Building genuine professional connections in an app-first era of networking

In an era where connections are often made without ever meeting in-person, what does this mean for building genuine, mutually beneficial relationships? We are all aware of the correlation between networking and business success. It’s critical in creating new business leads, filling voids in talent pools and can bring a wealth of knowledge necessary for… Continue reading Building genuine professional connections in an app-first era of networking

“Get your hustle on”: Finder’s CEO shares four networking tips for businesses going global

Fred Schebesta, Co-founder & CEO, finder

Once you’ve established your business, it can be easy to get used to the routine that works. This is particularly the case when it comes to networking. Fast forward to taking your business global and entering a foreign market. You’ll likely find that your comfortable routine changes. In fact, it might not be working at… Continue reading “Get your hustle on”: Finder’s CEO shares four networking tips for businesses going global

CIOs dissatisfied with the size of the IT talent pool produced by Australia’s education system

Tertiary educators are struggling to keep up with demand from Australian CIOs for qualified IT professionals, according to research commissioned by specialist recruiter Robert Half. The survey of 160 CIOs and CTOs from companies across Australia found the education system is only able to satisfy 3% of technology leaders when it comes to their demands of the… Continue reading CIOs dissatisfied with the size of the IT talent pool produced by Australia’s education system

Let’s Talk: Social Networking

“Can social media generate fruitful business partnerships?” That’s the question Dynamic Business put to 17 entrepreneurs and industry experts, this week, for our exclusive “Let’s Talk…”, investigating the value of social networking for SMEs. Although the consensus was “YES”, some commentators qualified their response, pointing out that a business partnership formed on a social media… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Social Networking

Embracing social media is a marathon, not a sprint: seven tips to get your business started

While many small businesses have taken their time to embrace social media platforms, it’s now obvious that the strengths far outweigh the weaknesses. Social media allows you to build a sense of community around your own brand. The key is not to see it as a promotional tool but as a relationship building opportunity. Social… Continue reading Embracing social media is a marathon, not a sprint: seven tips to get your business started

Video killed the radio star, but is video conferencing killing the business deal?

"Virtual meetings aren’t adequate replacements for the time-tested handshake"

It’s a common refrain when businesses are looking to justify a cut in the travel budget: why spend on physical travel when we can meet with the same people using conferencing technology? At first glance, replacing corporate travel with virtual meetings makes sense. The financial cost evaporates, the stress involved with travel disappears, and the… Continue reading Video killed the radio star, but is video conferencing killing the business deal?

Steve Baxter reveals how he saved his first start-up, SE Net, $700k networking interstate

In my first business, SE Net, I balked at going to industry conferences interstate. They were expensive, there was no airline competition – Adelaide-Sydney on special was $700 return and you HAD to stay a Saturday night due to local tourist board subsidies! And in general, whilst I had a hand in helping the local Internet… Continue reading Steve Baxter reveals how he saved his first start-up, SE Net, $700k networking interstate