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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.

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.

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.

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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From fart to fab: start-up app development secrets

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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.

People before profits for Sucre's social trekker

Randall Howlett heads a trekking company in Bolivia.

Larissa Ham When Australian Randall Howlett decided to set up a business in Bolivia, one of the poorest countries in South America, he had little idea of the patience required.

Start-up out to show Wyngle is no wangle

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Christopher Niesche Damien Cantelo is preparing his retail website for launch in the US market with a name change and a push for more investment.

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.

ENTREPRENEURS

Dodging the doubters: how to get rich despite the sceptics

Jack Delosa.

Alexandra Cain Like many young entrepreneurs, Jack Delosa faced a huge amount of scepticism from friends and family when he bailed out of a commerce/law degree aged 18 to buy into his first business.

START-UP

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.

Techie helps filmmakers get with the program

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Christopher Niesche When Melbourne computer programmer Chris Rickard heard how films were planned and scheduled, he thought there had to be a better way.

Breathing life into Aussie innovation

Phil Morle.

Christopher Niesche Phil Morle is one of the people would-be web entrepreneurs turn to for a chance to turn their dream into reality.

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

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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.