Internationally renowned speaker and business futurist, Morris Miselowski always has his eye on what is happening with new technology around the world. He feels strongly that 3D printing will be a ‘game changer’ and will become commonplace within the next 5 years.
We are Sarina Zammit and Katya Baxter owners of Melbourne based fashion label Mina & Katusha. As your new monthly guest bloggers we would like to give you an idea of our personalities and some of the challenges and opportunities we continue to face while trying to realise our goals within the fashion industry. For this first entry we would like to give you an idea of who we are as people and where we are at as a business.
Carl Taylor sold his first business at the age of 18 for $600 – Big Money. Since then he has learnt many things about how to properly value a business and help people exit and buy businesses at the right prices. His new event focuses on people that are wanting to start something but are not sure whether to buy something existing or start something themselves.
Paying people to follow you on social media is a bit of a hot topic at the moment, especially since SMH ran an article on the types of services and businesses out there that take care of this type of thing for you. There is a lot to be said around “faking” it until you make it, but when you are messing with “metrics” in your business I feel that you are being dishonest with customers.
Adult animal Onsie’s may seem like an extremely niche market, but the founders who are also party promoters and producers have gone out and tested the market and seen that us Aussie part animals [lol dad joke] have a certain fascination and love for a onsie, a penchant for dressing up and let’s be honest who doesn’t want one of these suits, I want ALL of them.
Online advertising in Australia exceeded $3 billion in the last financial year according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau, but despite this, many companies blindly enter into advertising and marketing campaigns with no way of tracking the effectiveness of their advertising.
Technology is about to play a very cruel trick on the western world. It’s going to polarise people into two groups; those that embrace it, use it, love it and profit from it and those who end up living in a world that no longer rewards their effort.
Sentia Media has just announced the acquisition of Australia’s leading Social Media Monitoring Service Buzz Numbers, which was founded by Sydney entrepreneur Nick holme a’ Court in 2007. The acquisition will further strengthen Sentia Media’s ability to provide the highest quality and most comprehensive suite of media intelligence across Australia and beyond.
When I was a teenager, I was told by a psychic that I was going to be involved in marketing. I laughed and thought to myself, “whatever.” Truth is, I didn’t even know what marketing was back then. In fact, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I had scraped into psychology at University, gone and met my future teachers and decided it wasn’t my cup of tea when she rolled her eyes after I said “I’d like to be able to help people really change their lives… and do it quickly.”
A major new business research study by the Australian School of Business has shown a powerful link between productivity and ‘compassionate leadership’. The study, which has taken in data from more than 5600 people in 77 organisations, shows that of all the various elements in business, the ability of a leader to be compassionate has the greatest correlation with profitability and productivity.
SydStart is operated by the (mainly tech) startup community for the whole startup community and all speakers are volunteers and all funds are reinvested in the event, we are expecting over 1,200 paid conference and expo delegates to the next event with around 100 companies exhibiting and speaking/pitching.
With all their jargon, technical information and complex calculations, energy bills can be confusing and difficult to understand for Australian businesses. Because of this many discrepancies between what organisations should be paying and what they’re actually paying go undetected. Sometimes the difference may only be a few dollars, but in many cases it can be hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Furthermore, more than half of Australian businesses (55 per cent) wrongly believe their energy contracts are not “contestable” (or able to be negotiated). Many businesses sit back and remain on the same contract, and some may not even be aware they are on high default rates. It is therefore more vital than ever for Australian businesses to understand the content of their bills.
Slexicon was started by Vito Grigorov and Andrew Iliadis both best friends since attending high School in Sydney. Forging a bond over their interest in reading the AFR newspaper and a book called Rich Dad Poor Dad. During and after high school they launched and ran a Mail order business, An events company focused on High School dance Parties/Formals as well as an innovative Charity project for Deforestation which received donations from market research companies thanks to supporters willingness to actively complete online surveys.
I was sacked for the first time in my life four years ago. This moment changed my life forever. I was working for a large company as a State Sales Manager and I was at the peak of my career, well so I thought at the time anyway. I loved my job and I was very successful, having doubled my sales targets I was set to make a hefty six-figure commission. Then one Thursday afternoon the carpet was pulled from underneath me.