Outsourcing has taken on a new meaning with the arrival of website like Freelancer.com, the world’s largest outsourcing marketplace, empowering entrepreneurs and small businesses worldwide. You can virtually outsource anything you can think of – payroll, freighting products, learning.
Outsourcing can lower costs, increase your revenue capacity, and let you focus on your core business strengths.
Learn the business case for outsourcing, how to find, evaluate and manage outsourced solutions and how to avoid costly mistakes.
This event by City of Sydney as part of their Let’s Talk Business program allows you to hear from some of the industries biggest successes and get an insight on how to integrate the same processes into your own startup or small business.
Speakers for this event are:
MATT BARRIE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, FREELANCER.COM
Matt is an award winning entrepreneur, technologist and lecturer. He is Chief Executive of Freelancer.com, the world’s largest outsourcing marketplace connecting over 2.6 million professionals from around the globe and in the top 250 websites globally. To date, over one million projects have been outsourced through Freelancer.com, providing livelihoods to hundreds of thousands in developing economies. Freelancer.com provides technical jobs to places where they are desperately needed
ROSS DAWSON, CHAIRMAN, ADVANCED HUMAN TECHNOLOGIES
Ross is a globally recognised leading futurist, entrepreneur, author and former stockbroker. He is best known for his 2002 book, “Living Networks”, which predicted the social networking revolution. Ross founded the futures think tank Future Exploration Network and consults on digital futures to various large organisations such as Ernst & Young, Macquarie Bank, Microsoft and News Corp. Named by Digital Media magazine as one of the 40 biggest players in Australia’s digital age, Ross has founded four companies and knows how to successfully build and grow a business on a shoestring.
WAI HONG FONG, FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, OZHUT
Wai Hong is co-founder and director at OZHut, a multi-niche online retailer that is passionate about cultivating a lifestyle that celebrates all the things that are worth living for. A self-confessed geek, Wai Hong started OZHut immediately after completing his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne. Wai Hong’s experience as an entrepreneur has grown with the dynamic change that his business has undergone; from the initial days of dabbling with eBay to building multiple full fledged award-winning eCommerce stores. From OZKitchenware to Telescopes, the OZHut stores carry a diverse range of fun products for home life. As an entrepreneur, he has done everything from writing code, web development and design, SEO and even running the packing tables at the warehouse. Wai Hong’s goal is to help build businesses that are profitable, but purposeful and believes that the means by which we build them should be marked by integrity, humility and generosity. He can be found blogging on these topics at his blog
CARL HARTMANN, CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, TEMANDO
Carl has extensive expertise in e-commerce, fulfilment and logistics, digital strategy and online dynamics. With an initial background in consumer-goods retail, and with over 10 years’ experience working in senior digital media roles, he has developed immense knowledge of the digital environment. Temando is a global freight quoting and booking system that introduces the concept of ‘cloud based logistics’, allowing real time connectivity between ‘above the line’ (e.g. content management systems, shopping carts and enterprise resource planning) and ‘below the line’ elements (e.g. warehouse management and dispatch systems).
VALERIE KHOO, MODERATOR
Valerie is a journalist, author and entrepreneur who is passionate about the concept that you can design your small business to create the life you really want. She is a small business commentator and her popular Enterprise column appears in smh.com.au, theage.com.au,watoday.com.au and brisbanetimes.com.au. She is also founder and managing director of the Sydney Writers’ Centre in Milsons Point, Australia’s leading centre for writing courses. Valerie is passionate about how entrepreneurs can harness the power of storytelling to grow their business — and is currently writing a book about storytelling in business, to be released in October 2012
Details: April 3rd 2012