Startup Tip 60: It’s okay to make mistakes

Tonight I attended the Lean Startup Melbourne meetup and listened to a panel of founders who have all been through accelerator programs. One of the things they talked about was startup mistakes and I wanted to share their wisdom with you. Success stories on TechCrunch often give us the impression that startup founders are super […]

Startup Tip 59: Develop self discipline – like you develop your muscles – one day at a time

To be successful at executing your startup idea, you are going to need a lot of self discipline. I don’t know about you, but this is an area I can always improve. Developing self discipline is a lot like training ourselves to be fit physically. We don’t expect to go to the gym after not […]

Startup Tip 58: How I stuffed up my Facebook page name – & how to make sure you don’t!

Almost every business is creating a Facebook page now– both startups and established businesses alike. One of the most important decisions you will make when setting up yours is what you choose for your Facebook page name – because if you get it wrong, it can be hard to change. It’s particularly important to make sure that you are […]

Startup tip 57: Celebrate your achievements

Do you celebrate your achievements? Not only the big ones, but the little steps you take consistently day by day? In a startup, our to-do list never ends and it’s important to lift our nose from the grindstone and acknowledge that we are making progress. A few weeks ago, I was feeling really frustrated. I […]

Startup tip 56: Don’t become a wantrepreneur – Take Action

Wantrepreneur: n: someone who thinks about being an entrepreneur or starting a business but never gets started. Urban Dictionary   There’s a lot of people in love with the idea of being an entrepreneur at the moment. It’s seen by some as being a twenty-first century rock star. However, these people can be more talk than […]

Startup Tip 55: How to get started on Twitter

Twitter is an amazing tool for finding and getting to know interesting people including partners, suppliers and potential customers. But if you haven’t used it before, how do you start? Best thing is to dive in and give it a go, but this tweet below prompted me today to jot down a few thoughts. I […]

Startup Tip 54: How a small change can make a big difference to your confidence (and success)

Is your body language sabotaging your success? It could be. This probably sounds really out there to choose to talk about body language in a startup tip! I don’t blame you if you are thinking “Huh? What is she on about?” 🙂 But I wanted to share this with you because I think it’s one […]

Startup Tip 53: How big does your business really need to be? Small may be big enough

How big does your business really need to be? We hear stories all the time about startups that have raised millions or been sold for millions.  The media is currently obssessed with it. Our society tends to emphaise that bigger is better and that success in business is building something that is sold for millions […]

Startup Tip 52: Why you need to find a business partner

Like life, business is easier (and more fun) when you are doing it with someone else. [Tweet this] Successful businesses are a team effort, not a lone ranger mission. [Tweet this] If you haven’t done so already, go and find a business partner. Here’s why: Make yourself take action Having two of you will force […]

Startup Tip 51: Set a failure point and stick to it

This is a guest post by Carolyn Kane. Failure isn’t something you want to think about for your startup, but it’s going to be essential to your success. I have never seen a startup that didn’t have at least one failed strategy or idea. The people who are still in business benefitted from their failures […]