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How I Got Started

How I Got Started

Life as a startup can be a roller-coaster ride. But, you don’t have to ride it alone. Thousands of Australians start businesses every day, for many different reasons. But, starting is just a small part of the journey. What does it take to make a great business? What challenges will you need to overcome and [...]

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Melbourne Entrepreneurs' Roundtables

Entrepreneurs' Roundtable - Melbourne (Morning)

Have you thought about the future direction of your business lately? Seek advice from those who know what they’re talking about - your peers and other business professionals.  The Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable focus sessions are  a great opportunity to connect with like-minded, passionate and successful businesswomen in a supportive, non-competitive environment. "Too often business owners get [...]

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Melbourne Entrepreneurs' Roundtables

Entrepreneurs' Roundtable - Melbourne (Afternoon)

Have you thought about the future direction of your business lately? Seek advice from those who know what they’re talking about - your peers and other business professionals.  The Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable focus sessions are  a great opportunity to connect with like-minded, passionate and successful businesswomen in a supportive, non-competitive environment. "Too often business owners get [...]

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Making It

How to find your ideal mentor, grow your business and get focused

Learn how you can follow the lead of people like Sir Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey and 160 of Australia's top business women, by finding a mentor to help you grow your business, get focused and achieve your vision. During the training you will learn: What to look for in a mentor How to find the [...]

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StartUp Month

Samantha Chambers is driving a customer-focused culture with her start-up It’s About the Customer

Samantha Chambers is driving a customer-focused culture with her start-up It’s About the Customer

“Organisations must become customer focused – a culture change that combines mindset, attitude, vision, value and understanding…” Samantha Chambers has teamed up with Kim Stokeld with a clear vision for their start-up— ‘without a customer, there is no business.’ Their start-up business, It’s About the Customer, instils a customer focused culture in businesses, ensuring a [...]

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Natasha Hawker helps take the stress out of small-business employee management with their startup Employee Matters

Natasha Hawker helps take the stress out of small-business employee management with their startup Employee Matters

‘We help business owners by taking away their employee pain points.’ Natasha Hawker, Founder and Managing Director of Employee Matters, recognises that hiring and firing employees can cause some of the biggest headaches for business owners. Employee Matters provides employee management in a way that best suits the resources and needs of each individual business. [...]

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Janie saw a gap in the market and turned a common frustration into a successful business.

Janie saw a gap in the market and turned a common frustration into a successful business.

“The ‘there might be a great business in this’ moment came. 
I started doing research and realised there was a genuine gap in the market.”   Janie started up her own company selling fashionable work bags online. Her bags are now stocked in 53 Australian stores with plans to expand to the United States. The [...]

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Shauna wanted more control over her career. A favour for a friend turned into a business venture.

Shauna wanted more control over her career. A favour for a friend turned into a business venture.

Shauna built a career for herself as a lawyer but soon became disillusioned in her profession. It wasn’t until her friend asked her to do some writing for her business that she realised that she could start up her own small business and manage her career doing something she enjoyed and could do on her [...]

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Shauna Maguire

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Thanks to my years as a lawyer, policy writer and all-round good talker, I'm the copywriting conversationalist your business needs. Experienced in saying the right thing the right way, I can help your business communicate in its unique voice while showcasing its unique personality. Contact me for original and creative website content and copy, blogs, newsletters, brochures & other promotional content, business profiles and proofreading.

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Latest herBusiness Blog Posts

Ten Easy Mistakes that Employers Often Make - Do you?

Natasha Hawker

There are a number of common and costly mistakes that employers make – but they can easily be prevented. Are you making any of these mistakes? There is a lot of legislation pertaining to employers and their employees and you need to understand what you may be liable for. Many clients that we meet are [...]

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Print Promotion On the Smell Of An Oily Rag

Vivienne Kane

3 keys to more traction on a startup budget The smell of an oily rag is probably the most common scent around startup businesses. Because many of us begin with little or no funds for marketing, using ingenuity to get the best results from the money we do spend is vital. This applies whether you’re [...]

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Project Management 101: 5 Skills to Help Your Small Business

Nerida Gill

Project management scares most of us, probably because you can’t find a simple definition of what it actually means — instead, it’s shrouded in a fog of technical terms and, ahem, engineering and mining “stuff”. However, project management isn’t all about building bridges and digging raw materials out of the ground ... it actually involves [...]

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Social Media Ideas

Drive Bottom Line Results with Social Media

In the social media space, we hear a lot about the benefits of social media, but can it really impact the bottom line? Kate vanderVoort of Social Mediology explains what can (and should) be measured and how to cut costs using social media -- even if you're time and money-poor.          Listen [...]

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ABN Member Spotlight

2011 Member of the Year - Winner Announced

The Australian Businesswomen's Network is pleased to announce that member Kristy-Lee Johnston of Footprint Recruitment has been recognised as the 2011 Member of the Year. Footprint Recruitment is a specialist professional recruiter and full service HR Agency dedicated to working with Central Coast businesses and candidates. Their core focus is on the recruitment of Professional, [...]

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Small Business Tips

Gamification and Small Business: Tips to Increase Employee Productivity at Work

In this Social Media for Small Business podcast, Internet thought leader Dr Jason Fox, author of Game On - using games to execute ideas & Accelerate Innovation, explains how game mechanics can be effectively used to achieve business objectives.   Mentioned in episode: Promoted posts - Facebook - TwoCents Instagram Wyst Foodspotting Trover Yourdigitaldiva.com 8 [...]

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