Office

10 Questions for...

From garage to corner office

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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.

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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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.

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.

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?

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.

iiNet's growth a testament to 'giving it a go'

Michael Malone

Adam Cooper Michael Malone often finds himself talking more about the garage days than those in the corner office.

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.

MANAGING

Mate, this is serious business

Apple.

Jo-Anne Hui Some of the world's most successful businesses were launched by two mates with a great idea. Think Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak at Apple.

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.

Techie helps filmmakers get with the program

Films.

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