Should you be speed dating your mentor?

11:44PM | Monday, 7 November 2011 |  Mentorship no longer requires a lengthy courtship. Mentor network PushStart has introduced the concept of mentor “speed dating” for start-ups that need a quick-fire dose of advice from multiple industry experts.

Are there any good ways that we can keep our operational costs down in our new office?

11:37PM | Monday, 7 November 2011 |  Smart office managers tend to keep one eye on the bottom line and one eye on environmental performance, so reducing energy use is clearly a win/win proposition.

Funding and support failures holding back Aussie start-ups: Report

11:00AM | Monday, 7 November 2011 |  More needs to be done to improve start-ups’ access to funding and support, despite Australia’s status as one of the best places to launch a business in the G20, a new report claims.

Framing a new business mantra

11:11PM | Friday, 4 November 2011 |  Sense Event Group founders Anthony Halprin and Mark Bennedick reveal some of the changes they implemented to their business to avoid getting stuck on the “hamster wheel”.

MYOB and PayPal launch eCommerce “starter package”

11:46PM | Friday, 4 November 2011 |  MYOB and PayPal have launched a new initiative enabling small businesses to set up a website and begin accepting payments within an hour, in a bid to cash in on the growth of eCommerce.

Crowdsourcing start-up DesignCrowd snares $3 million Starfish funding

11:51PM | Thursday, 3 November 2011 |  Crowdsourcing start-up DesignCrowd is to accelerate its global expansion after securing a $3 million investment from heavyweight Australian VC firm Starfish Ventures.

Australia’s top 10 female start-up entrepreneurs

11:23PM | Thursday, 3 November 2011 |  Australia may be lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to women in key industry positions, but this group of female entrepreneurs are paving the way for greater equality.

Nokia to stump up just $10k for start-up competition winner

11:20PM | Thursday, 3 November 2011 |  Mobile phone giant Nokia has selected five aspiring start-ups to become finalists for its In Hindsight competition – but is offering just $10,000 as a prize.

Domain name start-up Winged Media gets $3 million Carnegie Innovation Fund backing

11:56PM | Wednesday, 2 November 2011 |  Winged Media, a domain name trading start-up, has pulled off a $3 million investment deal with the Carnegie Innovation Fund, for a minority stake in the business, said to be “less than 10%.”

Use “Australianism” to crack US market, exporter says

11:49PM | Wednesday, 2 November 2011 |  Adelaide-based export business Aussie Inc. says start-ups that do business in the United States can use their “Australianism” to gain a competitive edge, but must ensure they can deliver.