Thursday 23 December
Wednesday, December 22, 2010/
It’s been a frantic year in the Australian business world, with endless wrangles over the mining tax, the torturous progress of the NBN and the sky-high Aussie dollar. For start-up businesses, there have been countless individual tales of triumph and frustration.
While we aren’t able to chart every single one, we trust that StartupSmart, now nearly in its fourth month, has provided the news, views and advice for those looking to build successful, smart businesses.
Today, a man who has generated plenty of headlines himself, Ruslan Kogan, argues that 2011 will be the ‘Year of the Start-Up.’ He also provides some essential growth tips for the coming year.
Over the break, you may want to garner some inspiration from our new eBook – 25 start-up ideas for 2011. For an interesting piece of summer reading, click here.
We’ll be back on January 4. Have a restful Christmas and a happy New Year.
Oliver Milman, editor
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