What is entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship is the process of creating, launching and managing a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.

The articles presented on this page cater to both accomplished entrepreneurs and to those who would like to enter into the world of entrepreneurialism.

Starting a small business

Are you thinking about setting up or buying a small business as the next step in your working life?

If you have a particular passion or have always dreamed of owning your own business, there's no reason why you shouldn't pursue it.

Here are seven points to consider before starting a new business.

Henry Terry, young entrepreneur

Young entrepreneur Henry Terry from Deloraine in Tasmania is the owner of successful small business Tasmanian Truffles and says his degree in agriculture helped him get to where he is today.

Henry recently graduated from the University of Tasmania with a strong degree of business acumen and the skill-sets to run a business and manage an agricultural enterprise.

Watch Henry's story to find out about his journey.

National Innovation & Science Agenda

There's never been a better time to be an Australian.

Extraordinary technological change is transforming how we live, work, communicate and pursue good ideas.

We need to embrace new ideas in innovation and science, and harness new sources of growth to deliver the next age of economic prosperity in Australia.

Riding the highs and lows of a new venture

The path to entrepreneurship can be a winding one. Our article on riding the highs and lows of a new venture will help you to prepare for all the twists and turns you may encounter on your path.

The anxious entrepreneur

Dylan Alexander was an anxious teenager who was able to rise above his insecurities to co-found his own business.

Find out how you can overcome anxiety and market yourself with a great degree of confidence to create your own business.


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Marita Cheng - technology entrepreneur

2012 Young Australian of the Year, Marita Cheng, is a technology entrepreneur and women in technology advocate. In 2013, Marita completed her studies and started a robotics company, making robotics arms for people with limited upper mobility.

In 2008 she founded Robogals, a student-run organisation that brings the world of engineering and technology to girls.

Entrepreneurship in a changing world

Becoming more entrepreneurial, for your career or own venture, requires skills and knowledge that can be learned and developed.

This article by Dr Janene Piip will help you to understand and believe in your abilities, cope with uncertainty and complexity, and be responsible for your own career outcomes.