How to fund your start-up

Adam Courtenay 12:00 AM   There are ways to find capital injections even in a world where access to seed funding is extremely tough.

Features

A million Insty followers and counting

Larissa Ham   Meet the local duo that is dominating the hottest social media channel on the planet.

Start-ups set sights on Uber

Claire Dunn   The taxi app is just one of a number of businesses that have their eyes on the cab companies.

Ready for the silliest day of the year?

Kate Jones   What are companies planning for April Fools hoaxes this year?

We're all getting a tax cut

Christine Long   Reports suggest all smaller enterprises will quality for a tax cut. But far more could be done to help business owners.

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Nice CV – but will they fit in?

Sylvia Pennington   There are ways to ensure your new hires will get on with the rest of the team.

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Can Boomers sell their businesses?

Adam Courtenay   There's more than 40,000 enterprises on the block as a flood of people nearing retirement want out of their companies.

Small Talk

Never miss a delivery again

Louis White   An ingenious new service means you'll never have to come home to an Australia Post calling card again.

Technology gets kids reading

Christine D'Mello   A desire for his children to be closer to his mother was the catalyst for this entrepreneur's business.

What's the future of crowdfunding?

Claire Dunn   A new approach to purchasing equity in a business could change the world of innovation finance.

Seven crack negotiating tactics

Caroline James   Using these techniques can make a real difference to your business's bottom line.

Conversation

The problem with illegal workers

4:18 PM   Clandestine employees are everywhere. Are you one? Were you once? Should the rules be changed?

Builders rule, OK

Alexandra Cain 9:10 AM   In which special part of Sydney do tradespeople comprise the upper social echelon?

Do soft skills really matter?

Tony Featherstone 5:19 AM   Is it up to businesses to train people in presenting, communicating and selling?

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How do I claim start-up costs?

Max Newnham   A reader wants to know how tax deductions are calculated when starting a business.