9 Aussie Online Media for Small Business & Startups!

- May 2, 2012 3 MIN READ


If you like to keep on top of everything that is going on in the world of Australian Business, then you will quite often find yourself searching through various sites trying to absorb all the latest news and information. We have put together the list of best Aussie sites for local information on what is happening in the small business and startup world. They are in no particular order.


Shoe String Startups [Well Hey – We have to Love ourselves …right?]

On this site we cover all the latest emerging startups on the Aussie scene. We also try to steer away from just covering only tech startups, we look at all types of businesses across all industries. We also have an LA based contributing Editor that gets us the scoop on what is happening in the emerging startup area of Silicon Beach, giving us some great interview opportunities and access to events we would not normally be able to get to.

Dynamic Business

If you are a small business owner, this should kind of be like a bible for you. Not only are Dynamic Business usually responsible for breaking some of the biggest SMB news stories, they also have a host of extremely qualified bloggers who are also business owners that write from them, meaning the material is always relevant and relatable.

Kochie’s Business Builders

Your number one source for the daily wrap up of all the markets and finance news. The site is part of the Yahoo!7 family and sits in their finance section under small business. They also produce a TV show which runs from October to February each year. This site is quite popular bringing in over 100,000 monthly unique viewers.

Startup Smart

A part of the Smart Company family, this site gives you a run down on startup trends, small business news and allows you to interact online with a community of likeminded people. They run Q&A articles every week with new startup businesses that are just launching.

Flying Solo

Australia’s Number 1 resource for Solo Entrepreneurs. It also has one of the largest online small business forums which boasts very high levels of user engagement. If you are in business by yourself, this is where you go to discuss issues and read up on the latest news concerning people that work for themselves.

Social Media News

This site is fantastic for all the latest topics around social media, as well as looking at certain statistics and trends within the social media space. Given that this is now a core part of ALL small businesses, it also acts as a brilliant education tool for those that want to dip their toe in the water.

Anthill Online

One of the best resources for small business and new business in Australia. James Tuckerman completely lives and breathes the scene, and having spent time with him recently, he is one of the people in this industry that really “gets” how to talk with entrepreneurs and business owners on a much different level than that of most jour no’s and bloggers.


Besides the fact that it is one of the most popular websites in the world, for those who have a standard blog page as part of your online business offering, the site is a gold mine of information and also offers people courses to help them have a blog that not only attracts traffic but also helps convert that traffic into money.

Startup Blog

A simple but informative guide to startup topics around Australia. The Blog is written by Steve Sammartino who is based in Melbourne. It is a mix of information and hilarious content and commentary.