Cracking the Australian market as a newcomer

1:45PM | Friday, 18 January 2013 |  Stan Gordon built the Franchised Food Company after migrating from South Africa. Along the way, he learnt a valuable lesson about the Australian market. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Why 80% of your investment cash needs to go on people

1:04AM | Friday, 18 January 2013 |  When you start-up, one of your biggest investments will be in people. So it is essential to get the process of hiring right. BY BRAD LINDENBERG.

Beware the monoculture of Inertia

1:46AM | Friday, 18 January 2013 |  Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, there was a large multinational corporation we’ll call Inertia Corp. Their business model was dead – but senior management didn’t realise it.

Optus Innov8 start-up program opens applications for second season

1:51PM | Thursday, 17 January 2013 |  The Optus Innov8 Seed Program has opened applications for its second season following the success of the inaugural round in 2012, which saw two start-ups secure a total of $700,000.

Start-ups warned of top five digital threats set to strike in 2013

1:21PM | Thursday, 17 January 2013 |  Internet security company AVG has identified five digital threats facing businesses and consumers in 2013, prompting an expert to highlight how start-ups can respond to the trends.

2013 iAward winners to showcase in Hong Kong

1:13PM | Thursday, 17 January 2013 |  Winners of the 2013 iAwards, now open for entries, will have the opportunity to compete with businesses from across the Asia-Pacific at the 2013 Asia Pacific ICT Awards in Hong Kong.

Franchise association to shift focus as executive director departs

1:10PM | Thursday, 17 January 2013 |  The Franchise Council of Australia has flagged a shift in focus following the resignation of executive director Steve Wright.

Shoes of Prey founder flags share option woes for start-ups

1:00PM | Thursday, 17 January 2013 |  Serial entrepreneur and StartupSmart mentor Michael Fox has outlined problems with employee share option plans (ESOPs) for start-ups, after being invited to meet with the federal government.

Out of the starting grid

1:42PM | Thursday, 17 January 2013 |  The chequered flag has dropped on a new year. So it’s time to reflect on some lessons from racing legend Alain Prost and high school about handling the 12-month race ahead. BY JASON ROSE.

How can I cut down my workload?

12:00AM | Thursday, 22 December 2011 |  There are three essential skills you must work on if you want to have a good night's sleep.