Companies

Women all ears over opportunities to run own companies

Adele Horin A DESIRE to be their own boss, to have a better work/life balance, and to escape corporate life is behind the surge in the number of women starting their own businesses, a report has found.

START-UP

Why didn't he call? New app tackles dating dilemma

Audrey Melnik.

David Wilson Business guru's app helps shed light on a classic dating dilemma.

START-UP

Pushing the right buttons: new help for start-ups

New help for start-ups.

Alexandra Cain Forget traditional venture capital - a new approach to helping start-ups with potential is emerging.

Google restores banned travel website

Google

Julian Lee Even in this day and age, Goliath can still be humbled by a David - in this case a small businessman who went to regulators after Google kicked him off its network.

Mobile shoppers put on an appy face

Melissa Kent Fashion stores are embracing the 'bricks and clicks' phenomenon, as more Melburnians use their phones to shop.

ONLINE SELLING

A rookie's guide to online selling

Childrenswear designer Kate McLean.

Antonia Magee It may seem like an easy ticket to online riches, but the reality of setting up your own internet store is vastly different to what many expect.

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Got a law degree? Join the entrepreneur's club

From law degree to entrepreneur.

Alexandra Cain A law degree is a great grounding for an entrepreneur. But business owners with a legal background also need to throw off the risk-averse mindset that comes with the territory.

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Google social network opens doors to businesses

Google+.

Google Inc's new social networking service has opened its doors to businesses to create special web pages.

FAST GROWTH

Fast track to a fitness empire

Jetts founder Brendon Levenson.

Larissa Ham A 31-year-old personal trainer raised in public housing has come in second on this year's BRW Fast 100.

Michael Baker

Using technology to turn a retail Queen Mary

Macy's.

Michael Baker One of the world's largest department stores is changing direction.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media marketing: how to get your message heard

It's important to get your social media strategy right from the start.

Tony Kaye There's an ever-increasing number of online channels to grow your business - but where do you start?

Govt proposes update to copyright laws

The federal government has announced plans to update Australian copyright laws, to cope with the explosion of material published on the internet.

SURVIVAL STORIES

Entrepreneurs who bounced back from the brink

Entrepreneur Damien James.

David Wilson Have you ever been down to your last cent? Two entrepreneurs who flirted with bankruptcy tell how they survived.

ONLINE SHOPPING

Grocery run with a difference from serial entrepreneurs

Gabby Leibovich from groceryrun.com.au.

Rachel Wells A new breed of online grocery retailer gives food manufacturers a second chance to sell things the big supermarket chains will not touch.

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Google is social climbing

Larissa Ham Critics say a new function on Google favours businesses who use Google's own social network.

Can’t drink, can’t vote - but this teenager is hot property in Silicon Valley

Lachy comp thumb

Entrepreneur Secrets He's founded four online start-ups and sold three, not a bad resume for somebody who hasn’t had their 18th birthday.

10 QUESTIONS FOR...

Taking the mummy market by storm

Mastering the mummy market.

What is it about Koolaman Designs' hand-stamped silver jewellery that has Aussie mums gushing?

Techie helps filmmakers get with the program

Films.

Christopher Niesche When Melbourne computer programmer Chris Rickard heard how films were planned and scheduled, he thought there had to be a better way.

$100m software sold a year, not a single cold call

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Asher Moses A billion-dollar business built by two Sydney friends in an apartment 10 years ago is widely tipped to be the first Australian tech start-up to go public.

Google changes coming

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Larissa Ham Critics say a new function on Google favours businesses who use Google's own social network.