Start-up entrepreneurs


How do you assess whether the time is "right" to start-up?

10:49PM | Friday, 1 October 2010 |  It’s always the right time to start a business. Even when there's economic uncertainty.

StartupSmart Awards 2011

4:30PM | Monday, 11 April 2011 |  The StartupSmart Awards 2011 saw some of Australia’s leading start-ups head to Crown in Melbourne to see who had caught the eye of judges. Eight awards were dished out on the night, including the Officeworks Fastest Growing Start-up, which went to Job Capital.

Sir Richard Branson

2:15AM | Friday, 25 February 2011 |  I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.

Michael Robert Milken

2:30AM | Thursday, 24 February 2011 |  In financing growing companies, we always looked for human value that didn’t appear on the balance sheet… the quality of management, especially its entrepreneurial drive.

Are you ever too old to be an entrepreneur?

1:26PM | Monday, 24 January 2011 |  The great thing about being your own boss is you don’t have to pay attention to other people’s dumb ideas and this one is as dumb as it gets.

Study competitors from the top end of town

1:32AM | Friday, 21 January 2011 |  For start-up entrepreneurs, profit reporting season provides an insight into how the big boys are travelling, and what opportunities and challenges might trickle down to your business.

What are the main benefits of becoming a franchisee?

12:00PM | Monday, 13 December 2010 |  Buying into a business, whether a franchise or independent, will be the most personally challenging and life-changing decision they’ll ever make.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

12:10AM | Monday, 13 December 2010 |  Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

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.

Explore a strategic sales partnership

11:47PM | Monday, 15 November 2010 |  One way for small businesses to get ahead is to leverage another company’s sales efforts by asking them to sell your product (you’ll also have to sell theirs, of course).