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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

Why doing business in Bali is no holiday

Bali.

Alexandra Cain Why starting a business in an exotic location overseas could be the hardest thing you ever do.

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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.

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.

Start-up

Brewing up a business idea

The new OTTO Espresso stove-top machine.

Jane Holroyd Craig Hiron has put everything on the line to market a stove-top coffee-maker to choosy coffee afficionados.