Startup

Collaborate or fail

Change of ownership.

Phil Morle   Businesses must work with others to achieve scale and success.

START-UPS

Watch out wedding industry

A bride, wearing a wedding ring, holds hands with the bridegroom.

Kate Jones 12:00 AM   It's a massive sector, and there are start-ups that have the established players in their sights.

My hobby makes a fortune

Hayley Birtles-Eades, founder of Love Lockets.

Christine Long   Meet the woman who made $32,000 in the weeks before Christmas from a trestle table in a shopping centre.

Building a bootcamp business

Kristin Lewis, left, of Life PT rented commercial space for a purpose-built gym.

Claire Dunn   It takes more than just a whistle to be a personal trainer.

Need to find a babysitter?

There are 3.2 million children under the age of 12 who need childcare in Australia.

Louis White   New technologies are revolutionising the childcare market.

Five tips for starting an online business

Paws for thought:

Ryan Boyd   Learning from other successful businesses, networking and watching the pennies are important if you want your start-up to survive and thrive.

LinkedIn for sports stars has arrived

Drew Mitchell has invested in and signed up to Sporple.

Louis White   An Aussie start-up is making it easier for sportspeople and their entourages to connect.

Closing the gender-funding gap

Former Workplace Gender Equality Agency Helen Conway says organisations are not taking a strategic approach to gender equality and she left the agency disappointed.

Topaz Conway   COMMENT: Why is it much harder for women to access money to grow their business?

Want a personal shopper in the US?

Shaun Greenblo

Sylvia Pennington   No need to get a friendly cousin or mate to shop for you on an overseas trip with this start-up.

Taking down the trolls

An evil Troll doll with devil horns
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Louis White   Sites that only allow positive reviews are emerging in an attempt to quell negativity. But will they be successful?

Is this the next Billabong?

The Critical Slide Society

Alexandra Cain   Mambo protégé is setting the surf world on fire with edgy apparel.

What's a socially responsible condom?

condom

Sylvia Pennington   This start-up wants its products to be more than just contraceptives.

Why can’t this angel get a visa?

No entry allowed: Andrey Shirben, founder of SYD Ventures.

Louis White   Andrey Shirben has invested in 24 Aussie start-ups. So why won’t we let him back in the country?

How to save your start-up from failing

real estate

Jim Burke and Shehan Wijetilaka   Do you have a great idea but are not sure how to engage with your customers?

What’s the latest surf fad?

Michel Bourez, 2014 ASP World number five, on a Firewire wooden board

Alexandra Cain   It harks back to the sport’s origins and could prove to be a game-changer for the industry.

Meet the bootcamp babes

Felicia Oreb and Diana Johnson: killing it across the world.

Christine Long   Two sisters have become a global personal training sensation.

Start-up helps people invest like Warren Buffett

"Time is the friend of the wonderful business" says Warren Buffett. When the market next takes a tumble, you’ll sleep better taking that approach.

Rebecca Burn-Callander   A free platform is giving away investment formulas based on the strategies used by multi-millionaire investors.

Five mistakes to avoid when starting a business

"Not making a decision is worse than making a bad decision, Brisbane entrepreneur Janina Byrne says.

Denise Mooney   Avoid these errors if you want your enterprise to survive and thrive.

What's the hot new fitness craze?

Bigger biceps aren't so much about weight or reps as the tempo of your lifts.

Caroline James   It doesn't involve signing your life away and it gives you ultimate choice.

The shortcut to a specialist

Michelle Lemin

Kate Jones   When you need a medical specialist, you need one fast. This business can help.

The female funding fiasco

Louisa Forrest found it hard as a female to convince banks to come on board.

Claire Dunn   Why is it so tough for women to raise money for their start-ups?

The entrepreneurs overcoming adversity

Have skills, will travel: Leather worker Sima Mahboobifard was not allowed to start a business in her native land.

Kate Jones   Starting a start-up is hard, and these business owners have done it tougher than most.

COMMENT

Secrets of the super-angel investor

Dave McClure

Joshua Tanchel   He's invested in 900 companies, three of which now earn more than $100 million. What would it take for him to invest in yours?

Investment

Crowdfunding in Australia a step closer

NEW SOURCE: Entrepreneurs will soon be able to take advantage of crowdfunding.

Nassim Khadem   Crowd-sourced equity funding to help start-ups in Australia looks a step closer, with the Abbott government releasing a new discussion paper.

I built a business in 30 hours

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Will Gibbons   I had the help of 30 strangers. This is what I learned.

So you want to be a personal trainer?

Torso

Claire Dunn   With obesity levels rising and the fitness fad yet to reach its peak, there are plenty of opportunities for talented PTs.

COMMENT

So you want to start a start-up?

Start-up

Nicolette Maury   Make 2015 the year your dream of owning your own business comes true.

World first: man swallows computer

Chris Koch

Alexandra Cain   Entrepreneur runs stunt from his stomach to draw attention to his new business. Watch live now.

Can you crowdfund a beer?

beer

Alexandra Cain   Love a drop of the amber ale and fancy supporting men's health? Then why not help crowdfund a new beer that's being brewed especially for Movember.

Surviving your first year

Start-up

Louis White   What two things do you need to do to make your new business really fly?