THE SIMPLE ENTREPRENEUR

| ENTREPRENEUR | BUSINESS | FAMILY | LIFE |

Hello. My name is Marco and I am an entrepreneur based in Sydney Australia. I was born in Vietnam, grew up in Italy and currently residing in Australia. My passion is in the digital space and I have launched several digital products. You will find these on the portfolio page. I started this website so I could leave a digital footprint of my random thoughts, ideas and life in general. I hope this website can be an inspiration and help you in your own journey in the digital space.

Major Milestones

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The start

1978 : Born

The start of my awesome life. Was born in Baclieu, Vietnam.

1978-1987 : Lived in Malaysia and Italy

Parents fled Vietnam as refugees a few months after I was born. Our family spent time in Malaysia before being given the opportunity to live in Italy.

1987 : Moved to Australia

Our family moved to Australia.

1996 : HSC

Completed Year 12 and was accepted to UTS studying Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) majoring in Telecommunications Engineering

1997 : Love

Met the love of my life

1998-1999 : Project Manager/LAN Administrator Assistant @ Transgrid

Started my first job at Transgrid

2002 : Graduation

Graduated from Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

2004 : Graduated from Masters

Completed Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Telecommunications Networks

2003-2004 : Network Project Manager @ RTA

Project Management of various network project to specify, install, configure and commission new systems and services for the Roads and Traffic Authority

2004-2005 : Senior Network Officer @ ABC

A technical role to provide support and maintain voice and data network for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

1/2006 : Married

Married to my beautiful wife Angela.

2005-2006 : Infrastructure and Telecoms Engineer @ Lilly

Managed the voice, voicemail, data – (routers, switches, VPN, firewalls), fax, teleconferencing, web conferencing, mobile phones, wireless and blackberry services and provided Tier Support for Australia and New Zealand

2/2006 : First company Advertise Me

Started my first company. Came up with an idea whilst attending a course and soon after launched Advertise Me. Advertise Me is a digital advertising company that primarily focused on the digital signage industry. The company now look at all that is digital. This includes custom tools, mobile applications, advertising so much more. I’ve learnt so much since the inception of this company. Visit Advertise Me

11/2007 : Son

My son Jayden entered into this world.

8/2011 : Daughter

My daughter Olivia joined our family. Our OJAM (Olivia Jayden Angela Marco) clan is complete.

5/2012 : Launched Squeak

Whilst working on a number of projects for Advertise Me we saw an opportunity in the mobile space to create an exciting app that helps consumers shop and find great sales based on their interests. Visit Squeak

6/2015 : Launched Social Wall

Our parent company Advertise Me launched a new product and website called Social Wall. The idea with this product started as we saw a need to be able to display social media posts on digital screens. Social Wall is a simple and easy to use tool to aggregate and display social media posts on any digital device. Visit Social Wall

9/2012 : Launched StinkyThePig

Helped started a cool and funky brand called StinkyThePig. I turned a friend’s idea into an actual product. Visit Stinky The Pig

1/2017 : Launched this website

Decided to start my own personal blog and here we are.

12/2018 : ePosters Launch

Launched a new digital signage solution product called ePosters. This is an interactive digital poster solution designed to be used for events, exhibitions or any location that requires displaying interactive posters. Visit ePosters

3/2018 : Vegan Journey

Started the Vegan journey. Decided it was time to move from a Vegetarian to a Vegan diet and launched a new website called Veggie Meals. Visit Veggie Meals
I'm still learning and growing

Latest Blog Posts

The art of words is to never stop writing

Marco Tran - BEWARE SMS SCAM TRACK YOUR PACKAGE

BEWARE SMS SCAM: TRACK YOUR PACKAGE – HOW TO CHECK

I just received a SMS from the number 612853 that contained the following message: Your parcel: 6903828031404680 will not ship from the distribution center, due to outstanding shipping costs. Track your package: http://xxxx When I received this message, the first thing that popped in my head was: "Which item am...

Marco Tran 5KM RUNS FOR 30 CONSECUTIVE DAYS

5KM RUNS FOR 30 CONSECUTIVE DAYS

Today marks the 30th day of running at least 5km per day! I ran a total of 149.7kms. I decided to see how my body will respond when running at least 5km each day and yes it's a bit crazy. I have been running the occasional 1-3 runs a week...

Marco Tran - FIXING THE CISCO ANYCONNECT PROFILE

FIXING THE CISCO ANYCONNECT PROFILE

In a previous post "Configuring the Cisco ASA" I described how I configured the Cisco ASA and I mentioned about the Cisco AnyConnect client. The Cisco AnyConnect client has been working well but recently I noticed the profile hostname changed and it was not loading the correct server. It was...

Marco Tran - CREATING EPOSTERS INTERACTIVE DIGITAL SIGNAGE VIDEO

CREATING EPOSTERS INTERACTIVE DIGITAL SIGNAGE VIDEO

I just created this short video for our ePosters Interactive Digital Signage solution using a cloud-based tool called inVideo. It didn't take long for me to create the video since there were existing templates I could use. I used images and videos for different parts of the scenes for the...

Marco Tran WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY 2019 – MY FIRST STUDENT REPORT

WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY 2019 – MY FIRST STUDENT REPORT

Today is World Teachers' Day in Australia (25th of October 2019). It's generally held on the 5th of October 2019 across the globe but since this date falls during the Australia school holidays it's celebrated on the last Friday of October. It's a great opportunity for everyone to recognise and...

Marco Tran - UPDATES TO OUR ADVERTISE ME WEBSITE

UPDATES TO OUR ADVERTISE ME WEBSITE

I recently spent a few weeks updating our Advertise Me website. The website needed some tender love and care as it has been neglected over the years. The overall rankings on Google over the years has also dropped so I decided to take the initiative to make some changes with...

Contact Me

I’m very approachable and I’m more than happy to answer any of your questions. So, just send me a message and I’ll try to respond to you as soon as I can. You can also follow me on any of the social media platforms below.

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