What has been a dark moment for you and how did you overcome it? Michael Sharkey, CEO of Bislr.
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A serial entrepreneur, Michael was still in his teens when he developed two businesses: a tradesman directory and ordering system for the mining industry. Meanwhile he was also helping his brother Chris market his holiday accommodation start up Stayz. The portfolio of boutique and regional website sold to Fairfax Digital in 2006. He and his brother went on to found Sharkey Media, a web development agency designed to help other businesses develop a successful online presence and work on their existing online businesses. In late 2010 Michael co-founded Bislr.com, which provides a free way for business owners to create a professional website and market their business online, with applications to help blog, create forms, manage contacts, engage on social media and send email marketing.