Tonight I heard people talking about how they are hoping to make some big, easy money on the internet. “We will be setting up a dot com business so we can make some passive income” they say. Their perception of an internet based business is that it’s almost a forgone conclusion that it’s a synch to make millions with little effort. It seemed to them that an internet based business couldn’t fail.
In this episode of The Startup Lab for Kochie’s Business Builders I talk to the founder and Managing Director of On the Go Sports Mick Spencer. Mick has been running On the Go for 3 years now and he is only 21 years old! – His ENTIRE business is debt free, is built entirely on profits from the first sale he borrowed nothing to start it and has no investment, which is a massive achievement.
Sponsoring an event, team or charity is a great way to promote your brand, especially if you’re a startup. By associating with an established business who’s loyal customers are in your target market, you can build the credibility of your product, increase visibility of your brand and enhance your public image. All at once! Clever, no?
The revolutionary web-based business finance model allows businesses to access and compare the rates and fees of nine major lenders and apply for equipment and vehicle finance and leasing online, representing a major boon for Australian business as the financial year kicks off.
As the financial year comes to a close, today the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its latest research about how Australian businesses connect with the Internet. The results are encouraging: Australian businesses received online orders worth $189 billion in the twelve months to 2010-11 which represents a 32% increase from the year before. At the same time, it’s clear that many small business owners have yet to fully embrace the web: only one third of businesses with four employees or less have a web presence.
Creels New Book! Creel Price launched 10 businesses by the time he turned 21, before co-founding Blueprint Management Group with $5000 and selling it a decade later for over $100 million. Creel’s current business, Accelerate Global, trains entrepreneurs around the world in his unique approach to business.
I was really trying not to let this one annoy me, but the Australian Christian Lobby campaign against Sunrise and Marie Claire’s support of “I Do” day this Thursday really had me thinking about something today – Is it ok for Media to support public causes and campaigns or should we always try to remain neutral on such matters?
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