Founder

Create a clear vision then take the plunge to go solo

Rohan Gamble.

Miriam Steffens How to quit your job and start your own business, with Rohan Gamble.

Start-up out to show Wyngle is no wangle

x

Christopher Niesche Damien Cantelo is preparing his retail website for launch in the US market with a name change and a push for more investment.

iiNet's growth a testament to 'giving it a go'

Michael Malone

Adam Cooper Michael Malone often finds himself talking more about the garage days than those in the corner office.

10 Questions for ... Marie Enna-Cocciolone

x

Marie Enna-Cocciolone left "no room for failure" when she aimed to corner the skin care market with inskincosmedics.

Start-up idea began on the go

Nathan

Christopher Niesche Nathan Tesler had an idea for an app, but no programming skills.

MANAGING

Mate, this is serious business

Apple.

Jo-Anne Hui Some of the world's most successful businesses were launched by two mates with a great idea. Think Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak at Apple.

The ultralight start-up: how to launch a business without clout or capital

Bankrupt

David Wilson Launching a start-up is easier than ever. But, because entry barriers verge on non-existent and everyone wants to be the next Facebook, Twitter or Dropbox, competition is fierce.

START-UP

Delicacies on wheels now roaming through streets

Food truck.

Jo-Anne Hui Late-night greasy kebabs and meat pies were once the domain of mobile food vendors, but the recent food truck movement is giving budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to get creative.

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.

Breathing life into Aussie innovation

Phil Morle.

Christopher Niesche Phil Morle is one of the people would-be web entrepreneurs turn to for a chance to turn their dream into reality.

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.

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.

Comments 13

TRENDS

What's mine is yours: the rise of the 'share' market

Author Rachel Botsman said businesses should embrace the idea of collaborative consumption.

Alexandra Cain Need to borrow a chainsaw, get an urgent errand run or swap a surfboard? A raft of new businesses might just be able to help.

Comments 4

START-UP

Big bucks: the handsome gap in the marriage market

Plugging a gap in the marriage market.

David Wilson Two enterprising blokes are tapping into the male side of the multibillion-dollar wedding industry.

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.

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.

10 questions for ... Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee.

Interview: Max Mason Melissa Lee is co-founder of bespoke online retailer Joe Button.

From fart to fab: start-up app development secrets

Angry Birds

David Wilson The apps market can be hugely lucrative. Consider the happy fate of the New York-based social game developer OMGPOP, maker of the smart phone art game Draw Something.