Why competition is a good thing for start-ups

3:10PM | Thursday, 28 March 2013 |  Competition early in the life of a start-up can help a business thrive long term – as long as they can tough it out.

What advice do you have for tackling new competitors in your industry?

11:55AM | Tuesday, 1 November 2011 |  Do not rest on your laurels or past successes. You need to constantly innovate and improve every aspect of your business.

Learn a Qantas lesson

10:23PM | Monday, 31 October 2011 |  Being able to react quickly in a crisis is the hallmark of a business that can seize upon opportunities. So think about how your business could react.

Is it possible to patent particular processes and ways of doing things?

10:22PM | Wednesday, 19 October 2011 |  It is possible to obtain a patent for an apparatus, or for processes and methods of doing something, provided it meets certain criteria.

Invasion of the big brands

8:27PM | Wednesday, 17 August 2011 |  Despite the doom and gloom in the retail sector, there’s been a plethora of large, overseas brands enter the Australian market recently. So what does this mean for homegrown start-ups?

Eight ways to stay ahead of the competition

7:19PM | Wednesday, 27 July 2011 |  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.