How Alex Louey and Nick Bell turned a $3000 app start-up into $25 million business Appscore

Young rich lister Nick Bell is the co-founder of Appscore.

Many people made the right decision to become entrepreneurs and have found success in business. However, despite the fact that entrepreneurship is a great way to build wealth, many are still leery to start their own small business. Why? That’s because they are afraid of to fail.

Well, starting a business might really be a risky decision. According to a certain study conducted by Forbes.com, every month over half a million small businesses in the United States while more shut down that startup. With this stat, it is really not a surprise why people are hesitant.

Starting a business (whether retail store, a home-based shop, or a tech) is not something that should be entered into lightly. More often than not you’ll go through a long period languishing while trying to make your business viable. As with many big decisions in life, starting a business is a very big risk.

Just like any other aspect in life, there is never an assurance of success in business. Rather, it is expected and statistically likely that you’ll fail. However, if you’re willing to work at beating the odds and fulfil a professional goal, this may still be the route for you.

Talking about how to overcome the challenges brought by startups, I’ll share to you an interesting article that I’ve just read from The Sydney Morning Herald. It’s about an App startup company that started from $3,000 and is currently valued at $25 million.

Read the full article right here: http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/smallbiz-tech/how-alex-louey-and-nick-bell-turned-a-3000-app-startup-into-25-million-business-appscore-20171107-gzgp15.html

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All of us want to be the guy who seems to never run out of cash. Well, becoming that person can be difficult if you are not born rich. Luckily for us, being able to free yourself from worries about your financial issues can be done even if you are not born wealthy – this is through being wise enough to know where every cent goes.

For the majority of average citizens, budgeting is the most important aspect in planning both in personal life and in business undertaking. This is also true even to those who have high monthly incomes because drawing up a budget can help you determine proper way, time and place of spending.

Knowing the real value of spending is the first rule of budgeting. You should know how to prioritize your needs and knowing exactly what is necessary in your daily life. Being able to do this would be a great help in drawing a clear budget.

If you want to save money, you should analyse and review every item in your household, especially those items that entail large costs, whether it is necessary or useful in the course of your everyday activities.

Keep in mind that misspending is the reason why many get broke even those who used to have a lot of money in the past. For more on proper spending, read this: https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/managing-your-money/budgeting/spending

7 reasons no one’s reading your blog (and how to fix them)

To many, creating a blog is only for people who want to have an ongoing diary that is published online. These people believe that blogs could not have any advantageous effect on their business. But the truth is; while there are people who use blogs for that purpose, both large and small companies are now using blogs to reach their market, build an audience, gain online visibility, and promote their business.

There are many of ways that can possibly contribute to your business’ success. However, one of the easiest, most proven, and most cost-effective ways to do this is by creating a successful blog. Blogging, if done correctly of course, can give tons of benefits to your business.

How? Blogging is an excellent way to generate high number of traffic to your business website. It generates and builds huge traffic of visitors to your website on a daily basis. When this happens, you will generate better sales for your business.

Blogging is not difficult, unlike what most business owners think. Blogs for business are simple to set up. It is also cheap because you can set it up free of charge. These are the reasons why one cannot understand why some businesses do not use blogging to promote their products and services. Even if one does not have much technical skills, a blog can be set up. It is a matter of adjusting some settings.

Another advantage of such online marketing strategy is that when you own a business blog, you got a place wherein you can effectively answer all the questions of new clients, which is ideal for introducing new products or new features of an old product or service.

Meanwhile, there are also many possible mistakes that could kill your business especially if you are a startup. If no one reads or visits your blog it is basically as good as nothing. To avoid these mistakes, you should check out this article: http://www.flyingsolo.com.au/technology/business-websites/content-marketing-small-business-blogs

Seeking support from others can bolster your business through shared experience and sound advice

Eire Cafe and Eire Pies owners Stephen Lowery and Zoi Kokoti found a mentor in a previous Telstra Business Award winner. Pic Naomi Jellicoe

In entrepreneurship, there may come a point where you are unsure of your next steps whether you are starting a new business, or expanding an existing one. When you have a mentor who will guide you in your business management, it will help diminish the doubts you may have regarding certain decisions.

Who is a business mentor? Basically, a business mentor is an individual who got numerous years of experience in the entrepreneurial field and is capable of guiding other business owners and managers with their ventures. As you strategise your way through the ups and downs of your business, this person becomes your trusted confidante. Depending on the type of counsel you are looking, this mentorship may last for several months, or even years.

The services offered by a business mentor are usually provided free of charge as a means of giving back to the community at large. And having a business mentor can dramatically transform the way you manage your business.

One of the most important benefits of having a business mentor is that you can learn from his past mistakes. Your mentor has achieved his high ranking business status due to mistakes made in the past. He may have made decisions without having a clear idea of what direction he should take. In such cases, he may have made decisions that cost him lots of money. Your mentor is in the position to share his personal business experiences with you, so that you can avoid such setbacks from occurring in your business. This will allow you to establish or expand your enterprise in less time.

Another advantage of having a business mentor is that he can provide you with emotional support. When you own a business, don’t simply follow orders and base your decisions from your bosses. Instead, you work on your own because you have no one to turn to for advice on what’s step to do next. Now that you are finally an entrepreneur, the ball is in your hands and you can decide the outcome of your game. Your mentor can fill the gap by providing you with emotional support. If you require a second opinion on a matter, he can provide you with the clarity required to move forward.

In addition to the mentioned advantages, having a business mentor also helps you in expanding your network. That’s because as your relationship with your business mentor develops, you may have the opportunity to meet other business owners in his network.

In an article published by PerthNow.Com.Au, there are many other benefits you may get when you work with a business mentor. According to the article, shared experiences and sound advice are the biggest advantages you can get as they can bolster your business.

You can read the full article here: http://www.perthnow.com.au/business/small-business/seeking-support-from-others-can-bolster-your-business-through-shared-experience-and-sound-advice/news-story/1b9e1d64a51745fc725c4dda5a8fddf0