$33.33 / min
(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
$3.33 / min
(Hourly rate $200)
20 years' experience including Virgin Money head of PR & Communications and Origin Energy Snr External Affairs Manager. Michelle's business experience spans major multi-national PR agency and in-house roles, including several years in San Francisco, USA representing established and start-up technology companies. Michelle can provide counsel on all aspects of PR & Communications from publicity, social media and events to corporate & internal communications, issues & crisis management.
A passionate brand strategist, consumer marketer and product development innovator with over 13+ years experience. I have worked across a stable of both international and local prestige, professional and FMCG brands. Driven by a consumer centric approach balanced with commercial mindset, I have proven capability in leading and executing integrated go-to market plans to ensure a brand’s health and longevity in a dynamic market.
$2.00 / min
(Hourly rate $120)
Top 100 Angel Investors to Follow on Twitter - Evan Carmichael Report, 2014. Top 10 Australian Female Startup Entrepreneurs - Startup Smart, 2011 I'm an early-stage angel investor and business advisor to real estate tech, fintech and social impact startups. Prior to working with startups, I spent 12+ years in business development, marketing and operational capacities usually involving technology upgrades and innovation, supporting companies ranging from small medical consultancies to large corporate banking organisations. I regularly speak at events and workshops such as iGlobal Forums, New York Real Estate Expo, Boston Growth Hackers etc, and have invested in startups spanning three continents including China, USA and Australia. I am on a mission to help more Australian startups get funded, faster. I can provide advice about how to get angel investment, raising capital, marketing, press and branding. I'll only accept calls for 30 mins or longer, 1 hr is preferable.