Twitter is a very fast-paced way of staying in touch with people and increasingly, business people are making the effort to communicate with their followers via tweets. It’s an excellent way of building a following- but it’s also the perfect way for entrepreneurs to keep track of what successful business people in their industry are doing. It’s also an excellent way of networking.
If you are a budding entrepreneur and are not on Twitter, take a look at why you should:
- Twitter has 232M active users
- 23% of Internet users use Twitter
- 40% of Twitter users will tweet at least once each day
- 58% of Twitter users also access Twitter via various mobile devices
- An average visit on Twitter typically lasts for 14-minutes
- 59% of Twitter-users are female (41% male)
People to Follow
Established entrepreneurs are a treasure-house of advice and business knowledge. Twitter is one of the most-accessible social networks and it provides a very easy and simple means of following notable business influencers. Users can interact with notable business influencers on a much more personal level & can connect with various like-minded people just by clicking a button.
If you are a budding business person, these are 5 Australian Entrepreneurs you should follow. They are highly-active & engaging high-profile movers on Twitter and all of them have a lot of educational and inspiring business content to share:
The Australian- American multi-millionaire businessman and media mogul who started by managing his family’s failing newspaper business, went onto purchasing a number of Australian & British newspapers. Later he also acquired different media & telecommunications interests such as Fox News Channel & Festival Mushroom Records. Not only is he a very successful businessman, but is also one of the richest men in the world -worth 14.1B USD at the start of 2015 and is extremely active on Twitter.
The founder –owner of Dick Smith Electronics is world-renowned for his unorthodox methods of media advertising. He pursues interests in mountaineering, aviation and various adventure stunts. The “Australian Geographic” magazine, is 1 one of his most laudable achievements.
He started a career in advertising way back in 1958 as a mail-boy in the J. Walter Thompson’s Sydney office. His company-John Singleton Advertising that was publicly listed and then moved onto being the Singleton Group Ltd in the year 1996. In 2002, it became STW Communications Group Ltd and now owns more than 50 Australian marketing & advertising businesses such as Singleton Ogilvy & Mather ad-agency. It also holds an interest in the Australian operations of J. Walter Thompson’s.
Vicky Teoh & David (her husband) are 2 of the most mysterious business figures in Australia. Even as their company grows in size, they guard their privacy very fiercely. This couple had emigrated from Malaysia during the 1980s – they then founded TPG Telecom- the company provides broadband services & is valued at $4.4 billion on the ASE.
Vicky Teoh has a personal stake of 18% in TPG which doubled in value in 2014. In addition, she has a number of investments in start-ups like Oscar Wylee, the online spectacles retailer. You will find her tweeting about a range of business-related topics- but her profile is as well protected as her personal life is.
Edmund Stuart “Eddy” Groves is a well-known Australian businessman- the founder and former CEO of ABC Learning, which used to be one of the country’s largest companies and the biggest childcare providers in the world, before going into administration
Tweet it Right
By no means are these the only Australian entrepreneurs to have taken Twitter by storm, but you will find they have an impressive following- and with good reason. They have experience, vast knowledge and a lot of advice to give people who want to build their businesses.
As a budding entrepreneur, one of the best ways of learning the ropes is to follow the people who have already been there are conquered the business world so follow these avid tweeters and their advice and watch your business flourish and go from strength to strength.
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