Funding an Australian Startup

- June 16, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

After its previous post about why Macropod chose to stay in Australia, cofounder Alan Downie received quite a few questions about raising money in Australia vs raising in the US and about their experience funding a startup generally. Whilst the post was quite personal, and very much about their journey, it seems to have resonated quite strongly with a lot of readers. [Source: Macropod Blog]


Youth Media, Pranksters & Paying the Price

- December 11, 2012 3 MIN READ

For haters of 2Dayfm this next few weeks is going to be a field day, it will be an even more epic field day than that of Sandilands that occurred roughly the same time last year. Only I suspect that the media, the haters and the army of UK journo’s on their way to our shores right now consider these two guys much easier targets, and will take outrage to the next level in order to insure these two personalities in our Youth Media sector are lynched good and proper.


Volume V: Surviving 12 months as an Entrepreneur

- December 3, 2012 3 MIN READ

I found our bootstrapping actions fell into two main groups; those that eliminated expenses and those that brought forward revenue. I do realise some tips are situation specific and even against the start-up norm, but they worked for us. So this month I discuss bootstrapping actions that brought forward revenue and next month those that eliminated expenses.


The GST Overseas Retail Battle

- September 25, 2012 2 MIN READ

As fashion designers we are always interested in the changing world of retailers. It is important to always be on trend and keep up with advancements, technologies and ideas, but do these tactics push the boundaries, do these cost effective strategies go too far and what is the cost to the retailers and the consumers?

Generating traffic to your online store

Generating traffic to your online store

- September 10, 2012 2 MIN READ

The internet has changed the way that the world works, and everything from communication to shopping has been influenced by the internet. A successful business today has to have a good web presence, and that includes having a great online store that offers customers access to all the goods and services a business can provide.


Hire People more Experienced, Smarter and just Generally Better than You!

- July 24, 2012 2 MIN READ

If you have a vision and passion for a business, you make it bigger than yourself and you aim for the best even when it means hiring people who are better than you. Here is an opportunity to put the ego aside and learn. Lose your ego and understand that as the founder you need to build the strongest possible team around you. Look for people who bring complementary skill-sets to your business and know more than you in particular areas.


Stay at Home Mum in demand for her 75,000 customer reach!

- July 23, 2012 2 MIN READ

Founder Jody Allen refers to herself as just a “mum in her tracky daks” but about 3 months ago a huge shift changed in her small blogging business – she started to field heaps of calls from big companies wanting to get themselves in front of her readers.


Valuable Ideas are Worthless

- July 10, 2012 2 MIN READ

I don’t know how many times I hear people talking about their top secret “valuable idea”. They get paranoid about sharing it, they worry about people discovering it, they want people to buy it off them and they think that it’s worth millions.


Billion Dollar Acquisition Dreams vs Reality

- April 11, 2012 2 MIN READ

The big news of the week for the rest of the week in the startup world will be the acquisition of Instagram by Social Media Powerhouse Facebook for a nice and tidy 1 billion dollars! – Yes not too shabby for a business that just started up less than 24 months ago.


Success or Failure? It is up to YOU!

- March 27, 2012 3 MIN READ

There is a story about a farmer whose only horse ran away. The neighbours came over and said ‘what a shame’. ‘Maybe’, the farmer said shrugging his shoulders. A month later, the horse came back bringing two wild horses with it. The neighbours said ‘how fortunate’. ‘Maybe’, the farmer replied again.