Business advice and education


Take inspiration from these Aussie entrepreneurs who spill the beans on their key goals for 2014

1:00AM | Monday, 6 January 2014 |  Some of Australia’s top entrepreneurs have some very lofty goals for 2014.

The Weekly Digest: New partnerships, investment news and plenty of tips

12:03PM | Friday, 20 December 2013 |  Despite many corporates slowing down and packing up this week as we roll towards Christmas, the Australian start-up community has been powering along.

StartupSmart Awards set for 2014

12:51PM | Thursday, 19 December 2013 |  The StartupSmart Awards are on again next year, celebrating and saluting Australia’s best entrepreneurial and start-up talent.

Make your voice heard – post on an industry forum

12:47PM | Wednesday, 18 December 2013 |  Depending on what industry you are in, there is likely to be a website where members of the sector gather to get news and exchange views.

Tech education start-ups ready to boom with Australia on the verge of a massive digital skills crunch

12:26PM | Wednesday, 18 December 2013 |  Australia is entering a period when rapid upskilling will be needed to maintain economic growth, says the local head of adult education start-up General Assembly.

OpenLearning impresses in education tech pitching competition

12:12PM | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 |  An online classroom platform won last week’s education technology start-up pitching competition co-hosted by SydEduTech meetup and the Optus-Innov8 Seed.

How to sell your work without selling your soul: Three tips for creative start-ups

12:45PM | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 |  Start-ups powered by creative talent can be deeply rewarding if the entrepreneur behind the company can balance the commercial and creative aspects of their work, according to business advisor Tony Shannon.

The seven key considerations for tech start-ups choosing a business structure

7:59PM | Tuesday, 9 July 2013 |  Getting the structure of your company right might be at the back of your mind when you start-up, but it's important to give it some serious thought.

Five quick tips and mistakes to avoid with cloud accounting

7:10PM | Monday, 8 July 2013 |  With a new book, XERO for Dummies, out on the market, Heather Smith is a big believer in cloud accounting, especially for business owners who aren’t comfortable with their financial literacy.

Can’t sell your business? Here are six tips to make that sale happen

7:50PM | Thursday, 4 July 2013 |  We are faced with a buyer's market and business owners trying to sell their business are experiencing low enquiries and hard negotiations.