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Disrupting the status quo

Launching a new concept in an unfamiliar industry often requires a thick skin, particularly if you plan on franchising your business from the get-go. When 28-year-old Nathan Cuneen started his latest venture, Blow Dry Bar, doubts were raised not only about his idea but his knowledge of hairdressing. Blow Dry Article source: http://www.startupsmart.com.au/my-best-mistake/disrupting-the-status-quo.html By: StartUpSmart [...]

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Bridging the knowledge gap

Promising the world to clients can be a tempting sales strategy for start-ups, particularly in the early days when sales are scarce, but it can also backfire in a very big way. Sabir Samtani and David Easton learnt firsthand what happens when you claim to know more than you actually Article source: http://www.startupsmart.com.au/my-best-mistake/bridging-the-knowledge-gap.html By: StartUpSmart [...]

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A debt-laden start-up idea

Having very little money has served as the motivation for many successful entrepreneurs, from Seven Media chief Kerry Stokes to Harry Potter mastermind JK Rowling. However, severe debt is more likely to act as a deterrent to starting up rather than draw people to it. This wasn’t the case for Article source: http://www.startupsmart.com.au/my-best-mistake/a-debt-laden-start-up-idea.html By: StartUpSmart [...]

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Picking the right venture

For many entrepreneurs, choosing which industry to enter doesn't warrant a second thought – they enter a particular market based on their experience and business idea. But for those entrepreneurs that choose to start a business simply for the challenge, it can be quite overwhelming deciding which path to choose. Article source: http://www.startupsmart.com.au/my-best-mistake/picking-the-right-venture.html By: StartUpSmart [...]

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From zero to creative hero

Being temporarily dis-engaged from your parents as a teenager might not sound like the ideal background for a successful entrepreneur. But for Yvette Adams, it was a reality that she managed to turn into an innovative start-up business. Adams is the founder of The Creative Collective, an award-winning creative services agency Article source: http://www.startupsmart.com.au/home-based-business/from-zero-to-creative-hero/201110074119.html By: StartUpSmart [...]

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Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes

Planning stage Top 10 business plan mistakes By Oliver Milman Thursday, 02 June 2011 The launch of this year's Enterprize competition, where start-ups battle it out for a $100,000 prize based on their business plans, is a timely reminder of the importance of getting your company's purpose and direction down

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