Leadership
  • April 3 2020 Entrepreneur Lis Armstrong’s story and her essential COVID-19 pivots

    Lis Armstrong founded her vegan chocolate business Treat Dreams in 2015, after craving dairy-free treats herself and seeing the demand from others in the same situation. Starting simply with a Facebook page, a photo album of the products customers could buy and an email address, Treat Dreams has now grown into a large team, with Read More…

  • April 3 2020 Don’t panic: now’s the time to double down on your marketing efforts

    Sabri Suby of King Kong agency discusses how businesses can rebound from recessions and, perhaps controversially, how important marketing is during times of economic difficulty. As businesses around the world wake up to the challenges of the ongoing global health emergency, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the situation. But don’t let fear get the Read More…

  • April 1 2020 T2 founder Maryanne Shearer: “COVID-19 is an opportunity to recalibrate”

    T2 founder Maryanne Shearer, as well as Mash founder Tash Menon and Career CEO founder Andrea Clarke, see the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity to ‘recalibrate,’ transform and reignite their business passion. COVID-19 and the subsequent economic crisis is a “slap in the face reminder to do what you’re passionate about and what you’re good Read More…

  • April 1 2020 Let’s Talk: Are soft skills more important than ever in leadership?

    ‘Soft skills’ in leadership refer to a host of skills that differ from hard skills, and include empathy, teamwork, flexibility, positivity, adaptability and many more. They differ from the ‘hard’ skills that we are likely to see on CVs or Cover Letters in that they have more room for debate or interpretation. For example, a Read More…

  • March 30 2020 Resilience as a leader and the importance of scalability

    In today’s Kickstart Monday article, RateMyAgent CEO Mark Armstrong shares his advice on resilience as a leader and the importance of scalability in a business model.  Mark Armstrong is a property entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry. Prior to founding RateMyAgent, Mark built a reputation in the property industry giving Read More…

  • March 27 2020 Corporate meditation for uncertainty and stress, Luke McLeod’s approach

    We’re interrupting the coronavirus/small business coverage briefly, to bring you our regular entrepreneur Friday with Luke McLeod, who is the founder of Soul Alive. The meditation startup is bringing calmness into a world of panic and uncertainty… so it’s particularly relevant right now with the coronavirus pandemic escalating across the world.  With meditation and self-care on Read More…

  • March 25 2020 Let’s Talk: Cash flow, the big challenge for small businesses

    Cash flow is a huge concern for small business at the best of times, however with the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic also, today’s Let’s Talk is especially important. We have made sure to give you the best information possible regarding support during this challenging time, such as: Stimulus package break down Advice for working from home Read More…

  • March 18 2020 Let’s talk: Defining your company values

    Company values help employer and employee alike to achieve their business goals through inclusion, alignment and solidarity. They are the foundation of the company, in that they mould the overall identity and purpose of the brand. They also guide the operations of a business, and provide clear directions for decision-making. For example, if a company Read More…

  • March 17 2020 A killer social media strategy is all about keeping up with trends

    When Aussies are swiping away on social media platforms, being able to stop a consumer from scrolling is much harder than it sounds. These days consumers’ attention spans are shorter than ever and as a result, brands are faced with a dilemma — how to create thumb-stopping content that breaks through the noise. The simple Read More…

  • March 16 2020 What my 9-year-old taught me about start-ups and the meaning of life

    In this Kickstart Monday article, Kent Kwan talks us through his one piece of business advice and his lessons regarding startups and the meaning of life – all of which has been inspired by his 9-year-old daughter. On a quiet evening just before bedtime, my nine-year-old daughter asked me out of the blue…why do we Read More…

  • March 13 2020 From model to self-care mogul: Ryan Channing and the rise of BLAQ

    Ryan Channing, founder of The Blaq Group, talks to us about how he turned his passion for self-care into a multi-million dollar hustle, with three skincare brands – BLAQ, Generation Clay and Flight Mode – currently under his belt. The Blaq Group was founded by Ryan in mid-2018 after the success of his beauty brand Generation Clay, Read More…

  • March 11 2020 Let’s talk: Public relations magic

    What is public relations and how can businesses really make the most of PR to elevate their brand and reach customers? That’s what we’re answering and discussing in today’s Let’s Talk on “PR Magic.” Public Relations (PR) is essentially (to take it in reverse) the relationship with your public – and the maintenance and professional Read More…

  • March 6 2020 Modibodi founder on period underwear and female entrepreneurship

    Modibodi founder Kristy Chong talks to us about her taboo period underwear business that she has built from the ground up, single-handedly, since founding the company in 2013. Kristy is a fantastic example of a successful female entrepreneur. She has a PR background, but she knew she always wanted to launch her own business. It was simply Read More…

  • March 5 2020 Women in business give their advice to future female entrepreneurs

    International Women’s Day is on Sunday, so we have asked several women in business to give their advice to the next generation of female entrepreneurs, or existing female entrepreneurs, in order to encourage and inspire more female execs and business owners. Women in Australia still represent only 25 per cent of the ASX-listed executive leadership team Read More…

  • March 4 2020 Let’s talk: Taking your company public with an IPO

    Many businesses, including small businesses, will look at going public with their company via an Initial Public Offering (IPO) at some point on their business journey. Many well-known big players and ‘unicorns’ have taken this decision, such as Airbnb and Slack, and most recently Uber. Like most things, there are advantages and disadvantages of going Read More…