Starting a business


The right time

5:28PM | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 |  I’m yet to find a business that opened at the right time. I have, however, met many women who took a deep breath and abandoned their fears. BY POLLY McGEE.

Why I didn’t invest in Twitter

5:08AM | Friday, 13 May 2011 |  Howard Lindzon, investor and TechStars mentor, tells the Next Web Conference why he didn’t put money into Twitter and Foursquare when he had the chance. More happily, he explains why there’s never been a better time to start-up.

Cake making/decorating business

5:37PM | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 |  Before you can carve yourself a slice of the cake making business, you need to be equipped to handle anything that you may get served. StartupSmart does some research to help you have your cake and eat it too.

Wine bar

5:07PM | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 |  If you’re a lover of great wine, starting your own wine bar may have crossed your mind at some stage. But in Australia’s competitive industry your offering needs to be well executed.

Australia the quickest place to start-up: Report

4:00AM | Monday, 18 April 2011 |  Australia has been ranked number one in the world for the time it takes to start a business, although the country has been marked down for its approach to ICT and the availability of new technologies.

I wonder if I’d feel too constricted being a franchisee?

4:08PM | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 |  Being a franchisee involves being comfortable in conforming to set business policies and procedures initiated by others.

I'm starting an events business from home. How can I get people to take me seriously?

3:57PM | Wednesday, 23 March 2011 |  View your doubters as a potential source of viral advertising.

Personal training business

3:33PM | Wednesday, 23 March 2011 |  Want to become a personal trainer? It’s imperative to train up in order to stay ahead of the pack, particularly as the industry starts to pick up pace.

Maintaining brand impact

3:35PM | Tuesday, 22 March 2011 |  A gelato business might not sound like a particularly groundbreaking idea, but an emphasis on branding has proven a lifeline for Melbourne-based company Trampoline.

Plumbing business

3:13PM | Wednesday, 16 March 2011 |  The plumbing industry in Australia has cashed in on the growth of our cities and now covers a wide range of services.