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(Hourly rate $2,000)
Dear fellow Entrepreneurs, ••• I offer a "No Questions Asked" money back guarantee service. Read more. ••• I have been running my own companies since 1996. My brother, sister and brother-in-law joined me in 1998. Although ownership is mostly family-owned we run the company like any corporation and have a stellar executive who hold key posts in the business. The leadership of the family, management and responsibilities ultimately rest with me but it is most definitely a collaborative approach that is extremely effective and successful. Booktopia was started on 4th February 2004 (the same day as Facebook - we didn't know that until we celebrated our 10th birthday together). It began as a side project with a budget of $10 per day while my family and I were doing internet marketing. It took 3 days to sell the first book. One book was the total sales for the day. By the end of the first year we were doing $100K per month. Before starting Booktopia in 2004 we owned a recruitment agency, a chat software business, and an internet marketing consultancy. I started my career as a computer programmer and then a computer salesman. Today, Booktopia employs 150 people and sells one item every 7.8 seconds. We ship 18,000 books per day or around 4 million books per year. We operate from a 13,000 sqm Headquarters and Distribution Centre in Homebush, Sydney stocking 130,000 titles across 700,000 units that are ready-to-ship. Revenues for 2017 are $100+ million up from $80m in 2016 and $50m in 2015. We have had no external investment. All of our success has been organic growth. We simply sold more books and used that money to hire more people, write more software, invest in automation, move to bigger premises and hold more stock. It would have to be one of the biggest bootstrapped online store success stories in Australia as many of our peers have received significant funding to grow. Booktopia has won many business awards including the Telstra Business Awards for NSW Medium Sized Businesses in 2014, Book Retailer of the Year in 2016 and 2017, Power Retail's Top 100 websites, Deloitte's Technology Fast 50, the Top 20 for Smart Company's list of top Australian online retailers and ranked in the BRW Fast 100 companies for the 7 years, the only to ever accomplish this feat. My strengths are in sales, marketing, running family companies, bootstrapped businesses, creating value in a business, product logistics and distribution, as well as e-commerce, leadership, and business management. Personal Guarantee: It is true, I can access decades of business experience and that will most likely be helpful when we talk, but more importantly when I meet people I have access to an unending fountain of ideas and within a few minutes can come up with strategies, concepts, or initiatives that will focus, motivate and inspire you. Therefore I have every confidence that you (and as many members of your team) and I, can have a super brainstorming session and the time we spend together will be extremely profitable. To give you a sense of comfort around the investment you will make with me I can offer a "No Questions Asked" money back guarantee on my service. Remember... be prepared to write everything down and preferably record our session so you can review it later! Looking forward to hearing what you are about to accomplish. All the best, Tony
After many years in the advertising world, I've joined the team at Foodora Australia in 2015 to head up the marketing department. A great opportunity to be part of a brand from the start and develop a young brand in the market. Experience in: 360 campaigns, Brand activation, Brand Consulting, Corporate Identity, CRM (B2B & B2C) & Integrated Online projects, Social communications, Sponsorships & Events, PR. Clients during my advertising days: AUTOMOTIVE: Lexus ENTERTAINMENT: News Limited / Glamour NL / Radio 538 NL FASHION: Stills EU / Turnover EU / Wrangler EU / Arrow EU FINANCE: WestlandUtrecht Bank NL FMCG: Fruit Shoot INT / Sara Lee EU / SCA, Li
Ben has 25 years of experience in the technology space and is passionate about delivering technology-based solutions to problems. He has extensive expertise in evaluating and building technology stacks, first in the film industry and then in his own company which he grew to a successful exit in 2017. He has also designed and managed technology across a range of projects including Hollywood blockbusters like Happy Feet and The Matrix. With a Computer Science background, Ben provides insights into the risks and opportunities surrounding workflows and the software they rely upon. As an entrepreneur, he is uniquely positioned to evaluate not just the technology itself, but its business impact as well. Key areas of expertise include: * Evaluating and building technology-based solutions * Product management * Business and customer analytics * Data-driven decision making * Growth hacking * Maximising personal & team effectiveness
I'm an entrepreneur, cheerleader of New Retail, and a top 50 online retail expert with over thirty five years’ experience in retail, technology and entrepreneurship. I'm also a registered psychologist with a keen interest in consumer psychology. I'm highly regarded as the ‘pioneer of online retail in Australia’, having co-founded DealsDirect.com.au in 2004, which grew to become the single largest online retailer in Australia. After the business was sold to private equity, I went on to establish NORA, a leading not-for-profit retail association. As the founder and Executive Director of NORA, I'm passionate about uplifting the spirits of retailers nationwide and try to provide a more holistic and optimistic approach to retail in Australia. All fees from our session will go to NORA.
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Forbes 30 under 30, Telstra Young Business Women's Award 2017 In 2012, I launched OneShift on the back of a free blog, some posters, duck tap and an ipad. After the first month of it being live, it had 300 university students and several clubs using it. Within 6 months OneShift had over 10k users. OneShift received an investment of $5 million for 27.5% equity from Programmed (ASX: PRG) and who subsequently purchased it in 2016. More recently, I've launched Skilld.com, a dynamic online marketplace that instantly connects local talent to local businesses and also tamme.io an analytics and advertising platform for marketplaces. I'm heavily involved in the start-up and business community in Australia. I mentor for several schools, co-working spaces etc. and lead several women in bus/tech initiatives, including: 'Women In Tech Australia' and ‘LMBDW', which has over 50,000 members. I also work with City and State Government to increase awareness of start-ups, and to connect corporate companies for mentoring and investing initiatives with the wider aim to help Australian start-ups to think and grow globally. This is achieved through partnerships with Boston Consulting Group, Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) and I was recently named the youngest Sydney Chair for the Young Presidents Org (YPO).
I'm an experienced content strategist, editor, manager, and media professional who cut my teeth in the digital publishing world, heading up the content team for leading digital lifestyle publisher, The Urban List. I joined The Urban List in 2012, when it was just starting out and had 4 full-time employees and created the content strategy that helped to grow our audience from zero to 1 million users per month, in 2 years. When I left in late 2017, the business had grown to over 40 staff, in 7 cities, and an audience of over 2.6 million. I was also recently brought on to set up the business and editorial processes for The Barefoot Investor - another example of a small business truly dominating in its field. I now run my own business, providing these services to Australian businesses that need support with their content and communication. As a result of this excellent training ground, I can provide advice in content strategy and creation, internal and external business communications, people and culture management and recruitment, and content marketing.
Pawan Lalwani is the Founder and CEO of Language Your Way(LYW), a platform that makes English language learning fun for students in China via gamification of content, game based learning, online tutoring and study tours to Australia. Despite not being able to speak Chinese nor having any per-existing connections in China, Pawan's exceptional grit got the start-up where it is today. Pawan built a team and navigated his way from the ground up in the Chinese market by connecting with several schools, distributors and government officials in South Western China. One of LYW's distributors include the Top 25 e-learning company in China. Pawan's understanding of gamification (using game-design elements and principles in non-game contexts) and understanding of the Chinese market enabled him establish him to raise investment from a some private investors. Highlights * Invited to join the first cohort of the Landing Pad program in Shanghai supported by Australian Trade and Investment Commission. * Featured on TechNode (TechCrunch China), Beijing Business Today, Startup Daily etc * Winner at number of local and international competitions most recent being the Nanjing OCP (Australia & New Zealand division). * Presented at a number of local and international events such as EdTechAsia Summit (Bangkok), GIE (Beijing), RMIT, Monash university etc Feel free to reach out if - * You want to use Gamification as an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service. * Interested to enter the Chinese market with your product/service.