Business premises


How can I collaborate with other start-ups near me?

7:46PM | Monday, 18 July 2011 |  Besides increasing the possibility of finding project partners and new business opportunities, being near similar start-ups can provide invaluable emotional support.

Spencer St receivership highlights shopping centre struggles

7:54PM | Friday, 15 July 2011 |  Start-ups have been warned to think twice before taking out a lease in a major shopping centre after it was revealed that Spencer Street Fashion Station has been placed in receivership.

I’m in the process of moving house and am looking for somewhere that could double as an office for my online retail business. What should I be looking for?

7:11PM | Tuesday, 5 July 2011 |  Assuming that you have worked out what family and friends require of your home life, we can then turn to the requirements of business life.

How can I best get a collaborative working space?

6:59PM | Monday, 27 June 2011 |  In any workplace, collaboration is key, and in today’s corporate design circles it is the new buzzword.

Travel agency

6:19AM | Tuesday, 21 June 2011 |  Travel is a glamorous sector, conjuring up images of beaming air stewards and sun-kissed beaches. But can you turn this into a profitable business?

How to start a clothing boutique

6:35PM | Friday, 10 June 2011 |  Are you an avid fashionista dreaming of opening a little boutique in an ultra trendy part of town? StartupSmart ventures into the world of fashion boutiques for your benefit.

Geelong named best-performing regional office market

6:38PM | Thursday, 2 June 2011 |  The Victorian city of Geelong has emerged as the best performing office market among Australia’s regional cities, suggesting there are growth opportunities for new businesses.

Reduce GST threshold to $100, retailers urge

5:13PM | Monday, 30 May 2011 |  Australian retailers are calling for the GST threshold to be slashed from $1,000 to $100, as well as demanding the right to dictate their own opening hours.

Learning cash is king the hard way

5:49PM | Friday, 20 May 2011 |  Ben Carroll’s entrepreneurial talent is obvious – he did, after all, start a market-leading garment printing business when he was just 21-years-old. But Carroll had to learn some painful lessons early on about the value of cashflow.

Inside the Hub

4:00AM | Wednesday, 27 April 2011 |  Hub Melbourne is a trailblazer for a collaborative working trend that has been enthusiastically embraced by start-ups in the US and Europe and is now starting to take hold in Australia – co-working.