Here you'll find regular blogs about running a business that can help you along your journey.
Here are eight indications that you should consider a career and lifestyle change, by pursuing the ideas you’ve been thinking about. We’ve also shared some of the problems that might be stopping you from getting started, and how our Ideas You Can Execute programme can help. You’ve had ideas and ambitions to start a business […]
The author of this article, Carl Thompson, is the co-founder of Contento. Previously co-founder and CMO of TradeGecko, founder of Momentum Marketing and a few other companies in between. Over the past five years, content marketing has exploded thanks to easy promotion channels like Twitter and Facebook. Businesses could quickly knock out 500ish words, publish it on their […]
Part of the core value we provide at Mum’s Garage is a community, helping like-minded people connect with one another, to support each other along the business development journey. Initially, our Ideas You Can Execute programme was targetted at anyone who had an idea or ambitions to start a business. However, we found that people […]
Through our own journey of starting a business, and helping others, we know that there are a lot of stories about what success looks like that are deeply ingrained in startup and business culture. Who can start a company, what needs to be done in order to be successful, what the definition of success is, etc. […]
The author of this article, Carl Thompson, is the current co-founder of Contento. Previously co-founder and CMO of TradeGecko, founder of Momentum Marketing and a few other companies in between. I’m a yes person. To my detriment and I’ve only recently realised saying yes to everything can actually be damaging to my goals. I got […]
Mum’s Garage is excited to announce the launch of its partnership with HubSpot for Startups. In our continued effort to provide founders with the essential tools for their success, we are now able to offer HubSpot’s Marketing and Sales software at a 90% scholarship for the first year — an average savings of $17,000! HubSpot is the leader in inbound […]
I think everyone wants to start their own business. Why? It satisfies the highest levels of human motivation. Enter Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the only thing I remember from my Management 101 class. If you’re not familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, it’s a motivational theory in psychology comprising a five-tier model of human needs, […]
One of the hard things about getting started in business is the number of decisions that have to be made, what to call the company, when to quit your job, how to build or source your product, whether it’s an idea worth spending time on. There is a high degree of uncertainty and personal responsibility […]
We’re excited to announce that our programme, ‘Building a Viable Business’, is open for its first intake, which will start in the first week of April 2018. This programme is the second stage in the Startup Series and designed for founders who have validated their idea and are committed to building a high growth, high […]
Most things people do are guided by a rhythm. How we structure our days, spend our time, when we breathe, when we sleep, how we feel, our habits and routines, the list goes on. Businesses have rhythms too. That is regular activities that once perfected, create a more consistent output. For example, a successful salesperson or team […]
This post is to remind you of the importance of moving forward towards creating a viable business model, so you don’t run out of steam before you build something financially sustainable. I’m conscious that a lot of our blog content is focused on helping people understand what they are creating in the early stages of […]
No matter what you’re working on, learning and practice are essential for getting good. Don’t disappoint yourself by thinking that you’ll naturally have the skills to be a good entrepreneur. It requires practice to become a good founder, like anything else in life. Think about some of the other things you might be good at… […]
Starting a business is hard when you have a product no one cares about. It’s much easier to get people behind your business when the thing you’re creating solves a real problem for a group of people, and your reason for existing aligns with values they care about. For every business, there is a […]
You can’t be great at everything. In fact, if you want to be exceptional at anything, you’re going to have to reside in the fact that you’re probably not going to not be great at a significant number of other skills. This is because it takes a lot of practice to become great at something […]
Society screws with aspiring entrepreneurs Most people don’t start out with the skillset and mindset required to build a successful business. We’re conditioned to go to school, university and then into a 9-5 job. If you choose to learn about business during this time, it’s generally from an academic or management perspective that doesn’t reflect […]
So you have an idea for a business, but you’re still stuck in a day job? Here’s 7 tips for starting a business while you’re still busy with work.
Grappling with productivity? Don’t worry. We’ve pulled together some articles we think will help.
This article is designed to help you understand the importance of learning at least some basic code.
In this post we share what we consider to be the science behind early-stage idea development.
This article covers how ideas work, what gets them flowing and 10 tips to help you improve the process.
We recently chatted with the founder of KG Design Consultancy, Kathryn George.
Over the last 12 weeks we’ve been busy delivering an entrepreneurial program for the Wellington ICT Graduate School.
It’s no secret that the NZ Tech Startup Ecosystem Facebook Group is the go-to place for Kiwi startups. We chatted with the founder, Ankit.
This popular event is back for the second year running, and is a unique opportunity to learn from world-class digital marketers in New Zealand.
We recently chatted with the founders of TinySkinScribbles, Zanda & Kyle, who have just gone through our latest CO.STARTERS cohort.
With Techweek’17 fast approaching (6-14 May), we’ve pulled out our top picks for startups.
We’ve teamed up with Momentum Marketing to kick off ‘I WANT GROWTH’ during Techweek’17.
Want to know what services are out there for startups in New Zealand? We’ve created this NZ-wide resource.
We recently chatted with founder or Parametric Furniture, Cameron Stewart.
Market validation is one of the most important steps when trying to build a business. Here, we dive right in.
The NZ China Entrepreneurship and Innovation Forum is coming up this weekend, so we sat down with organisers Kevin and Xilu.
The next MUV Talks is happening 4th April at Studio One Toi Tu in Ponsonby, and we’re among the speaker lineup.
We’re speaking about early stage entrepreneurship at the upcoming NZ China Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum.
We recently helped PledgeMe come up with their brand new Crowdfunding Canvas.
We’ve compiled a list of tools that we and other founders in our community find most helpful.
We caught up with Nelson Shaw, co-founder of WheyCartel, to pick his brains on startups.
Mum’s Garage has partnered with Jeff Mann to develop New Zealand’s first pre-accelerator programme, The Validator.
Lean Coffee – Happy Startup School Style – is run as a meet-and-greet plus discussion for solo-preneurs, freelancers and creatives.
We’re looking forward to holding many more Entrepreneurs Unleashed events in 2017.
A couple of weeks ago we were invited to speak at The Fantail Network’s Mindmatter Symposium life hack sessions.
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