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Super Speak is innovative for recognizing that most adolescent speaking courses were actually borne out of adult curricula, and as such, was always a little daunting for the little ones. Now, the content is 100% cool and totally kid friendly, thanks to Super Speak. Now, the team at Super Speak is bent on making speech fun for kids – and the company is having a rollicking time itself in the process.
The Messenger Group was started in 2001 by (drum roll please!) Lisa Messenger. The fatefully named CEO had decided to write a book and donate the proceeds. Realising a shortcoming in the Australian publishing offerings, Messenger found a way to fuse corporate sponsorship and publishing, ultimately getting her book funded.
Awesomely Australian are the words that spring to mind when it comes to qualify the coolness of Bay & Fyfe. The company takes the artwork of Aussie artist Daimon Downey and applies it to lush silk scarves. The result? An artistic statement to wear round your neck that is basically an Australian exclusive. Cool points? Cha-ching!
A “micro” is any business that turns over less than $250K a year, so the business I sold this week most definitely falls into that category! Instagram, it was not. So, in celebration of the HUGE gap between the sale price of my business and how much Instagram's Kevin Systrom made last week, here are three things I learnt from selling my micro-business.
Are you a really, really small business operating out of New South Wales? Specifically: small enough to fit everyone on your payroll inside of your Subaru Liberty, and still leave the front seats unoccupied? If you answered 'yes', then you are one of some 570,000 micro-businesses in NSW, and MicroBiz Week 2011 is your week.
The Telstra Business Award (established in 1992) recognizes the success of small and medium size business in Australia and recognizes the contribution that small and medium businesses make to the economy of Australia. The Telstra award program also seeks to assist small and medium sized business owners in developing success for their enterprise.