A GSB isn’t like a big global business and it’s not like a traditional small business either. As the name suggests, these are businesses that have less than 10 staff but aren’t limited by geography. They have reach into cities all over the world and could easily be making millions in sales despite a relatively small headcount.
With the business landscape showing signs of strain, the Australian economy is slowing, putting pressure on small businesses to tighten margins and make decisions quickly. Now more than ever it is important to not only surround yourself with the best, but to ensure you only seek advice from entrepreneurs with ‘been there done that’ experience.
Our recent League of Extraordinary Women screening of the award winning documentary ‘Miss Representation, really got me thinking about how women are portrayed, especially in the workplace. From ‘bimbo’ to ‘bitch’ there are some serious stereotypes about women. The media portrays us as icy, tough and scary- or weak, emotional and unstable. Either way we really can’t win!
When it comes to digital content and just media in general, Matt Sharpe and Saman Shad know what they are talking about. Fairfax, Foxtel, BBC and NewsCorp are just some of the companies they have worked within over the years. Their new startup ZineTral aims to bring users the best of curated digital magazines / blogs on what they are interested in.
Tamasein Holyman founded Underground Cinema 3 years ago as a regular event put on by her production company Secret Squirrel Productions. Since the first days of opening she has grown the business from a hundred members to a massive 14,000 members across two states and growing with a volunteer staff of 160, all of whom are devoted and passionate to putting on a great performance and providing members with a memorable experience.
It is the dream of every brand owner to collaborate with celebrities and business leaders. One of the marks of success in brand marketing is having a celebrity endorser. When you have a celebrity to endorse your product, it is a huge stamp of approval in the eyes of the public. Getting celebrities and business leaders to collaborate with you may not be the easiest thing, but if you have the right attitude and method, you’ll be on the right track, so work it baby!
Findation.com officially launched yesterday in public beta, while collecting sufficient data to provide accurate shade recommendations between the hundreds of foundations on the global market (there are 192 brands, 988 products and 8256 shades in Findation.com’s database so far).
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.
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.
Matewire is a startup run by Sydney entrepreneurs backed by the startup-accelerator Pushstart. The app acts as a medium through which to socialize in the real world, away from Facebook, away from Twitter. Whether it is a game of football down the road, or the launching of a new club, Matewire shows you all the cool stuff happening right near you, right now.
Goals should be something that you can chart and measure. And one of the ways to do this is to set your goals’ timelines and you need to know the necessary steps to reach your deadlines. Setting long-term and short-term goals in your business will help you reach your deadlines.
So you’ve finished your minimal viable product, had your launch and have a nice group of users. Now giving your product a whirl. You’re growing, but you’d like to grow faster. You’ve done your research into online marketing; you think that SEO, social media and blogging are probably the best ways of doing that. But you struggle to stay on top of it all; you’re not blogging as much as you should be, you’re not building inbound links, you’re not tweeting anymore, your Facebook page is a ghost town and your business is just not growing anymore.