Starting a business


Opportunities within online communities

12:20PM | Thursday, 9 December 2010 |  Buying and selling locally is becoming increasingly popular thanks to technology. Could this be the future for garage sales in Australia?

Monitoring crop conditions

12:38PM | Wednesday, 8 December 2010 |  Farmers and logging companies would welcome any development that could monitor the state of their crops and help them determine the best time to harvest.

Laundromat meets café

12:03PM | Monday, 6 December 2010 |  Laundromats aren’t generally regarded as the most exciting places, but a much-needed facelift could pave the way for a novel start-up.

Specialist furniture stores gaining momentum

12:12PM | Friday, 3 December 2010 |  A new report suggests that an online furniture store offering a specialised service could comfortably compete with larger, more traditional retailers.

What do I do with unwanted food?

12:42PM | Thursday, 2 December 2010 |  Can you spit the food out? To where? Actually, I don’t need to know the answer to that because the answer is still no!

Liberating employees from job stress

12:29PM | Thursday, 2 December 2010 |  Being stuck in a debilitating job may be unenjoyable for the employee involved, but the problem could provide a potential start-up avenue for a new business.

Start-ups increasingly turning to debtor finance

12:00AM | Thursday, 2 December 2010 |  A new study shows debtor finance is becoming increasingly popular among start-ups due to economic uncertainty and rising interest rates.

Online directory for home cooking

12:48PM | Wednesday, 1 December 2010 |  Start-ups keen to cash in on the post-GFC surge in ‘dining in’ should take a look at Dutch website Tweetjemee.

Planet Chocolate

11:35PM | Tuesday, 30 November 2010 |  Planet Chocolate founders and brothers Greg and Darren Factor spoke to StartupSmart about their start-up journey so far.

Mapping your mood

11:47PM | Tuesday, 30 November 2010 |  The tourism sector may be suffering at present, but there is still a $40 billion market there to tap into.