The next two to five years mean huge opportunities for the startup community. Why? Because right now around Australia there are a lot of well established businesses with customers where the owners are retiring and choosing to shut them down instead. This means that a smart startup owner has an opportunity to acquire an established base of paying customers for a fraction of the cost that it would cost to build this customer base up yourself.
I have no bloody idea what the answer to this question is. But I do know that when it comes to business and startups, women want a voice, and a chance to be heard. Last week we soft launched our Shoe String Women section of our website. This has been designed to give women in the startup world a voice, a place to share ideas, opinions and personal stories via user submitted content. It is also a place to discuss, debate, relate and disagree on the forums underneath and have your opinion heard.