Optus has launched Yes Business, an online platform to connect SMB owners to each other for support and advice, as well as tips from experts.
Looking back at my journey, there are many things I wish my 31 year old self had known then – many sleepless nights, heated arguments with my cofounder, and wasted energy and resources on things that were not worth it could have been avoided.
Far too many startups approach their fundraising round in panic mode. They’re not ready, their businesses are not ready, and they don’t know what they need.
Scaling the startup ecosystem requires two necessary ingredients; 1) enough raw founder talent and 2) the resources, both venture capital and experienced individuals, to nurture growth. Scaling without enough of either creates a quality vs quantity dilemma.
More than a year on, the group has grown to over 24,000 members scattered around the world, with women living everywhere from London to Cambodia.
Brosa has gone through MAP, raised $2 million in funding, grown its team to 50 staff members, and announced YoY growth of more than 400 percent.
Moving to the US? You can head to Silicon Valley, or you can follow GetSwift’s route and head to the Big Apple, the undisputed epicentre of business in the US.
Forget the stereotype of the old guy down at the TAB – thanks to the very fact that mentions of sports betting platforms are quite literally inescapable during any given sports broadcast, whether it be through ads or updates on odds from broadcasters at half time, the market is increasingly attracting younger customers who demand innovative solutions. The latest is Betswaps, an Adelaide platform allowing people to buy and sell their tips.
The bootstrapped beachside startup that received $250 million in late stage funding just this year boasts over 800,000 customers; and these customers are using Campaign Monitor to send over 1.3 billion communications to their clients per month. But communications is just the basic stuff. Campaign Monitor has at least 7 ways you can use the platform to generate sales leads for your business.
Things are progressing well at your start-up. Despite not knowing how to code, you found a talented engineer who loves your idea. Over a hand-shake deal and several cash payments, he’s been building your app for six months and there’s plenty more features to roll out. He still does the odd job for other start-ups, but yours takes up 90% of his time – he even spends five days a week with you at your co-working space, which you pay for.
As there are so many suppliers on Alibaba things can get overwhelming and in many cases you will find yourself going around in circles due to the sheer number of suppliers that can provide what you are looking for. As a general rule, I try to cull my supplier selection down to 3 to 5 suppliers. It is no good banking on one factory and it is good to get quotes from at least 3 suppliers so that you know the price you are being quoted is fair.
One of the benefits of using Google Apps for business compared to traditional office products is that you don’t need to keep installing new version of the software to get new features — you just refresh your browser. Take for example Google Docs, which is constantly adding new features for all users.