Starting a business


Advisor whiplash

8:59PM | Thursday, 25 August 2011 |  Ask enough people for advice on your start-up and you'll inevitably get conflicting opinions. Here's a guide for how to take it all in. BY NIKI SCEVAK.

The cost of ideas

7:42PM | Friday, 29 July 2011 |  “Anyone can have an idea, it's all in the execution” certainly rings true for many budding start-ups. BY NED DWYER.

Taxi company

7:13PM | Tuesday, 12 July 2011 |  Could you drive away with a healthy profit by starting your own taxi firm? Here's what you need to do to get started in the industry.

Are you truly passionate about your business?

7:16PM | Monday, 11 July 2011 |  If I'm honest, I'd say that I enjoy the challenge of business itself, rather than its subject matter. How about you? BY SAHIL MERCHANT.

Do I have to quit my full-time job to make my new online venture a success?

7:38AM | Friday, 1 July 2011 |  I am considering starting an online company, but I am currently in a well-paying job. Is it possible to do both, or would I lack the commitment to make my business work?

Picasso Media Group

6:34PM | Wednesday, 29 June 2011 |  When Nicole Hammett’s role became too onerous, she enlisted her husband to take a big leap of faith and launch her second start-up, Picasso Media Group.

Courting authenticity

6:44PM | Wednesday, 29 June 2011 |  It can be easy to forget your brand values. But if you’re not authentic as a start-up, there’s little hope for the rest of your business building days. BY POLLY MCGEE.

Kick To Pick lets bubs “pick” names

6:04PM | Wednesday, 15 June 2011 |  There’s a new app on the market that lets unborn babies choose their own name with a kick of their feet, taking the parent market to a whole new level.


6:13PM | Tuesday, 14 June 2011 |  Pozible, a crowd-funding platform and community for creative projects and ideas, is the first of its kind in Australia.

The 10 ingredients to start-up success

6:38PM | Wednesday, 1 June 2011 |  Is there a perfect recipe for start-up success? Like most recipes, the result will change depending on whose hand is on the pan. BY POLLY MCGEE.