I got to the event at around 9:30am and was very excited to listen to the following speakers:
Matt Barrie (From freelancer.com) gave us a talk about how he started freelancer, the strength of the freelancing market he is in and also, a few of his thoughts on why certain businesses do succeed more than others.
Its 10% about the product and 90% about execution.
Andrew Morrello, the winner of the first Australian apprentice and now works alongside Mark Bouris at Yellow Brick Road was the next to speak. He gave us a quick summary of how he started and also his values on WHY he does business.
You can have all the money in the world but will it make you happy? Find out the reason why you are getting up every morning doing what you’re doing.
Jack Delosa, the young entrepreneur under 30. He was very passionate about building a strong business to make sure it is sale-able/investment ready.
Highly successful people have said to prepare yourself so when opportunities arise you are able to catch them; this also relates to building businesses.
Ruslan Kogan, the owner of Kogan Technologies and Milan Direct. Kogan is one of the largest growing companies in Australia. He is one of the top e-commerce faces.
- Build a culture in your business to suit what your business stands for
- Only find the best staff
- Embrace competition, it will only make you better!
Overall, I think it was a very successful Entourage event and I will definitely come again next year. We have also very excited to work with the Entourage team in October for 2 days to bring our business to the next level, and to provide all our customers better valued products and better services.
CREDITS: Images taken from The Entourage