Running Your Business

START-UP

Pushing the right buttons: new help for start-ups

Alexandra Cain Forget traditional venture capital - a new approach to helping start-ups with potential is emerging.

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.

Startup

What's your problem?

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WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM?

Finding the right manufacturer

Whats Your Problem Q. I am starting a business selling shoes I have designed myself. How do I find manufacturers?

Insuring yourself online

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

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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Create a clear vision then take the plunge to go solo

Rohan Gamble.

Miriam Steffens How to quit your job and start your own business, with Rohan Gamble.

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.

Sisters-in-law find that if the shoe fits, sell it

BUSINESS. Sophie Richmond (left) and Sophie Carnegie, founders of the kids and womens shoe label Walnut Melbourne.
9 May 2012.
Picture by PAUL ROVERE / THE AGE

Miriam Steffens The world's most photographed kid, Suri Cruise, has been spotted wearing them.

Got a book in you? Self-publishing could be your best bet

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Creative Types Although self-publishing used to be a sign a book publisher wouldn’t touch the title, it’s now considered a legitimate step in signing a deal with a mainstream publishing house.

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.

The ultralight start-up: how to launch a business without clout or capital

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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.

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.

Brat business booms

Kimberley Vlaeminck

Julianne Dowling 'Brat camps' are becoming an attractive business concept for entrepreneurs.