Editor's Note

Thursday 27 September

Oliver Milman /

Among all the qualities needed to be a top start-up entrepreneur, should you include the ability to get bored quickly?

 

That is case for the David Urpani, the co-founder of iSelect. The entrepreneur tells us he quit the online comparison giant in 2008 because it was getting “boring.”

Urpani has now thrown his weight behind a new start-up, but happily admits he won’t hang around for long. Today, he provides some excellent tips on how to keep your start-up sharp, as well as explains some of the big mistakes made at iSelect that other new ventures should heed.

Federal Small Business Minister Brendan O’Connor was in StartupSmart’s offices yesterday for a chat about everything from the carbon tax to bank funding. We’ve picked out the key aspects for you to analyse.

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