Sales is one of the most critical aspects of building any new business. Here are seven tips to help you improve your sales pitch technique. BY MICHELLE BOWDEN.
Entrepreneur Dick Smith caused a stir this week when his Australia Day-themed ad was deemed unsuitable for early evening TV viewers. Judge for yourself – is this just too much Dick?
Shoes of Prey has taken a step towards the bricks-and-mortar world, teaming up with department store giant David Jones.
Can the business models of the old media and retail giants be salvaged? Old Taskmaster visited the dinosaur exhibit at a local museum to find out.
Launching a pop-up shop to coincide with an event can be a huge success, according to a leading industry player, after Salsa’s Fresh Mex Grill launched a pop-up shop at the venue of the Australian Open.
Can “synergies” and “solutions” really generate sales or win funding for your business? The Taskmaster certainly doesn’t think so.
When you’re planning a business, it’s natural to spend a lot of time thinking about how you’re going to brand, advertise and market your first product. But what about your second product?
Burger chain Grill’d has come under fire for encouraging Australians to “eat their national emblem” after creating a burger containing kangaroo and emu meat.
American business coach Joel Bauer doesn’t think much of traditional business card designs. They make him act a little scary.
The high Aussie dollar can make some entrepreneurs reluctant to export. However, a recent study shows there are strong growth opportunities for Australian exporters at the premium end of Asian markets. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
The past couple of days, Taskmaster has been looking at niche markets. Of course, this raises the question: Where to from here?
Yesterday, Old Taskmaster took a look at a peculiar breed of consumer: The insider. But how important are they for your start-up?
Most industries have two distinct groups of customers. Understanding which group your customers come from is critical to many key business decisions.
January can be a slow month for many businesses. If your sales are slowing down over summer, here are three key ways to get them moving again. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Here are a few tactics you could try to wake your customers from their festive slumber and entice them to spend.
Are you obsessed with sales KPIs? If so, it might be worth using a different metric to measure your marketing success.
With the Mayan long-count calendar claiming the world ends this week, these five businesses are running promotions like there’s no tomorrow.
Nothing good on TV over summer? Another slow news day? It’s time to use it to your advantage.
Yesterday, StartupSmart examined how retargeting can amplify you marketing budget. The great news is, by following these key points, you can make it work for your business this Christmas. BY NED DWYER.
A useful part of the online marketing toolkit is the ability to advertise to people who previously visited your website. Here is how you can get started in retargeting. BY NED DWYER.