Small business mistakes

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Proposal
Short Form
Beginner

Excerpt

You have a great business idea and your friends and colleagues are supportive and tell you that you can do it. The forms have been filled in, you've said goodbye to your rat-race job, and you're investing your energy into getting things done. Still, despite how compelling your idea is, you're not making any money and your savings are dwindling. What are you doing wrong? Come to this talk to find out a list of common small business mistakes.

Description

You have a great business idea and your friends and colleagues are supportive and tell you that you can do it. The forms have been filled in, you’ve said goodbye to your rat race job, and you’re investing your energy into getting things done. Still, despite how compelling your idea is, you’re not making any money and your savings are dwindling. What are you doing wrong?

Perhaps you’re afraid of money. Don’t laugh! A fear of chasing people to give you money is a very common problem. Perhaps you can’t say no. There are lots of pitfalls even for the most dedicated small business owner. Come to this talk to hear a range of amusing and tragic errors that small business owners can make.

Speaking experience

I speak for a living. I've spoken at all sorts of conferences before. I'm a great speaker. I just hate trying to work out something new to put in this box for each and every talk I propose.

Speaker

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    Jacinta Richardson

    Perl Training Australia

    Biography

    Jacinta Richardson runs Perl Training Australia, a micro-business offering courses throughout Australia. Both as part of her job and a massive free-time sink, she is involved in running conferences (linux.conf.au 2007, Open Source Developers’ Conference (Australia) 2004-2008, Australian System Administrators Conference (SAGE-AU) 2008-2009), attending conferences, writing perl-tips, speaking at Perl Monger meetings whenever she’s in the right town, participating in on-line Perl forums and promoting women in IT. For her work in the Perl community, Jacinta was awarded the White Camel Award in 2008. When away from the computer, Jacinta enjoys scuba diving, cycling and baking.

    Sessions

      • Title: Don't Fear Unicode
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B201
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Unicode isn’t new, but it still seems hard when your starting at the beginning and haven’t even been told the difference between a glyph, a codepoint, a character and a byte. Every year there are talks and tutorials at conferences about it, but if you haven’t grasped the basics, you can feel frustrated and lost much too quickly. This talk will cover the essentials of Unicode, locale and how they affect things like regular expressions, reading and writing files and sending data out to the world. Perl will be the programming language used to demonstrate these ideas, but much of the content should be accessible to all programmers.

      • Speakers: Jacinta Richardson