Make sure you can stay away from your business these holidays

12:44AM | Thursday, 15 December 2011 |  I think every entrepreneur is guilty of this one. You plan a break, get everything prepared, do a bit of a handover and leave the office, ready for two weeks in the sun. But just as you’re packing your bathers and beach hat, you see the laptop.

Getting ideas across the border

11:40PM | Wednesday, 23 November 2011 |  A trip overseas might not sound like an obvious springboard for business ideas, but the rise of holiday-inspired start-ups certainly suggests a link between jet-setting and entrepreneurialism.

Dealing with a nosedive in client spending

11:12PM | Friday, 18 November 2011 |  Randall Deer knows all too well what it’s like to launch a business during a severe downturn. His second business, My Holiday Centre, was launched at the height of the GFC. lands in Singapore after scooping award

11:15PM | Monday, 14 November 2011 |  Aussie travel start-up is expanding to the Singapore market on the back of being named the “grooviest start-up” by global industry body Web In Travel.

Rented clothing for travel

9:25AM | Thursday, 15 September 2011 |  Zero Baggage aims to change the travel experience by letting its users fly without checked luggage, instead borrowing items from local suppliers for the duration of their trip.

Federal Court GST ruling set to impact services sector

9:52PM | Friday, 2 September 2011 |  Qantas Airways has won a decision yesterday against the Australia Taxation Office, with the court ruling that GST is not payable when passengers miss or cancel flights.

iPhone App of the Week: Avalon Airport

9:20PM | Thursday, 1 September 2011 |  Regular business travellers would know how frustrating it can be when flights are cancelled. Thanfully, Avalon Airport has released a new app to keep track of all flights.

Australia divided into consumer “tribes”: KPMG

8:25PM | Tuesday, 9 August 2011 |  Australia’s population can be divided into two distinct “tribes” based on their consumption habits, according to a new report, highlighting opportunities for start-ups to appeal to a particular demographic.

Travel web service Airbnb raises $112m to fuel global expansion

7:05PM | Tuesday, 26 July 2011 |  Travel web service start-up Airbnb has raised $112 million in a new funding round, according to reports, which will be used to fuel its rapid expansion throughout the world.


7:03PM | Monday, 25 July 2011 |  Founder of new mobile-based travel social network Buuna, Paul Lin talks to StartupSmart about translating his passion for travel into a business model.