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Step 3: Solve Real Problems. 6 steps to launch your purpose-driven startup

At the end of Step 3, your goal is to have clarity on your solution concept and how to test the riskiest assumptions and pricing options.

Anthony Quinn.. 14 November, 2017
startups; strategy; design; social enterprise; dynamic4 good
4 Must-Haves: Is Your Startup Worth Helping?

4 Must-Haves: Is Your Startup Worth Helping?

What investors, philanthropists and mentors look for in your purpose-driven startup. Four key themes from the Amplifying the Value of Your Enterprise at the Social Enterprise Startup Bootcamp hosted by Allens Accelerate.

Anthony Quinn.. 10 November, 2017
startups; strategy; design; social enterprise; dynamic4 good
Step 2: Create purposeful value. 6 steps to launch your purpose-driven startup

Step 2: Create purposeful value. 6 steps to launch your purpose-driven startup

At the end of Step 2, your goal is to have clarity on your target customers and the problem you’re focusing on. You should also have clear steps to test your riskiest assumptions.

Anthony Quinn.. 9 November, 2017
startups; strategy; design; social enterprise; dynamic4 good
Step 1:  Set the stage for success. 6 steps to launch your purpose-driven startup

Step 1: Set the stage for success. 6 steps to launch your purpose-driven startup

Your goal at the end of Step 1 is to describe your idea, its value, and the support you need to deliver it - within 60 seconds.

Anthony Quinn.. 7 November, 2017
startups; strategy; design; social enterprise; dynamic4 good
6 steps to launch your purpose-driven startup

6 steps to launch your purpose-driven startup

We’ve worked with hundreds of startups. We’re often asked, ‘what advice would you give to someone who’s thinking about starting a social enterprise or a purpose-driven business?’ Over the years we have distilled what we have learnt from our personal experience into six steps guided by three principles. We call it Jetpack for Changemakers.

Anthony Quinn.. 31 October, 2017
startups; strategy; design; social enterprise; dynamic4 good
Jetpack for Changemakers... the Backstory

Jetpack for Changemakers... the Backstory

Being a startup for good can be very rewarding but it also comes with many challenges. Here are some thoughts on some challenges faced by purpose-driven startups and social enterprises, and what we've found to work.

Anthony Quinn.. 29 September, 2017
startups; strategy; design; social enterprise; dynamic4 good
Sydney Design Thinking Meetup. From 1 to 2,000 in 15 months!

Sydney Design Thinking Meetup. From 1 to 2,000 in 15 months!

Milestones are funny and relatively arbitrary things but they do provide a good trigger for moments of reflection. Today our Sydney Design Thinking (#SydDT) meetup reached and passed 2,000 members… a moment to pause and look back on the 15 months since we started the meetup.

Ben Pecotich.. 12 August, 2016
design; strategy; startups; dynamic4 good
GA UXDi. Stuff You Might Want To Know

GA UX Design Guest Talk. Stuff You Might Want To Know...

I was invited to be a guest speaker at General Assembly's User Experience (UX) Design immersive course. I decided to collect and share some wisdom from a few friends who are some of the most experienced designers and design leaders in Australia.

Ben Pecotich.. 20 August, 2015
design; web design; strategy; dynamic4 good
Dynamic4 & The Big Idea Webinar. Introducing The Business Model Canvas

The Big Idea Webinar. Introducing The Business Model Canvas

I was invited to present a thought leader webinar as part of the The Big Idea competition coordinated by The Big Issue. In this 40 minute webinar I introduce the Business Model Canvas and provide some guidance on how it can be used in a social enterprise context.

Ben Pecotich.. 11 August, 2015
strategy; dynamic4 good; social enterprise; startups
Designing & Building A Website. Getting Started

Designing & Building A Website. Getting Started

We spend a lot of time talking with our clients and potential clients about designing and building websites, shopping websites and other digital solutions. For some, it can seem a complex process and be a bit daunting.

We want to help make the process simpler. Here are four simple points to help get you started.

Ben Pecotich.. 14 July, 2015
web design
Dynamic4. Get 10% Off!

Start The New Financial Year Right!

We're into the end of the Aussie financial year… time to finish it off well and start the new year right! To help, we've got a special offer running. Introduce us to your friends and they'll get 10% off their first project if they start before 31 July 2015... and we'll give you $100 for every friend's first project.

Ben Pecotich.. 8 June, 2015
web design; promos
Connect Golf: Calling All Social Golfers

Connect Golf: Calling All Social Golfers

Great news for social golfers (with an iPhone)... the Connect Golf app is now live in the Australian App Store. Connect Golf is all about making it easier to organise social golf...

Ben Pecotich.. 5 June, 2015
web design; clients
Smart Locale: Building Smart Sustainable Local Economies

Smart Locale: Building Smart Sustainable Local Economies

Dynamic4 is proud to be the digital partner for Smart Locale. Smart Locale is a collective impact program, initially focusing on the Ultimo Pyrmont precinct in Sydney. The mission is "Accelerate the transformation of the Ultimo Pyrmont local economy into an internationally recognised showplace for smart, safe, sustainable living by 2020."

Ben Pecotich.. 18 May, 2015
web design; clients; dynamic4 good; sustainability; social enterprise
Dynamic4 Search Marketing. The Basics

Search Marketing. The Basics

SEO… search engine optimisation. If you're a small business owner, you've probably received at least one phone call or email in the last week by someone selling you SEO, PPC, SEM, SMO, SMM and some other acronyms. So… what is search marketing?

Ben Pecotich.. 15 April, 2015
web design; seo
Dynamic4 Web Design Tips

Web Design Tips

This is an email interview I was approached to do about web design tips for the Sensis blog. Some thoughts on what makes for attractive web design, how to create a great user experience and some key features your website design should include.

Ben Pecotich.. 19 March, 2015
web design; seo; mobile
EventMojo’s Website Strategy

EventMojo’s Website Strategy

Dynamic4 is proud to be the design and technology partner for EventMojo - the online marketplace and community where you can find and book everything for your event. This is an email interview I was approached to do about EventMojo's website strategy. Some thoughts on the approach we've taken and things we've learned on the journey.

Ben Pecotich.. 17 March, 2015
strategy; web design; mobile; startups
Mobile Banking Applications Report 2013

Mobile Banking Applications Report 2013

BanterMob published the Mobile Banking Applications Report 2013 today. I was involved as a contributor to the report and was contacted by News.com.au BizTech “for some industry comment" for their Australian banks need to embrace mobile application users: Study article.

Ben Pecotich.. 9 April, 2013
strategy; mobile; banking