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Customer Service is the New Marketing

by / ⠀Finding Customers / October 20, 2012

In a world where consumer and peer reviews are easily accessible via social media and the web, positive customer experiences become amplified and produce word-of-mouth referrals. On the flip side, negative customer experiences become amplified as well and can be kryptonite to even great companies. Quality customer service is a vital ingredient in a company’s ability to maintain profitability and continued success in business. Not only does quality…

Are Mobile Websites Important?

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / October 7, 2012

There’s no question that mobile devices have become a staple in everyday living around the world. Now more than ever it’s important that websites be optimized for mobile devices. Mobile optimization can increase sales, generate more traffic, and boost customer engagement. It’ll give you an edge over the competition, too. You may not realize it, but finding and booking a place for you to eat, playing your favorite…

Andrew Morello, Winner of The Apprentice, Talks About Culture, Success and the Journey

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / September 2, 2011

From an early age of 15, Andrew Morello has always had the drive and passion for business. From running dance parties, working in the real estate industry to winning Channel’s 9’s TV series The Apprentice, he now works with Mark Bouris at Yellow Brick Road Management as the head of Business Development. In this Q & A interview with Alex Pirouz, Andrew Morello reveals the importance of working with the right…

What Makes a Good Leader: An Interview with John Assaraf

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / August 22, 2011

As a teenager, John was involved with a negative ‘street’ lifestyle that could’ve easily led to jail or the morgue. In his quest to overcome these challenges, live a purposeful life and become a millionaire he studied brain science and quantum physics – as they relate to achieving success in business and life. Through consistent focus and application of what he learnt he was featured as one of…

Why a Business Plan is More Important than You Think

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / August 12, 2011

Becoming a business owner for the first time in 1977, Bruce Doyle has now owned and operated 27 businesses, 18 of which were developed from conception. Bruce has streamlined businesses that all perform predictably and profitably without his day-to-day input. He has been ranked “Global Coach of The Year”, “Victorian Coach Of The Year” and Action Coach’s most prestigious award, “Entrepreneur Coach of The Year”. Along the way…

Mark Pracy on How Business Fundamentals Have Helped Him Succeed

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / August 7, 2011

Mark Pracy was the first Warbird adventure operator based in the Hunter Valley, providing thousands of dream flights for many Top Gun passengers. He has performed for international superstars such as Eric Clapton, Alicia Keys, John Cougar, Cheryl Crow and many more. He then transitioned his passion for adventure into starting his own business as the owner of Jet Ride Australia, which is now Australia’s #1 jet fighter operation. We…

What it Means to be an Entrepreneur Within a Company with Jack Delosa

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / July 31, 2011

Jack Delosa is one of Australia’s leading young entrepreneurs. In 2009 Jack was named in the top 30 entrepreneurs under 30. Today Jack heads up The Entourage, a movement which connects Australia’s best entrepreneurs with Australia’s next entrepreneurs. Jack writes for business publications internationally and has become a media spokesperson on issues relating to entrepreneurship and Gen Y. With the demand for intrapreneurship growing, we spoke with Jack to find…

Jordan Belfort, The Wolf Of Wall Street on Building a Multi-Million Dollar Company

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / July 23, 2011

In the 1990s, Jordan Belfort built one of the most dynamic and successful sales-organizations in Wall Street History. He has soared to the highest financial heights, earning over $50 million a year as the notorious Wolf of Wall Street and then sunk to the lowest societal-lows, succumbing to a massive drug addiction and doing twenty-two months in a federal prison camp. Yet along the way, he managed to…

How to Build a Brand with Naomi Simson of RedBalloon

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / July 22, 2011

Since its inception in 2001, RedBalloon has come a long way from its humble beginnings in the front room of Naomi Simson’s home (CEO and founder). Ten years later the business is powered by a team of 46 RedBallooners and has been listed on BRW’s Fast list 6 years running (2004 – 2009). We spoke with Naomi Simson regarding the importance of Market Research when entering into a…

How to Create a Compelling Work Culture with Janine Allis of Boost Juice

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews / July 9, 2011

Co-Founder Janine Allis started Boost Juice in her garage in 2000 out of frustration that she could not find healthy takeaway products for her three children. Since starting their first store in Adelaide back in year 2000, 11 years later Boost Juice now boasts more than 180 outlets in Australia and 50 overseas (mainly in Britain, Singapore and South Africa). Boost was ranked seventh on BRW‘s list of fastest…

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