Start-up exporting woe

11:47PM | Tuesday, 15 November 2011 | Oliver Milman

Australian start-ups may be regularly told that they are playing in an increasingly global marketplace, but the view beyond our shores currently isn’t very enticing.

Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Starting  | Growing

Top 10 start-up meet-ups in Australia

11:57PM | Thursday, 10 November 2011 | Oliver Milman

There are plenty of networking meet-ups that are aimed squarely at start-ups. We’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best.

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

Should you be speed dating your mentor?

11:44PM | Monday, 7 November 2011 | Oliver Milman

Mentorship no longer requires a lengthy courtship. Mentor network PushStart has introduced the concept of mentor “speed dating” for start-ups that need a quick-fire dose of advice from multiple industry experts.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Planning stage  | Starting  | Growing  | Networking

Benchmark your way to success

11:57PM | Wednesday, 2 November 2011 | Marc Peskett

Call it curiosity or just plain competiveness, most business owners want to know how their business compares to others in the industry, but don’t know how to go about it. Try benchmarking.

 | Blogs  | Marc Peskett  | Planning stage  | Starting  | Growing

Playing catch-up in the start-up funding race

11:30PM | Tuesday, 1 November 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Over the past year, the Australian start-up sector has been sprinkled by some much-needed funding stardust. StartupSmart spoke to three start-ups on how they plan to attract funding to build their businesses.

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

10 pearls of wisdom from the Future Makers

10:43PM | Tuesday, 25 October 2011 | Oliver Milman

Wisdom, as they say, comes with age. But when it comes to starting up, the lessons not only come thick and fast, they also come early. We’ve picked out 10 of the best start-up tips from Australia’s premier under-25 entrepreneurs.

 | Growth  | Business advice and education  | Planning stage  | Starting  | Growing

Meet the Future Makers

10:51PM | Monday, 24 October 2011 | Oliver Milman

Increasingly, age isn’t a barrier to starting a successful business. Indeed, in some areas – think technology, social media and online retail – youth can be a valuable commodity.

 | Growth  | Business advice and education  | Planning stage  | Starting  | Growing

Top 10 coolest offices in the world

10:34PM | Thursday, 20 October 2011 | Oliver Milman

How can you make your office a place that your staff will relish, rather than dread, turning up to? These 10 businesses have got it down to a fine art.

 | Leadership  | Managing people  | Planning stage  | Starting  | Growing

Five steps to creating a blockbuster start-up sequel

10:07PM | Wednesday, 19 October 2011 | Marc Peskett

Once your start-up has been established, business is humming and the primary offering you launched with has become a success, the challenge is to find the next big thing.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Blogs  | Marc Peskett  | Planning stage  | Starting  | Growing

The price and value conundrum

10:41PM | Monday, 17 October 2011 | Greg Hayes

In a perfect market, price and value are the same thing. But we don’t operate in a perfect market. BY GREG HAYES.

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