How to contribute to SmartCompany


SmartCompany accepts guest contributions from small business owners, startup founders, managers, entrepreneurs, investors and relevant subject matter experts.

Guest contributors have the option of writing for SmartCompany, or our premium subscriber-only content, SmartCompany Plus. The former houses all our free-to-read content, whereas the latter is our subscription offering of practical tools and advice, available to paying subscribers.

The guest contributions published within SmartCompany are opinion-based and focused on, or linked to, the news cycle. They are short, sharp and to the point, and have a topical and time-sensitive element to them.

Some examples of SmartCompany guest contributions are listed below.

SmartCompany Plus guest contributions are unique in that they are not newsy but evergreen, are longer and more in-depth, and offer practical and specific advice to business owners.

These can be short, line-by-line pieces that function as ‘how to’ guides, or longer pieces that explain how a certain segment of business practice works. We are also seeking templates, high-quality HTML embeddable tools and infographics.

Each piece should leave the reader with an understanding of how to tackle a task.

SmartCompany examples


  1. Why the government needs to invest more in Australian innovation … or perish
  2. Startup employee wages ‘unsustainably’ high as government migration policies stymie tech talent
  3. Why Up’s transgender controversy shows there can be no separation between founders and their companies
  4. Why did the government block the China-led Probuild sale? What does this mean for mergers and acquisitions?
  5. Sirloin with a side of scandal isn’t a meal people wanted to buy
  6. Mario Kart come to life: For the safety of delivery riders, it’s time to regulate UberEats


Point of contact for SmartCompany

If you would like to contribute to SmartCompany, please email Eloise Keating ( with:

  • Your guest contribution idea; and
  • Your LinkedIn URL.

Please note, we prioritise guest contributions written by the owners and founders of Australian small businesses and startups.

SmartCompany guest contributions should be 400-1000 words.

SmartCompany guest contributions cannot be promotional. This means being one step removed from your business and your product, service or offering. We’re happy for you to talk about your industry or what you have deep expertise in, as long as you aren’t effectively saying your product or service is the number one solution for people in that industry.

Guest contributions must be original and exclusive to SmartCompany. This means the piece is not being published by another media outlet.

Point of contact for SmartCompany Plus

If you would like to contribute to SmartCompany Plus, please email Sophie Venz ( with:

  • Your guest contribution idea, including how it benefits a business owner; and
  • Your LinkedIn URL.
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