Planning

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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TRENDS

What's mine is yours: the rise of the 'share' market

Author Rachel Botsman said businesses should embrace the idea of collaborative consumption.

Alexandra Cain Need to borrow a chainsaw, get an urgent errand run or swap a surfboard? A raft of new businesses might just be able to help.

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START-UP

Hot or not? Market research tactics that work

Hot or not?

David Wilson So you've had that 'aha!' moment. Here's some tips on finding out whether your inspired idea is as good as you think.

Setting up for success

Janna Fikh.

Get the basics right when establishing a home office and your enterprise stands a better chance of being efficient and profitable, writes Dan Warne.

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

What's your problem?

Got a problem?

Whats Your Problem Let our experts solve your small business challenges.

Startup

What's your problem?

Whats Your Problem Q. I've started an online store. How do I calculate postage costs for different countries?

What's your problem?

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

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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.

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

Matthew.

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?

Wits and giggles: Australia's silliest business names

Beaver

Larissa Ham When it comes to witty business names, laconic Australia has its fair share, and the fish 'n' chip shops ain't the only ones sometimes getting a little salty.

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Start-up

Creating a courier community

erin

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.