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START-UP

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

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

Google is social climbing

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

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.

ENTREPRENEUR SECRETS

'Big cars, big houses and a big lifestyle'

Mike O'Hagan.

Entrepreneur Secrets In the second instalment of our new series, we profile MiniMovers founder Mike O'Hagan, whose removals company turns over $24 million a year.

ENTREPRENEUR SECRETS

From eBay to $2.6m in three meteoric years

Wai Hong Fong.

Entrepreneur Secrets In the first instalment of our new weekly series, Entrepreneur Secrets, Marcella Bidinost speaks to Wai Hong Fong, an astonishingly successful young entrepreneur who once told his mother he wanted to...

ENTREPRENEUR SECRETS

Making $40 million with just 14 staff

Jo Burston.

Entrepreneur Secrets Jo Burston's first few years in business were as tough as it gets. But now her business is growing at lightning speeds, with an "audacious" goal of making $100 million a year.

ENTREPRENEUR SECRETS

Tech titan: Sydney's $15-million e-commerce king

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Entrepreneur Secrets Eddie Machaalani, 33, reveals how he started and grew e-commerce software giant BigCommerce, which powers more than 20,000 online retailers around the world.

High-tech Aussie lands multimillion-dollar deal

Asher Moses Firemint founder Robert Murray is Australia's newest high-tech millionaire after selling his app company to US game giant Electronic Arts for an estimated $20-40 million.

The net still has its share of catches

Internet.

A purely online business is a great way to enter the commercial world but it's not without challenges and expense, writes Keeli Cambourne.

A smart idea to drive profits

Matthew.

Companies that don't have an online presence are almost certainly missing out on opportunities and business, writes Keeli Cambourne.

Perfect pitch: how two mates got the big names on board

From uni graduates to ad gurus.

Marika Dobbin These young high-flyers dared to launch their own business straight out of university.

TECH

Website or app: what should start-ups build first?

Smartphone.

Alexandra Cain Apps are becoming so popular that some start-ups are bypassing a website in favour of developing their own smartphone tool.

ENTREPRENEUR SECRETS

Jobs giant: how Matt Barrie built a global empire

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Entrepreneur Secrets Matt Barrie's giant outsourcing marketplace, Freelancer.com, racked up $US35 million last year.