapped our jobs to launch a cat café

1:49PM | Thursday, 9 January 2014 | Rose Powell

Anita Loughran was toiling away in an uninspiring job and her husband Myles was struggling to find full-time work when they decided they were ready to start out on their own and pursue their passion: to launch a cat café in Melbourne.

Financing a business