Microsoft announces Office 365 for iPad as Nadella reveals cloud and device vision

3:18PM | Friday, 28 March 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

New Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella unveiled Office 365 for iPad, a new cloud-based mobility device management platform and revealed his strategy for the company.


Real-time financials all about the cloud for startup hub

3:41PM | Friday, 28 March 2014 | StartupSmart

Businesses and entrepreneurs are benefiting from cloud technologies which give them a real-time view of their financial performance and position and enable them to identify potential risks and opportunities quicker than ever before.


Time to embrace being a f-ck up and focus on mental health in startups

3:00AM | Friday, 28 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Mental health is the black dog in the room when it comes to the startup community, says entrepreneur and Think Act Change founder Avis Mulhall.


Sick of being the team’s “weak link”, this founder is committed to learning how to code

3:14PM | Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Sam Birmingham has played a key role in developing the Perth ecosystem, and a couple of startups, so far. And this month, he’s going to learn how to code come hell or high water.


The magic of ideas: How you can give them away and keep them at the same time

3:44PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Linnet Hunter

In these days of content marketing, many knowledge workers are aware that they need to share their hard-won experience and ideas with the world. But can you do this while still making a decent living?


The four-step formula for more powerful marketing and advertising

3:39PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Everyday your customers are bombarded with hundreds of marketing messages and advertisements. In such a crowded marketplace, here are four ways to make sure you stand out.


Quick tips for facilitating growth online to maximise revenue

3:27PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | David Vitek

With the world becoming increasingly technology-driven and accelerated rates of online behavioural change becoming the norm, it is critical you have a strategy for building your business online.


How can you save money in Australia’s airline wars?

3:13PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Nina Hendy

Travelling for business can cost a pretty penny over the course of a year – here’re a few ways to cut back on domestic flight expenses.


Twitter turns eight – but what impact has it made on business?

3:25PM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Melinda Oliver

It is eight years today since the first tweet went live on social media site Twitter, and while it has been embraced by millions, it has not been without exceptional controversy.


Wallets could be obsolete by 2021 as mobile payments take over

3:18PM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Melinda Oliver

Mobile payment technology could swipe out the use of traditional wallets in eight years, a Commonwealth Bank survey finds.


Turnbull calls business owner out for relying on the NBN to run her business from home

3:35PM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Malcolm Turnbull was hailed a hero of the startup community this week after wading into the discussions around the shortage of available venture capital for startups.

Financing a business

Four headlines that engage and convert customers

3:47AM | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

From press releases to blog posts, learning to write good headlines is perhaps one of the greatest time investments you can make in your business.


Victorian Premier says free Wi-Fi program for Melbourne’s CBD will help boost businesses

3:13PM | Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine has announced a pilot program providing free Wi-Fi internet access in Melbourne’s CBD.

Government and Regulation

New privacy laws now in effect: How to avoid a $1.7 million fine

3:57PM | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | Cara Waters

New privacy laws came into effect this week and businesses need to review their internal processes and be prepared to pay for customer information in the future, according to law firm Finlaysons.

Legal matters

Five personal branding lessons from Kyle and Jackie O

3:50PM | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | Yolanda Redrup

Radio shock-jock Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O’s switch from 2Day FM to KiiS FM has paid off, as the pair have claimed the title once more of FM breakfast leaders.


Not all new phones are thinner and sleeker: Meet the start-up heading in the opposite direction

3:37PM | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Dmitry Levin’s newly designed phone doesn’t have a touchscreen. In fact, it doesn’t even have a screen.


What to do if you get sick or injured

3:11AM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Linnet Hunter

For a solopreneur who depends on her wits, even a few days sick in bed can be costly in terms of customers and lost income. Here are three things you can do to recover.


Start-up red tape tangles revealed: The most difficult regulatory burdens for start-ups

3:39AM | Monday, 10 March 2014 | Rose Powell

While the federal government has announced a focus on simplifying red tape for business, rapidly growing early stage businesses have slightly different needs the government should be aware of.

Legal matters

How we got our first 1000 users via a reddit campaign

3:23PM | Friday, 7 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Shared home management app Fairshare has been in the market for almost three weeks and picked up its first 1000 users through reddit.


Breaking free: The top three risks holding older aspiring entrepreneurs back

3:14PM | Wednesday, 5 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Entrepreneurial aspirations aren’t only for the young. Older entrepreneurs bring greater expertise and life experience to being a first-time founder, but they also have greater risks to face.