Launch an idea of the month award

1:00AM | Wednesday, 18 January 2012 |  For continuous innovation, why not try something different and set up a suggestion box?

Playing the monopoly game

1:08PM | Tuesday, 17 January 2012 |  While Australia is considered an easy place to start a business by global standards, new ventures are regularly faced by near-monopolies that, by fair means or foul, will attempt to snuff out the threat they pose. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Core versus non-core activities

1:40PM | Tuesday, 17 January 2012 |  A start-up only has limited resources and needs to ensure they're invested in activities that are core to helping the business grow. BY MICHAEL FOX.

Sydney High Teck Startup Group sets launch date

1:14PM | Tuesday, 17 January 2012 |  The Sydney High Teck Startup Group, which calls itself “a social network with a more formal structure” for budding entrepreneurs, is set to launch, with plans to expand into other Australian cities.

Ben & Jerry’s searches for young, “cool” franchisees

1:52PM | Tuesday, 17 January 2012 |  US-based ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s is looking to expand its Australian network by opening a series of franchisee-owned stores, describing its ideal franchisee as someone “cool” aged 18-35.

Tuesday 17 January

1:14AM | Tuesday, 17 January 2012 |  Today, we put Brisbane under the microscope as a place to start-up and find that tourism isn't the only industry in town.

Monday 16 January

1:29AM | Monday, 16 January 2012 |  Many start-ups flounder after failing to identify their target customer. But what if your focus becomes too narrow?

Break a big project into small bites

1:00AM | Monday, 16 January 2012 |  The key to tackling a big project is to break it down into a to-do-list of 10 manageable projects that you can actually address.

Android launches design portal for app developers

1:51PM | Friday, 13 January 2012 |  Google’s Android platform has launched a portal titled Android Design, a guide that outlines best user interface practices for app developers.

Six web tools to transform your start-up in 2012

1:25PM | Friday, 13 January 2012 |  Just a few key tools can help boost your productivity and save you time. Here are six web applications that allow you to stay in control of your business. BY ADAM FRANKLIN.