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26 June 2012

Hello and welcome to Women in Business. This week’s featured interview with Amantha Imber looks at scientifically proven creativity tips for work and life and our business tip of the week shares the seven biggest business card sins that you might be guilty of!

Our Member of the Week, Johanna Baker-Dowdell is currently in second place for the American Express Take Off Competition, which closes today! Support Johanna by voting for her here.

Enjoy this issue and let us know what you think.

Suzi Dafnis, Community Director


The Creativity Formula: Creativity Tips for Work and Life

Amantha Imber, Inventium

Amantha Imber is the author of The Creativity Formula: 50 Scientifically Proven Creativity Boosters for Work and for Life.

In this interview, Amantha provides creativity tips for work and life, as well as tips on how to fire up your own creativity and avoid time-wasting brainstorming meetings. She also explains why our emotional state and what we do before we sit down to be creative, matters.

Enjoy this interview with Amantha Imber.



The latest news and business tips


7 Biggest Business Card Sins – Are
You Guilty?

By Vivienne Kane, Minuteman Press Prahran

Have a look at your current business card. Are you guilty of any of the following?

  1. The details are so small, they’re difficult to read
  2. There’s no information about what you do
  3. The back is blank

Read all seven business card sins, in detail here.





Johanna Baker-Dowdell

Strawberry Communications

Journalist and blogger Johanna Baker-Dowdell owns and runs Strawberry Communications, a writing and public relations service in Tasmania that helps businesses tell their story.


Strawberry Communications has just been selected as one of five finalists in American Express’ Take Off competition that will provide one entrepreneur with $10,000 and a digital and social media makeover to help fulfill their business vision. Johanna is currently in second place, and voting closes today! Support Johanna by voting for her now.

Learn more about Johanna-Baker Dowdell.



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Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Small Business

By Kathleen Crotty, Shales Crotty Chartered Accountants

Tax time is fast approaching and there have been some important changes that may affect you and your business.
Get the rundown on superannuation, depreciable assets, capital gains and more, along with some tips to help reduce your tax bill this 11/12 financial year.

Read this article by Kathleen Crotty.




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