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ONLINE SELLING

A rookie's guide to online selling

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.

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.

Comments 4

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.

Insuring yourself online

Got a problem?

Whats Your Problem Q. I'm selling sports equipment to customers around the world, but can't find insurance.

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.

Buying a bargain could be risky business

Christopher Niesche Many small businesses are going cheap right now, but potential buyers shouldn't be seduced by low prices and the chance to be their own boss.

Start-up

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.

Planning

How to write an effective business plan

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Christopher Niesche The research and analysis involved in writing a business plan can be more important than the document itself.

Start-up

Brewing up a business idea

The new OTTO Espresso stove-top machine.

Jane Holroyd Craig Hiron has put everything on the line to market a stove-top coffee-maker to choosy coffee afficionados.