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Women in business
  • June 6 2018 Australian beauty brand, Babe Australia, builds overseas presence with the help of Efic’s export loan

    Efic’s Small Business Export Loan helped Victorian-based beauty product business, Babe Australia (Babe), deliver on three purchase orders in the US and Mexico and continue to build brand presence overseas.  For Kim Peirce, Founder and Director of Babe Australia, the move from being a management consultant in the oil, gas and mining industry to starting Read More…

  • January 24 2018 Why do only 2 per cent of female business owners earn over $1 million in revenue?

    Did you know that only two per cent of female business owners exceed $1 million in revenue? As a business owner myself, when I found this out recently, I found it absolutely staggering. What that means is that most female entrepreneurs toil away without the big gains. Never really progressing past side hustles, start-ups or Read More…

  • November 28 2016 How business school opens doors for women

    Women who want to rise to executive roles, start their own business, or gain more credibility and confidence at work should not overlook a Master of Business Administration (MBA), as it can offer benefits that can otherwise be difficult to gain. Recently, women have risen to make up more than 40 per cent of business Read More…

  • June 15 2016 Sustainable competitive advantages are no longer relevant, businesses warned

    In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world of business, a company’s competitive advantage is no longer a ‘sure-thing’, a globally-recognised strategy expert has warned. Speaking at the World Business Forum in Sydney, last month, Rita McGrath, a professor at the Columbia Business School, explained that while sustainable competitive advantage has been a fixation of companies for decades, the Read More…

  • May 10 2016 2016 Telstra Business Women’s Awards: Entries Open!

    Now in their 22nd year of continued recognition and support of business women in Australia, 2016 marks the launch of a new category to recognise business women in Asia. Entries for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards are now open. The new Telstra Business Woman in Asia Award will be the sixth Awards category, alongside Entrepreneur, For Purpose Read More…

  • May 10 2016 Why The Government Should Focus On Paternity Leave

      The Turnbull government has been cautious in making changes to parental leave. The previous Abbott government had a generous package in planning, but that was shelved, and with Turnbull at the helm, the LNP has put on hold further proposed changes to the parental leave scheme that were aimed to address “double dipping,” where Read More…

  • May 6 2016 Mums in the workplace should also be celebrated this Mother’s Day

      Outside of work, we all use Mother’s Day as an opportunity to reflect on and be thankful for everything our mothers do for us. But with Mother’s Day approaching, it is important that we appreciate the contributions and commitment mothers make in the workplace as well as in the home. Working mothers often juggle Read More…

  • March 23 2016 The construction industry: It’s time to put gender stereotypes aside and embrace the power of diversity

    When you imagine a construction worker, would you think of that person as male or female? It’s perhaps not necessary to state the assumed response to that question because we have been educated to pigeonhole men and women in particular industries. As a result, women are largely underrepresented across a number of industries in the Read More…

  • February 24 2016 A story rarely told: Some start-ups refute alarming failure statistics and exceed expectations

    Small business failure rates are alarming – or so we are told. Along every avenue of research an enthusiastic entrepreneur will take, their spark, at some point, will be doused by bold assertions: “8 Out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months” (www.forbes.com). For anyone in the throes of a Read More…

  • November 12 2015 Introducing the Tinder for finance professionals

    Networking: the single most powerful marketing tactic to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organisation. The new-to-industry finance broker, Edwena Dixon tried to network, but to no avail. And there were a number of problems. In her experience, non-industry specific networking groups were ineffective and industry-specific initiatives were often just “old boys’ clubs, Read More…

  • November 5 2015 “We knew we were on to something:” The transpacific partnership closing the gender gap in entrepreneurship

    Isolation, lack of mentoring and lack of access to professional advice and services are some of the many challenges women face in business today. The 2014 Dell Gender-GEDI Report, a 30-country analysis of the conditions that foster female entrepreneurship found that globally, women and men are not on a level playing field in terms of Read More…

  • August 3 2015 9 Tips on networking: The why and the how

    When it comes to running a business, many people don’t like the networking aspect. It takes a lot of effort and can be difficult or uncomfortable. It’s easy to think that a good product or business idea is all you need to get started. I’m a big proponent of networking as it’s had a huge Read More…

  • July 31 2015 Entrepreneur shares her space and her story

    For Sunshine Coast writer, Celeste Mitchell, starting a new business was far from the mind. Celeste shares her story with Dynamic Business reminding us all that opportunities can be found when they are least expected, and should be pursued. The flexibility offered by freelance work attracts many in an environment technologically equipped for work just Read More…

  • July 24 2015 Entrepreneur brings New York shopping experience to your home

    Giving up the security of a high-flying career to ‘go it alone’ is no easy decision and for some, the sacrifices are simply too daunting. Ms Chan, former Australian lawyer from Melbourne, tells Dynamic Business how having the drive, determination and flexibility can secure a successful future in a world of untapped opportunities. Shortly after Read More…

  • July 20 2015 City of Melbourne hosts live crowd-funding event for ‘good’

    Four female social entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas at the Pitch for Good event in Melbourne on the 23rd July for the chance to win $3000 in support of their campaign. Councillor Kevin Louey, Chair of Council’s Economic Development portfolio said “a social enterprise is a business that uses the power of the market place Read More…