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Eddie Machaalani is the co-founder and co-CEO of Bigcommerce, the leading e-commerce platform for small businesses looking to grow their revenues faster. Starting with $20,000 in credit card debt from a rented office above a friend’s shop in Sydney, Australia, the company has grown over 100% year-over-year, has raised $35M in capital and processed over $1 billion in transactions.
Eddie holds a BS in Computer Science from the
Establishing and successfully running a business takes a great deal of effort, and in the early years at least, doesn't leave a whole lot of time for much else.
But Collis Ta'eed, co-founder (along with his wife Cyan) and CEO of Envato, which is one of the world's most successful digital marketplaces and creative educational networks,
This week I popped into the Lululemon store in Balmain. Now, if you're familiar with Lululemon you'll know that it's the sort of place that sells workout gear, sports bras and yoga clothes. As I'm currently on a health kick, I picked out some pieces to inspire me and headed to the checkout.
An odd collection of books When I got there I spied a row of books that looked like they were for sale. I was expecting to find books on meditation,
I love sharing information. My entire business – the Sydney Writers' Centre – is built on sharing knowledge and empowering people to kick their own goals. And that's why I'm so excited about my upcoming seminar: "How to write a business book".
Date: Friday 16 November 2012 Time: 9.30am to 1.00pm Cost: $295
In this seminar,
My book Power Stories debuted last week as number 2 in its category (business and management), just behind Richard Branson's book.
I have to admit that I had no idea what to expect about the sales of the book so it's been interesting (and very exciting) to watch it all unfold. I'm documenting everything - all my marketing strategies, ideas and media opportunities - and I'm happy to share my experience in case you want to launch a book one
Heidi Holmes, who owns and manages adage.com.au, a job site that is specifically targeted at workers over 45, firmly believes you need to have a passion for what you do in life.
Some people are nuts. Or short-sighted. Or something. And they make me wonder why they make it so hard for themselves in business. I came across a business with this mentality recently and just wanted to take the owner by the shoulders and shake him to say: "Can't you see what you're doing to yourself?"
His attitude was all the more pronounced because I had just come from a store that did everything right. The minute I walked into this store I was
Launching a startup can be a challenging endeavour for any entrepreneur.
There is so much to consider, so many small, and big, details to get right, and it can consume all your waking hours and then some.
And frankly no matter how talented or capable you may be, you can always use some extra insight on the best way to move your business forward.
This is something that Andre Eikmeier discovered along the way to founding his wine-centric businesses (along with his
I'm so excited to announce that my new book will be in stores soon. A lot of passion and hard work has gone into the making of this book and I really hope that you enjoy reading it. When a couple of advance copies arrived from my publishers at Wiley recently, I can't tell you the relief I felt when I finally held the printed book in my hands.