27 Startup Founders Share Their Advice For Entrepreneurs Relocating To Indonesia

A special thanks to tilyanPristka in Indonesia for sponsoring the Indonesia edition of our Global Startup Report. In this week’s chapter 27 entrepreneurs share their thoughts and advice on relocating to Indonesia. — You have to understand what indonesian culture is. @FaushanGilang / Catallya Indonesia is such a wide country, determine where exactly you wish to build your start up in. There are some recommended and interesting cities namely Jakarta, Bandung, Jogjakarta and Surabaya. No need to worry, you can search more information before showing up anyhow. One thing you have to find for sure is a good network. Here,...

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8 Questions with Heddi Cundle, Founder of MyTab – A Travel Gift Card Service

Heddi, please introduce yourself… I’m Heddi Cundle and the Big Cheese (Founder/CEO) of online travel gift card, myTab. I have 20 years experience as a C’level PR/Marketing exec working with travel and consumer lifestyle brands around the globe. Originally from Northern England, I’ve lived and worked in London, New York, Los Angeles and now San Francisco. Residing in California for 12 years, I still can’t speak with an American accent. I’m just horrible at even attempting it! What’s the story behind creating myTab and can you explain how it works? myTab is a site to save travel cash and shout...

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26 Entrepreneurs Reveal How to Find And Keep Great Talent in Hong Kong

A special thanks to Bridges Executive Centre in Hong Kong for sponsoring the Hong Kong edition of our Global Startup Report. In this week’s chapter 26 entrepreneurs share their thoughts on how to find great talent in Hong Kong. — A) To find qualified talents in Hong Kong, referrals can be a good and simple recruitment channel. The candidates referred by your community are most likely high quality, with sound reputation and can more readily match your specific requirements. Recruitment advertising costs can be saved too. If you don’t have nice referrals, you may consider recruitment agencies that have solid...

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37 Entrepreneurs Reveal How to Find And Keep Great Talent in Australia

Firstly, we would like to express a special thanks to eCompanies for sponsoring the Australian edition of our Global Startup Report. In this week’s chapter 37 Australian based entrepreneurs reveal how to find and keep great talent in Australia. At IntelligenceBank, we’ve always found it relatively easy to find and keep great talent – especially in the IT area. However, full time staff are expensive, so we tend to outsource front end programming and design jobs to contractors here in Australia and overseas. There is a special 457 visa you can use if you need to import talent if you...

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27 Entrepreneurs Uncover How Business Mindset Works in Hong Kong

In this week’s chapter 27 entrepreneurs share their thoughts on how business mindset works in Hong Kong. — In Hong Kong, the business mindset is open, diversified and innovative that makes Hong Kong a good place to start running business. First, foreigners are welcome to set up companies in Hong Kong. In other countries, foreign investors might need to have a local citizen partner to run a business according to the local ordinance; however, there is no such restriction in Hong Kong and a foreigner can be the sole director in his / her corporation. Second, Hong Kong has a...

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38 Entrepreneurs Uncover How Business Mindset Works in Australia

Firstly, we would like to express a special thanks to eCompanies for sponsoring the Australian edition of our Global Startup Report. In this week’s chapter 38 Australian based entrepreneurs uncover how business mindset works in Australia. — Having an IT startup in Australia is very exciting as in general, Australians are the first to embrace new technology. However, the numerous public holidays slow down sales cycles – and January is a relatively dead month in business (unless you are a retailer). @TessaCourt / IntelligenceBank As mentioned earlier, the business mindset is very much geared towards fairness and integrity. Don’t blow...

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29 Entrepreneurs Share Actionable Tips For Successfully Doing Business in Hong Kong

In this week’s chapter 29 entrepreneurs share their tips and advice for successfully doing business in Hong Kong. — First of all, we think having a local business network is very important. It helps you find suitable vendors, partners and clients to facilitate your business development. In Hong Kong, there are different platforms, forums and business centres providing sufficient networking opportunities for start-ups to build a powerful network and find their peer group. Once you have found a stable source of clients, it is almost essential to show a reliable image to your target clients (especially in a Chinese society)...

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27 Entrepreneurs Reveal How You Can Increase Your Email Opt-in Rates

You MUST offer an incentive for your viewers to subscribe. For the longest time I just had a subscribe box sitting there on the right side of my website and it took me years to reach 20k subscribers. As soon as I offered a free eBook with every subscription my subscribers quad-rippled that day and every other day after that. I could have been at 100k subscribers, and that is a massive reach and a lot of money sitting on the table if you have a product or service to offer. Also you should Install the Aweber app in your...

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Launching The First Co-Working Space in Hong Kong, with Michael Ma, Co-founder of Wynd

Michael, please introduce yourself… My name is Michael Ma. I am the co-founder of the 1st co-working space in Central Hong Kong. I have a background in banking and finance, and a passion to support the start-up industry in my home country. What’s the story behind creating Wynd and can you explain what you do? A group of friends and I were overseas for quite some time before moving back to Hong Kong to pursue our professions. We have diverse educational backgrounds, including banking and finance, investment, law, IT, design, and architecture. We like the synergies we create, and wanted...

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38 Entrepreneurs Share Actionable Tips For Successfully Doing Business in Australia

A special thanks to eCompanies for sponsoring the Australian edition of our Global Startup Report. In this week’s chapter 38 entrepreneurs share their thoughts, tips and advice for successfully doing business in Australia. — While Australia is big, the population is not. Therefore, many startups end up having to offer broader services, especially if you have a low price point – as the market isn’t big enough for very niche products as a stand alone. @TessaCourt / IntelligenceBank If you want to do business in Australia, you will very soon discover that relationships matter a lot. The quality of your...

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