My startup disappeared and I am up shit creek with no paddle!

- January 30, 2014 3 MIN READ

My startup had disappeared, I could not do anything about it and I was up shit creek without a paddle. There was no guarantee that everything was going to be recovered, in fact at 10.00am on Wednesday morning the prognosis was that we would have to build everything from scratch. Two years worth of work.


7 deadly Twitter sins

- August 12, 2013 3 MIN READ

A wise man once said, “Being popular on Twitter is like sitting at the cool table in the cafeteria at a mental hospital” (@D2DLondon). But hey, if you still want to be popular, don’t commit the seven deadly Twitter sins.


Jack Delosa: “A Loveable Rogue”

- January 11, 2013 6 MIN READ

He was described throughout his school life as a “loveable rogue” on his report cards, someone who upon application of themselves produced results, but just generally didn’t like the school system. He now runs an education company with a goal of reaching 500 million dollars in revenue by 2023. In this interview with Jack Delosa, we go beyond the fluff and media hype of mainstream media, steer away from the “startup advice” type rhetoric often found in interviews with business builders, and we look at the reasons he is where he is today, the challenges he went through to get there and why only two years ago he flirted with the idea of packing in The Entourage and starting a real business.


My Big Fat $10,000 FCUK Up!

- July 30, 2012 3 MIN READ

I was kind of hesitant to write about this to be perfectly honest with you all. But in the end after having a talk with my team, we realised that part of why we started Shoe String was to help educate those people who are just starting out on their own business venture as well as create content and commentary that people relate to so they don’t feel so isolated.


7 Big Mistakes I see Small Businesses Make Everyday

- July 24, 2012 4 MIN READ

I just spent the last 4 days meeting with 120 small business owners in Melbourne who are exploring ways to grow their business. I’ve done these sessions in the UK, Singapore, the USA and Mexico. There are seven big mistakes small businesses make that I see all the time…