Start-up lessons from a returning ad man

12:47PM | Tuesday, 13 December 2011 | Kevin Johns

Multi-national ad agency Archibald Ingall Stretton founder, Stuart Archibald has sold-up his business. He imparts some of the most valuable lessons he learnt along the way. BY KEVIN JOHNS.

Planning  | Business planning  | Planning stage  | Starting

The cult of Lean start-ups

12:18PM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 | Oliver Milman

Start-ups in Australia are increasingly using the 'Lean' method to get up and running. But what does this actually mean? BY OLIVER MILMAN

 | Planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | How to start a...  | Starting

Getting a big helping hand

12:25PM | Monday, 5 December 2011 | Alexandra Cain

Telstra’s recent announcement it has launched a $40 million fund which will be to invest in early-stage ventures raises the question why large Australian businesses have been slow to invest in fledgling enterprises.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Starting  | Growing

Top 10 businesses started in a garage

12:33PM | Thursday, 1 December 2011 | Oliver Milman

The humble home garage isn’t just a storage space. It can provide the ideal space to launch a new business.

 | Business planning  | Home based business  | Running a business from home  | Starting

Positioning your business for venture capital

11:02PM | Wednesday, 30 November 2011 | Marc Peskett

The unfortunate fact is we have a limited available and active venture capital pool in Australia. However, that pool is still an important source of funds for enterprises that tick a number of boxes.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Blogs  | Marc Peskett  | Planning stage  | Starting

Five essential DIY marketing tips

11:59PM | Monday, 28 November 2011 | Oliver Milman

Hopefully, your business will one day command a huge advertising budget. Until then, here are five essential tips to help you start your marketing the DIY way.

 | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Planning stage  | Starting  | Growing

10 quick-fire start-ups

11:05PM | Thursday, 24 November 2011 | Oliver Milman

Starting a business used to be a rather drawn out affair. With all the planning and fund raising involved, it would be unthinkable that you could launch a company within a week. That has all changed.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Starting

Incubate or incubust

11:53PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 | Mahesh Sharma

Are mentor-driven incubators just a flash in the pan for both entrepreneurs and investors?

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Starting  | Networking

10 buzz phrases your start-up should never use

11:54PM | Thursday, 17 November 2011 | Oliver Milman

Start-ups from all industries should be reminded of the need to keep language clear and simple, to avoid alienating investors and customers. With this in mind, here are the 10 phrases you should think very carefully about before uttering.

 | Marketing  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Sales and marketing  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Leadership  | Planning stage  | Starting  | Growing

Four ways to get a cashed up start-up

11:40PM | Wednesday, 16 November 2011 | Marc Peskett

There are multiple sources of cash available and most SMEs could do more to take maximum advantage of them.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Planning stage  | Starting  | Growing