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START-UP TIPS

10 things to consider before ditching your day job

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

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.

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Got a problem?

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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.

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.

Dance school an underground cult

Jade Duffy

Anneli Knight Before the first Bodyelectricdance Studios live show in 2007, Jade Duffy warned her performers not to be too psyched out if they were dancing to a small audience.

Daily deals have all the right flavours for wine entrepreneur

Wine

Craig Butt Entrepreneur Andre Eikmeier has plenty of reasons to crack open a bottle of wine and celebrate.

Got a book in you? Self-publishing could be your best bet

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Creative Types Although self-publishing used to be a sign a book publisher wouldn’t touch the title, it’s now considered a legitimate step in signing a deal with a mainstream publishing house.

10 Questions for ... Marie Enna-Cocciolone

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Marie Enna-Cocciolone left "no room for failure" when she aimed to corner the skin care market with inskincosmedics.

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.

New track for daily deals duo

The TuneDay team.

Madeleine Heffernan It's been a busy couple of weeks for the 30-something entrepreneurs behind daily deals site deals.com.au, with the launch of two new businesses in food and music.

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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Delicacies on wheels now roaming through streets

Food truck.

Jo-Anne Hui Late-night greasy kebabs and meat pies were once the domain of mobile food vendors, but the recent food truck movement is giving budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to get creative.

Zumba isn't just exercise, it's big business

Zumba

Alberto Perez started out as a street performer, today he stands at the centre of the Zumba exercise craze, having helped transform Zumba Fitness into a rapidly growing fitness empire.

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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.