This allows businesses and organizations to share discounts with customers by posting offers to their Facebook Pages. It is similar to coupons; you don’t have to pay anything to create. Just click “offer, Event+” in Facebook sharing tool, indicate a headline, a photo thumbnail, duration of the offer, and terms and conditions. When a customer claims an offer, they will get an email to show at the physical location of the certain business to get their discount. Whether they do this via mobile or through desktop it is most convenient at any given time.
Today Google released research that provides a look into Australians’ use of smartphones, including the fact that more than half of Australia’s population now owns a smartphone. According to a study conducted with Ipsos Media CT, Australia’s smartphone penetration is now 52%–representing growth of over 40% year on year, up from 37% last year. 3 out of 4 people don’t leave home without their mobile, and almost 1 out of 4 (23%) would rather give up their TV than their smartphone–especially significant in a country that loves free-to-air TV and cooking shows.
Local entrepreneur and international blogging pioneer, Yaro Starak, has just officially launched his brand new enterprise, CrankyAds, a plugin and advertising management system that helps bloggers earn money from their blog by selling online advertising to sponsors.
Facebook are on the move again acquiring the team of photo sharing application Lightbox ahead of it’s upcoming IPO. Thai Tran & Nilesh Patel have announced that their team is joining Facebook and closing down the service entirely on June 15. Facebook are clearly trying to dominate the way users share photos across the Web. It will be interesting to see how successful they are at doing so. Below is the statement from the Lightbox Team:
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For the first time ever, The Entourage Sales and Marketing Half-Day Bootcamp is being held to give small business owners an insight into how two of Australia’s most successful young entrepreneurs havegenerated tens of millions of dollars in sales, despite all the odds being stacked against them.
So how exactly does a suite of applications that charge nothing to use their apps make money? Well that is where the new kid on the mobile advertising block Ad Sniper comes in! Filmer and O’Connell have designed a brand new Hyper Geo targeted Mobile Advertising Platform, it will initially be used within the Hungry App suite of products, with plans to have an API that will allow other mobile solutions to take advantage of the technology.
Perth based survey app, Floq launched to the public today, and has been receiving rave reviews by its user since launching a private beta three months ago. It’s been touted as the most beautiful and easy to use survey app on the market, something founder and ex-artist Jonah Cacioppe is particularly proud of.
Magic? No, hustle. That’s how they do it. Building awesome companies to crazy valuations is the factor by which a lot of people measure success of the best. Not all entrepreneurs love the spotlight of the media and instead prefer to keep their goings on private to their circle of peers and family. One of my best friends and mentors is such an entrepreneur. He imparted something on me a while back which I haven’t forgotten and think about regularly.
Salary sacrificing can significantly enhance superannuation savings for retirement. By creating an agreement between an individual and their employer, they can “sacrifice” a part of their salary directly into their super account. Because contributions are deducted from their “before-tax salary”, their taxable income is reduced while their retirement savings receive a boost.
LinkedIn provides professionals much more than just a social media marketing calling card. Your LinkedIn profile can also be a potent tool for growing your business and an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to your online content strategy. Use the following tips to create a powerful, professional LinkedIn profile and to reap the benefits of this social marketing channel.
Snap or upload a photo with your iPhone, and sell it for commercial / editorial use. Foap is launching today in AppStore along with their website, in hope of creating the worlds largest marketplace for smartphone photos. The idea is simple: You snap/ upload photos through the phone, and if you are lucky and your photos get approved, they will be published for sale at Foap.com.
So I have done it – I am walking the plank and it’s a bloody scary thing to really get your head around. At the end of the day it’s a sink or swim situation – what is the worst thing that can happen? For me it would be looking back in 10 years time and thinking I wonder if I had taken that leap of faith back then if things would be different today? At least if I fail – I get to do it now and learn from it.
Cofounder Speed Date will run two events this month in partnership with two of Australia’s leading startup hubs: Fishburners (Sydney) and York Butter Factory (Melbourne). Entrepreneurs Ryan Wardell and Nav Saini, who cofounded the event, believe it has the potential to be as big as StartUp Weekend and are also looking to expand further afield.