Keeping the spring in your step

9:46PM | Wednesday, 7 September 2011 | Marc Peskett

Staying positive, focused and motivated to excel is important if your start-up venture is to succeed. Here are the top five tips for keeping the spring in your step in the start-up years.

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Mum’s the word

9:46PM | Monday, 5 September 2011 | Myriam Robin

Last weekend, a host of mothers who have started their own businesses, better known as “mumpreneurs”, gathered in Sydney for the 2011 AusMumpreneur of the Year Awards.

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Lessons from my first year in business

8:04PM | Tuesday, 30 August 2011 | Oliver Milman

To help mark StartupSmart’s first birthday on Thursday, four of Australia’s leading business builders spoke to us about their own first year experiences.

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10 milestones to hit in your first year

8:55PM | Monday, 29 August 2011 | Oliver Milman

With StartupSmart heading towards its first birthday on Thursday, we’ve put together the 10 things you need to get on top of in your first year in business.

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10 start-up lessons to take from Steve Jobs

8:31PM | Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Oliver Milman

The announcement of Steve Jobs’ decision to quit as CEO of Apple may, on reflection, not be entirely unexpected, but it draws to a close one of the finest chapters in entrepreneurial history.

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Are your contractors the real deal?

8:01PM | Monday, 22 August 2011 | Greg Hayes

Increasingly, business owners are looking for flexibility in their employment obligations and ways in which to better manage their labour costs.

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12 ways to make your web start-up investable

8:22PM | Thursday, 18 August 2011 | Oliver Milman

2012 is shaping up to be the best year yet for Australian tech start-ups, but it stills remains devilishly hard to lure funding from investors. Here are 12 essential steps for impressing tech-minded investors.

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10 harsh entrepreneurial lessons

7:10PM | Thursday, 28 July 2011 | Tom McKaskill

You may be seduced by the bright lights of entrepreneurship; but keep in mind – there are some harsh realities awaiting budding business owners.

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Eight ways to stay ahead of the competition

7:19PM | Wednesday, 27 July 2011 | Marc Peskett

In this era of lean and fast start-ups, first mover advantage is not as strong as it used to be. To counter this, it’s important to develop a strategy that capitalises on your strengths as a means to address your competition.

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The hack attack

7:10PM | Monday, 25 July 2011 | Mahesh Sharma

The “it won’t happen to me” mentality is pretty prevalent among start-ups when it comes to hacking attacks. But beware: it could.

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