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Top 10 ways to generate customer love for your business

7:19PM | Thursday, 7 July 2011 |  Identifying, targeting and securing customers is one of the central planks of any successful start-up. If you fall down on any of those items it’s unlikely that your business will be around for long.

10 things every start-up leader must do

6:09PM | Monday, 20 June 2011 |  Ten top tips from global serial entrepreneur Tom McKaskill on how start-ups can ensure they get on the path to a million-dollar business.

10 things you can learn from Jan Cameron

6:45PM | Wednesday, 15 June 2011 |  Jan Cameron boasts an impressive history in the retail market, so what can start-ups learn from her? StartupSmart identifies 10 things you can learn from Australia’s retail queen.

Top 10 ways to use the cloud

6:38PM | Thursday, 9 June 2011 |  If you haven’t been considering cloud computing, then you should be. It’s cheap, and the innovation in tech over the past few years means cloud is more powerful than ever before.

Top 10 business plan mistakes

6:58PM | Thursday, 2 June 2011 |  A poor business plan, among other things, will scupper what slim chances you have in receiving start-up capital. We showcase the top 10 most common business plan mistakes.

10 overcrowded start-up niches

5:11PM | Thursday, 26 May 2011 |  Ready to venture out on your own with your “novel” business idea? Beware overcrowded niches which will present even more challenges for the humble start-up.

10 key lessons from Microsoft’s purchase of Skype

5:01PM | Friday, 13 May 2011 |  What can start-ups hoping to follow in Skype’s footsteps learn from its deal with Microsoft? Here are the top 10 lessons from the Microsoft/Skype marriage.

Start-ups’ Federal budget wish list

5:24PM | Monday, 9 May 2011 |  The 2011 Federal budget, set to be unveiled this evening, isn’t, alas, expected to deliver a windfall of goodies for start-up businesses. So we’ve compiled a wish list ahead of the budget announcement.

Top 10 start-up competitions in the world

4:59PM | Friday, 15 April 2011 |  Wannabe entrepreneurs have traditionally been reliant on two groups for external funding: investors and banks. But times are a’changin’.

10 lessons Aussie retailers can take from overseas sites

4:55PM | Friday, 8 April 2011 |  Rather than simply rage over the supposed unfairness of the GST-free threshold for overseas online purchases, we’ve put together 10 lessons from overseas sites that retail start-ups should heed to ensure consumer dollars stay in Australia.