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Stressed and depressed: The harsh realities of starting a business

You had a dream, you saw a gap, and you had the balls to go for it. But even though you’re working yourself silly,...

Why now is the perfect time to start a tech business: Mark Cuban [VIDEO]

Mark Cuban is a serial entrepreneur. He recently invested in one of Australia's most interesting tech businesses, Catapult Sports. In this video from Inc., he...

The number one asset in your business today

Running a business, whether you are a sole proprietor or own a large business, is not for the faint of heart. Given the numerous...

How to find the right investors for your startup

In the early days of starting up a business, it's common for entrepreneurs to accept any money that comes their way. Yet, this can backfire...

What’s drawing circles around your business and stopping your progress? [VIDEO]

You may have seen this video already. A guy, bored at work, messed with a bug trying to crawl across a piece of paper. The...

Expedia makes $700 million take over bid for Wotif

Travel booking giant Expedia has made a $700 million take over offer for Expedia. With Wotif's falling revenues, the offer has been deemed attractive by...

Did you hear the one about the tortoise and the guinea pig? [VIDEO]

No, not the tortoise and the hare. That's all about being slow and steady to win the race. This one is about the tortoise and...

Six tips every startup founder needs to know before they actually start

You don’t have any clients, and all the potential clients out there don’t know who you are. You’ve got an office, a computer and...

Can you say revenue? Watch this uncomfortable earnings call from comedy team Vooza [VIDEO]

It's yet another cracking comedy video from my favourite startup parody, Vooza. I've just realised that Vooza rhymes with loser. I'm pretty sure I should...

Is this the worst analogy you could use to describe your startup? [VIDEO]

Every time one of the big dotcom players raises some mega bucks or gets bought for a zillion dollars, it becomes the analogy du...

Why culture is everything: Introducing Tristan White, Founder and CEO at The Physio Co...

I recently sat down with Tristan White, Founder and CEO of The Physio Co. Tristan describes himself as “A husband, a dad, a blogger...

Why we started a blog before we launched our start-up and, why you should...

Why did we start a blog long before we launched our startup? Well, it certainly wasn’t because we needed something to do until our...

Should you pivot or should you proceed? How do you decide? [VIDEO]

Every day entrepreneurs make decisions - big ones, small ones, ones that may not even seem to matter. But, there are often bigger decisions to...

Do you really need a cofounder or can you go it alone? [VIDEO]

Some of the most successful startups and tech companies have have two founders - Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak (Apple), Larry Page and Serge...

Did you make a submission to Commercialisation Australia? Now what?

With the news that Commercialisation Australia (CA) is being axed in the 2014 Budget, what happens to businesses that had made an application prior...

Does ‘no’ mean ‘not yet’? Only an entrepreneur would think like that! [VIDEO]

This is a frank, first person video from Karen Cheng. She shares her fear of failure and the struggles she encounters with her first...
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When startups go wrong: a true story of an unexpected spanner in the works

Picture this, you’ve been living and breathing your startup now for nine months. You’ve scored a seed round of funding from some reputable investors. You’ve...

Five common business mistakes startups make, but you can dodge

I love working with startups! Maybe it’s the diversity of their ideas and offerings, maybe it’s their raw enthusiasm to make it work or maybe...

Westpac’s CVC makes its first investment, less than a week after launch

Westpac’s new corporate venture capital (CVC) fund, Reinventure, is less than a week old and already has made an investment. SocietyOne raises $8.5 million SocietyOne is...
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I lost $2.4 million, 96 per cent equity and ended up bankrupt. Ask me...

Failed start-ups are like failed marriages - they're painful events and those involved often find it difficult to discuss their experiences. That's a shame...

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