Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, chances are you heard about the Facebook IPO this week, when it closed its first day of public trading valued at $105.19 billion. I know its share prices have gone down somewhat since first listing (just as Koshie predicted), but its still incredible to consider that its listing figure makes it worth more than brand giants such as Macdonalds, Amazon and Pepsi.
Check out this great article from mashable about how it sits in the ranks of uber companies if you don’t believe me. Read More
We’re super excited because this week we hit the road with the first in a series of seven information evenings around Queensland to tell people about the new Government funded program called Get Up To Speed. First cab off the rank is the Sunshine Coast, and we’ll then travel between now and end April to Logan, Cairns, Townsville, Ipswich, Gold Coast and finally end up in Moreton Bay. Read More
In case you hadn’t noticed yesterday (18 January) in America represented a veritable fiasco online, with some of the world’s most popular websites going black to voice their opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA in a day of protest. Read More
In my travels throughout Australia this year, I’ve heard it all. Well maybe I’m being a little dramatic, but believe me when I say I’ve talked to a LOT of business owners about social media and there are so many common threads as to why people are resisting social media, it’s just un-canny. Read More
There is a new online buzz word that keeps cropping up lately, and it is one I suggest it is one you get yourself familiar with real quick: Digital Economy. Read More
I don’t know about you but these days I’m finding there is no getting away from an increasing number of requests from people wanting to connect to me on my various social networks when I have absolutely no idea who they are. Read More
Of all the social media networks around, although people I meet know of Twitter, it is probably the social network that many people just don’t seem to ‘get’. Most people know it is a micro-blogging service that enables you to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, otherwise known as "tweets," yet they can’t seem to get their head around how a service like this could actually be useful. Read More
There has been some late nights since I last wrote and I’ve also hired some more help! Basically I’ve been up to my elbows in content. You see this is the labour intensive part of the online start-up, but it’s also where you start to see things ‘take shape’. I'm proud to now have a launch date for you too: Friday 16 September which is when I will take my team to Sydney to see Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki and Anthony Robbins live at the National Achievers Congress. I see this three day event as an ideal opportunity to take some marketing material and announce my new online start up to the world! Read More
Ok I’ll level with you. Creating an online business can be a bit of a roller coaster ride – even with all the experience I’ve got on board. I’ve promised you I’d share my journey so to be honest with you, since I last wrote I've bottomed out, but don’t worry, I’m now back on the up! To share with me in the highs and lows since I last wrote.... Read More
As I am sure you will agree, cyber space is a vast and fast paced online world which business owners, parents, teachers and children the world over are struggling to keep up with.
Even as ‘techie’ as I am, I know my 4 year old and 7 year old seem to be wanting to 'get online' more and more lately and I'm not 100% confident when they do.
My 4 year old is obsessed with looking up her favorite music on YouTube (think Katie Perry and Rihanna) as well as working her way through some free and very cool educational tools I’ve recently found (which I’ll tell you more about in a future blog post).
So in a recent blog post titled 'How to start an online business over a weekend' I let you know that I am starting a new business and all the first steps I took to get the ball rolling.
Three weeks on, here’s what else I have been doing as I start a new business so you can follow my new start-ups journey and hopefully pick up some tips along the way.
Whilst you may be on the social media networks, you could be missing out on legions of new followers and likers if you don’t incorporate your social networks on all your print media and marketing collateral. Here are a few pointers on how to do so:
I now know that I am a true entrepreneur. No matter how busy I am, no matter how much good stuff I have going on, if I have a business idea bursting to come out, I have to unleash it.
A weekend a few months back was no different. I came up with a new business which I intend to launch in the next month or two (but don't worry existing clients, The Creative Collective is still very much open for business!)
As business owners and operators, there are laws governing workplace health and safety that you are required to comply with in order to provide a safe environment for your staff, customers and the general public.
But did you know that implementing effective health and safety systems in your business can also:
• improve workplace productivity?
• protect your most valuable assets, your staff, from injury?
• reduce potential costs associated with a workplace injury?
The Queensland Government has a range of financial assistance, support services and advice available to assist those affected by the floods. Read More