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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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Are there plans for Vinomofo to go global?

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Lisa Ormenyessy Business Coach and Marketing Specialist at Straight Talk Group
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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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Lisa Ormenyessy Business Coach and Marketing Specialist at Straight Talk Group
Lisa OrmenyessyBusiness Coach and Marketing Specialist at Straight Talk Group
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Jef LippiattCo-founder 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.
Lisa OrmenyessyBusiness Coach and Marketing Specialist at Straight Talk Group
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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Northwestern MutualVoice: Still Time: Tips To Help Reduce Your 2014 Tax Bill

It’s been a relatively quiet year in terms of tax legislation, but that doesn’t mean tax-planning...read more

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Big Data And The Death of Passion

We live in the “information age” – perhaps too much information –  and the consultants are having a...read more

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What was the one thing responsible for catapulting your business growth?

Looking back in hindsight, What was the one thing that helped you go from great to... read more

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Richard SchembriEntrepreneur - Team Coach and Mentor in Network Marketing at Team Berrygood
For me it would be plain and simple - Listen to your customers!Once I started to not just hear my customers, but sit down and listen, help them and find a solution, my business catapulted. I find joy in helping people, this is the greatest reward, however in doing this, my business grows as well.
Felicity LawOwner at FelicityLaw.com.au
The one single thing responsible for catapulting my business growth was beating cancer (well, I am in remission but that still counts!).  Once you get though something like that, you have less fear, more positivity, and trust yourself more. In business, it is so easy for 'drive' to be dampened by others - but not anymore.
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HP Splitting Itself In Two: Which Garbage Truck Do You Want To Own?

The title is borrowing a quote from Scott McNealy, Sun’s ex-CEO. When HP and Compaq were merging he...read more

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Cash Kings 2014: The World's Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts

Earlier this year Apple Apple shelled out $3 billion to purchase Beats, the company founded by...read more

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Boom! Abercrombie & Fitch Drops Its Logo

Abercrombie & Fitch, 720 5th Avenue at 56th Street (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Abercrombie &...read more

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What is Your WHY?

Last week I put up an article on the traits of successful business people. One of the things that I... read more

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Hitesh Mohanlal Director at WOW! Advisors & Business Accountants
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