Business ideas


Top 10 unlikely start-up successes

1:26PM | Friday, 21 January 2011 |  There are plenty of seemingly outlandish ideas that have formed the basis of successful businesses. Here are the top 10.

How to decide whether your idea is a winner

12:53PM | Thursday, 16 December 2010 |  In the first of our ‘How to do it in 2011’ series, Philip Weinman explains how to stop procrastinating and test your idea.

12:24PM | Monday, 13 December 2010 | co-founder Chris Noone reveals how the idea for his venture came about and his ambitions for the future.

Planet Chocolate

11:35PM | Tuesday, 30 November 2010 |  Planet Chocolate founders and brothers Greg and Darren Factor spoke to StartupSmart about their start-up journey so far.

Eco-friendly cleaning

10:16PM | Wednesday, 20 October 2010 |  While eco-friendly dry cleaning is a niche that has been spotted by Daisy Dry Cleaning, there are other possibilities that can be mined.

Feed for thought

10:45PM | Tuesday, 19 October 2010 |  An RSS feed is a useful weapon in the armoury of a busy entrepreneur who needs to keep up with the latest news in their industry.

Storage solution for wine lovers

10:25PM | Tuesday, 19 October 2010 |  This is the sort of area that a savvy, nimble start-up can steal to meet a consumer need.

From worker to start-up - how to plan your escape

10:58PM | Monday, 11 October 2010 |  Most people who launch a start-up venture are aware of the heavy sacrifices they will need to make for their business to really fly. But few have taken a break from a career working as a medical doctor to focus on developing a start-up IT company.

Top ranked brands’ lessons for start-ups

9:19PM | Thursday, 16 September 2010 |  Start-ups advised to heed the lessons of the world’s leading companies following a report that placed Coca-Cola as the leading global brand for the eleventh year in a row.

How do I know if my idea is strong enough to start a business?

9:47PM | Wednesday, 15 September 2010 |  If starting a new business was as simple as having a good idea, there would definitely be more successful business stories.