10 Startup Growth Hacking Methods that Still Work in 2019

Getting off the mark with a startup initiative is one thing; accelerating the growth is an altogether different ball game. Brand success stories fundamentally revolve around three key virtues – patience, dedication, and instinct. Having the right insight on current and upcoming market trends is an important aspect of sustaining momentum. Being smart enough to implement effective growth hacking strategies can go a long way to bring the desired results.

If you are looking for effective ways to fast-track your budding business, then here are 10 growth-hacking techniques to drive success quickly in 2019.

  1. Social Stories

Social media is not only engaging but powerful too. It is the best way to reach out to your target audiences on the go, even when you are on a limited budget. Simple activities, like making use of live videos on Facebook, posting interesting yet engaging Stories on Instagram and Snapchat and creating valuable content on YouTube can help you in gaining some quick publicity along with long-term audiences.

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10 Australian Jobs that Will Not Exist by 2030

The dynamics of the volatile job market are going through continuous changes. The advent of technology could replace a significant percentage of current manpower requirements – turning today’s highly skilled individuals into unnecessary surplus. If a report by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) is to be believed, then almost 40% of Australian jobs may not exist in another 10 years. That’s an alarming prospect, which could have a huge repercussion on the country’s workforce.

Another recent study by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) revealed that almost 60% of the country’s young generation is pursuing career courses in areas that are likely to undergo complete automation in next 10 to 15 years.

Let’s take a look at 10 Australian jobs that are unlikely to exist beyond 2025. If you are looking to build a career in one of those fields, then it’s time to think again.

  • Postal Couriers

    delivery, mail, people and shipment concept – man in red uniform with parcel boxes in corridor at customer door

While the boom in the online retail industry will continue to support the need for parcel delivery, traditional postman or postwoman delivering letters to your doorstep is hard to imagine in 2025.

People are increasingly communicating through various technology modes like mobile phones, video calls and emails. Reputed companies have already ditched paper statements in favour of email/SMS services. With the trend of writing letters turning out to be a dying art, there would be no need for people to use postal services anymore. Continue reading “10 Australian Jobs that Will Not Exist by 2030”

20 Ideas for Fitness App Development

Fitness apps have become all the rage in the past few years and have made a niche for themselves in the app market. The reason behind this is the increasing focus of millennials on leading a healthy lifestyle which includes eating right and exercising daily to burn off the calories.

Fitness apps are a great way to monitor how healthy your lifestyle is. There are a number of popular fitness apps in the market which can broadly be categorized into three categories.

The first kind is called activity trackers whose basic feature is to keep track of how much physical activity a person does in a day. This can include anything from counting the steps taken while walking to calculating the number of calories burned or average heart rate for the day.

The second category is the nutrition trackers through which a user is able to set out a diet plan for himself and also count the number of calories he is taking in each day.

The third category where you can set out a workout routine for yourself and get tips about exercises; as if you have your own professional trainer in the pocket.

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Outsourcing App Development to Overseas – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Outsourcing app development to overseas companies is getting a lot of attention these days. Because of the easy access, the availability of free communication methods such as Skype, Whatsapp and Viber, sometimes you may think outsourcing software projects to overseas companies is a good approach. But let’s look at the good, the bad and the ugly sides of outsourcing app development to offshore companies.

The Good

The main benefit that you get from outsourcing a project to an overseas company is the apparent initial cost savings. Outsourcing development to an offshore company could be a good solution if you already have an in-depth technical understanding of the project and its underlying architecture. If you have already managed technical Projects successfully in the past, worked remotely across multiple time zones, have an existing relationship with a genuine overseas company, understands the cultural, communication and timezone barriers, you may be able to get these cost savings.

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17 Australian Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Crushing It

Entrepreneurship was once considered the domain of men. But as in other fields, women have broken the glass ceiling in this area as well and have climbed the corporate ladder to beat the men at their own game.

Although even today the total percentage of women entrepreneurs is still less than 35% as compared to the men, there has been a rise in women leaders worldwide. In Australia itself, there are many female entrepreneurs who are inspiring young women world over with their dedication towards work and knowledge of the industry as they hold influential positions in the corporate world.

  • Katie Page

With a long 17 year career as Chief Executive of Harvey Norman Holdings, Katie Page has also been referred to as the mastermind behind the success of her company’s empire. She manages a network of 200 stores while also acting as the director of the Retail Council.

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Top 12 Venture Capital Firms in Australia

Venture Capital (VC) firms are the lifeblood of start-ups and early business firms. These firms basically raise capital and provide start-up funding.

In this article, we will have a closer look at the top 12 Australian venture capital firms.

  1. Telstra Ventures

Telstra Ventures, a strategic venture capital firm, is very active in start-up funding. The firm majorly focuses on technology start-ups with high growth potential. It has invested in forty-one start-ups since its facilitation in 2011.

Telstra Ventures has nearly 250M dollar funds under management. The investments are backed up by Harbour Vest which is one of the largest global private equity firm and Telstra, a leading technology company.

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Shark Tank App Success Stories: 15 App Ideas that Got Funded by Shark Tank Investors

In the world of start-ups and mobile applications, Shark Tank has been a bright and positive spot for the potential entrepreneurs. Here are some of the most famous Shark Tank apps and Shark Tank success stories to keep you inspired!

How often do we enjoy the selfies clicked on our smartphones? But don’t we all wish to store our pictures in conventional albums?

With the help of Groovebook, people could click pictures on their smartphones and upload them on the app to be printed into an album and delivered at their doorstep. The founders, Julie and Brian Whiteman, got quite the deal with this app idea on Shark Tank. Continue reading “Shark Tank App Success Stories: 15 App Ideas that Got Funded by Shark Tank Investors”

Top 12 Government Grants for Australian Startups

For anyone who has ever worked on a startup business knows the value of getting appropriate funding. This is possibly one of the hardest tasks in this process.

But all thanks to the Australian government, the startups in the land down under are well-funded by a number of Australian government grants. This starts right from the idea development and research aspects to the ideal development and marketing.

  1. Research and Development Tax Initiative

This grant, as the name suggests, caters to the research end of the startup. This can provide you tax relief for up to 45%. The main aim of this grant is to promote the thinking and innovative mind into coming up with well-researched startup ideas. Continue reading “Top 12 Government Grants for Australian Startups”

GDPR Australia – How Does GDPR Affect Australian Apps, Software and Services?

The scope of the (General Data Protection Regulation) GDPR is broad and Australian businesses can be caught by surprise. Here’s what it means for the Australian businesses how you can prepare for it.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation introduced in the European Union (EU) and has become enforceable since 25 May 2018. GDPR mainly addresses how companies should capture, process and store user information, and gives more rights to users to safeguard the use of their personal data. Though this is an EU law, it does have a global impact.

This new law is a replacement for a set of guidelines previously set in 1995. That was the Data Protection Directive. Unlike the previous directive, which was a set of guidelines, which companies may or may not follow – the new regulation is a law, which companies must follow. Failure to abide by the new law can enforce significant fines for the companies.

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Benefits of Having a Conference Mobile App

Many conferences are organised and held throughout a given year. These can range from small-scale local business leaders’ events, large-scale industry-specific exhibitions to global conferences that witnesses a gathering of a large number of delegates from many parts of the world.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) recently concluded a global conference. Held in Perth, Australia it was a large scale global event that registered attendees from numerous parts of the world. We at Elegant Media had the privilege to take part in this event as the app developer for the official Conference Mobile App.

Here are some of the benefits and features that you can implement in your own Conference App:

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