Transport and services offer brightest outlook for start-ups: Report

9:38PM | Tuesday, 13 September 2011 |  New data reveals manufacturing confidence has continued to plummet but the transport, utilities, personal services and recreation sectors are enjoying improved conditions.

How to start a gym business

7:10PM | Tuesday, 5 July 2011 |  The rise of health and fitness chains during the past decade is proof that people are willing to dedicate a lot of time and money to get in shape, especially as obesity rates hit record levels.

Book a holiday

11:19PM | Friday, 26 November 2010 |  Holidays are essential for entrepreneurs. They provide a chance to recharge, reflect and relax and are the only real safeguard against burnout.

Abraham Lincoln

11:57AM | Friday, 26 November 2010 |  And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count.  It's the life in your years.

Employers face harsher penalties for failing to pay super

11:15PM | Thursday, 25 November 2010 |  The Australian Tax Office will crack down on employers who fail to pay employees’ superannuation contributions, with small and micro businesses identified as the worst offenders in a recent review.

Business idea brings new meaning to ‘blind date’

11:13PM | Wednesday, 24 November 2010 |  In order to offer something new in the restaurant sector you could adapt an idea from the small Italian town of Ferrara.

Life Swap provides promising start-up opportunity

11:56AM | Tuesday, 16 November 2010 |  US business Luxe Home Swap brings new meaning to the term ‘house sitter’. This is home exchange on a luxury level.

Budding start-ups must avoid interest rate-hit sectors: NAB

11:00AM | Wednesday, 10 November 2010 |  NAB’s chief economist warns people looking to start a business should steer clear of the housing, wholesale and retail sectors due to their dependence on interest rates.

Facebook micropayment tool to enable in-screen purchases

10:30AM | Thursday, 28 October 2010 |  PayPal says users will be able to click and buy low-cost content without leaving web pages, with low transaction charges for sellers.

Service sector set to be the winner as business confidence rises

10:44PM | Tuesday, 26 October 2010 |  Business confidence is now back at pre-GFC levels. with the service sector set to boom for start-ups.