Posted: April 18, 2013 Filed under: Brisbane Times, Canberra Times, Fairfax Media, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, WA Today | Tags: blunders, mistakes, start-up, start-ups, startup
The hilarious star of the spoof start-up Vooza deliberately acts dumb and promotes stupid behaviour. Witness the recent Vooza video advising budding start-up gurus to pretend to be birds.
Presumably, your start-up pursues more intelligent strategies. Still, doubtless, you commit your share of mistakes. Read at the Sydney Morning Herald..
Posted: June 14, 2012 Filed under: Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, WA Today | Tags: Bllomberg, business, funding, shoestring start-up, small business, small business money, start-up, start-up success, start-ups, startup
Launching a start-up is easier than ever. But, because entry barriers verge on non-existent and everyone wants to be the next Facebook, Twitter or Dropbox, competition is fierce.
The intensity raises the question of how you stand out, especially if you lack clout or capital. A new business guide by Bloomberg business wiz Jason Baptiste, The Ultralight Startup, shows that you do not need an MBA, a trust fund, or even experience running your own firm to become a tech world star.
One of Baptiste’s success tips is that you should build a product you need – Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley built an early model of his product because he wanted to keep in touch with ex-colleagues. Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald..
Posted: December 14, 2011 Filed under: Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, WA Today | Tags: business, economy, enterprise, savings, scrimping, Scrooge, skimping, small business money, start-ups
During the festive season, the mention of thrift raises the spectre of Ebeneezer Scrooge: the grasping grouch at the heart of that classic attack on compulsive frugality, A Christmas Carol.
But, experts agree, spending too much on overheads is one of the most common causes of business failure. So, despite the Scrooge stigma, miserly leanings may be a virtue. Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald…
Posted: November 22, 2011 Filed under: Brisbane Times, Business, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, WA Today | Tags: business, enterprise, entrepreneurs, names, naming start-up, small business, start-ups
Stuck for a business name? Choosing one is meant to be a creative, enjoyable process but can be hell because most names that leap to mind are bland, irrelevant or tacky.
Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald…