Start-up TV

September 2013

How to speak designer: 99designs executive shares his tips for getting the best out of designers

9:19PM | Thursday, 12 September 2013 | By Rose Powell Jason Sew Hoy, the chief operations officer for 99designs, reveals the best way to encourage designers to create the kind of results you’re after.

How to create your first growth plan

9:58PM | Wednesday, 4 September 2013 | By Rose Powell We spoke to James Scollay, general manager of the business division at accounting software provider MYOB, about the three steps entrepreneurs need to take to create a simple, solid growth plan.

August 2013

How to internationalise your start-up: Tips from 99designs

8:08PM | Friday, 30 August 2013 | By Rose Powell Design marketplace 99designs has announced another international acquisition this week, buying Brazilian logo design company LogoChief.

Mastering the reports that matter: How reports can be used to grow your business

8:27PM | Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | By Rose Powell The last thing start-ups and small business operators want is to invest more time in paperwork. But that doesn’t mean all reports should be outsourced or ignored until they become critical.

Why being afraid of customers can hold tech start-ups back

8:12PM | Thursday, 15 August 2013 | By Rose Powell International design marketplace 99designs is one of Australia’s major start-up success stories, with 240,000 registered designers. Chief operations officer Jason Sew Hoy discusses some of the challenges the platform has faced.

International entrepreneur Noah Kagan’s tips for validation and global growth

8:03PM | Monday, 12 August 2013 | By Rose Powell It’s not validation if no one has paid for it, and don’t build anything until you’ve started to solve the problem without technology, says AppSumo founder and former Facebook product manager Noah Kagan.

Looking in the mirror key to entrepreneurial success

8:47PM | Friday, 9 August 2013 | By StartupSmart Andy Greenfield is a serial entrepreneur who created market research company Greenfield Online, which Microsoft bought for $US486 million in 2008. Here he explains why entrepreneurs should take a close look at themselves in the mirror.

Tips for the budding entrepreneur

8:25PM | Friday, 2 August 2013 | By StartupSmart Wondering what you need to be an entrepreneur? Here the people at Matador Creative Studio have made a cute animated video setting out some of what you need to know.

July 2013

The discipline of Parkour

7:11PM | Friday, 26 July 2013 | By StartupSmart Parkour trainer Zachary Cohn speaks at a TEDx talk in Seattle about how Parkour principles can be applied to solve business problems.

Pitching gets the rock star treatment

7:23PM | Friday, 19 July 2013 | By StartupSmart Who says pitching day has to be a formal affair? This video by Rockstart Accelerator in Amsterdam shows how they gave a rock star edge to their demo day last month.