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As a 24-year old entrepreneur who has spent the last three years working around the clock to build my business, here are four practical insights I hope will assist those considering going out on their own. Is founding a business really for you? Is now the right time?
Three brothers Nick, Mike and Guilherme from Brazil, who are currently living in Australia, have been working on Brigie's development since November 2016.
With resolve and gusto, the Melbourne pair has set out to challenge the stranglehold of universities over the appalling cost of textbooks, which are mostly boring as heck anyway. The Booklist lets you source all those overpriced anthologies of bleeding heart poetry and cranium-crumpling mathematics at competitive prices through its network of more than 20 online book retailers.
Specifically, Barrett was interested in how the community perceived the profession of selling and the “usefulness” of having sales qualifications at degree level. The study attempted to understand the state of existing development for sales professionals and how tertiary education in selling and sales would further assist in ensuring sales and selling is viewed as a profession.
Gap a Job – a new, innovative casual job network that helps people find and advertise casual work is here. Focusing on small to medium size business, this fresh start-up aims to facilitate the relationship between employers and casual workers.
UTS students Tia Saunders and Ahmed Haider found their entrepreneurial breakthrough when they discovered the hidden cost of education: textbooks, besides being heavy to lug around, were steeply priced. In 2010, Haider and Saunders launched Zookal, an online textbook rental service billing itself as "by uni students and for uni students." The site received 18,000 hits within its first two weeks and Zookal rented out all books in stock in its first semester of operations.
Do people who aspire to run their own business need a university degree? Not necessarily, says Jack Delosa. The Entourage, surveyed business owners about the effectiveness of university in preparing them for the business world. On a scale of 10, higher ed rated a 3. Ouch.
Last year, we shared our distaste for a Coca-Cola wannabe-viral ad that featured a tricked-out soda machine on a university campus. Well, the Happiness Machine campaign rolls on, with commercials showing an overly generous Coke truck turning neighborhoods into giddy mobs. We're even less impressed. Your thoughts?
Calling all innovators. This is your chance to nominate an Australian made product or service and showcase an innovation that Australian business builders simply need to hear about. Promote the spoils of your own toils or put one of your clients under the spotlight. This is your chance to refine your message and get exposure.
Want to improve your knowledge or skills, but can't afford the time or exorbitant cost of tuition to Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Princeton or Berkeley? Now you can watch some of the best educational lectures in the world from the comfort of your armchair thanks to Academic Earth.