Startup

Investing in start-ups

Mike NIcholls   There are many ways you can actively reduce your risk when investing in start-ups. Here are a few tips for those who want to get started.

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Everyone wants to be a startup

Alexia Ruscone and Sophie Toohey, co-founders of Good Day Girl, say they've moved past the startup phase.

Cara Waters   Startups are so hot right now but are they really just early-stage small businesses?

These little entrepreneurs went to market

 Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, the creative directors of Dinosaur Designs, started off with a market store.

Kate Jones   Before crowdfunding and reality TV, the Aussie market was where some of the biggest names in business tested their products and found a following.

How a tradie became a serial entrepreneur

Jake Tyson says you need to look at what you can make money from, not just what you are passionate about.

Jake Tyson used to be a carpenter but has just launched his second multimillion-dollar company.

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Bunking in with Airbnb for business travel

Guy Pearson uses online room booking service Airbnb for his work travel.

Cara Waters   Small businesses are turning to Airbnb for their business travel as the sharing economy continues to gather speed.

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13 start-ups to watch in 2016

Envato co-founder and executive director Cyan Ta'eed.

Mike Nicholls   Investing in start-ups is a risky business, but here is a list of some of the most promising.

Aussie startup signs US deal worth up to $100 million

Chief executive and co-founder of Unlockd Matt Berriman in New York.

Cara Waters   The "freemium" phone plan startup Unlockd backed by Lachlan Murdoch is now available to more than 9 million customers in the United States thanks to a deal with Boost Mobile.

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Over 50 and just starting up

Barry Lehrer says it's never too late to start your own business.

Barry Lehrer   How I started a human resources tech startup at the age of 52 which attracted $2 million in investment and turns over more than $200,000 a year.

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My blooming social enterprise

Nipuni Wijewickrema and her sister Gayana who has Down syndrome.

Kate Jones   Nipuni Wijewickrema runs a "socially sustainable" business that has put her in the running for Young Australian of the Year.

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The million-dollar tennis selfie business

Spectators take selfies at the Australian Open which has catapulted Social Playground into the spotlight.

Cara Waters   Annabelle Smith built a million-dollar business from our obsessions with selfies at the tennis and other events.

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Teetering on the business brink

Gretha Oost has spent the past 10 years working on her business ideas, including Project O water fountains and this ...

Louis White   The reality of a business startup can be very different to the dream of instant wealth and success.

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Meet the Etsy makers

Artist Rose Miller with her children in the backyard of her house in Padstow where she runs her Etsy business.

Cara Waters   Who are the people making, selling and running businesses on Etsy in Australia?

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Co-working with a side of childcare

Erin Richards, co-founder of Happy HubBub, says she is the target market for the childcare centre and co-working space.

Cara Waters   Two entrepreneurs are getting ready to open Australia's first dedicated coworking space with childcare next month. 

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Scoring a deal for pressed juice at 30,000 feet

Flight Attendant Michael Cook with Botanica team Grant Swanepoel, Richard Magney and Nadia Watson on board a Qantas flight.

Cara Waters   How an Australian small business got Qantas to serve its cold-pressed juice on board.

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Start-up co-founders turn to therapy

The television show Silicon Valley depicts some of the stresses of start-up life.

Tracey Lien   The relationship between business co-founders can share striking similarities to a marriage.

Five tips for starting up a business in 2016

Kelly-Lee Wright, founder of Feather Drum, says she set about creating the product she wanted to buy herself.

Cara Waters   How to take the plunge and start your own business.  

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Sydney start-up ASAP set to ride wave of crowdtasking success

Dylan Samra

Francesca Wallace    Is your mouth watering at the thought of gelato? Just realised it's your mother's birthday?

Braving the Shark Tank of Chinese TV

Jessica Wilson is set to appear on the Chinese equivalent of Shark Tank.

Frances Mao   Two Australian entrepreneurs are spruiking their startups on Chinese reality TV show, The Next Unicorn.

Making money in my activewear

Stylerunner is banking on the popularity of activewear continuing.

Cara Waters   Meet the entrepreneurs making millions from our love for wearing yoga pants to do do everything but yoga in.

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Searching a 'vague' Innovation Statement

Bastion Cycles co-owner Ben Schultz uses 3D bike printing in his business.

Cara Waters   A 3D bike-printing business is the sort of business the Prime Minister's Innovation Statement should be aimed at.

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Aussie small businesses' innovation fail

Yummia  founder Mia McCarthy has built her business on innovation.

Cara Waters   Australian small businesses are lagging well behind their Asia-Pacific competitors when it comes to innovation.

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10 business lessons in 10 years

Sean O'Meara founded ImPOS 10 years ago and has learnt a lot from both his mistakes and successes.

Sean O'Meara   How Sean O'Meara started up ImPOS and turned it into a point of sale software business with $7 million revenue.

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Busting into the beauty industry

Evette Hess, co-founder of Poni Cosmetics.

Cara Waters   Female run start-ups are building million dollar businesses.

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Toypreneurs gear up for Christmas

Caspar and Darryl Thompson construct a wooden handmade toy kit for Buildme Toys.

Caroline James   A range of wheeled make-it-yourself wooden toy kits is set to compete with mass produced plastic toys ​this Christmas.

Small businesses still don't trust fintech

Aris Allegos, co-founder of Melbourne based Moula Money, says very few small business know there are now alternatives to ...

Shaun Drummond   Fintech start-ups have a long way to go before they successfully get small business to trust new lenders, according to a new 'disruption' index.

'Tis the season to be launching

Fred Schebesta, founder of Finder.com says the bigger the launch the better.

Fred Schebesta   The world's best Obama impersonator, chauffeured Tesla rides and a banana split stall were the key elements to this successful business launch.

Inside a startup pitch night

Michael Malone, founder of iiNet, is a regular at the Innovation Bay events.

Paul Wallbank   Innovation Bay is about far more than just getting funding for the startups involved.

LinkedIn frustrations lead to Pundit Connect launch

James Baird found LinkedIn's limitations frustrating and started his own online quoting system for consultants.

Cara Waters   When LinkedIn failed to deliver connections for James Baird he launched online quoting system Pundit Connect.

This startup wants to make you happier at work

PeopleSpark founder Mitchell Harper wants to make workplaces happier.

Cara Waters    BigCommerce co-founder Mitchell Harper launches a startup today which aims to make you happier at work.

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What David Tonkin did next

David Tonkin is trying to disrupt the global events market.

Caroline James   Flight Centre's co-founder is back in the travel market in a bid to unsettle global event ticket sellers.