After a year of work behind the scenes, Elance-oDesk has relaunched as Upwork, with the company also launching a new platform that allows businesses to make hires within minutes.
There are plenty of businesses being started across Australia every day. Most make it to revenue; many generate decent revenue; but an overwhelming majority hit significant growth pains.
It’s not easy starting a business. Statistically, the odds are against you. A survey by Bloomberg has revealed that a shocking 80% of small companies fail within their first 18 months of existence.
Quite often startups mistake ‘nobody complaining’ about the technology as an interpretation of everybody being happy with it.
There are currently over 7 billion humans on earth, and over half of that population sit directly above Australia on the map. Asia is full of opportunities for expanding Australian startups, so why is it that we head straight to the US market to grow and scale our ventures instead of looking in our own region first?
It was announced this morning that Perth based marketing consultant and travel technology entrepreneur Leigh Pember would be the new city manager of Elance-oDesk for Perth. Although a quick search has found that he began the role in October, with things presumably about to amp up now that he has become a bit more familiar with the role.
At first glance, Mothers Groupie seems like ‘just another social network’ dedicated to newfound mums – but on further reflection, it’s potential becomes apparent as long as the business model is executed well.
Peter Moriarty was just 15 years old when he started what is now known as IT Genius Australia, he loved computers and would spend his lunchtimes skipping school occasionally to assist his ‘customers’ with their PC issues – back then, a cloud was a white fluffy thing in the sky and not even Moriarty quite grasped where this IT gig he performed for pocket money would eventually lead to just over a decade later.