Thursday 20 January
Wednesday, January 19, 2011/
Today, we profile Martin Hosking, co-founder of RedBubble, the online arts community that has enjoyed dizzying global success in recent years.
Hosking explains why defining a value proposition has been key to RedBubble’s rise and has some sage words of advice for budding start-ups. He also has his say on why so many traditional retailers are lagging behind when it comes to online.
We have also launched the StartupSmart Awards for 2011. If you are a fast-growth start-up, have battled against the odds to go it alone or simply have a great idea, we urge you to enter.
There’s a top prize worth $10,000, and you will be mentioned on this very newsletter just for entering.
For more details on the awards, click here.
Oliver Milman, editor
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