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How to Not Be a Jerk if Your Business Fails

If your business venture fails, how would you cope? It depends of course on details and... read more

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Lina BarfootEditor at SavvySME
Well said!
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
I think one of the most important things to do is try to learn from the experience. As long as you can evaluate and understand what led to the failure, how it could have been different (if at all) and what you would do differently if you were to relaunch the same business with your new perspective you'll serve your future self very well. You must take pride in the journey and not always put all your satisfaction in a positive outcome. Learn along the way. Pass the knowledge of previous failures along to other aspiring business owners to keep them from making the same mistakes. Surround yourself with business owners that have had more success and pick their brains.
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Failing Forward

Failure, it sucks. It feels, well embarrassing - because everyone around you are full time... read more

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Lina BarfootEditor at SavvySME
SO many good points here! I love that James Joyce quote as well, endless wisdom in the catalogues of that man.
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Small Business: How To Grow and How Not To Grow

Growing Your Small Business Safely and With Control Most of us small business owners want to grow... read more

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How TPG's David Teoh snared his prey iiNet

The notoriously publicity-shy Mr Teoh is renowned for running a remarkably low-cost ship. Photo:...read more

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4 Tips To Turbocharge Your Primary Goal

Most people, when pressed, will be able to identify one big primary goal that they have in their... read more

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How To Use A Business Mistake To Enhance Your Reputation

It was 9:25 am when I arrived at the office and I was faced with an entire team of panic-stricken... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Great article. I think it is important to show vulnerability and humility. Owning a mistake and trying to make it right will always go a long way with customers.
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Divergent Lenses

Have we lost our sense of imagination or just how to properly use it? I propose that we... read more

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New Business Idea: Workspace As A Service (WaaS)

Do you know that of Australia’s 2.1 million SMBs, almost 15% fold annually? Alarmingly, that figure... read more

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How do you start or create a community ie a movement?

Hi SavvySME's, I am in the process of doing something a little different than what I normally do.... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Lisa,I will echo a few of the items Helen mentioned but through my own perspective.I think one of the main drivers of good community is a narrow focus (niche) which it sounds like you have. I would also say it is important to have EULA (End User License Agreement) in plain language. Sure you can have a more official/legal version but make a summary of it easily digestible in as few bullet points as possible (e.g. Respect Other Users, Don't Be A Jerk). Let them know up front what type of experience they will have and make sure you enforce it to keep the community healthy.Another key to focus on is identity. Users may want to keep some of their information private from other users, however, I would focus on having them use real names (at least making their first real name available). It can be easier to form connections with other users when you actually know their name instead of just a random user name. Again, don't make them feel like they have to over share, so look at having some personal settings they can choose between.Remind them (through various methods) that they are all there because they have things in common. Look to not only engage users with each other but engage with them yourself.
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You Can Have Brilliance, I'll Take Reliability

So I was thinking today, after years in business, about the kind of people, from a management...read more

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The Complete Guide To How Every Organization Must Evolve To The Future Of Work

Below you will find an infographic that I have shared over the past few days in two separate...read more

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Samsung Struggles To Return To Its Glory Days As Smartphone King

Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man,...read more

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Android Circuit: Android Dominates iOS, Long Term Nexus 6 Review, Nexus 5 Cancelled

Nexus 6 chargerTaking a look back at the week in news across the Android world, this week’s Android...read more

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Qualcomm's New Snapdragon 810 Versus Apple's A8, The Chipset Behind The iPhone 6 And 6 Plus

When it comes to the high-tech brains of high-end smartphones, there are only two players that...read more

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Top 10 Business Trends That Will Drive Success In 2015

In 2015, you have an opportunity to take some risks, change how you market and sell, as well...read more

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Jawbone Jumps Into Employee Monitoring

Four fitness trackers: Fitbit Force, Jawbone Up, Fitbug Orb, and the Nike FuelBand SE. (AP...read more

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McDonald's Sales Fried; Bad News For The Fight For $15 Guys

This looks like fairly bad news for the Fight For $15 campaign. Same store sales at...read more

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Coffee Drinking Tips to Get You Through the Work Week

Like never before, the modern Australian coffee drinker is a fickle beast. Our baristas are... read more

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John StantonOwner at Cafe2U Australia
Hi Lisa. Thanks for the recommendation. That sounds really interesting. I will be sure to Google it! Cheers, John.
Hi John, I read a great article the other day about why Starbucks isn't able to break ground very successfully in Australia. Your article is a great example of the 'why not'.... at the heart of the article the reasons was because we are just 'too bloody good at it'. If you get a chance I suggest googling it. Cheers Lisa
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Unsold, Unwanted, Unloved. Samsung's Galaxy S5 Gamble Failed

Galaxy S5 (image: Samsung PR)Somewhere, there is a warehouse full of unsold Galaxy S5s. Samsung’s...read more

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