News and interviews on Mark Harbottle including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Thursday, 19 July 2012
Before you decide to sell your business, go back to the beginning and test your value proposition.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Futurist Ross Dawson says SMEs should do more to leverage the country’s development crowdsourcing hub if they want to reduce their need to tap VCs for funding.
Friday, 14 May 2010
Mark Harbottle of 99Designs talks about winning a Webby Award and how his company went about gaining votes for the prestigious award.
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
The SmartCompany Crown Lager Business Start Up Awards were held at Melbourne's Crown Casino Wednesday night, with Point Project Management taking out the top award.
Friday, 20 November 2009
Tuesday, 04 August 2009
SMEs take note: Twitter is no longer a gimmick, it's a full-blown marketing tool, and these 15 companies have proven just how lucrative it can be.
Friday, 13 March 2009
The power of social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook has been demonstrated again
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Mark Harbottle is one of Australia’s most successful social networking entrepreneurs. So he had high expectations that his companies Sitepoint and 99Designs could raise $50,000 for the victims of the Victorian bushfires using social networks.
Thursday, 22 January 2009
After almost a decade of strong growth, the online sector faces its first major recesson. The experts are bracing for a tough year, but some products and services will still thrive. We outline the top 20 trends that every business owner needs to come to grips with.
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Many companies underestimate the power of online forums as a branding, marketing and communications tool. Here's how Australia's best forums do it – and five of the best examples. By BRAD HOWARTH
Monday, 15 September 2008
Australia’s top small and medium businesses have shrugged off the downturn to reveal spectacular growth rates at this year’s SmartCompany.com.au awards held on Friday night in Melbourne, hosted by NAB.
Friday, 20 June 2008
Domain name policy change good for businesses
Friday, 30 May 2008
Australia’s leading entrepreneurs are brilliant at
selling and marketing and in creating the strategy that supports these key functions. As the current downturn kicks in, we took a trip around SmartCompany.com.au pulling together the tips and tricks that
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Web 2.0 pioneer Mark Harbottle, 35, is changing direction, and has has started another business, 99designs.com, from an idea that grew out of his forums. By AMANDA GOME
Wednesday, 24 October 2007
That point in time when someone realises what depreciation is, and how it can work for their business, can be a sublime moment.
Saturday, 21 July 2007
Online forums have almost become mandatory for any business that’s serious about its online presence – but the significant benefits always come with potential pitfalls. Forums are the new marketing tool for 2007. SIMON LLOYD points both out.
Monday, 04 June 2007
It's hard to keep up with the latest web trends, but harder still to plan for the future. Sitepoint's Mark Harbottle tells AMANDA GOME what he sees in the telescope. Several readers have posed intriguing questions. See inside for Mark's answers. Email you