Start Up

From fart to fab: start-up app development secrets

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.

A guide to avoiding the start-up's typical mistakes

Mark Harbottle

Mark Harbottle Mark Harbottle gives a few hints on how to survive your first year in business.

Start-up out to show Wyngle is no wangle

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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.

Start-up idea began on the go

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

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.

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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.

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.

10 questions for ... Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee.

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

Women all ears over opportunities to run own companies

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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.

Aussies clean up in global contest

Now that's an Aussie invention.

Valerie Khoo Three Australian businesses have beaten a field of more than 3000 entrants in Shopify’s prestigious Build-A-Business contest.

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People before profits for Sucre's social trekker

Randall Howlett heads a trekking company in Bolivia.

Larissa Ham When Australian Randall Howlett decided to set up a business in Bolivia, one of the poorest countries in South America, he had little idea of the patience required.

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.

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.

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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.

Planning

How to write an effective business plan

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Christopher Niesche The research and analysis involved in writing a business plan can be more important than the document itself.

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.