Business plan


Start-ups told to beware ATO black hole

12:00AM | Monday, 13 December 2010 |  Start-ups may lose the ability to deduct start-up related expenses from their income tax due to a new draft ruling by the ATO.

Is there any start-up mileage left in the group buying model?

11:17PM | Friday, 19 November 2010 |  The group buying model spearheaded by US firm Groupon has caught on like wildfire in Australia, with a plethora of similar sites including Zoupon, OurDeal and Spreets opening up shop over the past year to offer their services to an Australian audience.

Top 10 tips to selling online

11:40PM | Thursday, 18 November 2010 |  Buying and selling online was once reserved for the tech savvy, but it’s now expected by customers and therefore a necessity for businesses.

An open source of inspiration

11:39PM | Thursday, 18 November 2010 |  The concept of ‘open source’ is extending to new industries, which should ignite the interest of budding entrepreneurs in Australia.

I want to start a business in an industry I know nothing about. Am I mad?

11:12AM | Wednesday, 17 November 2010 |  Yes, you are mad… but it shouldn't stop you. Some of Australia's best entrepreneurs start businesses in areas where they have no expertise.

Keeping over-optimism in check

11:11PM | Tuesday, 16 November 2010 |  Recruitment software start-up NGA.NET faced a series of challenges in its early years, mainly driven by its own ambition.

Top 10 tips to attract venture capital funding

11:40PM | Thursday, 11 November 2010 |  Want to grab a slice of the VC pie? Here’s how.

I’m looking for funding… how much should I ask for?

11:20PM | Wednesday, 10 November 2010 |  How much funding does your business plan need? You certainly don’t want to raise a small amount now and then have to raise another amount within 12 months.

Developing your business model for launch

11:50PM | Wednesday, 10 November 2010 |  Your business model is the framework for how your organisation will create and deliver value to its customers and to the business owners. Put simply, it is how you are going to make money.

Top 10 ways to drive a better deal from your bank

11:34PM | Thursday, 4 November 2010 |  The ‘big four’ banks are powerful, but small business owners are not entirely at their mercy.