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A recent report by Universities Australia suggests that there is a "strong link" between universities and the startup economy; more than four in five Australian startup founders are university graduates. We drill down into the report to find out just how universities help cultivate startup founders.

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IKEA is more than just a retailer of cookie cutter furniture. Behind the company's huge success lies simple business philosophies that catapulted it into a household name; its furniture and lifestyle goods can be found in homes around the world. Small businesses and startups can learn a thing or two from IKEA that will help them grow.

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In a bid to foster new and deeper connections among Australia's entrepreneurs and the wider community, new start-up TwoSpace will next week launch a platform allowing nomadic workers to make a temporary, comfortable home in the cosy environs of inner-city restaurants -- whose doors are normally closed during office hours. Read on to find out more.

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Public speaking can be terrifying for some people but it's something that business owners often have to do in order to raise their company's profile. Even speaking at an intimate networking event can be daunting. One start-up founder recommends having a back-up personal story that you can rely on when you freeze up from stage fright.

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It's exciting to work for a startup. You can become part of a team that disrupts the market -- be true pioneers in a particular industry. But not all startups are created equal and there will be misguided entrepreneurs who you definitely want to avoid because they're either up to no good or are just bad at what they do. But how do you identify them? One ex-employee of a dodgy startup shared her experience and red flags to watch out for.

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Tell a child that things should be done a certain way and you'll likely be greeted with a puzzled looked followed by the question "Why?". As we grow older, we start losing that sense of curiosity and wonder, preferring the comfort of the status quo and accepting the "normal" way of doing things. Many start-ups have cropped up to challenge that status quo in established industries. One start-up founder talks about how maintaining a childish naivety has helped his company achieve unprecedented success against the odds.

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There are many people who want to quit their '9-to-5' jobs to become their own boss so they can set their own work hours and agenda. This kind of freedom is appealing and it motivates people to strike out on their own and become entrepreneurs. But if you think working for yourself will be easy, startup mentor Jon Westenberg is here to give you a reality check.

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Growth is never a bad thing for a business. As your operation changes from a one-man band to a team of 10, you need to ensure that you alter the way you run the company. What worked when you were going at it alone may not be the best approach for a growing business. We have some advice on this topic.

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There are a lot of incubator and accelerator programs available for startups. Many big organisations are eager to align themselves with the start-up community by either investing or providing resources to support the industry. But is that really the best approach to help these businesses grow? One start-up doesn’t think so.