Monday 5 November

While the politicians squabble over the budget surplus, there are positive signs that Australia’s start-up health is beginning to strengthen.


New figures show a 9% increase in the number of businesses backed by venture capital in 2012, while an Experian analysis shows retailers are set for a post-Christmas rush. We have details on both developments today.

We also speak to Melbourne entrepreneur Frances Pratt, who explains how an initial business failure was invaluable to helping her start-up successfully the second time around, and web strategist Adam Franklin picks his five essential online tools for start-ups.

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