From $0 to $100 million – Airtasker founder shares success story
We enjoy celebrating others’ successful business moments, so when we came across this article about entrepreneur Tim Fung, we had to share his story.
He’s the founder of Airtasker, an online marketplace for people and companies looking to outsource or do odd jobs – and it’s a highly profitable business. The whole idea was born from a lightbulb moment Fung had when asking a friend to help him move house in 2012.
And although his idea might be simple, his approach to business is what’s truly inspiring and brilliant. Working from his living room floor, he and his friend, Johnathan Lui, created this company from scratch. Five years on, the company boasts over 2 million users and over $100 million in transactions each year.
Fung’s story really reflects what being an entrepreneur is all about – working hard, and having the ambition, determination and passion to create a successful business.
Fung gives this advice to budding entrepreneurs: “Work on something you are deeply, deeply passionate about because if you don't you won't have the resilience to get out of bed every morning ... putting yourself through the wringer,” he said.
You want to get the most from the marketing activities your business has invested in and, as the year comes to an end, now’s the perfect time to review how your plan has worked and adapt it for a fresh start in 2018.
Recently, Appco Australia launched a range of introductory workshops for its employees, each focusing on a topic that’s central to everyone’s role. The aim is to increase people’s knowledge of the business, enhance their skills, and support professional and personal development.
From quizzing Appco Australia staff about their coffee habits (yes, we really enjoy drinking coffee) to asking about the best parts of their jobs and why, we’ve collated some of our favourite Q&A blog responses from 2017.
Employees at Appco Australia have donated $1,000 to The Beacon Foundation through the company’s workplace giving program, The Appco Gives Back Foundation.
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The festive season is the perfect time for businesses to boost brand awareness (and of course sales). Christmas (and other key events throughout the year) is a golden opportunity for companies to target their ideal customers and strengthen their position in the market. So how can your company harness the festive spending zeitgeist? Here are our tips.