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I’m starting up an interior design business. I’ve been wondering – do I need a tagline?

11:12PM | Friday, 25 November 2011 |  An average tagline will do little, but a great tagline can do wonders.

Project PowerUp sets sights on Silicon Valley

11:45PM | Thursday, 24 November 2011 |  The founder of Sydney-based crowdfunding site Project PowerUp says he plans to visit Silicon Valley early next year to drum up interest from investors, with the possibility of relocating there.

Harvey Norman’s new website incorporates franchisees

11:33PM | Thursday, 24 November 2011 |  Harvey Norman has finally launched an eCommerce site, despite the reservations of its chairman Gerry Harvey, but measures are in place to soften the blow for bricks-and-mortar franchisees.

10 quick-fire start-ups

11:05PM | Thursday, 24 November 2011 |  Starting a business used to be a rather drawn out affair. With all the planning and fund raising involved, it would be unthinkable that you could launch a company within a week. That has all changed.

Spotify appoints first local employee to fuel expansion

11:40AM | Thursday, 24 November 2011 |  Digital music-streaming service Spotify has appointed former Google executive Kate Vale as its first Australian employee, as the company continues its rapid expansion throughout the world.

Not just a city of churches

11:00PM | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 |  Adelaide’s reputation as a rather slow-paced city notable only for its churches is increasingly at odds with a start-up scene that is beginning to gather pace.

Middle East a “fantastic” franchise market, says Nanotek chief

11:39PM | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 |  Franchise veteran Jim Cornish says the Middle East is a “fantastic” market for local franchisors looking to expand internationally, having recently launched his own franchise in Saudi Arabia.

Echoing Green Fellowship to stump up $90k for social start-ups

11:33PM | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 |  Social start-ups are being encouraged to apply for the Echoing Green Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in capital for entrepreneurs to launch their start-ups and build capacity.

Incubate or incubust

11:53PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 |  Are mentor-driven incubators just a flash in the pan for both entrepreneurs and investors?

IPO looms for Facebook

11:10PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 |  Facebook could file for an initial public offering as early as next month, reports suggest, with an expert saying start-ups can learn from the timing of the rumoured IPO.
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