Friday 11 November
Thursday, November 10, 2011/
Many great businesses are formed from a simple chance meeting.
Steve Jobs met his Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak after taking a casual summer job at Wozniak’s company.
eBay founder Pierre Omidyar realised the potential for an online auction site after somehow coming across someone who collected the broken laser pointer he was optimistically trying to sell.
Judging by the spiralling number of networking groups for start-ups in Australia, budding entrepreneurs shouldn’t be short of such opportunities.
Today, we run through Australia’s 10 best start-up meet-ups. The Hive may have shut its doors this week, but there is no shortage of other options for new ventures.
Be honest about your situation: How vulnerability helps businesses thrive Sue Parker DARE Group founder
Own it: The 10 things you need to do to manage your personal brand Lisa Stephenson Who Am I Projects founder
Six invaluable lessons: What 20 years in aged care taught me about being an entrepreneur Natasha Chadwick NewDirection Care founder
An entrepreneurial superpower: Eight tips to help develop resilience Adala Bolto ZADI Training co-founder
Going through a lull? Five areas you should invest in when sales drop Tamara Alaveras and Sonia Majkic 3 Phase Marketing co-founders
Stop telling us how busy you are, it's boring and charmless Ian Whitworth Scene Change co-founder
Blandification™ and the state of modern branding Jeffrey Oley The Offices co-founder
Why you should find the right role for the right person — not the other way around Bruce Stronge Outfit founder