How I Created Our Pitch Deck For Investors And Tales From Our First Startup Presentations

By Yaro Starak

As you may know I’ve turned most of my business attention towards a startup called CrankyAds for the past year or so.

Our team has been busy with the beta version of our software, ironing out bugs and figuring out what are the most important features to work on.

This process of running a software startup has certainly been the … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak

Living In An Echo Chamber: Is Confirmation Bias Secretly Destroying Your Business?

By Nacie Carson

We are now living in the age of Vocational Darwinism, and the business skill that will make the difference in every professional life is the ability to adapt.

At its core, Vocational Darwinism is the application of Charles Darwin’s principle of “survival of the fittest” to our working world – and whether you are a budding entrepreneur or … Read the rest of this entry »

By Nacie Carson

Can You Apply The Minimum Viable Product Principle To Information Products?

By Yaro Starak

I recently listened to the audiobook version of the Lean Startup by Eric Ries.

My motivation for “reading” it is to help with the development of CrankyAds, my software startup. Lean startup principles are particularly good for a software company because of the unlimited features you could develop (given unlimited resources) contrasting with the need to just get Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak

How To Value Your Startup Company When Looking For Investment

By Yaro Starak

Last week I began the process of looking for funding for CrankyAds.

This has been a completely new experience for me, which is fantastic, I’m enjoying the challenge and the process of learning how another aspect of entrepreneurship works.

I’ve been attending networking events and putting my feelers out in Brisbane where I live for a while, which thankfully … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak

Does Formal Education Matter When Opening A Business?

By Ken Sundheim

Entrepreneurship is taught in nearly every business program at university, but does your education or your college major really factor into success when going out on your own as an entrepreneur?

If so, what types of education are beneficial to entrepreneurial success and what types are worth a second look?

To best answer this question, we must look further into … Read the rest of this entry »

By Ken Sundheim

8 Must Have Attitudes For The Entrepreneur Who Tackles A Downturn Economy

By Ken Sundheim

When I first started my recruitment company in 2005, companies were still paying top level (and sometimes mid-level) sales professionals (discipline I started with) $100,000 a year and up. For me, this meant that even though in my ramp-up period my business volume was low (not many customers), my revenue wasn’t, as there is somewhat of a direct relationship between … Read the rest of this entry »

By Ken Sundheim

3 Reasons Why Potential Customers Will Walk Away From Your Online Business

By Kerry McDuling

Have you ever wondered why it is that some online businesses thrive and continue to do so, while others just fail miserably?

It is interesting to observe the differences between successful online businesses and those that, while they have a presence, just are not profitable at all!

Knowing the reason why these businesses are successful should ultimately allow others to … Read the rest of this entry »

By Kerry McDuling

Which Business Model Is Best: Selling Services, Software, Information Or Physical Products?

By Yaro Starak

I’m getting old.

Well, at least in internet years.

It’s getting close to 15 years now that I have been online and had a website of my own. During this time I’ve played with all kinds of different business models. Perhaps just calling them money making techniques rather than fully fledged businesses is more accurate in the majority of cases.… Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak

Why Beginner Entrepreneurs Fail To Bridge The Gap Between Start Up And Sustainable Profit

By Nathaneal

There are internal habits of thinking and feeling that are responsible for the level of success we have as Entrepreneurs. Within those internal habits are a few specific qualities that have also held us back from our next level of success.

This can be especially dangerous when you’re a new entrepreneur if you’re not at a place of sustainable profitability … Read the rest of this entry »

By Nathaneal

The Importance Of Taking Time To Relax

By Dr. Mani

We’ve all bought into the dream.

You know the one. With the attractive pictures. Of you (or me) sipping a pina colada, resting on the beach, while cash pours into our bank accounts because we run an auto-pilot home business on the Internet.

We’ve all realized it isn’t as rosy a dream to live through.

Reality bites. Early. Web … Read the rest of this entry »

By Dr. Mani

Use This Dot-Point Easy System To Write Your Killer 2012 Business Plan

By Nacie Carson

It’s that time again when the old year winds down (toodles, 2011), a new year sparkles before us full of potential, promise, and possibility (hey there, 2012), and savvy entrepreneurs are preparing their 2012 business plans.

If you’ve never prepared a business plan, then this is the year I challenge you to start, no matter what stage your business … Read the rest of this entry »

By Nacie Carson

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