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START-UP

Why didn't he call? New app tackles dating dilemma

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.

START-UP TIPS

10 things to consider before ditching your day job

Ditching your day job.

David Wilson Dreaming of throwing in the towel and going it alone? Make sure you've thought of everything.

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.

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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.

Startup

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What's your problem?

Whats Your Problem Q. We're setting up a travel business to India. What should we be aware of?

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.

Setting up is as easy as ISP

You've got the computer and the brilliant business idea, now it's time to get your e-business running.

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

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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.

WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM?

Finding the right manufacturer

Got a problem?

Whats Your Problem Q. I am starting a business selling shoes I have designed myself. How do I find manufacturers?

START-UP

Online selling with a social mission

Rupal.

Alexandra Cain The inspiration for Rupal Ismin's new website came from her Indian grandfather, who despite being so poor he couldn't afford shoes, donated 10 per cent of everything he earned to charity.

10 questions for ... Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee.

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

The firm that's making a motser out of old tech

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Asher Moses A regional NSW company that was on track to becoming extinct has emerged as a global digital photo printing powerhouse.

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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Blank canvas inspires surprise hit

Kylie Jackson.

Creative Types Kylie Jackson's Etsy site is going great guns. She's selling 10 artworks a day, mostly to Americans, and this January hit a sales peak.

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.