Aussie born company 99designs announced the acquisition of the largest online design market place in Germany yesterday 12designs. The acquisition of the second largest online design marketplace behind themselves in Europe is all part of the companies intense focus on international expansion. CEO of 99designs Patrick Llewellyn was in Germany for the announcment yesterday.
Spaceble.com, an online peer-to-peer marketplace for physical space, is not only disrupting the self-storage and parking market, it seeks to bring a new space supply while changing the way people think about and use their space. The intent is to revolutionize the way empty space is used by transforming everyday spaces; i.e. garages, backyards, offices, driveways, etc., into rentable spaces that you can use (e.g. music brands space to practice), store or park (e.g. car, boat etc).
When Rene Sugo and Andy Fung started what was to turn into MyNetFone back in 2004, it was just a side idea that was created to help them out with their actual business Symbio Networks. Before they knew it, they had 10,000 customers and thought to themselves, maybe this thing has legs a actual full on operational business – so they focused their resources, continued to do what they do best [create and build software solutions] and the rest they say -is history.
Ned Kelly in the average Australian’s mind was a hero who fought against the odds and who was persecuted by the police and forced to become an outlaw. As a figure in Australian history he has transcended myth status and has become a legend. He represents courage, tin helmets and rebels with a cause. We fail to remember he committed atrocious crimes including murder. That would ruin the story.
Brad was Head of Corporate Development for Virgin worldwide during the pivotal years that Sir Richard Branson dramatically expanded the Virgin Group. As Sir Richard’s right hand man for start-ups, Brad’s role was to decide which new businesses Virgin should enter and then ensure that the new ventures survived and prospered. Brad was responsible for the launch of new ventures including Virgin Active, Virgin Money, and Virgin Vie, amongst others.
Email marketing has been described as the standard by which all other online marketing is measured. And it is no longer good enough to blast your list with newsletters. Emailing tactics and strategies have evolved. International business consultant Kerwin Rae has created an emailing strategy blueprint to increase the odds of your sales message being opened or clicked, making theemail a highly effective marketing strategy for your business.
According to Google, 97% of consumers now search for local businesses online, and after watching too many operators close their doors, The Urban List team vowed to bridge the gap between search and sale – connecting businesses with a hungry, local clientele the best way they knew how: through the internet.
Billionaire John Huntsman once said, “There are no moral shortcuts in the game of business – or life. There are, basically, three kinds of people: the unsuccessful, the temporarily successful, and those who become and remain successful. The difference is character.”
The Australian Advertising Standards Board has made a very important announcement that has a significant impact on all businesses who are using Facebook as a way to promote. In particular Facebook Pages, if you are unsure if a Facebook Page is right for you see 10 Reasons a Facebook Page will never work for your business.
Did you know that, as of March 2012, there were 835 million Facebook users? At this same time last year, there were 644 million users. But remember, this is more than just a big number. For businesses, this is an enormous marketing and sales opportunity. Creating a Facebook Page is only one step towards taking advantage of this ready-made social media marketing audience. Below you’ll find a few tips to make sure you maximize your marketing presence on this popular social media channel.
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!