One of the most annoying things about a rapidly growing startup scene like we have in Australia is keeping tabs on all the events, seminars and conferences that are happening around the place. Quite often I will be sitting in the office, flick over to twitter and notice a hashtag with some brilliant content attached to it and think Damn! – I wish was there at that event.
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Australia 2012 is set to be the largest celebration of entrepreneurship that Australia has seen at any one time. Over 8,000 people, 100 events (50 being held in November) and 30 partners will be supporting GEW Australia. Major partners include the Australian Taxation Office and Commonwealth Bank of Australia – Women in Focus, plus other reputable organisations.
The Bazaar was launched by the team behind creativity and innovation news and editorial site DesignTAXI, that was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the “The Top Five Sites for Keeping Up With Creativity and Design” and featured in TIME Magazine as one of “The 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2012”.
Imagine we live in 1876 and the first Microphone has just been invented. It’s an exciting new device that takes the human voice and amplifies it to many people. This new technology is fascinating to a lot of people. Imagine there are seminars and courses on how to set up a microphone, how to switch it on, how to fiddle with the dials.
One thing that would be glaringly obvious about us here is that we LOVE Blogs! – The major content growth on our site is through user generated blogs on all sorts of different and wonderful topics. Blogs these days are like twitter accounts, most people have one, and most businesses have one – so how do you know which ones to follow through all the clutter?
In the last 30 days leading up to the big number 1 -the agency have helped launch a deal site GoThat.com and another startup called EmploymentHero.com both of whom got the benefit from the full package of design, development, business, marketing and mentoring services provided by The New Agency.
Xero is one of the world’s fastest growing providers of online accounting software for small businesses and their advisors. The company has over 100,000 paying customers in more than 100 countries, with teams established across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the US.
Directly monetizing from your users is one of the best ways to run an online business. It aligns your business with your users, really helps you hone and understand what is driving your users to use your product, and has much higher margins than indirect methods like advertising.
Where ever you are going with your business someone else has been somewhere similar before you – whether it’s administration, marketing, designing, planning – so leverage off their experience and skills and learn from them. It saves time and money, two key resources that are precious to all businesses.
Some of the State’s most innovative technology start-ups were honoured at this weeks Tech23 showcase in Sydney. Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner said the Tech 23 innovation event showcased 23 young technology companies and their business models to an audience of over 400 potential investors, partners and clients.
Facebook had this quote painted across their wall. As a self-confessed perfectionist, it sent shivers down my spine. What do you mean “Done is better than PERFECT?? HOW??” I’ve learned something though. When it comes to getting your ideas off the ground, this phrase may very well be true! Even worse, deep down I think I always knew perfection was unrealistic and unhealthy (it’s called denial).