Equity

What makes a real entrepreneur believable?

Tony Featherstone How believable are you as an entrepreneur? Lots of people say they are entrepreneurs, but in truth are small business owners, or unwilling to take true entrepreneurial risk.

How to start a multi-million dollar venture with $10,000

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Tony Featherstone Consider this: a young entrepreneur starts an online furniture retailer with $10,000. Another starts an online pharmacy with $20,000, and a construction franchise gets going with $25,000.

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10 ways to grow your business by 10% (or 20% or 50%) in 12 months

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Anneli Knight If your business is not green and growing then it’s ripe and rotting, says serial entrepreneur Creel Price.

Are you an office thief?

Steal.

James Adonis Is the stealing of office stationery really stealing?

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Zumba isn't just exercise, it's big business

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Alberto Perez started out as a street performer, today he stands at the centre of the Zumba exercise craze, having helped transform Zumba Fitness into a rapidly growing fitness empire.

Start-up

Creating a courier community

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Christopher Niesche When Erin Mulvey bought a chest of drawers in Bellingen in Northern NSW a couple of years ago, she was stumped about how to get her new purchase back to Sydney.

Want to win $50k and a mentor?

Aussie entrepreneurs.

Valerie Khoo Australian entrepreneurs continue to "punch above their weight" in the field of global e-commerce, a trend likely to continue in this year's Shopify Build-a-Business competition.

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How would you rather be sacked?

George Clooney in Up In The Air.

Tony Featherstone By using a blunt axe, some companies make redundancy programs a whole lot worse.

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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.

Michael Pascoe

Spare a thought for the self-employed

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Michael Pascoe Small businesses treated as second-class citizens, but they keep the country functioning.

Word of (bad) mouth

Word of mouth.

James Adonis New research reveals the majority of employees wouldn't recommend their employer to anyone else.

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MANAGING

The man behind the Aesop brand

Aesop.

Rachel Wells Dennis Paphitis likes to share an inspiring quote - just don't mention the weather.

A plan in hand for family business to live on

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Andrew Petering and Katherine Woodthorpe Implementing an effective succession plan is a perennial issue facing business owners.

The emergence of the celebrity business adviser

The newly refurbished Hollywood Sign

Valerie Khoo Startups are looking towards celebrity business advisers to lend their advice and expertise to their fledgling brand.

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