We see them on the big screen, are part of there million plus fan bases on social media and sing their number one hit tunes [badly] in the shower. But did you know that some of our favourite celebrities are also very savvy investors in the tech startup scene?
We told you she was a Mumpreneur to watch during 2012. Adding to a big year in business that saw director Anita Lincolne-Lomax named the 2011 AusMumpreneur of the Year, Babes in Arms can now include Australian Small Business Champion finalist in its accolades.
Throughout 2012 we’re offering a series of ‘101’ workshops designed for small business owners and operators, giving an overview of common issues experienced in setting up and running a business.
The big news of the week for the rest of the week in the startup world will be the acquisition of Instagram by Social Media Powerhouse Facebook for a nice and tidy 1 billion dollars! – Yes not too shabby for a business that just started up less than 24 months ago.
There are times when you hear a story that really re- teaches you valuable lessons that you need to visit again in both life and business. The movie clip below is a short film about a 9 year old boy called Caine who built an arcade at the front of his father’s auto parts shop during the summer holidays.
Regardless of his multi-million dollar bank account, the former engineer at Sausage Software – the first dot com’s made public in the nineties, Mark Harbottle isn’t one to possess covetous eyes. Splurging on lavish and high-ticket items is not part of his character but his enthusiasm to initiate start-up ventures and help them succeed, is a characteristic trait he proudly boasts.
Over the weekend of March 30th, a crowd of 70 entrepreneurs, software developers, graphics designers and business people converged on the Adelaide Microsoft Offices on Pirie Street to build their dream tech startup and develop a commercial case for their idea. “No talk, all action” was the motto and participants exceeded that slogan by pitching 46 ideas and then creating 15 enterprises – some even receiving paying customers by the end of the weekend.
With one-in-four Australian households expected to own a tablet by 2015* and an expanding level of companies from variety of sectors embracing tablets, Oomph focuses solely on helping clients take advantage of the unprecedented opportunities for brands, business models and customer engagement via its easy-to-use and feature rich solution.
Often in a small to medium business your role includes marketing, accounts and general sweeper. When your role includes giving a presentation about your business, it is vital that you get it right. It is often forgotten that you are your brand so it is essential when giving presentations you stand out for all the right reasons.
Small Businesses and start-ups now have a real and relevant source of funding that doesn’t involve taking out bank loans or surrendering equity in their idea or venture. Increasingly, small businesses right around Australia (and around the world) are finding their capital requirements through Crowd Funding.
“What the doubters didn’t realize was that I had been single mindedly working toward this moment for 5 years. When I arrived in Melbourne I could not even get a job at a local sports store let alone work with elite athletes. I knew nothing and no one, the only thing I knew was what I wanted to achieve”.