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You might think you understand that the startup world is different than the ordinary world, but there’s some parts you can learn and others you just have to experience. This time we’ll be talking about the ‘Belly of the Whale’ moment of this journey. That’s the first time you realise you’re really doing this and...
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About three years ago a group of people from the startup ecosystem met with then shadow minster Malcom Turnbull. After the meeting, I blogged about the five things government could do to help Australian startups which were presented and discussed in the 90 minute meeting. Let’s see how we’ve gone. Make it easier to give...
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Once you’ve raised capital, you’ll have shareholders.  Quite likely, these shareholders have invested their money to get a return.  But more-often-than-not, at the seed or angel round, they’re also really interested in investing their time to help you help them get that return.  So it’s good practice to do regular and quality shareholder updates. Updating investors is important...
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Hands up everybody who looks forward to writing their email newsletter? It’s one of those time-consuming things that sit in the ‘important but not urgent’ quadrant of your startup task list. And if you’re like me, those tasks hardly ever get done (ask my accountant). Despite great tools like Mailchimp for designing templates and managing subscriber...
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Your admin needs to support your vision (and valuation) I love good administration. A structured set of documents, all lined up in identical folders with an online cloud mirror with everything scanned and backed up turns me on. I inherited this love from the Navy, where it was called “staff work” and all junior officers...
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