I love an awards ceremony. The bright lights, the red carpet… the free drinks.
Last night I was fortunate enough to attend the StartupSmart Awards (in disguise of course) and met some of Australia’s most inspiring start-up leaders.
As always, what strikes me about being in a room full of entrepreneurs is that Australia has a great tradition of producing mature, smart and switched-on business owners.
Traditional industry models might be falling apart right now – as anyone in retail, property and publishing can attest – but these guys are ready to swoop in and seize new opportunities.
So today’s task is simple. Read every single company profile of the members of the StartupSmart50.
Every single entrepreneur there has been able to find a niche to exploit. Some have done it through technology. Some have created new business models or work practices. Others deliver their product in new ways. All are challenging the status quo in their sector.
You’ll find ideas you can use in your business and intelligence that could change the way you think about competitors, customers and suppliers.
Get it done – today!