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I really enjoy working with entrepreneurs. They make things happen. They have a great passion for creating something that solves a customer’s problem. They voluntarily go down what is invariably a difficult and often risky path. Failure rates for new ventures are very high (most estimates suggest that only 20% of start-ups make it past [...]
Being an entrepreneur has undeniable appeal – being your own boss and not having to report to anyone else, not having to consult others and get their “buy-in” before making a decision, not being pulled into internal political battles for turf and power, not being part of a layer in a bureaucratic pyramid, not having [...]
I was driving into the city and traffic being what it was, we were crawling along. I was thinking about my business and about the objectives I had set for the year. I happened to look out the side window and saw the name of the street we were passing – Beehag Street. Even though [...]
Starting and running a business is not a game. Being self-employed is a serious business and one of the most important factors for success is the personal commitment of the founder or owner. (This does not mean that it can’t be fun though!) Each year more and more new businesses are started and each year [...]
Recently I was speaking to an Honours student from a local university. He was talking to me about his thesis on social media. I thought he described it brilliantly when he said social media is really about having a conversation – but we use our words over different mediums. He then went on to describe [...]
Are you working yourself to the bone and yet still finding yourself at square one every day? What if there was a way to change that and it didn’t involve you hiring a team of people to help you organise your business?
As part of last week’s IWD activites the Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis announced the appointment of Helen Conway as the Director of the Workplace Gender Equity Agency (WGEA). Previously known as the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA), it is a new federal body given new powers that [...]
Are you an employer? Hope you are ready for the extra burden and red tape that the Paid Parental scheme will impose on your business? Because unless there are some radical changes very soon the Government will expect you to become one of their Paid Parental Leave pay clerks?
For some of us, one location for our business is more than enough. For others, venturing online, into new suburbs and cities is crucial for maximizing returns on equipment, your brand, your products and potential. But what about expanding your business into Asia? Have you ever been tempted to take on the Dragon or are [...]
Recently, whilst shopping in K-Mart, I was a bit surprised to see one of the oldest and well known national women’s magazine’s name appearing on the cover of a book titled ‘Just Four Ingredients’. Now I might be wrong but didn’t the concept and idea of cooking with 4 Ingredients originally belong to bestselling authors [...]