As an entrepreneur talking to investors, partners, shareholders, or anyone else, value yourself highly. You are an innovative go-getter that will put 110% of your energy into making a success of whatever you turn your hand to, so people should be lucky to have the opportunity to work with you. That is the mindset you must adopt and truly believe.
Today we are pretty excited to introduce “ShoeBox” our new very low cost, social wall to the Shoe String website. We really wanted to give our readers a place /forum where they can interact and share knowledge with other readers of the site and start discussions on topics in the startup space.
IT solutions company 4Cabling, today introduced the latest in its ever-growing line of cable management products – CableDrop. And Thank God because just before I was sent this information I was getting really pissed off that the cable to my laptop kept falling down the back of my bloody desk!
Building your social database and expanding your communication reach is an important part of your social media strategy. Of course you can buy likes, real or just numbers it all depends on how much you are prepared to spend and how you entice them to join you.
Two young Melbourne tech entrepreneurs have tapped into one of the most potentially valuable markets in the online world – all because of their love of footy. Charles Noble and Bao-Minh Tran-Vo, both 27, are the creators of BigFooty Coach – the first AFL game to be available on Facebook
I am part of a secret start-up in stealth mode and our idea is so awesome it will revolutionise the way we live. I can’t tell you anymore because we don’t want anyone to ‘steal’ our idea. Stealth mode is commonly used when chasing your start up dream, however I question how much validation, insight and brand awareness one misses out by keeping it to themselves?
Marketing can make or break you. In the simplest form, marketing is letting people know what you have, where to get it, and why they want it. Starting with letting people know what you have can be as easy as working from your contact network to get the word out. Make a commitment now to focus on getting your marketing strategy right.
Are you using LinkedIn to its fullest potential? Do you spend most of your time on LinkedIn answering requests to connect with other business professionals, reading through the long list of updates, logging out of your account and then checking out your Twitter feed? If so, you and your business are missing out on a number of other powerful tools and opportunities this social media channel provides.
Brisbane based startup CINTEP are not taking a break to even slightly celebrate their recent funding success from the Australian Federal Goverment. The team are full steam ahead and hope to have as many Aussie’s as possible using their new ultra efficient shower system and stopping their money from going down the drain.
Kim is one of the co-founders of PushStart, Kim has worked in the Australian tech startup community for over 10 years, as an entrepreneur, the former editor of The Next Web, Australia and the founder of Open Coffee Sydney – Sydney’s longest running tech startup meet-up with over 1700 members. Previously the Australia & New Zealand Community Manager for MyHeritage, Kim now mentors and invests in startups as part of PushStart, which invested in it’s first batch of startups this year.
It’s not enough to have a niche. You need a niche within a niche. When you have that, you tend to answer the question “what do you do?” with a lot more authority and power. A niche is “Bodybuilding” a micro-niche is “Vegetarian Bodybuilding” or “12 Week Transformations” or “Christian Bodybuilding in the M25″. When you know exactly the specific game that you’re playing you don’t just make more money, you also have more fun and see more rewards.
With contracts worth close to $2m, Vividways most recently created a rewards program mobile application used by the Australian pharmaceutical industry. The mobile phone application helps retail pharmacies engage with patients more deeply while delivering everyday marketing campaigns, including functionality such as a store locator, online catalogues, up-to-date pharmacy-related news, promotions and loyalty programs. Vividways Founder, Paul Williams, will continue to work within the business to provide expert industry knowledge and relationships, and develop the application further.