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“Poor, hungry and driven”:  Confessions of serial entrepreneurs Matt Barrie, Susan Wu and Andrea Culligan

“Poor, hungry and driven”: Confessions of serial entrepreneurs Matt Barrie, Susan Wu and Andrea Culligan

If you’re starting out as an entrepreneur you’re likely to be a PHD: poor, hungry and driven, according to last night’s panel of serial entrepreneurs at the SmartCompany and Crowe Horwath Smart50 awards. By Cara Waters
Digital dominates Smart50 awards

Digital dominates Smart50 awards

Digital-savvy businesses dominate this year’s list of the fastest growing Australian companies, with the majority of Smart50 finalists using e-commerce or IT innovation to grow their business. By Kirsten Robb
Stay paranoid and be agile: Lessons from the 2014 Smart50

Stay paranoid and be agile: Lessons from the 2014 Smart50

“Always stay paranoid” is just one of the pearls of business wisdom for fellow entrepreneurs from this year’s Smart50 finalists. By Eloise Keating and Cara Waters
Dodgy deep fryer and feeble folding stools: ACCC takes Woolies to court

Dodgy deep fryer and feeble folding stools: ACCC takes Woolies to court

The ACCC is taking Woolworths to court over several unsafe products, including a deep fryer that allegedly burnt customers and a folding stool that could not withstand the weight it was meant to. By Kirsten Robb
The mapping information your business may be missing out on: Study

The mapping information your business may be missing out on: Study

Australian SMEs have an opportunity to capture more customers by improving the location-based information available about their company online, according to research released today by Google Australia. By Eloise Keating
How the mining tax repeal will hit SMEs

How the mining tax repeal will hit SMEs

The mining tax repeal only affects mining companies – right? Not right. A number of measures that were to be paid for from the proceeds of the mining tax directly affect SMEs. By Terry Hayes
The art of developing and unveiling a new tech product: Control Shift

The art of developing and unveiling a new tech product: Control Shift

As I’ve discussed in Control Shift over the past couple of weeks, the months before Christmas are the peak season for new gadgets being unveiled. But what goes on in the lead-up to these big product reveals? By Andrew Sadauskas
The case for being weird and remarkable

The case for being weird and remarkable

We are all part of the biggest social experiment since at least the Victorian Age, and it’s actually very exciting. By Fi Bendall
Are phishing attacks on cloud data preventable?

Are phishing attacks on cloud data preventable?

Make sure your business doesn't take the bait when hackers go phishing for your data. By David Markus
Tim Cook’s statement of intent: It’s time to connect with your customers

Tim Cook’s statement of intent: It’s time to connect with your customers

I believe the Apple Watch can be to watch-wearing what JK Rowling’s Harry Potter was to reading for young people – game changing! By Dennis Benjamin
1. Kip McGrath Education Centres

1. Kip McGrath Education Centres

There are Kip McGrath franchises all over Australia. What started out as a simple tutoring service back in 1976 is now an ASX-listed business which is 565 franchises strong. By Smartcompany
2. Pet Circle

2. Pet Circle

Pet Circle caused a few raised eyebrows in the industry when it started in 2011. By Smartcompany
3. Showpo

3. Showpo

Spending a lot of time on Facebook often means procrastination but for ShowPo founder Jane Lu, it’s how she’s turbo charged her online fashion business. By Smartcompany
4. Locomote

4. Locomote

“Two young guys from the western suburbs”, David and Ross Fastuca, set up their first business together while they were still in high school. By Smartcompany
5. Cohen Handler

5. Cohen Handler

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Competition in payments means it's time for SMEs to strike some deals

Competition in payments means it's time for SMEs to strike some deals

Apple's entry into the payments industry shows it's time to renegotiate your bank fees, but it's not just your bank you should be demanding a better deal from. By Paul Wallbank
BlackBerry and Porsche Design unveil $2373 Android-compatible P’9983 smartphone

BlackBerry and Porsche Design unveil $2373 Android-compatible P’9983 smartphone

BlackBerry has unveiled a new Android-compatible BlackBerry 10 smartphone with a price tag of $CAD2340 ($A2373), which is aimed at the high-end executive market. By Andrew Sadauskas
Help! My boss wants me to visit on holidays

Help! My boss wants me to visit on holidays

You may go on holidays to get away from work but that won’t be a problem if you don’t have a job at all. By Aunty B
Effects test “on hold” in competition review; Oroton bags a 16% jump in profit: Midday Roundup

Effects test “on hold” in competition review; Oroton bags a 16% jump in profit: Midday Roundup

An effects test will not feature in the draft recommendations of the federal government’s “root and branch” competition review, according to a Fairfax report this morning. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
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