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.
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.
Coffee roasters Bill and Lisa Parianos have managed to infuse a slice of Sydney's cafe culture into the regional centre of Orange. And it's paying dividends.
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.
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.
Adam Cooper Michael Malone often finds himself talking more about the garage days than those in the corner office.
Marie Enna-Cocciolone left "no room for failure" when she aimed to corner the skin care market with inskincosmedics.
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.
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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Interview by Max Mason It’s been 11 years since Andrew Segar launched his flagship product Simplicity CRM software that helps record and organise a company’s interaction with clients, from his garage in Auckland.
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.
Alexandra Cain Forget traditional venture capital - a new approach to helping start-ups with potential is emerging.
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.
WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM?
Whats Your Problem Q. I am starting a business selling shoes I have designed myself. How do I find manufacturers?
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.