Human resourcing for small and medium sized businesses is broken. As a business owner, how many times have you been in a situation in which you need something done but you simply don’t have enough staff or the right people to put your plans into action or to keep your everyday operations on track?
One of the things that a lot of startups ask me about is how we were able to build our readership so fast in the first few months. I love it when they ask this, because it allows me to talk to them about strategic partnerships with other businesses and how you can use them to build an engaged audience for FREE!
Businesses that succeed, and achieve exceptional results, are often run by exceptional people. A good idea, hard work and passion can get you far, but there are certain qualities that will help you along to road to business success. Don’t worry if you are not all of the things listed below, there are exceptional businesses run by people that are not all of these things, as they are traits that can be learned
Currently, your business is doing not much. Because you’ve done all the hard legwork already. You built a framework for your business which means that operations of the business is literally one day per month. Even that one day you don’t do anything anymore except log onto online banking to see how much money you’ve made.
By the time they closed out their first 24 hours of launching their product on Kickstarter on Saturday, Aussie Startup – Collusion had already raised $30,000 or 30% of their goal to take their new invention to the world. Collusion solves writing, drawing and collaboration on the iPad.
A new subscription service has entered the Australian market, Panty by Post (pantybypost.com) is a Canadian startup that offers their customers a luxurious lingerie subscription service. Panty by Post, already popular in Canada, France and Russia are now in Australia and are helping to make time poor women very happy. Accessing the service from the website is easy, customers simply select the length of their subscription, the style of the lingerie and their size.
Wow, we made it. These days it is not easy to make it through the first year in business, We have learnt a lot, We have spent a lot, Then we learnt that we didn’t need to spend a lot and streamlined some stuff and built something myself and my time are extremely proud of. I called Luke last night and said “Hey, did you realise we are 1 year old tomorrow? – Quick Mock up a cake image or something to put on the Facebook wall” This is the cake.
Would you be frustrated if someone took credit for your hard work, creativity, knowledge and effort? Of course. What about if someone sees a little gem of an image you’ve shared and shares it without crediting you as the source? It’s murkier, isn’t it? Crediting your source might be easy to overlook, but Facebook courtesy matters. Indeed, it more than matters: it makes good business sense. Surprised? Read on…
Imagine if someone you know started a business, exactly like yours. Imagine they copied your business model. Imagine they joined your mailing list and downloaded your whitepaper… Unfortunately, you might never in know this happened and you could never prove it anyway. Well this happened to us, only they went one step further. They copied and pasted page after page of our website, word for word. What we want to share with you is how we found out, what we are doing about it and how you can protect yourself from falling victim to foul play. Let this article serve as a warning to information thieves.
When I was in primary school, I was bullied relentlessly. Between the ages of 6 and 8, I was beaten up pretty much every day by boys in my class while they taunted me about being fat and ugly. My parents advice was to ignore it – to turn the other cheek. I love my parents and I know they were doing their best to help – but they were wrong. Some 25 years later, you would think life would be well past dealing with 5 year old bullies calling you fat. Except that it’s not. I had a run-in yesterday with a bully who hasn’t grown up – and it presented some interesting business points … about why turning the other cheek is almost ALWAYS a bad idea. So I wrote you a post about it.
The new national business name registration system has now commenced, replacing the current state and territory registers. All Business name registrations are now managed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission [ASIC] – Some of these changes may affect your business. Here are a few key facts provided by the Government that will answer some of the most obvious questions that you may have about the changes.
Once upon a time (less than 2 years ago) I slept in parks and on beaches. My entire existence was packed into one duffel bag and it was slung from my shoulder no matter where I went. Naturally, you’re curious as to how it happened. Well, let’s sum it up with; my parents and I hit a rough point in our relationship.
Establishing a successful business is a calling, because a successful business is a product of a simple idea that is brought to reality by passion and dedication. Everyone has it within themselves to be a superstar. If, in your mind, you are thinking small then that is all you will achieve. However, if in your mind, you are thinking you’ll be the biggest and the best then that will be the mindset that makes those dreams a reality in your life. Never think that you aren’t capable of doing a tough job. If you think you are, then you are. And, if you think you aren’t then you won’t be.